Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while feeling like I need to see La La Land now.
*Curtis McElhinney had a bad start for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and now he’s off the team. Mercy is for the weak, eh Sensei Tortorella?
*Interesting development for next season as there will only be home/road sweaters for the 31 NHL teams next season as Adidas takes over the entire jersey operation for the league.
*Jonathan Toews lost a World Junior hockey bet, and was forced to wear a Team USA jersey by Patrick Kane. What a beautiful sight.
*Darren Dreger covers some of the choices for Kevin Shattenkirk when he becomes a free agent in the offseason, and the Bruins are still firmly in that picture. I’ll continue to say what I’ve been told about Shattenkirk all along, he’s aiming to go to the Flyers, Bruins or Rangers, and I’d been told that the Rangers actually have the inside track on him.
*PHT writer Joey Alfieri has the details of a Dallas Stars team charter being forced to make an emergency landing.
*We appreciate the lesson in sports journalism, Darryl Sutter, but you should stick to left wing locks and umbrella power play formations.
*For something completely different: You may not know him, but trust me when I say NESN videographer John Martin is one of the good people in our business, and on top of that a dedicated father and husband. He’s been diagnosed with ALS, and his family needs your help.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.
*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.
*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.
*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.
*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.
*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.
*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres
*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.