Fresh Links: Island Retreat Edition

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So, if an article is written and no one is around to read it, does it actually exist? Completely jealous of all of you Piling on the Isle today, and hope you have a fun time and it's a great game. For the rest of us, here are your Saturday links.

  • A preview of tonight's Bruins game from the lovely lads at Days of Y'Orr. [Days of Y'Orr]
  • If you're staying home this weekend, here are some previews of five NHL games going on that can help you pass the time. [NBC Sports ProHockeyTalk]
  • Loui Eriksson has passed an exertion test, which gives him the green light to return to working out. [Fansided]
  • But Johnny Boychuk is being listed as day-to-day after he crashed into the boards during Thursday's game against the Anaheim Ducks. [ WEEI.com Big Bad Blog]
  • How does Carl Soderberg spell relief? G-O-A-L. [New England Hockey Journal]
  • Some Bruins prepared for the start of Movember by holding a "shave-down" after their game on Thursday. See the pictures here [Bruins.nhl.com]
  • Around the League...

  • Chewbacca Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks also shaved his beard and got a haircut (many of them cut, actually) to raise money for a couple of charities. You have to see the pictures for yourself. [CBS Sports]
  • Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert (a native of the Boston area) has a heartfelt recollection of how it was Teemu Selanne who got him interested in watching NHL games as a kid. [Puck Daddy]
  • November 1 is supposedly the magic date that determines which teams will make the playoffs, and which teams might as well get a head start on organizing their golf clubs. As Nov. 1 was yesterday, Grantland takes a look at those teams whose post-season fates may have already been sealed. [Grantland]
  • And for those of you with kids/grandkids/nieces/nephews, today is Try Hockey For Free Day. This website will tell you more about the program and which rinks in your area are participating. [TryHockeyForFree.com]
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