The NHL and NHLPA have agreed on a rules change to downsize goalie pads.
- The NHL has come out with a rule to keep pads in proportion to the height of the goalie. Well, it is a good excuse to buy a new set of gear... [SBNation]
- Here are some details, and a tweet from Henrik Lundqvist. [TheScore]
And in Boston Bruins news, and elsewhere around the rink...
- Will new acquisition Chad Johnson or scrappy Niklas Svedberg rise to become Tuukka Rask's backup in Boston? [TheHockeyWriters]
- The Bruins defensive corps is undergoing a youth movement. [SportsMedia101]
- Here's one writer's take on the Bruins new acquisitions Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith, and Joe Morrow formerly of the Dallas Stars. [100DegreeHockey]
- Got plans? Shawn Thornton will host Putts and Punches for Parkinsons fundraiser TODAY! [WickedLocal]
- On this list of young players who were traded too soon, it is surprising how many blossomed as Bruins. [NHL]
- Peek in on Junior players on the cusp, it isn't all about the game at NOHA development weekend. [SudburyStar]
- And there is news on the WJC Evaluation Camp, USA thumped Canada, Finland topped Sweden, and other musings. [HockeyBuzz]
- Original Six: selected photos of Claude Julien. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
- Countdown to BRUINS HOCKEY here! [HowManyDaysUntilHockey]