Fresh Links: Initiation Edition

Bienvenue! The Centre Bell facade. - Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto

The Bruins' "new guys" are poised for their baptism by fire into the Bruins vs. Habs rivalry.

Tomorrow night at 7:30 the Bruins face the Montreal Canadiens at the Centre Bell in their first meeting of the regular season.

  • The Bruins' depth at the blueline is being tested early this season, and the Montreal Canadiens have a winning trend going. [BostonHerald]
  • Adam McQuaid apparently aggravated the injury from which he has been suffering, and Torey Krug is day-to-day. Kevan Miller was glad to have gotten in three games with the Providence Bruins. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Dougie Hamilton continues to grow and improve the consistency of his play. [BostonHerald]
  • Krug is on the watchlist of five NHL rookies worth your attention. [FTW.USAToday]
  • On the offensive side, Shawn Thornton doesn't mind sharing playing time with Jordan Caron, as it is for the good of the team. [PatriotLedger]
  • Here's why Tuukka Rask is not allowed near the dressing room radio. [Esquire]
  • Did you catch Episode 5 of "Behind the B" or enjoy our Public Skate viewing party last evening? Here's your chance to revisit the episode. (Video, 21:27) [Bruins.NHL]
  • Enjoy these multiple outtakes from Behind the B episodes! [BackRowSports]
  • And watch Brad Marchand on his Tour de Offensive Zone against the Blue Jackets. (Video, 0:25) [YouTube]
  • Time has published their Top 10 Sports Moments. Check out number 9! [KeepingScore]

Close to home:

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Katie Baker delved deep into the world of USHL billet parents. This is your feelgood story of the day. [Grantland]
  • Violent Gentleman George Parros led all NHL players (and his Montreal Canadiens led all teams) in Movember fundraising. Félicitations, et à bientôt. [MontrealGazette]
  • Here's a quick briefing on the Team USA WJC preliminary roster. [UnitedStatesOfHockey]
  • Henrik Lundqvist has just signed the biggest deal ever for an NHL goalie. [PuckDaddy]
  • Life imitates art... Warren Rychel of the Spitfires has traded his son Kerby away to the Guelph Storm. [WindsorStar]
  • 'Tis the season! Ottawa Senators are featured as dancing elves in this holiday animation. (Video, 1:17) [YouTube]
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