Okay, Bruins. Today is the first day of the rest of your lives. In the eternal words of whatever coach that was for the Capitals last year, it's time to grab your sack and f***ing compete. It's the anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, the Blues are honoring Melrose native and Malden Catholic product Keith Tkachuk, and...I don't know, it's Wednesday? All good reasons to win tonight.
After the jump, USA USA USA, some trades and games and stuff happened last night, and STL praises the Bruins...
- The Blues, whom the Bruins face tonight, have tried to model their game after the Cup winners. Only good things to say here. [STL Today]
- Patrice Bergeron knows the Bruins aren't waiting for a savior this year. It's up to the current core of the team to compete. [ESPN]
- The Bruins' worker mentality is pretty coveted here in this city. [Belleville News-Democrat]
- Jamie Langenbrunner is out tonight. Somehow this results in line-shifting that puts old friend Vladimir Sobotka on the top like with TJ Oshie and David Backes. Hoo boy. [STL Today]
- Here's a great piece on a Jewish hockey player choosing to play for the German National team. Like most New York Times feature pieces, this is heartwrenching and amazing. [NYT]
- DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? YES! [youtube]
- Tampa Bay made some trades yesterday. Most notably, Steve Downie no longer resides in the Eastern Conference. [Tampa Bay]
- The Rangers mocked Rick Nash by chanting "We don't want you" after Nash scored on them. Aces, New York. [Sun]
- Mike Ribeiro is a douche, but this is sort of hilarious - his antics in Montreal last night were epic. [PHT]
- Kyle Clifford, Manchester star, is going to be suspended for a hit on Gilbert Brule. [LAK Insider]
- The Oilers lit up the Flames last night. [EDM Sun]