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Kevin’s Morning Hash: How Dare Rask Attend a Concert and Where Should Chara Sign?

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Some Boston Bruins fans were unhappy because injured Tuukka Rask attended a concert
Some Boston Bruins fans were unhappy because injured goalie Tuukka Rask attended a concert

 

Nothing illustrates how difficult it is to play goalie in Boston more than all of the whining and complaining that resulted from Tuukka Rask deciding to attend a Guns N’ Roses’concert.

On social media, some fans reacted as if Rask had insulted the entire fan base. Some say if Rask (pictured on crutches) can attend a concert he should be able to show up on time to training camp. Others suggested Rask should be home recuperating from his hip surgery.

Because of the hip surgery, Rask isn’t expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season. By the way, Rask is an unrestricted free agent and he could still decide to retire. The Bruins signed former Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark.

 

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How come Zdeno Chara is still unsigned?  Granted, he is 44 and could retire. But he played well enough last season to show he can play. Should he return to Washington? How about the Islanders? How about the Golden Knights? He could definitely help the Blackhawks.

Hockey Now stories around the NHL

Pittsburgh:  Former GM Jim Rutherford was the noticeable guy in the left lane honking his horn, flashing his lights, and weaving through traffic. Ron Hextall is cruising in the right line reading printed directions. PHN asked multiple sources for their analysis.  Here is the story:.

Vancouver: Rob Simpson interviewed Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green about theCanucks trades and coaching Oliver Ekman-Larsson. 

San Jose: The San Jose Sharks surprisingly decided Adin Hill would be their starting goalie and inked him on Wednesday. Now the cap math begins before San Jose can hit the NHL trade market again. 

Colorado: As part of a new series, an Avs fan writes an emotional farewell to the departed players. 

Detroit: The Red Wings signed Pius Suter to be the No. 2 center,  but could he be the No. 1 center??

New York Islanders: Is it time for Oliver Wahlstrom to get a chance to play alongside Mathew Barzal and the Islanders’ top line?