Of all the big names to leave the Bruins this past off-season, it’s Dougie Hamilton’s that’s back in the news. In my weekly chat with Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, I asked him about the latest story: that Hamilton’s family played a part in his exit from the Bruins. Is this the norm for young NHL players? And can the Dougie-less Bruins keep up their current scoring pace?

Also, here’s Kevin’s excellent profile on Boston sportscaster Bernie Corbett that you absolutely must read.