Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while getting hyped up for the opening of "Black Panther".
*Brian Gionta is ready to take on his role as Captain America, the veteran, grizzled leader of Team USA as they head off to South Korea intent on winning a gold medal.
*Alex Burrows has been suspended for 10 games by the NHL for his cowardly, weak sauce move kneeing Taylor Hall in the head as the two players were down on the ice. You go after a star player and you pull some crap like that? Yeah, you’re going away for a while and the NHL was completely in the right to throw the book at a guy who also bit Patrice Bergeron in the Stanley Cup Final.
*Here’s a list of 12 general managers under pressure ahead of the trade deadline, a list that includes both Peter Chiarelli and Marc Bergevin…but absolutely does not include Bruins GM Don Sweeney riding a big wave with the Black and Gold. They have the assets, they have one of the best teams in hockey and they have plenty of leverage going into a deadline where they can do as much, or as little, as they want given how they’ve played.
*Speaking of the Bruins, Zdeno Chara spoke about his team “pushing to be better” after the B's and Rangers were featured on Rivalry Night on NBCSN.
*Old Home Week continues for PK Subban as he visited the Toronto Maple Leafs and is headed for a return to his old home city of Montreal where the Habs have become a dumpster fire this season.
*For something completely different: Donald Glover opens up about playing the coolest dude in the Star Wars galaxy, Lando Calrissian.