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The Daily: Bruins Covet Noah Hanifin; Edvinsson Still Surging

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The Boston Bruins, looking for defensive help, are at the front of the line when it comes to interest in Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin. He is a Boston native and played at Boston College.

TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported the Flames and Hanifin were close on a deal that would pay him an average of $7.5 million over eight years. But Hanifin decided to halt contract talks after the Flames pulled their offer. It’s still possible the Flames could sign Hanifin for the eight years and trade him.

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has been dissatisfied with the team’s defensive play of late.

The Flames are open for business. They have already moved defenseman Nikita Zadorov, and they also could move forward Elias Lindholm and defenseman Chris Tanev. Each of those players can be a UFA this summer.

 

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Red Wings Next Game

The Red Wings are in Montreal tonight to play the Canadiens. The Red Wings are 4-1-0 since returning from Sweden, outscoring their opponents by a 20-7 margin. Dylan Larkin is expected to play. He missed the last two games because he and his wife, Kenzy, lost an unborn baby. It was due in April.

Hockey Now Network

Calgary: Trevor Neufield writes that “Heart attack hockey is back” with the Calgary Flames. He explains what happened in November.

Chicago: CHN’s Nate Brown has 21 Chicago Blackhawks questions after their first 21 games. You can bet there are some about Connor Bedard who was just named NHL rookie of the month.

Montreal: Now that the Montreal Canadiens have re-signed Samuel Montembeault (three years, $9.45 million), it’s time for GM Kent Hughes to put an end to the three-headed goalie situation.

New Jersey: Just when the New Jersey Devils get Timo Meier back, key defenseman Doug Hamilton is now out indefinitely with torn pectoral muscles.

Philadelphia: Jonathan Bailey writes that goalie Carter Hart needs more goal support. Philadelphia Flyers.

San Jose: Some things cannot be explained: the San Jose Sharks won their first road game of the season.