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Zdeno Chara still feels the fire in his belly

NHL All-Star Headshots
He still looks so young (Zdeno Chara, 2007 All-Star)
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • No surprise here, Zdeno Chara wants to play on. NHL
  • Brad Marchand jumped onto a Zoom call to cheer a Truro, NS pee wee team, complete with gentle chirps. (With video) NHL
  • Kirk Luedeke takes a look at Jeremy Lauzon from both the rear view mirror and looking ahead... Scouting Post
  • ...then assesses Jakub Zboril. Scouting Post
  • Minnesota being a surprisingly big small stage, Nick Wolff is used to the limelight. Bonus- in the potpourri at the end of the article, two former Bruins have logged over 1500 NHL games without ever serving a 5 minute penalty for fighting. Boston Globe
  • A promising season in Providence has Dan Vladar looking like Jaroslav Halak’s heir apparent. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • On a season ticket holder Zoom call, Cam Neely fleshed out what the league anticipates to be the scenario to pick up the present NHL season. Boston Herald On the same topic, Neely asserts that “everything is on the table.” HockeyBuzz
  • There are concession $ale$ at stake, here, people! Of course Jeremy Jacobs and Delaware North want in on the possiblilty of being a regional host for an NHL restart. Boston Globe

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Johnny Boychuk made the smart move to get the hang out of Dodge to ride out the quarantine at his home in Alberta. NHL Simon Gagne appreciates how hard it must be for NHL players to stay in shape for a resumption in play. Yahoo It must be a slow news day if the Flyers are even debating naming Mark Recchi to their hall of fame! NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Kirk Luedeke offers an appreciation of the 1985 Hartford Whalers. Scouting Post
  • Take in this measured meditation on what we’re all missing in a springtime without hockey. Defending Big D
  • The best of the best goalie tandems has a familiar pair at numero uno, and a former Bruin and his partner in second place. The age of the 1A, 1B tandem is here! Sporting News
  • Speaking of goalies, the pause in play benefits them more than their teammates. Sportsnet
  • What are the plans for the AHL as the break lingers? Inside AHL Hockey
  • Who you gonna call? If there were to be an Olympic Team Canada playing for gold in 2022, who would make the team? The Hockey News
  • Mixed news for Mark Pavelech- he is accepting treatment and is improving, but now will face a hearing to decide his competency to stand trial for assault. Star Tribune