Fresh Links: Inflamed Edition

Welcome back to Boston, Mike Cammalleri! Hope you can stay a little longer this time. - Jeff Gross

The Providence Boston Bruins welcome Hab Flame Mike Cammalleri and his team to Boston Garden.

 Tonight the Boston Bruins host the Calgary Flames at 7pm. 

  • The Flames are in town, and after an eventful week, here's a preview. [CBSSports]
  • Last time former Hab (now Flame) Mike Cammalleri was in Boston, it wasn't for very long! [CalgarySun]
  • It's official, Daniel Paille is out with a concussion, and in case you weren't keeping score, there's a list of all of the other Bruins that are out of comission. [ESPN]
  • The callup of Craig Cunningham tonight will mark a mini-reunion of Vancouver Giants alumni, and his mom and family will be in attendance. [TheProvince]
  • Merry Christmas from the Boston Bruins- "This is the third greatest day of my life!" The Bear & The Gang has returned, do watch all the way to the end for Cam Neely. [PuckDaddy]

The Shawn Thornton Update: 

  • Thornton has appealed his suspension, will meet with the Bettman in New York, and continues to skate with the team. [Boston.com]
  • And an appeal does not automatically make Thornton a hypocrite. [TheSportingNews]
  • There is a lot at stake for him at this point in his career. [WEEI]
  • One could make a case for some leniency. [ESPN]
  • HNIC's Rob Pizzo and reporter David Amber question how the NHL is handwringing over headshots, while repeat offender James Neal kneed the head of a downed opponent and only received 5 games.  Hang on for Sochi goalie chat.(Video,12:59) [CBCSports]
  • Lost in the shuffle? Loui Eriksson. [MassLive]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Take thirty! Elliotte Friedman offers his thirty thoughts. [CBCSports]
  • Sartorial splendor- enjoy this infographic of Don Cherry's year in fashion! [CBCSports]
  • Well wishes to Gentilhomme Violent George Parros, who was concussed in a fight with Eric Boulton. [TSN]
  •  The NHL year in review... Stu Hackel takes a look back. [SportsOnEarth]
  • Consolation prize: Sports Illustrated featured a Maple Leafs fan's video of the now legendary Bruins last minute game 7 victory in this week's issue. [Slam.Canoe]
  • And that Game 7 is Puck Daddy's number one greatest hockey game of the year. [PuckDaddy]
  • Merry Christmas from the San Jose Sharks! [PuckDaddy]
  • Didja miss HBO 24/7? Here's your quick recap, if you're recovered from yesterday's drinking game hangover. [BackhandShelf]
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