Fresh Links: Nemesis Edition

So now you've got Thomas Vanek? That don't impress me much... - Elsa

Curses! The Canadiens sought out and acquired the Bruins' old nemesis. Get the wooden stakes and garlic!

The Boston Bruins face the Montreal Canadiens at the Centre Bell ce soir, 7:30pm.

  • The Bruins are not focusing on their struggles with the Habs so far this season. [WEEI]
  • Thomas Vanek can enjoy his baptism by fire into the historic rivalry tonight. [ESPN]
  • Montreal will be Priceless tonight, and the Bruins are currently playing some of their best hockey. [BostonHerald]
  • It's official, Daniel Paille is out with a concussion, and that means Jordan Caron is in. [TauntonGazette]
  • For the Bruins, Patrice Bergeron is the key to all the little pieces that add up to a win. Here's a breakdown of one Leafs game showcasing those contributions. [NESN]
  • New Bruins Andrej Meszaros is seeing more of the right side at practice, and no decisions have been made about which Dman will sit. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The hat trick happy Episode #11 of "Behind the B" is available to view. (Video, 21:25) [Bruins.NHL]

Keeping an eye on Rich Peverley's progress:

  • Everyone is glad to hear that Peverley is doing better, here's why the Bruins are grateful for his tenure in Boston. [WEEI]
  • The medical answer to Peverley's issue may sadly be career ending, according to this analysis of what happened. [BackhandShelf]
  • At the NHL General Managers' meeting, an impromptu gathering of NHL executives as well as the Stars and Blue Jackets GMs met around Brendan Shanahan's iPad and were able to manage the situation as it unfolded. [ESPN]
  • Jiri Fischer has been in that situation before, and knows well the lingering fallout. Happily, part of his was a son, born 10 months later! [YahooSports]
  • And the Stars pulled out an overtime win against the Blues last night. [DallasNews]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Condolences to the loved ones of Terry Trafford: The Saginaw Spirit player reported missing was found, but not alive. [MLiveMichigan]
  • One hockey player is making it his mission to promote hockey in Great Britain, starting with the youth players. [TheColorOfHockey]
  • It's about the money. How long can the NHL hold out against displaying corporate logos on uniforms? [TheStar]
  • Speaking of uniforms, the Arizona Coyotes will sport a new look. [Icethetics]
  • What if NHL players COULD go home again? Here's the history of eight players that have "pulled a Luongo." [Grantland]
  • Ironically, they filed it under the heading "More Coverage"... Sports Illustrated featured the Boston Bruins Ice Girls doing a fine job of promoting their team. (Photo gallery) [SportsIllustrated]
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