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Fresh Links: Downtime Edition

There is news today, and a bit of lonelyhearts advice, too.

An appropriately dressed Bruins fan
An appropriately dressed Bruins fan
Jared Wickerham

<p><b> The Bruins ready themselves for the Thursday's 7pm tilt against the Columbus Blue Jackets:  </b></p>


<li> Now the third-longest tenured coach in the NHL, Claude Julien spend 13 years in the minors, where one takeaway is the forthright way he treats his players. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The fourth episode of  "Behind the B" allows a peek between periods in the Bruins' dressing room as Julien, Chris Kelly, and Patrice Bergeron address the team between periods in a tie game. [<a href="">Boston.CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> It is understandable that Gregory Campbell has had a slow start after last season's injury, but his and the fourth line's fortunes are turning. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Dougie Hamilton is flourishing, thankfully, as the Bruins adjust to the loss of Adam McQuaid.  Hamilton was sobered by the injury to Steven Stamkos. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> C'Mon, Ref! Kerry Fraser believes that the contact between Hamilton and Stamkos just prior to the injury was incidental. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> Let's call the whole thing off! Shawn Thornton explains the Brad Marchand name pronunciation kerfuffle, and comments on the Malcolm Subban goalie fight. (Video, 2:50) [<a href="">CSNNE</a>]</li>

<li> Dear Matty/Torey? Bruins Matt Bartkowski and newlywed Torey Krug give surprisingly insightful personal advice to the lovelorn. [<a href="">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> Hockey players with dogs... the 2014 Pucks & Paws calendar is now available to benefit the Bruins Foundation and MSPCA Angell. [<a href="">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>


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


<li> The NHL General Managers are tackling issues such as the overtime format, fighting, and the new playoff structure. [<a href="">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> The Buffalo Sabres housecleaning, part deux. Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston are out. Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan are in. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> It has been an odd week in Buffalo, as their TV crew had to call Tuesday's game from ice level! [<a href="">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> The rink was filled with rats as the Panthers came from down 2 goals to beat the high-flying Ducks. A number of former Bruins had a hand in the victory. [<a href="">LitterboxCats</a>]</li>

<li> It's never to early to speculate... who's likely to be in on the next round of Hockey Hall of Fame inductions? [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> And in IMPORTANT news, here're the facts on beer pricing around the NHL.  You're welcome! [<a href="">LastWordOnSports</a>]</li>