Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading, while encouraged by the rave reviews for the Wonder Woman movie.
*Good interviews with Pierre Lebrun and the Canadian GMs, so here’s the 1-on-1 with Peter Chiarelli discussing Jordan Eberle trade rumors and the upcoming extension talks for Connor McDavid. It will be interesting to see if the Bruins would have any interest in Eberle at this point as he’s regressed a bit, and even more interesting if the current Bruins management and Chiarelli could ever come together on a trade given the past history there.
*Talks are ongoing between the Vancouver Canucks and Ryan Miller, but Jim Benning has already stepped up and said that Jakob Markstrom is going to be the No. 1 goalie for Vancouver next season.
*A group of NHL insiders offers opinions about the Washington Capitals, and what they will do about Alex Ovechkin and trade rumors that have been left open by a qualified answer from their general manager.
*Since we can’t get enough of the Catfish-tossing Predators fan who won’t face criminal charges as it stands, here’s the complete saga for the Game 1 fish-tossing incident and the report on charges being dropped.
*Former NHL forward Scott Gomez, who did a nice job of TV analyst work during the playoffs, is headed to the New York Islanders as an assistant coach.
*Former Bruins defenseman Matt Irwin has found a home with the Nashville Predators after getting dumped a couple of games into his career in Boston and it looks like he might have had something to offer after all. That being said, Irwin was a stopgap player at best when he was with the Bruins and they were just as well it was just as well they moved on from him when they did at the beginning of last season.
*Carey Price is eligible for a contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens, and it’s expected that he’s going to set the NHL standard for goaltender contracts as the most important player on the Montreal roster. So the Tuukka Rask contract ($7 million per season) won’t look quite so weighty once Price has agreed to something with the Habs. The Bruins have that going for them, which is nice.
*Should we see automatic and mandatory suspensions in the NHL for head shots? Former Bruins center Marc Savard said he wants to see it happen and it with good reason in his case.
*For something completely different: A rough article to read going over the final days of Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell.