Former Bruins defenseman Jason York says that Erik Karlsson is simply the best for the Senators in his guest column for the Ottawa Sun.
Nazem Kadri continues to impress for the Toronto Maple Leafs in his rookie season, and was one of the Leafs that helped decimate the Montreal Canadiens on a Saturday Hockey Night in Canada game.
Also rolling for the Toronto Maple Leafs is James van Riemsdyk while Luke Schenn isnt exactly doing the same for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Anders Lindback and Mathieu Garon are both filling in nicely for the Tampa Bay Lightning as a new goaltending due to start the season.
FOH (Friend of Haggs) Chuck Gormley says that Capitals GM George McPhee demanded more results and less penalties from his Capitals crew, and they responded with a win under those conditions.
The Islanders blog, Lighthouse Hockey, is excited that Tim Thomas might reinvigorate the Bull Moose Political party if he ever actually reports to the Island for duty.
For something completely different: the Paterno Family has a response to the Freeh Report. They should probably just, you know, let things quiet down at this point. Maybe lay low for a while in a safe house.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while marveling at the Bruins setting a franchise record this season for fewest practices in a regular season. Thanks compacted schedule due to the World Cup!
*Pavel Zacha is adjusting to life as a rookie in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, and things are getting better as they go along.
*Manitoba Moose players relive their favorite Star Wars moments prior to the team holding their Star Wars Night.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Elliotte Friedman sits down with new Florida Panthers head coach Tom Rowe to discuss the massive changes in that organization with the firing of Gerard Gallant.
*Good for Anders Nilson putting a rainbow decal on the back of his goalie to mask to support some gay friends that have faced public resistance in their lives.
*Bruce Garrioch has his weekly NHL notes with several players, including Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald, potentially on the trade block if anybody wants them.
*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suffering a broken leg that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.
*There was no blood for the Vancouver Canucks fans, but there was still plenty of drama in a win over the Maple Leafs.
*For something completely different: The World Baseball Classic works for everybody except for Major League Baseball, and that would appear to be a problem.
Thanks in large part to a big performance by Tuukka Rask, the Bruins were able to squeak out a 2-1 win against the Sabres.
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