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Save Our Season! NHL, NHLPA strive to resume the season, a former NHLer tests positive for COVID-19

Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens - Game Three
Hope you’re back on your feet soon! (Georges Laraque is contained by Shane Hnidy and Tim Thomas)
Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images

Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • Pigpiling on Wednesday’s theme, remember THESE erstwhile Bruins? NBC Sports Boston
  • Jeremy Swayman clearly had good cellular reception when he posted this greeting. @NHLBruins
  • How charming is Charlie Coyle in this online visit to some young Tufts Medical Center clients? @TuftsMedicalCtr
  • The Flying Bobby Orr statue has been festooned to acknowledge the COVID-19 situation. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Bruce Cassidy was the guest on Dale & Keefe, and he remains optimistic about a Stanley Cup Playoff without an asterisk. (Audio, 17:16) WEEI
  • Tune in for discussions about resuming the season (don’t forget, the Canada/USA border is still closed, and testing is still not widely available) and a chance to hear from (24:27 mark) new Bruin Jack Ahcan. (Audio, 37:37) NESN

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Regrets? The Rangers have a few- and one is a Bruin that got away. The Hockey Writers Johnny Boychuk sat for a solo Zoom chat back home in Alberta. (video, 9:46) Sportsnet
  • 31 Thoughts revolves around resuming the NHL season, natch. In #12, players rightly express discomfort in going to the head of the line on limited testing kits. Sportsnet
  • The NHL and NHLPA continue talks, and the calibre of their questions speaks to their commitment to get it right before resuming the season. The Hockey News
  • The NHLPA holds a lot of cards in those discussions. ESPN
  • Mark Scheifele calls the NHL Awards. The Players Tribune
  • This take on annual awards is based on the real NHL ones. (Ignore that they misspelled Patrice Bergeron’s name at one point.) The Hockey Writers
  • Review the best of the best Conn Smyth Trophy winners- yeah, a certain Bruins goaltender merits mention. NHL
  • Here’s an even baker’s dozen of the richest NHL players, by net worth. WEEI
  • Healing wishes go out to Georges Laraque, who has revealed that he is suffering from COVID-19. Sportsnet
  • In honor of Joel Ward’s retirement, here’s a 2013 story about how his teammates had to rescue him from a bathroom stall. Puck Daddy