Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after we got the first snow dusting of the season over the weekend.
*Craig Custance throws out some names that might be tossed around during the NHL expansion draft, and there isn’t a Bruins name among them. I suspect the Bruins think that either Adam McQuaid or Kevan Miller is going to be taken by the new Las Vegas franchise, but I think those contracts might disqualify each of them in Vegas’ eyes. I guess we’ll see.
*PHT writer Cam Tucker says that John Scott is on board with the NHL’s new All-Star voting guidelines. Well, thank goodness for that. I don’t know what I would have done if he didn’t approve.
*Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel scored his first NHL goal, and his family went berserk in the stands in the best way possible.
*The entire hockey community is praying for former Bruins forward Craig Cunningham, who is in stable, but critical, condition after collapsing on the ice prior to an AHL game over the weekend. Anybody that has come into contact with Cunningham knows that he is a super-nice, big-hearted kid with an easy-going way about him, and is praying for the best outcome for him and his family. Great piece here from Bob McKenzie that captures Cunningham’s essence very well.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Elliotte Friedman sees the Montreal Canadiens as a team that’s going all-in, and that Marc Bergevin will act sooner rather than later.
*The latest in rumors and speculation with Evander Kane, Jacob Trouba and the Chicago Blackhawks. There is doubt creeping in that Trouba is going to get moved this season.
*For something completely different: In case you wondered what J.J. Watt was up to these days, it doesn’t sound all that fun.