Thursday LNN: Bedard Dazzles, Cody Hodgson Comeback and More

Thursday's Edition of the Links, News and Notes

Thursday LNN: Bedard Dazzles, Cody Hodgson Comeback and More
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  • The Chicago Blackhawks do not deserve Connor Bedard, but the rookie doesn't deserve to be hated for his team. The new kid has been consistently good throughout the season but it is evident that he's getting better as the season goes by. Unfortunately, we may not see him in the playoffs for a while but he's leaving his rookie season with a few memorable gems including becoming only the 5th player to get a 5-point game as an 18-year-old.
  • Cody Hodgson was once a shining star name for the Vancouver Canucks, he then went on to play for the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators before leaving the game at the age of 26. The reason for his departure was a scary diagnosis that would see Hodgson completely disappear from the game until now. Hodgson was diagnosed with a rare gene mutation but he's feeling well enough to play a few games in the NHL. A feat, many doctors are shocked by, they even want to study his case. Hodgson's next goal is to make a comeback to the NHL with hopes he could end his career in a better way than the first time he stepped away.
  • The 2024 Global Series has been announced and thankfully it does not include the Ottawa Senators. The Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars will be competing on international ice in the Czech Republic and Finland next November.
  • Sadly, more and more abuse stories are coming out of hockey teams all over North America. This time, it's from a school division in Winnipeg, Manitoba where the RCMP has been involved in a hazing incident investigation.
  • This is a great read about how important the PWHL's success is to many people, even those who aren't necessarily the biggest hockey fans but want to see their fight to see women thrive everywhere.
  • Third time's the charm? Former NHLer Anson Carter is joining a group to try to bring back the NHL to Atlanta after they lost not one, but two franchises in the past.

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