Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while avoiding all “The Last Jedi” spoilers out there.
*Brock Boeser continues to score and play well for the Vancouver Canucks despite the extra attention as one of the NHL’s lead rookie players this season. I hate to say it, but this is another one of those players from the second half of the first round in the 2015 NHL Draft. I’ll leave it at that and move on.
*Alex Burrows fined $5000 for an incident in San Jose, but at least he didn’t bite anybody this time around, right?
*It must be a slow week if there’s a big think piece about the ritual of using smelling salts right before the drop of the puck in NHL games.
*There is more speculation about the Ottawa Senators trading Erik Karlsson than ever before in his NHL career, but his thoughts haven’t changed about wanting to win in Ottawa.
*Good for the Bruins going out and donating some Christmas trees this weekend to the families of service members and veterans in Leominster.
*It’s been a whopping 44 games since Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has scored a goal, and that’s an almost unthinkable drought considering how much he handles the puck.
*For something completely different: Wonder Woman is getting snubbed by the Golden Globes, and it’s difficult to understand why.