Fresh Links Opening Night Jitters Edition

All signs point to a Bruins victory over the Bolts - Eliot J. Schechter

It is opening night, as the Bruins welcome their new Flortheast Division rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 

Hockey TONIGHT! Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lighning, 7PM on NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub:

  • Just the facts- a quick recap/preview for tonight to wet your whistle. [TheSpokedBlog]
  • The Bruins improved with their roster changes, and Rich Peverley will be the player most missed. Peter Chiarelli had been planning ahead for some time, due to cap issues. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • It will be championship or bust mode for the Bruins. [Boston.com]
  • The Bruins again seek consistency, and want to banish the old "Ahh, whatever. We'll be ready when the playoffs start." [BostonHerald]
  • The serious nature of Adam McQuaid's illness last season leaves him farther ahead this year, not only physically, but mentally as well. [TheGuardian]
  • Similarly, Milan Lucic spoke about being in a better frame of mind and in better physical condition than last season. [WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]
  • The Bruins have focused on aquiring well-rounded, two-way scorers that fit their team-first ethos. [WEEI]
  • Re-signing Dennis Seidenberg is a priority for both him and Peter Chiarelli. [ESPN]
  • Eyeball these five bold predictions for the new Bruins season for accuracy... [SportsMedia101]
  • ... and then judge this list of the "10 Most Important Bruins." [Boston.com]
  • In the business of professional sports, ticket prices for teams in Boston mirror expectations. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • In other business news, a new Bruins practice facility might be possible right in their own backyard. [ESPN]
  • Vermont greeted the Bruins on Tuesday with an overflow crowd, many fans having played hookey to see hockey. [VPR]
  • Clearly, this jinxed Kevan Miller, who was summarily placed on waivers Wednesday. [WickedLocal]
  • Catch our own Losted125's guest spot on Days of Y'Orr Live! [DaysOfY'Orr]
  • Here's a chance to catch episode #2 of "Behind the B." Note that Dennis Seidenberg and Carl Söderberg are fast, Zdeno Chara is strong, and Brad Marchand chirps even in practice. [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The US Government shutdown has gone TOO FAR. Now it is affecting hockey. [StLToday]
  • Tune in for the next episode of of the soap opera that is the Vancouver Canucks. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  •  Swedish NHL players are candid in Swedish language interviews, as they name the NHL's dirtiest players. (Video, 3:04) [AftonBladet]
  • Sartorially challenged? Dallas Eakins' tie might have been too much for even Don Cherry. [PuckDaddy]
  • Viva Las Vegas... Ilya Bryzgalov is rumored to be headed to the ECHL Wranglers. [SBNation]

 

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