Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading. while wishing everybody a safe and Happy Halloween. I’ll be out trick-or-treating with the little ones tonight and dressed in some sort of superhero get-up.
*Ken Dryden has written a new book about concussions within the world of hockey and uses late Bruins defenseman Steve Montador as the “protagonist” to show how lasting concussion symptoms can play a part in some of the tragic stories we’ve seen in the NHL over the past 10 years. Montador was a good guy and a solid, honest player during my time covering him in Boston, and it’s sad to be reminded that he’s no longer with us. It’s sadder still to wonder, as the book does, how much the game that he loved ended up potentially playing a role in is death.
*Brian Boyle said he’s “ready to rock” for the New Jersey Devils after undergoing cancer treatment to start the season, and that is the best news of the day.
*The Bruins next opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights, have hit hard times between the pipes as they’ve needed to dig down to a junior goalie from the Kamloops Blazers as an emergency backup.
*Congrats to Brad Marchand, who becomes the third member of the 2006 draft class to hit 200 career goals behind Phil Kessel and Jonathan Toews.
Can you screen grab Zombie Ovi? Spooky!
*For something completely different: Black Lightning continues to enjoy a renaissance on the small screen and in the comics, and that’s pretty okay with me.