Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving two thumbs up to the movie “Baby Driver.” Best all-time usage of Hocus Pocus’ “Focus” in a film.
*In the interest of self-promotion, here’s my hit with Toucher and Rich from Thursday morning where I evaluated Tuukka Rask’s performance. It was overall positive because he made the timely save to win a game for the Bruins, but it’s also clear the Bruins goalie is still a work in progress while building himself back up again.
*The Buffalo Sabres are still weighing what to do with Evander Kane, but the fact that they’re willing to eat salary in order to trade him feels like they’ve already made their decision.
*Pro Hockey Talk’s James O’Brien is daydreaming about both Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson hitting free agency in the future.
*A look back at the season where current Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith dominated and helped carry the Coyotes into the playoffs.
*A sad story in Vancouver as Canucks energy forward Derek Dorsett, off to the best start of his NHL career, had to call it quits because of lingering neck and back problems.
*The evolution of Jonathan Huberdeau from young, promising Panthers forward to a core, veteran performer has been impressive.
*For something completely different: Bill Belichick mic-ed up during a game is something Patriots fans never get tired of.http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/11/30/bill-belichick-micd-up-patriots-dolphins-outstanding/