Boston Bruins defender Charlie McAvoy knows he’ll get paid, and for now he’s not worried about when that will happen.
What’s the latest about the business legends of NHL PK Subban and Tomas Hertl?
Hard to believe, but it’s been ten years since former Boston Bruins defender Brad McCrimmon was lost in a plane crash Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.
This and more in the latest BHN Puck links:
Boston Bruins defender Charlie McAvoy knows he has “The Quan,” so he’s in no hurry to have his agent Rick Curran and GM Boston Bruins Don Sweeney show him the money. (BHN)
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ICYMI, the NHL’s executive source, told me about the contract Carolina Hurricanes had just signed to Jesperi Kotkaniemi and how team owner Tom Dundon had just paralyzed Hurricanes General Don Waddell:
“It was a pure ego of pleasure from the owner, who has no idea what he’s doing,” the source said. “Look what they’re about to sign.” Dundon roamed Waddell here. This happens when the owner does not understand how to manage a team and does not let hockey people do their job. “(BHN)
Our Steeltown man Dan Kingerski looks at the latest NHL business rumors. (Pittsburgh Hockey now)
Does New York Islanders need Mathew Barzal to rewind and control his temper this season? (NYI hockey now)
Are GM Chuck Fletcher and Philadelphia Flyers in a better place after losing to the New York Islanders in the Eastern Conference finals a year ago? (Philly Hockey now)
Meet the new Florida Panthers! (Florida hockey now)
Former Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom reflected on the life of his mentor and friend Brad McCrimmon on the tenth anniversary of his death. (Detroit hockey now)
If you are in Denver and need Lyft, call our husband Adrian Dater! (Colorado Hockey now)
And our VAN City man, Simmer, has some predictions for the 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks season. (Vancouver Hockey now)
FOM (friend of Murph) Adam Proteau remembers those who were lost in the Locomotive crash ten years ago. (Sports Illustrated / Hockey News)
Montreal Canadiens’ Marc Bergevin, Marc Bergevin, is again losing his third overall selection on a bid list, just three years after being drafted by Kokaniemi, but another FOM, Eric Engels, thinks he will laugh for the last time. (Sportsnet)
In the end, the NHL wanted to honor the current CBA and the wishes of the NHLPA, so they signed up for NHL players heading to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (NHL)
Former Canucks wing Jake Virtanen will be playing the KHL this season after being essentially expelled from the NHL. (TSN)