Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving out top marks to Deadpool after finally seeing it. It’s funny, action-packed and has a wicked tone that really sets the character up for a nice, long run of movies. It’s very worthy of the Marvel tag attached to it even if it wasn’t made by Marvel Studios.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jimmy Murphy says that the Bruins had a trade in place to send Loui Eriksson to the St. Louis Blues for Kevin Shattenkirk, but that the deal fell apart over money. That’s a bad look for the Bruins if Murph’s sources are on the money with this one, but I’ll freely admit that I hadn’t heard that this particular scenario played out at the deadline. I agree that there’s something fishy about the offers the Bruins said they received for Eriksson at the deadline, and it doesn’t jive with the kind of trade market value that the Swedish winger had with a team like St. Louis. They were definitely interested in Eriksson, and willing to give up value in return.
*PHT writer James O’Brien says that it looks like Ryan Callahan won’t be getting suspended for the hit on Kris Letang.
*Speaking of the Blues, GM Doug Armstrong talks a little about what it takes to build a winner like St. Louis that appears to be peaking at the right time.
*It was a tough end to the season for Tyler Seguin, who sustained a freak couple of injuries that kept him out of all but one playoff game for Dallas.
*Brad Marchand and Brendan Gallagher make a case for “a pest” being on the Canada roster for the World Cup of Hockey.
*Young Zach Werenski has a bright future with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and is one of two young D-men that got away for the Bruins. They had targeted both Hanifin and Werenski at the top of the first round last summer, but couldn’t trade up to get either one of them.
For something completely different: The Sobo thing just isn’t going to happen for South Boston, so maybe it’s time for people to give it up and stop trying to be like New York City.