Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while enjoying the most wonderful season of the year.
*Here’s a fun moment with David Backes and Charlie McAvoy as the B’s rookie D-man had to clean out the dog poop in Backes’ backyard to pay off a bet after BU took a beating.
*JT Brown is done raising his fist to raise awareness for social injustice and is going to get even more involved in the community than he already is in Tampa.
*Riggins talks about his hockey memories from playing in the celebrity game at the NHL All-Star game while promoting a new movie.
*The experienced, still-dangerous Henrik Zetterberg isn’t slowing down for the Detroit Red Wings, according to the Hockey News.
*A former chef for the Bruins is one of the finalists for the Ultimate Men’s Health Guy in Men’s Health Magazine.
*Connor Hellebuyck may be able to buy some time for the Winnipeg Jets, but they have a serious between-the-pipes problem.
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.