Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while wishing the NHL a happy 100th birthday over these last few days. You don’t look a day over 95, and I'm sticking with that.
-- Gabriel Landeskog is suspended for four games after throwing a cross-check at Matthew Tkachuk, who continues to really bother people with his actions on the ice.
-- Hall of Fame goaltender Ken Dryden hops on Ottawa sports talk radio to talk about his new book on concussions in hockey, and how we can go about saving more lives.
-- Damien Cox says it’s always been complicated with Alex Ovechkin, and his vocal support of Vladimir Putin just adds to that complexity.
-- Chicago Blackhawks rookie Alex DeBrincat continues on a scoring rampage as a 19-year-old, and has a hat trick for the Blackhawks as one of the small-sized forwards that are now flourishing in the fast, skilled world of the NHL. In case you forget, this is the player that the Bruins bypassed to play it safe and draft big-bodied center Trent Frederic at the end of the first round in 2016. Frederic may yet turn into a solid player for the B’s, but a player like DeBrincat clearly has a chance to be special and could be helping the Bruins right now. He’s currently second in the NHL behind only Clayton Keller and Brock Boeser among NHL rookies with 10 goals on the season, and is pushing his way into the Calder Trophy conversation.
-- Speaking of the NHL Draft, here’s a new look at the 2015 NHL Draft with new grades for each of the 30 NHL teams.
-- For something completely different: In a world that’s become increasingly boorish and mean-spirited, perhaps a documentary on Mister Rogers is exactly what’s required right now. It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood, after all.