KANATA, Ont. Zdeno Chara was looking forward to trying his hand at team-building before NHL All-Star weekend began, and the Bruins captain built himself a winning hockey club. It might be time for Peter Chiarelli to start watching his back if Chara begins to start adding his two cents to the front office moves for the Bs moving forward after Team Chara took a 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson.
Marian Gaborik had a hat trick for Team Chara and Zdeno Chara notched the game-winning goal for his own team in a solid victory. It also included Tim Thomas closing things out in the third period for Charas club and securing his fourth straight All-Star game victory.
Tyler Seguin picked up an assist on a Joffrey Lupul insurance marker in the third period as well in a game featuring some excellent representation from the three Black and Gold members of the All-Star club. Daniel Alfredsson had a pair of goals for his eponymous hockey team in defeat.
FOXBORO — It's safe to say Chris Hogan, David Andrews and Marcus Cannon won't play Sunday against the Dolphins.:
The trio was not on the field for the media portion of Friday’s practice, completing a week in which the three did not practice at all. Hogan has been out with a shoulder injury, while Andrews missed last week’s win over the Raiders due to illness and Cannon has been dealing with an ankle injury.
Martellus Bennett was also absent, making it two straight days in which he did not take the field. Bennett, who was released by Green Bay this season amid questions of whether he would undergo surgery, is listed on the injury report with shoulder and hamstring issues.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while anticpating the turkey leftovers, ready for the taking.
-- NHL referee Wes McCauley is at it again, this time going with a fun no-goal call after having some trouble with his microphone.
-- After getting humbled on Opening Night by the Bruins, the Nashville Predators are starting to get on a roll.
-- NBC Pro Hockey Talk has Kyle Turris excelling for the Predators, and Matt Duchene very much still stuck in neutral for the Ottawa Senators.
-- NHL stars go through their favorite traditions, and what they enjoy is a game that’s full of routine, superstition and tradition.
-- FOH (Friend of Haggs) Ray Ferraro says “it looks rotten” with the Edmonton Oilers as they continue to struggle out of the starting gate.
-- Larry Brooks goes through an all-time ranking of the general managers for the New York Rangers, and it’s an illustrious list.
-- The Vegas Golden Knights could make the playoffs in their very first season, and are absolutely far ahead of expectations for a new expansion team.
-- For something completely different: Wild turkeys are making a major comeback in Massachusetts after being all but extinct here.