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Fresh Links: Auld Acquaintance Edition

Nice to see you again, Captain Planet!

Onward and upward! Captain Planet, Andrew Ference.
Onward and upward! Captain Planet, Andrew Ference.
Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sport

<p><b> The Boston Bruins face Andrew Ference and the Edmonton Oilers tonight at 9:30pm eastern.</b></p>


<li> Captain Planet Andrew Ference is eager to play his former team. [<a href="">Slam.Canoe</a>]</li>

<li> At long last, together again! [<a href="">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> The Oilers consider the Bruins to be a good challenge. [<a href="">EdmontonJournal</a>]</li>

<li> University of Alberta goalie Kurtis Mucha was permitted to postpone a spatial economy final and practice with the Bruins, as Tuukka Rask has the flu. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Rask has been the reliable key to the Bruins riding out this spell of injuries and illness. [<a href="">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> But wait, there's more... Daniel Paille returned to Boston with an "upper-body injury," and Adam McQuaid skated before practice. [<a href="">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>

<li> After the odd way he came to be a Bruin, Boston has embraced Jarome Iginla. [<a href="">MassLive</a>]</li>

<li> Trickle down effect- the Providence Bruins have recalled Scott Campbell from the South Carolina Stingrays. [<a href="">ViewFrom 123</a>]</li>

<li> How might the new salary cap affect the Bruins? [<a href="">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>


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


<li> Here's another teaser for the new "The Bear And The Gang!" [<a href="">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Five "can't miss" gifts to hockey fans that DID miss. [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> The Globe takes an inside look at the Department of Player Safety, whose mandate is " change behavior, not just punish bad acts." [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Here are the top ten most memorable moments from world juniors, note who is in number one! [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Enjoy a holiday visit with Malcolm Subban's family, and meet the folks! [<a href="">TorontoLife</a>]</li>

<li> C'mon, Ref! What about the inconsistencies in calling goalie interference? [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> Oh, what fun it is to ride... a Monster Sled is planned at Fenway! [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Merry Christmas from the Canucks, and Roberto Luongo continues to win at Twitter. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Former Bruin Mark Stuart is familiar with one-goal margin games, and being on the winning side of them.  The Jets need to round that corner. [<a href="">OttawaSun</a>]</li>

<li> Thoughts on Thoughts- Justin Bourne looks deeper at a few of Elliotte Friedman's Thirty Thoughts. [<a href="">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>