Fresh Links: Codebreakers Edition

Just in time for Halloween, a "Headless Horseman" - Jared Wickerham

The old NHL "Code" covering fighting is in the spotlight, morphing into something even old-school enforcers are not sure they understand.

 The Boston Bruins are saddling up for a West trip to close out the preseason, two games against the Winnipeg Jets

  • The Bruins have posted a schedule of events that includes details on the final two preseason games along with a teambuilding trip to Vermont that includes a practice in Waterbury (home of Ben and Jerry's, people!) that will be open to the public. [Bruins.NHL]
  • The Bruins are poised to make a fresh start and likely to play into the postseason. Among the key factors is Claude Julien's ability to evolve and to drive the disciplined playing style. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Focus On: Jarome Iginla. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  •  Nick Johnson is still fighting for a position, and has impressed Claude Julien with his compete level. [ESPN]
  • Zdeno Chara now casts his long shadow over the goalmouth in the revitalized power play, take a peek at the likely first and second units. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Guess whose goal was #4 in the NHL Top 10 goals of 2013? (2:28 mark) Complete with Jack Edwards' call. (Video, 4:18) [YouTube]
  • The Bruins are poised to take the Atlantic Division, a recap of comings and goings, pros and cons. [TheHockeyNews]

After the Sabres/Maple Leafs donnybrook, talk is all about "The Code," and that it appears to be changing.

  • It is really hard to understand "the code" anymore.  Guess which NHL player has 150 games under his belt and only five (or fewer) points? [PensionPlanPuppets]
  • Jay Rosehill weighed in on on "the Code," and how it was broken twice in the Sabres/Maple Leafs scrap. [CSNPhilly]
  • Elliotte Friedman addressed the matter, and then contributed his 30 thoughts in addition. [CBCSports]
  • Had enough yet?  About Ron Rolston's culpability and John Scott... [PuckDaddy]
  • A bedtime story- "Prince Kessel and the Captain of the Guard." [PensionPlanPuppets]

 And elsewhere around the rink: 

  • Andrew Ference spoke about his return to Edmonton, resettling his family, and what he would like to contribute to the Oilers. [CBCSports]
  • There's a former Bruin on PTO with the Panthers... not THAT one! Brad Boyes spoke about being a journeyman in the NHL. [MiamiHerald]
  • Quelle horreur! Reaction to the Team Canada jerseys, now with a leaked black third. [PuckDaddy]
  • Jay Baruchel who? The REAL star of this "Ears on the Prize" podcast is Sarah Connors, talking Habs vs. Bruins and the Sabres/Maple Leafs affair. [HabsEyesOnThePrize]

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