Friday, Jan. 6: Blue Jackets' streak ends

Friday, Jan. 6: Blue Jackets' streak ends

Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what I’m reading while admitting I enjoyed Arnold Schwarzenegger as the new boss on Celebrity Apprentice.

*Here’s my segment with Bob Stauffer prior to Thursday night’s game against the Oilers discussing the state of the Bruins among other things.

*Congrats to the Pride of Saugus, who is doing enough things for the Union hockey team to get noticed by Sports Illustrated.

*The NHL is looking at putting on some regular season games in China, and doesn’t sound fazed about the KHL getting involved there first.

*Now that it’s over, here’s a look at the 16-game winning streak for the Columbus Blue Jackets by the numbers.

*Troy Terry and top Bruins prospect Charlie McAvoy played the role of heroes for Team USA at the World Junior tournament as they took home another championship after a tense overtime and shootout.

*Struggling Zach Parise gets a pep talk from Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau as things continue to roll forward for a very good Wild club.

*Here’s the video produced by the Boston Bruins honoring the recently passed Milt Schmidt prior to Thursday night’s game vs. Edmonton.

*Tough break for the Habs as Brendan Gallagher is going to be out a minimum of two months with hand surgery.

*For something completely different: Sherrod Blakely doesn’t see a deal being made between the Celtics and Bulls for Jimmy Butler.

What we learned in Bruins' 4-1 win over Kings: Back on track

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What we learned in Bruins' 4-1 win over Kings: Back on track

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Friday, Feb. 24: 'Slap Shot' turns 40

Friday, Feb. 24: 'Slap Shot' turns 40

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while always holding a special place in my heart for Dickie Dunn as my favorite "Slap Shot" character. If Dickie Dunn wrote it, then it must be true.

*The ESPN hockey crew puts together some of their best scenes and favorite lines from "Slap Shot" as the movie hits 40 years old. I was first introduced to Slap Shot in my high school years and I liked it for the Hanson Brothers as much as for anything else, but that is a movie that just gets better and better every time I watch it. And I’ve watched it dozens and dozens of times. God bless Paul Newman for agreeing to lend his Hollywood star power to such a crazy, hilarious and raucous love letter to hockey.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Brian Wilde is recognizing the limitations of the Canadiens even under new coach Claude Julien.

*Bryan Bickell is stepping even closer to a return to the Carolina Hurricanes as he battles through his MS diagnosis.

*Kevin Shattenkirk apparently turned down a sign-and-trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, and also turned down a chance to get dealt to the Edmonton Oilers last summer as well. I think the Blues D-man has a short list of teams he wants to sign with as a free agent, and neither one of those teams is on the list.

*Darren Dreger weighs in on Shattenkirk as well, and the price tag of a top prospect, first-round pick and NHL player for the puck-moving rental D-man seems very excessive.

*Things are coming to a head with Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres as he takes his play to a high level in Buff over the last few months.

*Interesting piece on Ed Snider’s daughter becoming an advocate for medicinal marijuana after his father’s health battles.

*For something completely different: Looks like a new season of "The Voice" coming our way.