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Around the NHL: Mobsters, Outdoor hockey and ‘Canes May Want a Russian



Washington Hockey Now tells the story of how mobsters became involved with professional hockey several years ago

Mobsters were once in pro hockey. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres in outdoor hockey. Habs might use offer sheet compensation to acquire Jack Eichel.

Plenty to talk about in today’s Around the NHL.

Washington Hockey Now’s Sammi Silber tells the story of the “real Tony Soprano” and his connection to hockey.

Rumor of the Day

Carolina Hurricanes may be interested in Vladimir Tarasenko if the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet doesn’t work out. Jeremy Rutherford of the Athletic confirmed the story.

Around the NHL

Philadelphia: Jimmy Hayes’ brother, Kevin, told the story of Jimmy taking a terminally sick child into the Bruins locker room to hang out. He told more stories, too, in a wonderful and tearful eulogy. 

Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon wore Team Canada jerseys to shoot another Tim Horton’s commercial. 

Montreal: Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman offers “there is a legitimate chance”  Montreal doesn’t match the Carolina Hurricanes’ offer sheet to Jesperi Kotkaniemi.  He also said the compensation draft picks could help Montreal become contenders in the Jack Eichel sweepstakes.

Buffalo: Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports the Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs could have an outdoor game in Hamilton, ON. March 13, His story. 

Detroit: The Detroit Red Wings made changes to their scouting staff, including replacing a 26-year-veteran. Bob Duff’s story about the replacements. 

Boston: Which Bruins will make the 2022 Olympic teams? 

San Jose: Ivan Chekhovich was waived. Now he’s headed to the KHL’s Torpedo.

Vancouver: Which Vancouver Canucks will be wearing their country’s colors in Beijing?