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Morning Skate: Price provides Canadiens ray of much-needed hope

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Morning Skate: Price provides Canadiens ray of much-needed hope

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while shocked that Fred Toucher is leaving the Twitter world. Say it ain’t so, Freddy T.
 
-- This is basically the Bruins' playoff series against the Ottawa Senators playing out in a 15-second video from last night where Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown all look like they’re trying to avoid taking coverage responsibility for Erik Karlsson in man-on-man defense during the 3-on-3 OT. It felt like the entire Bruins team was shrugging their shoulders like that during the first round match-up vs. Karlsson and the Senators.
 
--- FOH (Friend of Haggs) Dan Rosen has his mailbag where he thinks the Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets make sense as trade partners for the Matt Duchene situation.

-- Kevin Bieksa couldn’t have looked more bad-ass in dropping Radko Gudas with a Superman punch during last night’s action, and he couldn’t have picked a bigger cheap-shot artist to knock on his butt. Well done all around.
 
-- Here are some sights and sounds from the inaugural Boston Bruins Face-Off Gala, where the B’s diehards got to get up close and personal with the B’s players.
 
-- Arpon Basu has Carey Price giving the Canadiens a sliver of hope at a most crucial time after Montreal’s win on Tuesday night.

-- The Florida Panthers have taken Antti Niemi on waivers after he flopped as a backup goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
 
-- For something completely different: A cool featurette on the new Star Wars movie that sends a lot of good vibes toward director Rian Johnson.

 

Morning Skate: Jagr still going, but not in the NHL

Morning Skate: Jagr still going, but not in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while welcoming Marcus Smart back into the fold. Good contract for a guy that’s probably worth more to the Celtics than he would be to just about anybody else.

*It looks like Jaromir Jagr will play some hockey next season, but it also looks like it won’t be in the NHL for the surefire Hall of Famer.

*A list of the greatest NHL players to wear each jersey number with a good idea who the choices would be for No. 77 and No. 4…at the very least. This is a good companion piece to the list that we just put out for the best Bruins player to wear each jersey number that the team ever issued.

*The cyberbullying case between Melina Karlsson and Mike Hoffman’s girlfriend continues with more legal filings as both sides attempt to find out the truth.

*Pro Hockey Talk has an entertaining, wide-ranging Q&A session with PK Subban about any number of topics involving the Nashville D-man.

*Da Beauty League is once again getting into full swing in Minnesota for many familiar NHL players looking to stay in skating shape.

*For something completely different: The 2018 TV season hasn’t been good for new hit shows in their second season.

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