California is awesome and the Bruins don't get to go there nearly enough. Yes, I said it. Sometimes a few 10pm games in a row are actually sort of fun.
Believe it or not, too, there is some beef between the Sharks and Kings and the Bruins; many of their players, especially where San Jose is concerned, have played in Worcester of the American League, and are very familiar with the antics of such players as Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask, having spent years playing against them down there. Worcester and Providence tend to play each other more than any other two teams; this year alone the two teams have 12 matchups out of 82 games. The more you know!
After the jump, Radulov watch is over, the Leafs are in a sad state, and an awesome article on Eddie Shore...
- Get the raptor jesus GIFs back out, Rich Peverley is on the road trip. [ESPN]
- The Bruins' lines have become a mishmash and maybe that's what the team needs this year. [Metro West Daily News]
- Can the team carry momentum out west? It's sort of important that they do so. [Mass Live]
- The Big Bad Beginning: Ellen Etchingham traces the Bruins' tough-guy roots back to Eddie Shore. [The Score]
- The Bruins have a connection to the MA state champion high school team, Wilmington - so they made a video congratulating the kids. Pretty cute. [Patch]
- Shane Doan elbowed Jamie Benn in the head last night. Shane Doan is a repeat offender? It really must be the apocalypse. [Puck Daddy]
- Did you know yesterday was the first day all season the Blues have had their entire roster on the ice at the same time without injuries? [STL Today]
- Tyler Myers is back from suspension. [Buffalo News]
- Taylor Hall is skating again. [Edmonton Journal]
- Radulov watch is over! He arrived in Nashville yesterday. [Tennessean]
- Here is a piece on why Leafs fans want to fire Brian Burke.... [Globe and Mail]
- ....and here is the PPP followup on why Leafs fans want to fire terrible journalists. [PPP]
- Connor McDavid, who was born in 1997, is eligible for the OHL draft this summer. He's only the third underage player to be permitted to enter the draft. 1997. Let that sink in. We're old, people. [The Star]