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Fresh Links Opening Night Jitters Edition

It is opening night, as the Bruins welcome their new Flortheast Division rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

All signs point to a Bruins victory over the Bolts
All signs point to a Bruins victory over the Bolts
Eliot J. Schechter

 <p><b>Hockey TONIGHT! Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lighning, 7PM on NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub: </b></p>


<li> Just the facts- a quick recap/preview for tonight to wet your whistle. [<a href="">TheSpokedBlog</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins improved with their roster changes, and Rich Peverley will be the player most missed. Peter Chiarelli had been planning ahead for some time, due to cap issues. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> It will be championship or bust mode for the Bruins. [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins again seek consistency, and want to banish the old "Ahh, whatever. We'll be ready when the playoffs start." [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li>The serious nature of Adam McQuaid's illness last season leaves him farther ahead this year, not only physically, but mentally as well. [<a href="">TheGuardian</a>]</li>

<li>Similarly, Milan Lucic spoke about being in a better frame of mind and in better physical condition than last season. [<a href="">WorcesterTelegram&Gazette</a>]</li>

<li>The Bruins have focused on aquiring well-rounded, two-way scorers that fit their team-first ethos. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li>Re-signing Dennis Seidenberg is a priority for both him and Peter Chiarelli. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Eyeball these five bold predictions for the new Bruins season for accuracy... [<a href="">SportsMedia101</a>]</li>

<li> ... and then judge this list of the "10 Most Important Bruins." [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> In the business of professional sports, ticket prices for teams in Boston mirror expectations. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li>In other business news, a new Bruins practice facility might be possible right in their own backyard. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Vermont greeted the Bruins on Tuesday with an overflow crowd, many fans having played hookey to see hockey. [<a href="">VPR</a>]</li>

<li>Clearly, this jinxed Kevan Miller, who was summarily placed on waivers Wednesday. [<a href="">WickedLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Catch our own Losted125's guest spot on Days of Y'Orr Live! [<a href="">DaysOfY'Orr</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a chance to catch episode #2 of "Behind the B." Note that Dennis Seidenberg and Carl Söderberg are fast, Zdeno Chara is strong, and Brad Marchand chirps even in practice. [<a href="">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>


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


<li>The US Government shutdown has gone TOO FAR. Now it is affecting hockey. [<a href="">StLToday</a>]</li>

<li> Tune in for the next episode of of the soap opera that is the Vancouver Canucks. [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Swedish NHL players are candid in Swedish language interviews, as they name the NHL's dirtiest players. (Video, 3:04) [<a href="">AftonBladet</a>]</li>

<li> Sartorially challenged? Dallas Eakins' tie might have been too much for even Don Cherry. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li>Viva Las Vegas... Ilya Bryzgalov is rumored to be headed to the ECHL Wranglers. [<a href="">SBNation</a>]</li>