Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while sad to confirm that longtime Boston Herald hockey reporter and columnist Steve Harris has passed away this week. Steve was a constant figure on the Bruins beat for the last four decades, a devoted dad and husband with a hockey-playing son and was a consummate pro in every situation in a profession where the stress can often be unbearably high. The laughs and conversations over the years through traveling together, spending countless hours at practice and everything in between will always be cherished. Steve will be missed by all members of the Bruins community. Condolences to his family on their loss, and may he rest in peace.
*Good piece on Tim Schaller, his older brother and the “Timmy Heads” that you see up in the balcony of TD Garden during home games. It’s all for a good cause, and it celebrates a proud New Hampshire kid playing an important role for his hometown team.
*The Florida Panthers players react to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and it hits really close to home for many of them
*The Islanders should stick with Garth Snow as their GM until the end of the season, even as the natives are getting very restless on Long Island.
*Pro Hockey Talk has the details of a couple getting married during a Vegas Golden Knights game. This probably went off much better than the time I saw the Atlanta Thrashers pull off the same kind of promotion during one of their home games.
*TJ Oshie reflects on his great Olympic shootout performance for Team USA exactly four years later as the NHL stays home and skips the Winter Games this time around.
*For something completely different: Check out the teaser trailer for the New Karate Kid series with Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka. Nice.