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• For those on social media, you might have noticed a big change in the way Daniel “Car Bomb” Carcillo carries himself. Much of his progressiveness comes from sharing his experiences dealing with post-concussion symptoms. On HBO Real Sports, Carcillo details how the “potent hallucinogenic cocktail” ayahuasca changed his life. [Chicago Tribune]
• Carcillo isn’t alone in praising the healing capabilities — proven or anecdotal — of hallucinogens. In a fairly recent Players’ Tribune piece, former Predators forward Colin Wilson also spoke about potential benefits. [The Players’ Tribune]
• From mental health to physical health: Canadiens coach Claude Julien once again says his heart is 100 percent. With that in mind, he wants to coach for as long as possible. [NHL.com]
• Sharks president Jonathan Becher is more optimistic about the team’s future in San Jose, at the SAP Center. It sounds like the team’s outreach might help. [NBC Sports Bay Area]
• Yes, the Canadiens enjoyed a busy offseason — some rave about their work more than others. But maybe pump the brakes on that excitement just a touch? [Montreal Gazette]
• Some people think it’s really important to name a captain. Others (raises hand) thinks a lot of that stuff is overblown. The Wild might be closer to that former camp, as it sounds like they’ll hand out the “C” before the 2020-21 NHL season starts. Fair enough. [Hockey Wilderness]
• Even if you’re not a Bruins fan, this table hockey recreation of The Boston Garden is really something special. Wow. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]