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Hitting the Links: Preseason Winning Streak Edition

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Ahh, first win against the Habs of the season, feels good. Okay, preseason but anytime the Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens in any type of bout, it's awesome. Plus, an unassisted and shorthanded goal from Zdeno Chara was pretty hilarious.

This game showed a tighter Bruins roster after a bunch of cuts the team made following their 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders in preseason on Friday. Some Boston fans may be sad to see a few prospects go but junior hockey fans certainly rejoiced.

After the jump, an awesome picture, Patrice Bergeron got his number officially retired by his junior team (!!!), "Battle of the Blades" has begun and the Pat Burns Arena in Quebec. Plus much more!!!

Bruins News:
  • Your 2011 Stanley Cup Champions ladies and gentlemen. [YFrog]
  • The Bruins were in Halifax on Sunday for preseason action against the Montreal Canadiens. Halifax is Brad Marchand's stomping grounds and he said it was great to play in front of so many friends and family. Also, he likes being booed by Habs fans. [The Chronicle Herald]
  • Speaking of old stomping grounds, Patrice Bergeron got his number retired by his Quebec Major Junior Hockey team the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. [Telegraph Journal]
  • Here are the cuts the Bruins made on Friday in case you somehow missed it. [Bruins]
  • A slimmed roster means that the race is on for many players. One spot that players are vying for is that seventh defense spot, who ya got? [CSN]
  • The rookies that are left are going to be interesting to watch. That's kind of an understatement. [NESN]
  • And the rookies that are gone? Well, Alexander Khoklachev made an immediate impact upon his return to the Windsor Spitfires. [Windsor Star]
  • The London Knights, aka Jared Knight's team, won in a shootout yesterday too but Knight didn't play because of injury. [London Free Press]
  • Things that are going to be hilarious: a Brad Marchand ESPN diary. Here's to his entries about how fast he can take off his ugly Ed Hardy shirts. [ESPN]

Other Hockey News:

  • There is a Pat Burns Arena in Quebec! It was inaugurated yesterday and there was a match up between old Habs players and a local team. [Toronto Star]
  • Sidney Crosby skated in a controlled scrimmage the other day but it is still up in the air as to when he returns. [CBC]
  • But you know who is returning? David Perron of the St. Louis Blues. He got a concussion all the way back in early November of 2010. [St. Louis Today]
  • Aside from the Bruins, you know who else has been awesome in preseason? The Edmonton Oilers. Too bad preseason does not count as regular season. [Edmonton Journal]
  • A bunch of players were placed on waivers Saturday and their date for claim is today at noon. Then a bunch more were put on waivers Sunday and they have until tomorrow. Here are those players. [TSN]
  • "Battle of the Blades" started up for the season without Wade Belak. Maybe he isn't participating but he's gonna be there all season. [Canadian Press]
  • Scott Hartnell had an elevated heart rate in the third period of the Flyers' preseason game on Friday and is sidelined until further notice. Scary stuff. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
  • I love that Wayne Gretzky's son plays baseball. Sorry I'm not sorry. Gretzky chats about that and what he believes is the future of hockey. [Montreal Gazette]

Nonhockey Link of the Day:

  • Just like the album, the baby on the cover of "Nevermind" by Nirvana is 20. [CNN]