Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while getting locked into a show on Hulu called Castle Rock that’s based on people and places from the world of Stephen King. It’s pretty darn good.
*If you have one of these hockey trading cards from back in the day, you could get a fortune for it right now!
*If you’re not rolling with Bobby Orr as part of your best D-tandem in Bruins history, I have to question your soundness of body and mind.
*The Anaheim Ducks are betting on goaltender John Gibson by signing him to an eight-year contract extension.
*This Russian kid has got moves like Jagr, moves like Jagr, mooooo-oooooves like Jagr.
*Here are some key factors for the Chicago Blackhawks as they look for a big return to form next season after a second straight disappointing campaign.
*The sight of just how bad the Mighty Ducks kid who played Goldberg looks in his mug shot as a 39-year-old brings to mind an old Dave Chappelle episode: “Cocaine is a hell of a drug.”
*Alex Kovalev might be right about his comments on the current status of the NHL, but it doesn’t change just how much of a liability he could be when he played as well.
*For something completely different: You might find this hard to believe, but self-driving cars are actually really, really dangerous.
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.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while enjoying watching the Washington Capitals tear it up in the nation’s capital with the Stanley Cup.
*Great job by NBC Sports with this moving piece on the story of this year’s Stoneham High Hockey team that rallied for a special season after the tragic early season passing of one of their teammates in James Luti.
*Who else but Jaromir Jagr showed up in Las Vegas for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to pay credit to the job done by Alex Ovechkin winning the thing for the first time in his NHL career.
*A cool thank you letter and congratulations from the Nashville Predators management folks after watching former longtime Nashville coach Barry Trotz hoist the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Harrington does not want the Buffalo Sabres to trade Ryan O’Reilly without using extreme caution.
*A fun timeline of the Vegas Golden Knights from fledgling NHL expansion team all the way to Stanley Cup finalist.
*Speaking of the Vegas Golden Knights, Marc-Andre Fleury said he’d like to finish his career in Vegas after the loss in the Final.
*For something completely different: A new TV spot for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” focuses on their powers headed into the sequel.