Morning Skate: Talking B's D and goalies

Joe Haggerty
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<p>NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.<br> </p>

Morning Skate: Talking B's D and goalies

NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I'm reading, while the Bruins' dads are somewhere recovering from an awesome time with their hockey-playing sons.

*In the interest of self-promotion, here is my radio hit from Toucher and Rich on Tuesday where I touch on Boston's goaltending and defense situations. Long story short, both weren't very good against the Predators. 

*Alex Ovechkin is supporting his fellow Russian athletes after they've all been banned from competing in the Winter Olympics.

*Erik Karlsson and Drew Doughty both know what they're worth in NHL free agency, and absolutely aren't going to settle for anything less.

*Looks like the Tampa Bay Lightning are drilling down on a deal that's going to keep them in the area for a long, long time.

*These are perfectly good Star Wars hockey jerseys. But are they the nicest Star Wars-themed jerseys that you'll ever see from the San Antonio Rampage? I don't know about all that.

*For something completely different: Speaking of Star Wars, this story of Mark Hamill, dressed as Luke Skywalker, visiting a terminally ill boy is pretty great. That's somebody with the proper perspective on things.

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