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Fresh Links: Old Friends Edition

Professional coaches in Boston swap advice, and a number of Bruins (present and former) are in the news for happy reasons. A fellow SBNation blogger could use our support.

Bobby Orr rallies his fans
Bobby Orr rallies his fans
Jared Wickerham

<p><b>The Bruins are practicing and biding their time until Thursday's game against the Avalanche: </b></p>


<li> Tuukka Rask is sharp, having killed a couple five-on-threes. Peter Chiarelli is considering a rotation for Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, and Torey Krug. Claude Julien has sympathy for Peter Laviolette. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Loui Eriksson is still working on adjusting to the Bruins system, and knows what he needs to do. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> At practice, Carl Soderberg began skating again, and shootout specialist Shawn Thornton scored on Rask! [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Claude Julien has found a great coaching resource in his friend Bill Belichick. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Here's how Patrice Bergeron got where he is today, and why he may be a hall-of-famer. [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> The Merlot Line once again strives to provide energy and not get scored on, taking pride in being part of a fourth line the Bruins can roll out with confidence. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Chad Johnson took to the classroom to help teach fifth-graders about teamwork. [<a href="|BOS|home">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Malcolm Subban 's 36 saves were not enough to pull the Providence Bruins past the St. John's IceCaps. [<a href="">Providence Journal</a>]</li>

<li>Bobby Orr is simply the best. His book will be released October 15th. [<a href="">MontrealGazette</a>]</li>


<p><b> Please drop by and leave healing wishes (and more, if possible) to an editor and colleague over at Anaheim Calling: </b></p>


<li> SK and a passenger survived a serious car accident, but there is clearly a lot of expense and rehab upcoming. [<a href="">AnaheimCalling</a>]</li>


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


<li> In last night's NHL action, Andrew Ference scored as the Oilers rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Devils (who had goals from Jaromir Jagr and Michael Ryder) in the shootout. Brad Richards had a two-goal effort in the Rangers' win over the Kings. [<a href="">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> Check in with Blake Wheeler, who has learned to succeed in Winnipeg. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Covering sports can take a heavy toll on those we count on to bring us the games. [<a href="">MontrealGazette</a>]</li>

<li> Sure, it's easy for TomServo42... here's a FancyStats primer for the rest of us! [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> This Infographic explains three ways a Spin-O-Rama style shootout goal could be disallowed. [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a Legal Look column on possible liability to the NHL caused by fighting. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> Poor Joel Ward is the... butt... of jokes after being trapped in a bathroom stall. [<a href="">FoxSports</a>]</li>