Fresh Links:Trade Winds Edition

Brad Marchand awaits the puck as Ryan Miller's brother approaches - Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Oh, the winds do blow...

The Bruins news continues to whirl around chatter about report cards and possible trades.

  • The dearth of top quality defensemen at trade deadline bit the Bruins hard this year, watch for a move to bolster the blueline for next season. [CausewayCrowd]
  • This report card on goalies and defensemen warns that Adam McQuaid 's fragility eats away most of his trade value, and reminds us that we had a fine goalie tandem to be grateful for... [WEEI]
  • (By the way, if you happen to see Hi, I'm Chad Johnson today, wish him a happy birthday!) [@NHLBruins]
  • ... as for the forwards, the Merlot line struggled for a number of reasons, Jordan Caron might do better elsewhere, and don't underestimate Chris Kelly's value. Brad Marchand has some s'plaining to do. [WEEI]
  • That unique opening title sequence to "Behind the B" has won a Boston/New England Emmy Award. [Bruins.NHL]
  • This Oilers blogger sees Johnny Boychuk as a solid trade target, and explains why. [Lowetide]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Rangers seem to be challenged in the luck department as they face being swept in the SCF. [Grantland]
  • Don't be shocked if Jason Spezza is moved by the Senators, that's just life in professional hockey. [TheHockeyNews]
  • "The NHL's Silly Season:"  The Hockey Guy believes the unrestricted free agent pool is shallow, which will drive trades as the means to beefing up rosters, and he sees the Bruins letting a certain pest go to keep Jarome Iginla. [StLToday]
  • Tomas Vokoun is IN. After his serious health issues last year, Vokoun is eager to play next season. [NHL]
  • Dan Bylsma is OUT. After a post-Sochi high, the Penguins gonna Penguin, and what happened next was no surprise to their now former coach. [Post-Gazette]
  • Craig Ramsay, a former Bruins assistant coach, will be joining the Oilers behind the bench. [EdmontonSun]
  • How about some Mighty Ducks history, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of "D2: The Mighty Ducks? [Time]
  • A modest proposal: One dozen suggestions to improve NHL hockey. [ArcticIceHockey]
  • Take a look behind the curtain at Oyo Sportstoys, and the decisions behind producing their teensy Lego NHL figures. [UntiedMag]
  • NEED! Just in time for summer, a Bruins concept basketball jersey. [Regrit]

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