Fresh Links: Takin' Care of Business Edition

Ryan Spooner works the goalfront... oh, HAI, Mark Stuart... - Marianne Helm

We'll likely see Ryan Spooner in action tonight.

The Bruins are looking to take care of business against the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 8pm.

  • Ryan Spooner was recalled as Chris Kelly is injured, and there were other injury uppdates. The Jets completed a grueling practice. [BostonHerald]
  • The Carl Söderberg fans now see on ice is the one that Peter Chiarelli projected despite Söderberg's initial struggles to adapt to the NHL and his new team. [ESPN]
  • Torey Krug has relied on intelligence and adaptability for his success on defense, as he proved this season that he was not just a one-hit wonder from last season's playoffs. [Boston,CBSLocal]
  • The Bruins were able to learn a lot from the loss in Minnesota, not all of it was pleasant, and it will shape their lineup in the playoffs. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Andy Brickley shared a few opinions on the Bruins defensive corps, who should be in, who is likely out, and why the Bruins should be cautious IF Dennis Seidenberg is cleared to play. [NESN]
  • Got Awards? Take #1: Tuukka Rask is frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy. [NHL]
  • Got Awards? Take #2: An informal poll of coaches sees the above, with Patrice Bergeron raising the Selke Trophy in addition. Zdeno Chara will likely be a Norris Trophy nominee, and Claude Julien and Torey Krug may get nods as well. [NESN]
  • Playoff Picture: As of today, it is looking like the Bruins will face either the Blue Jackets or Red Wings in the first round. [MassLive]
  • Hey Rhode Island fans- now you can now have Boston Bruins license plates for your cars! [Coventry.Patch]
  • New Balance's #LoveBoston campaign features a few familiar faces around Boston... [YouTube]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • MOAR COWBELL! Enjoy an all-Winnipeg musical interlude, starting with the late guitar virtuoso Lenny Breau, (Video, 3:59) [YouTube] his onetime student Randy Bachman, here with Bachman-Turner Overdrive, (Video, 3:47) [YouTube] and finally Burton Cummings with the Guess Who. (Video, 3:29) [YouTube]
  • As for the rest of the Eastern Conference, here's a look at how the playoffs are shaping up. [SBNation]
  • Coaching is an art, and one available coaching tool is emotional manipulation. [BackhandShelf]
  • Why the eyeball test can be deceiving: A cautionary tale. [mc79hockey]
  • While we're at it, as we approach the playoffs, be cautious of "narrative." [BlackDogHatesSkunks]
  • C'mon, Ref! For a nice change of pace, Kerry Fraser reminisces about meeting Teemu Selanne, and a prank Teemu's twin brother Paavo pulled on him. [TSN]
  • Remember Team Latvia's surprising goalie? The injury to Ben Bishop has resulted in Kristers Gudlevskis being called up from the Syracuse Crunch. [Syracuse.com]
  • The Halifax Mooseheads presented an amazing, if trippy, pregame show. (With video, 3:31) [PuckDaddy]
  • Brooks Laich teaches gentlemen five key social and life skills. (Video, 4:02) [YouTube]
  • Andrew Raycroft is s calling it a career. (In Swedish) [umeåtidning]
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