Fresh Links: Homeland Edition

Zdeno Chara is the "Big Man On Campus" at Sochi, in more ways than one. - Pascal Le Segretain

There will be hockey and there will be Bruins, but they will be facing off against each other for their homelands.

In Bruins news...

  • The kids are alright. Boston's young defenders have held the fort, and offense is rolling. [MassLive]
  • He may not be at Sochi, but Jarome Iginla has been recognized as NHL Third Star of the Week. [ESPN]
  • Going into the Olympic break, an assessment of where the Bruins stand. (Video, 8:16) [WEEI]
  • Patrice Bergeron is rooming with a Blackhawk at Sochi! [NESN]
  • A look at individual Bruin Olympians, why they were selected, and what they are expected to bring to their teams. [WEEI]
  • One take on who will be left standing in Sochi, power ranking style. [WEEI]
  • #PicsWithZdeno: Whose multilingual, charming, statuesque team captain is Sochi's "most photogenic man," a favorite with athletes and fans alike? [USAToday]
  • Adam McQuaid arranged for a treat for one small Bruins fan who had battled leukemia. [WHDH]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Not this year, Northeastern. Boston College wins a fifth Beanpot in a row. [NESN]
  • Team Canada has won gold in hockey! No, really. CBC posted a picture, it must be true! [HuffPost]
  • One take on which country's hockey team will be left standing in Sochi, power ranking style. [WEEI]
  • Team Finland captain Teemu Selanne is really enjoying what is likely his final Olympic experience, and doesn't begrudge the team's goalies their spotlight. [DailyNews]
  • Remember when college hockey was the pipeline to the Olympic hockey team? Here's a look at where college players and staffers fit into modern Olympic hockey. [UnitedStatesOfHockey]
  • Here are 10 lessons learned from the last four Olympics in which the NHL has participated. [Grantland]
  • For fun, a quick red-carpet take on who wore the best opening ceremonies garb. [OnlyAGame]
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