Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spending at least a portion of the weekend at a pumpkin patch near you.
*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Jaromir Jagr’s agent indicating that he’s in talks with three NHL teams about joining them, and it would appear the St. Louis Blues are one of those interested teams. We need another year of Jagr, 45, in the NHL, so please let us have it hockey gods!
*Kailer Yamamoto continues to make a push toward winning a roster spot with the Edmonton Oilers just months after being drafted, and I continue to think the Bruins made a big mistake not taking him in the first round.
*Buffalo grinder Nick Deslauriers is scrapping right now to make the Sabres roster out of camp and knows that it might be an uphill battle after spending the last few seasons in the NHL.
*Am I the only one that thinks this foot surgery for Erik Karlsson is something to worry about for the Ottawa Senators? Getting rid of a big portion of his ankle bone doesn’t sound like a positive development for the Norris Trophy-winning D-man.
*The Bruins aren’t the only team with a hotshot defenseman expected to make an impact this season as Mikhail Sergachev has looked like he belongs with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Bruce Arthur with a good piece on how lonely it can be living among hockey’s silent majority.
The Bruins announced Sunday they have signed Harvard forward Ryan Donato to a two-year entry-level contract.
Donato will be eligible to play in tomorrow's game vs the Blue Jackets.
The 21-year-old led Harvard in scoring in 2017-18, recording 26 goals and 17 assists for 43 points in 29 games. Donato also represented Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where he tied for the most goals in the Olympics with five in as many games.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what I’m reading while the Bruins are finally back in Boston.
*Larry Brooks says that the NHL playoff system is broken as it continues to “pass off mediocrity as parity.” I don’t really agree that there’s a big problem, but it will be too bad that one of the Eastern Conference’s two best teams (Boston and Tampa Bay) will be done after the second round of the playoffs.
*A pretty cool gesture from the Montreal Canadiens as a group of them wore turtlenecks during warm-ups on Saturday night prior to playing Tomas Plekanec for the first timer as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
*Congrats to the Team USA Paralympics squad for capturing another Gold Medal for the Red, White and Blue. What a great story they are.
*Evander Kane opens up about Winnipeg, his past on social media and hockey culture as he seems to have found a place where he’s comfortable in San Jose.
*The Carolina Hurricanes are suspending their GM search until the group of available candidates can widen in the offseason. That was probably always for the best.
*The New York Islanders are getting a little weird with things here late in the season as they’re taking a look at John Tavares on the wing. Hmmm. Seems like an odd move.
*For something completely different: A great return for Bill Hader to Saturday Night Live where he revisited a number of his best characters.