Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while getting through misty mountains of Vermont this afternoon.
*Victor Hedman is out for the next couple of months with a leg injury, and will miss the NHL All-Star game was a result. Could Charlie McAvoy be the D-man to replace him on the Atlantic Division squad, and give the Bruins a pair of participants in the All-Star game? He would certainly deserve the honor along with Leafs D-man Morgan Rielly and Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle.
*The Calgary Flames have turned the corner with a hot streak where it looks like the tongue-lashing from their head coach might have worked.
*Anthony Duclair is stoked to be a member of the Chicago Blackhawks after getting traded away from the Arizona Coyotes.
*Here’s a midseason report on the Dallas Stars with the belief that they can be even better in the second half after getting themselves into the playoff mix.
*Is Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson on his way out of Columbus as the team turns over their back end? It sure could be.
*For something completely different: At least somebody involved with The Last Jedi is willing to say that they’re having second thoughts about some of the things in the movie.