Fresh Links: Wanna Bet? Edition

If I were a betting man... - Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The folks who make money on these matters have spoken. The Bruins will be contenders in 2015.

Wait 'til next year, the Bruins to be at the top of the Eastern Conference, and some say they will hoist the Stanley Cup in 2015.

  • Vegas odds makers favor the Bruins to win the cup in 2015... [Boston.com]
  • ...although online gambling site Bovada says the Blackhawks will win, and the Bruins will be the bridesmaids again. [NESN]
  • In either case, the Bruins would be smart to learn what they can from this year's final. [TauntonGazette]
  • Here's what we learned from the SCF, and as for the Bruins, they will likely be tops in the east. Remember where that got them this year? [PuckDaddy]
  • Just say no... to a Brad Marchand trade, for good reason. [BostonHerald]
  • Dougie Hamilton will break out this year on the strength of his improved decisionmaking and increased physicality. [iSportsWeb]
  • Hey Johnny Boychuk, you've been around long enough that a certain draft hopeful from Dracut, MA names you as a role model! Meet Jonathan MacLeod. [BostonHerald]
  • Bobby Orr 's 1970-71 season was one for the record books. [TheHockeyNews]
  • In (belated) honor of Father's Day, remember when Rebecca and Dennis Seidenberg 's daughters were baptized in the Stanley Cup? [HHoF]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Never tell the Kings the odds... [Grantland]
  • Media FAIL! [@ChrisMPeters]
  • Does anyone else think that the NHL season is too long? [TheMontrealGazette]
  • C'mon, Ref! What do SCF officials do after the Stanley Cup presentation, post game, and post season? [TSN]
  • Oh, Thomas Vanek wasn't dismal in the playoffs, but "his offensive production and self confidence slid down faster than pole dancer at the Montreal "ballet"." [HockeyBuzz]
  • Expect buyouts. 'Tis the "silly season." [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Have a look at this year's draft class of defensemen. [USAToday]
  • The Jacobs family has an interest in the development of a stadium for the Buffalo Bills. [BostonHerald]
  • If you like Fancystats, here's a recap of the first Alberta Hockey Analytics Conference from May. [PensionPlanPuppets]
  • This was inevitable after Naoko Funayama left NESN... [ObnoxiousBostonFan]
  • Thanks for the memories, HNIC! [TheStar]
  • HNIC's final closing video montage, "The Show Must Go On." [TheHockeyNews]
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