Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while the business of hockey is back to normal.
*Here’s a pretty cool Instagram post from Bruins captain Zdeno Chara on watching Brad Marchand evolve and develop throughout his career.
I remember the day like it was yesterday when I was in the gym in 2008 getting ready for a game and watching world juniors on TV when Team Canada scored and this kid was jumping on the glass and threw his stick in the crowd. I was like “Who the f*** is this kid”?? Our coach back then J. Whitesides was watching it with me, turned to me and said “He is ours“. Quick fast forward and Brad had a big impact on our 2011 Championship or 2016 Worlds and 2016 World Cup. When Brad started playing in the @nhl what I liked about him was his willingness to learn. Something so vital for anybody in any field, or simply in real life. I am very happy for him, that his hard work is paying off. Congratulations Marshy and Thank you for representing us @nhlbruins at the All Star game in Tampa. Your captain #NHLAllStar 💫 #bostonbruins #bradmarchand #nhl #icehockey ——————————————————————— Pamätam si ako keby to bolo vcera ked som bol v 2008 v posilovni a pripravoval sa na zapas. V TV vysielali majstrovstva juniorky a tento mlady chalan dal za Kanadu gol, vrhol sa na plexisklo a hodil hokejku do publika. Hovorim si “kto je k**** tento chalan?” Nas vtedajsi trener J. Whitesides pozeral spolu so mnou, pozrel sa na mna a hovori: “Ten je nas”. Ked sa presunieme v case o par rokov dopredu, Brad mal velky vplyv na zisk Stanley Cupu 2011 a na Majstrovstvach Sveta a Svetovom Pohari 2016. Ked zacal hrat v @nhl pacil sa mi jeho zaujem a otvorenost ucit sa. Nieco tak dolezite pre kohokolvek v akomkolvek obore, alebo jednoducho v realnom zivote. Som pre nho velmi stastny, ze sa mu tvrda praca a snaha vracaju. Gratulujem Marshy a dakujem za to, ako si nas @nhlbruins reprezentoval na All Star v Tampe. Tvoj kapitan
*Now it’s the Chicago Blackhawks’ turn to take a look at the Bruins and Los Angeles Kings as role models while they retool on the fly.
*So, how long is it going to be before Erik Karlsson is mentioned as a trade target for the Tampa Bay Lightning after last weekend’s pirate-filled NHL All-Star adventure?
*It might be the end of an era for Jaromir Jagr as he clears waivers and there doesn’t appear to be legitimate interest from any NHL teams.
*It was very clearly the Brock Boeser Show at the NHL All-Star Game as the Canucks rookie showed why he’s been a first-year sensation in Vancouver.
*For something completely different: Good for Tom Brady, who cut off an interview with WEEI’s morning show after one of their personalities said some really dumb, unprofessional and tasteless things about his 5-year-old daughter.