Fresh Links: Hi, Ho Silver Edition

Patrice Bergeron in the medal hunt - Bruce Bennett

But it was 2-0...! Team USA hockey gold medal hopes now ride on the men's shoulders.

In Bruins news...

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • If you can bear it, here's a breakdown of the women's gold medal meltdown. [Grantland]
  • But it was 2-0... On the Canadian women's victory, and optimism for the future of women's hockey. Kevin Dineen sees a long-term relationship with the NHL in the future. [TheWallStreetJournal]
  • For Dineen, a gold medal is especially rewarding. [PuckDaddy]
  • The US men have GOT TO WIN, there is too much at stake. The loser has to take Justin Bieber. [NPR]
  • How DID the USA grow to become an ice hockey power? [Grantland]
  • The Olympic committee laughs at Jimmy Kimmel's wolf-in-Sochi-dorm-hallway hoax. [MassLive]
  • The more you know... Here's an infographic on the origins and evolution of the humble hockey puck. [@SmarterEveryDay]
  • For any athlete training along even seemingly safe rural roads, a sober reminder that the driver of the oncoming car may not be sober at all. [SBNation]
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