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Fresh Links: Snow Business Edition

There's snow business like the NHL, and the Avalanche are in town for the really, really big show, a tilt against the BRRRRRRUINS.

Matt Bartkowski sports a snow beard as the official tries to maintain his professionalism
Matt Bartkowski sports a snow beard as the official tries to maintain his professionalism

<p><b>The Colorado Avalanche roll into TD Garden at 7pm to face the Boston Brrrrruins:  </p></b>


<li>Matt Bartkowski is not wallowing in self-pity, and sees no benefit in blaming the "numbers game" for his stint in the press box. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li>Watch out! Here are a few things the Bruins need to keep an eye out for tonight. [<a href="">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li>Tuukka Rask spoke with Kathryn Tappan about expectations for him, the stunning end to last season, and new Bruins faces. (Video, 3:18) [<a href="">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li>The Bruins no longer need to win despite a dismal power play. A few key personnel changes and some crafty juggling have brought a measure of success. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Andy Brickley weighed in on the Bruins new-look power play, the youth influx into the lineup, and predicts future success for Peter Laviolette. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li>Between the Bruins and the Avalanche, it has always been about the respect. [<a href="">EagleTribune</a>]</li>

<li>Patrick Roy's years in Montreal are what turned up the heat in the Bruins/Habs rivalry. [<a href="">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li>Adam McQuaid and Torey Krug were at Lawrence Memorial Hospital yesterday spreading cheer. [<A href="">WickedLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Coverage for our worthy opponents is over at Mile High Hockey, here's a brief preview from their perspective. [<a href="">MileHighHockey</a>]</li>

<li>Give a listen to the boys over at Days of Y'Orr (and our very own Losted125) as they chat all things Bruins, including an interesting theory that Carl Soderberg was a CGI all last year, merely a hologram, and their opinions on other Bruins reporters, Twitters, and bloggers. Oh, and about the Bruins' Instagram... (Video, 55:00) [<a href="">DaysOfY'Orr</a>]</li>


<p><b>Elsewhere around the rink: </p></b>


<li>Meet Diane Bibaud, McGill graduate, music store owner, and long time organist for the Canadiens. [<a href="">MontrealGazette</a>]</li>

<li>Here are the Infographic results when 30 NHL players anonymously weigh in on a few key issues in the NHL. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Here are the 10 most polarizing players in the NHL... Some are (or were) Bruins. COLLECT THEM ALL! [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> The NHL has lost legal round #1 to recover money from former Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> And speaking of law, how did former lawyer Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning end up behind the bench as an NHL coach? [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Violent Gentleman George Parros is doing much better, thank you for asking. [<a href="">MontrealGazette</a>]</li>

<li>Nail Yakupov starred in this witty, if edgy, commercial spot. (Video, 0:16) [<a href="">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li>Enjoy this ranked list of the top 10 greatest one-team NHL players. [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li>The most recent podcasts are up for both [<a href="">Backhand Shelf</a>] and [<a href="">Marek vs. Wyshynski</a>]</li>