Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while pleasantly surprised that the reaction to the Justice League movie is fairly decent.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) and NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk opens up about his fight with cancer, and that it’s “okay to be scared.” We’re all standing with you, Edzo, in this battle where you’ve already shown so much courage and humanity.
*Leave it to Biz Nasty to marry the worlds of Star Wars and hockey as it will be Paul Bissonnette “Obiz-Wan Kenobi” bobblehead giveaway night at Star Wars night for the Arizona Coyotes. If that can’t get the people out of their desert homes and into the Glendale arena then nothing will.
*There are some juicy names like Evander Kane and Alex Galchenyuk that could be available on the trade market now that Matt Duchene has been shipped to Ottawa. One name I wouldn’t expect to end up on there: Zdeno Chara. If perhaps the bottom fell out for the Bruins then maybe they could have mulled it over a bit, but the B’s are hanging in there and still fully intend on signing their captain to a contract for next season.
*A very emotional moment for Brian Boyle, who scored his first goal for the New Jersey Devils since coming back from his cancer diagnosis.
*PHT writer James O’Brien has the Blackhawks putting together Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp amid their scoring struggles this season.
*Nolan Patrick is still suffering from a concussion, but should end up staying with the team despite missing time.
*For something completely different: How about this news of Rian Johnson starting a whole new, separate Star Wars trilogy? I can dig it.