Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while getting ready for a whole barrage of Olympics coverage from South Korea after Friday night’s opening ceremonies.
*Great piece by colleague Kwani Lunis on BU forward Jordan Greenway breaking the color barrier as the first African-American to play for Team USA men's hockey at the Winter Olympics.
*Just when you thought you might have read every last story documenting the Vegas Golden Knights unlikely success story, here comes another one.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Kurz has 10 observations from around the San Jose Sharks including the even-strength offense being ice cold.
*Former Maple Leafs forward Dave “Tiger” Williams is in trouble as he faces charges of sexual assault after a military trip to Latvia.
*Hal Gill is officially a “Bag Chucker” while on the road as an analyst with the Nashville Predators, which is a clear indicator of his Massachusetts roots where road beers are given their proper place on the priority list.
Bag Chucker: person who saves valuable seconds by chucking bags in room upon arrival to hotel for most efficient turnaround to go for beers@Skillsy75 led NHL in seconds saved per bag chuck in 10 of his 16 seasons including 5 consecutive years to end his career #LostArt #Legend pic.twitter.com/DfkxrZ3DHh— Chris Mason (@cmace30) February 9, 2018
*The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be quiet at the trade deadline, which is a sad state for a Hawks team that appears its going to be far out of the playoffs.
*For something completely different: It’s the end of an era for L.L. Bean, who will no longer offer lifetime guarantees for their products, and will only accept returns within a year of purchase.