Fresh Links: Great Scout Edition

Zdeno Chara at netfront - Drew Hallowell

Who might have been in the sights of a certain NHL team president and GM who were reported to be at the Flyers/Bruins matinee on Saturday?

Tonight the New York Islanders host the Boston Bruins, 7pm. 

  • When we left off on Saturday: QUOTA! Just the facts... [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Seen at the scene at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday... both the Oilers' president and GM. Hmmmm. [@davegisaac]
  • Zdeno Chara is thrilled to carry the flag of Slovakia in the Sochi opening ceremonies, and recalls life as a youth in the Soviet era. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • A brief ode to Kevan Miller, and the posse of Providence Bruin defensemen that have served well as call-ups. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Dougie Hamilton was solid in his return, Ryan Spooner is at a crossroads with Chris Kelly 's return, a Flyer that the Bruins might pursue, Jordan Caron 's return, and Patrice Bergeron 's wizardry at faceoffs. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • More than memorabilia: Way back in 1969, one seriously ill child found hope in a memorable Bruins dressing room visit and signed hockey sticks, thanks to Milt Schmidt and Bobby Orr. [TimesColonist]
  • A long potpourri read on coaching NHL fighters, why John Tortorella missed a big chance, Torey Krug and Reilly Smith 's career paths, why the trade season may be quiet, and a quick razz at the refs for stopping a goalie fight. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The good, the bad, the ugly from the Providence Bruins weekend action. [Providence Journal]
  • The Bruins have something to prove in facing the Islanders, who were Chara 's first team. Spooner will likely return to the lineup tonight, after recovering from the flu. [BostonHerald]
  • John Tavares has praise for Bergeron. [ProHockeyTalk]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here's the story of the NHL's longest tenured mascot, and the man behind the plush costume. [TheHockeyNews]
  • ROOT sports' excessive and oddly timed closeups and cutaways are "ruining the viewing experience" for hockey fans. See for yourself! [PensBlog]
  • What happens when a visiting team forgets their uniforms?!?! [FoxSports]
  • The Montreal Canadiens held a players-only meeting after their loss to the Capitals. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Sit down and enjoy this compilation of the Top 10 NHL Through-the-Legs Goals. [BackhandShelf]
  • Hooray! A gallery of Jersey Fouls! [PuckDaddy]
  • And it is the Dallas Stars Twitter once again, for the WIN. [SBNation]
  • In honor of outdoor games and Olde Tymey hockey, here is an 1898 film shot by Thomas Edison, the oldest filmed footage of hockey. (Video, 0:27) [YouTube]
  • C'mon, Ref! What do you do when an official is injured and must leave the game? [TSN]

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