Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while “Stranger Things 2” is officially up and open for viewing.
*In honor of Halloween, ESPN.com has the scariest player on each of the 31 NHL teams and I think it’s Zdeno Chara as the winner for the Bruins…although I’m not entirely sure.
*Larry Brooks says that Henrik Lundqvist might not be the best goaltending option for the New York Rangers right now, and instead it might be Ondrej Pavelec. But in the same breath says this isn’t a “goalie controversy.” Boy that sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it?
*It’s a battle for video game supremacy for all of the young whippersnappers on the Boston Bruins.
*An NHL agent that represents Alex Khokhlachev goes after Claude Julien for his past treatment of Russian players on the teams he’s coached.
*Alex Debrincat is making his way in the grown-up world of the NHL as an undersized forward for the Chicago Blackhawks.
*A group of young, hotshot female hockey players has the opportunity of a lifetime in Philadelphia.
*For something completely different: Some new additions are coming for the "Legends of Tomorrow".
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while watching old Super Friends episodes with my 4-year-old on a Saturday morning.
*Has anybody ever been as excited to get a healthy Malcolm Subban back in the lineup as the Vegas Golden Knights are this weekend? Pro Hockey Talk is asking the question, and I think I can honestly answer with a resounding “No.” We’ll see if he’s actually worth all the excitement, but obviously, he’s better than what the injury-plagued Golden Knights had in the interim.
*The Buffalo Sabres continue to get very little return for any of the investments they’ve made in the team over the last couple of years.
*Ryan Suter knows what it takes to remain among the NHL defenseman workhorses in the NHL, and he is consistently there year in and year out.
*Dustin Brown has been a resurgent performer for the Los Angeles Kings this season and is one of the big storylines behind their turnaround.
*The Detroit Red Wings are beginning to more openly adopt Jeff Blashill’s speed game, but the question is how much that will pay dividends for them.
*For something completely different: Good piece in the Boston Globe about Danny Ainge’s relationship with recently passed Red Sox great Bobby Doerr.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while enjoying the new Brown Sugar Cinnamon coffee flavor at Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s not Cookie Dough, but what is after all?
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) and PHT writer James O’Brien has the details on Radko Gudas getting ejected for an ugly, reckless and dangerous slash to Mathieu Perreault’s head last night. Gudas should be facing a long suspension for a play that has no place in the NHL. It’s time for Flyers fans to stop making excuses for a player who’s no better than a cheap-shot artist and hatchet man. He has to face the music for consistently trying to hurt his fellow players.
*Frank Seravalli has some of the details for a historic GM meeting in Montreal where NHL hockey was born in the first place.
*You always need to link to a service dog being part of the pregame face-off ceremonies. That’s like a rule here at the morning skate?
*Cam Atkinson and the Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed to a seven-year contract extension, according to reports from the Athletic.
*It’s been quite an eventful year for Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet and some of it has been to the extreme both good and bad just a month into his first year as bench boss.
*For something completely different: Chris Mannix is all-in on the Celtics being the front-runners in the Eastern Conference after their big win over the Golden State Warriors.