Fresh Links: Love/Hate Edition

Feel the love! - Harry How

What topic is better on Valentines Day than blood feuds and rivalry?!?!?

In Bruins news:

  • Zdeno Chara and Team Slovakia had a tough go against Team USA, falling 7-1. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Here's a quick recap of how Bruins and their teams have done at Sochi, and likely the only time you'll see anyone liken Patrice Bergeron's role to Jordan Caron's. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Speaking of Perfect Patrice, his role for Team Canada has expanded. [ESPN]
  • Don't panic about Tuukka Rask, but the Bruins will clearly need Chad Johnson to step up for the compressed post-Olympic schedule. [Boston.CBSLocal]
  • Jaromir Jagr 's got game. Team Czech Republic downed Team Latvia 4-2, David Krejci tallied an assist. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Here are a few takeaways from Thursday's Olympic hockey action. [TheSportingNews]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Better late than never: a quick primer on the differences between the NHL and Olympic rules. [NewYorkTimes]
  • And here is how the bigger rink is affecting Olympic play (with illustration.) [PuckDaddy]
  • Here! Use this flow chart to help you decide which Olympic team to root for. [TheSportingNews]
  • Seattle is getting buzz to get an NHL team... [SeattleTimes]
  • Get a load of hockey's worst contracts. Thank you, Peter Chiarelli- no current Bruins are listed. [Grantland]
  • What is it the Kessel sibs have for teammates with homonym names? [TheSportingNews]
  • You should care about women's hockey. Here's why. [XOJane]
  • The blood feud that is USA/Canada women's hockey, and why you never let your enemy know how much you hate them. [Grantland]
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