NHL trade rumors are starting to swirl around Montreal Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won ten straight games and their lineup is about to get even better.
Did another Boston Bruins player get away with a dirty hit?
That and more in the latest MHN Puck Links:
With the Montreal Canadiens sitting dead last in the Eastern Conference, the vultures are starting to circle on the NHL trade market and Habs defenseman Ben Chiarot appears to be a popular name on the market. (MHN)
If you don’t listen to former NHL defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup champion Aaron Ward Monday-Friday at 5:05 PM ET on TSN 690, then you’re missing out on some intelligent hockey insight and some great humor. On Friday, Ward described how he’s using his connection to the Montreal Canadiens through his daily appearance to get Carolina Hurricanes fans riled up. (TSN 690)
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Montreal Canadiens fans have long felt that the Boston Bruins get away with dirty hits and on Thursday night, Bruins forward Trent Frederic laid what this puck scribe felt was at least an unnecessary, if not dirty, hit on Minnesota Wild star forward Kirill Kaprisov. On Friday, the Wild announced that Kaprisov will be out at least a game, if not more, but the Department of Player Safety was silent. Did Frederic get away with one here? (Boston Hockey Now)
The New York Islanders still really haven’t had a chance to get used to their new home, UBS Arena. (NYI Hockey Now)
Beware NHL! The Pittsburgh Penguins are about to get even better as they ride the league’s longest win streak this season. It appears the return of Evgeni Malkin is imminent. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Pointe-Claire native Anthony Duclair, who grew up cheering for the Montreal Canadiens, has finally found a home in the NHL and is reaching his potential for the Florida Panthers. (Florida Hockey Now)
Everyone is still talking about the amazing Cale Makar goal Tuesday night in Chicago but the entire Colorado Avalanche blue line is finally finding their groove just at the right time. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Like the Montreal Canadiens, the Vancouver Canucks aren’t thrilled that they had more games postponed this weekend. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
Just as the Montreal Canadiens are, the Calgary Flames are longing for some home cooking and more games at the Saddledome. (Calgary Hockey Now)
Sadly, racial slurs are still a thing in hockey and the Hockey Diversity Alliance has a new ad trying to bring awareness to this. (TSN)
Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg is the latest NHLer to request a trade. (The Fourth Period)