Fresh Links: Shuffle Off Edition

Well, DUH... "Christmas cheer" is what you do at TD Garden in December! - Jared Wickerham

Thank you, Santa! NO THOMAS VANEK TONIGHT!

The Boston Bruins fly to Buffalo to face the Sabres tonight at 7pm.

  • Where we left off: Three takeaways from the Flames game. [BruinsDaily]
  • PBruin Watch: Craig Cunningham was assigned, as was Kevan Miller, who would otherwise have faced clearing waivers. David Warsofsky makes his NHL debut tonight in Buffalo. Claude Julien is recovering from the flu. There will be no spare players tonight. [PatriotLedger]
  • Adam McQuaid is progressing, but will likely be held back over Christmas as a precaution. [WEEI]
  • Milan Lucic will cut Vancouver a break. Just this once. [TheProvince]
  • In business, Comcast is introducing a Bruins content "On Demand" feature for fans. [Boston.com]
  • Shawn Thornton is making good use of his free time, bearing gifts as he visited Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Bruins prospect (and Boston College Eagle) Ryan Fitzgerald has been cut from the US World Junior team. [SBNation]
  • Bruins Alumni including Terry O'Reilly and Rick Middleton faced the Stowe Slugs (!) in a successful fundraiser. [StoweToday]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Potpourri: Did the NHL strategize to bury the Thornton ruling by holding the announcement until Saturday? The Panthers are enjoying some success. HBO's Leafs/Red Wings 24/7 has "lucked into" some drama. [ESPN]
  • NHLstalgia? Classic hockey themed Christmas cards. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Have a look at the greatest 10 hockey images of the year. [PuckDaddy]
  • Get to know Sabre John Scott... if you'd like. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Better yet, read about Gordie Howe, and how the family misses his late wife Colleen. Have that Kleenex box handy. [Sportsnet]
  • The Maple Leafs' social media FAIL on #SEAofBLUE... Should have moderated, tsk tsk! "Sarah Connors is a Bruins fan, Leafs. Ya blew it." [PuckDaddy]
  • In the dog-eat-dog world of the NHL, hits meant to injure are the result of "a mutant strain of hockey." [NationalPost]
  • Former Bruin Zach Hamill may be headed overseas. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • This outdoor hockey game beautifully set in Hungary is chock full of holiday cheer. Enjoy! (Video, 2:24) [YouTube]

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