Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while celebrating the 18th anniversary of Rick Pitino’s “Fellowship of the Miserable” diatribe while he was running the Celtics.
*Cool to hear that former Harvard star A.J. Mleczko is going to be doing some color analysis work for NHL games on NBC Sports. I think that’s a great idea to get a fresh and different perspective and clearly, Mleczko knows her stuff. Even better, the first game she’ll be calling will be Bruins and Red Wings on Tuesday night.
*Ryan McDonagh took time at the Players Tribune to thank the New York hockey fans after getting traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
*It really sounds like Milan Lucic is struggling in Edmonton where he’s gone almost 30 games without a goal or a primary assist and now some are calling for his role to be reduced.
*Patrice Bergeron is still being mentioned in the Hart Trophy race, along with Nikita Kucherov and Evgeni Malkin, but one of the real downsides of the foot injury is that it’s going to knock him out of the running.
*Aaron Dell opted not to try and test the market for a chance to be a No. 1 goalie and will instead stick around with the San Jose Sharks for a couple more years.
*For something completely different: Interesting perspective from a staffer with President Ronald Reagan who used to take in Friday movie nights with the President and the First Lady.