Fresh Links: #Pray4Pevs Edition

Get well, soon, Rich Peverley! - Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Former Bruin Rich Peverley received prompt and skilled medical attention after collapsing on the Stars bench, and his prognosis appears good.

Former Bruin (and Raptor Jesus) Rich Peverley is reportedly doing well...

  • Last evening, after completing a shift, Rich Peverley returned to the Dallas Stars bench and collapsed. His wife accompanied him to the hospital, where he was awake and alert. (With Stars press conference video, 10:29) [BostonHerald]
  • In the wake of the life-threatening event, a meditation on what is most important from Defending Big D, with updates. [DefendingBigD]

Tomorrow the Boston Bruins face the Thomas Vanek enriched Montreal Canadiens at 7:30pm.

  • The sweep of this weekend's Florida games put the Bruins in first place in the Eastern Conferece... for a day. The Bruins and Penguins will scrap for the top going forward. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Thomas Vanek and the Canadiens are a likely playoff opponent, and will be a good test for the Bruins, who traded their speediest players (including Peverley) to Dallas. Tuukka Rask will need to master whatever it is about them that gets under his skin. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • The Bruins will need to rely on their system against the power play hungry Habs. [BostonHerald]
  • Montreal will be without Josh Gorges for the Bruins game and the rest of the regular season. [MontrealGazette]
  • This year, the Bruins will likely need to win the Atlantic Conference for the top seed and home ice advantage it will bring in order to move ahead in the playoffs. [MilfordDailyNews]
  • The two young women injured by falling netting at TD Garden were from Maine. Inspections and investigation into the incident continue. [BangorDailyNews]
  • Reporter Amanda Bruno will be moving on from covering the Bruins, and paused to give thanks and reminisce about her tenure. She has been a favorite Links source of mine. [MassLive]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This Vancouver fan has a modest proposal- one simple approach to improve the Canucks going forward... [BoringAsHeck]
  • ... likely because of matching this ignominious franchise record. [@NucksMisconduct]
  • At the NHL GM meetings, there is discussion of changing overtime. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • An opinion on five things that should change as a result of those GM meetings. [BackhandShelf]
  • Don't EVER change! Don Cherry intends for Coach's Corner to remain the same, despite his new Rogers overlords. [TheProvince]
  • "I'll take Hockey Night in Canada hosts for 1000..." Hidden deep in hockey history is the fact that a certain Canadian game show host was almost tapped for HNIC. [GreatestHockeyLegends]
  • Brave Ted Nolan appears willing to helm the Buffalo Sabres through their rocky transition. [PuckDaddy]
  • Goody gumdrops. Matt Cooke is about to play in his 1,000th game, an achievement he has sadly denied others. [BringMeTheNews]
  • The search continues and concern mounts for Terry Trafford of the Saginaw Spirit, last seen a week ago. [TheStar]
  • A long read: Looking at the Kessel sibs, Amanda and Phil, and how different their options are after the Olympics. [Stanley-Cupcake]
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