There is a bit more intrigue around the Boston Bruins as star player and leading goal scorer David Pastrnak was seen out and about Boston on Saturday night, despite still being in quarantine. Pastrnak was also “unfit to play” on Thursday, so the rumors swirled. Those covering the Montreal Canadiens Phase 3 camp say Carey Price is razor-sharp, and they have some video evidence. And the Pittsburgh Penguins are set to compete against each other in their first camp scrimmage.
First, the Penguins scrimmage info (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Mike Sullivan called Sam Lafferty a “treat to coach.” Lafferty took advantage of opportunity this season and may have another big chance (PHN+)
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It may be some bad news for the Penguins. Observers at the Montreal Canadiens camp say Carey Price is sharp as a tac (Sportsnet)
The Hockey Diversity Alliance met with the NHL this week and presented reforms the group believes will make hockey more inclusive (TSN)
I’m all for finding ways to lower the costs for families of youth hockey players. It’s gone beyond ridiculous to extreme and suppressive levels. Hockey could use a summit of equipment manufacturers, coaches, and leagues. It shouldn’t cost $10,000 per year for a 12-year-old to play the sport.
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Boston Bruins goal scorer David Pastrnak has reportedly tested negative for COVID-19, but he’s still in quarantine. He was seen on the town Saturday night, too. Oops. (Boston Hockey Now)
Watch out for the Florida Panthers. The Panthers lines are set (Florida Hockey Now)
Former Pengins d-man Ian Cole and his beard are ready for the NHL playoffs (Colorado Hockey Now)
Cole’s pair of Stanley Cup rings should speak loudly in the young Colorado room. Enjoy the scrimmage today. PHN will have complete analysis and coverage after.