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Fresh Links: Altercation Edition

Sheesh. First the Neal/Marchand and Thornton/Orpik incidents, then Iginla on Kessler violence, and now drunks bait Milan Lucic for the camera.

Jarome Iginla is one tough customer
Jarome Iginla is one tough customer
Derek Leung

<p><b> The Boston Bruins host the Calgary Flames tomorrow at 7pm. </b></p>


<li> Here's the Canucks game in a nutshell, which is about all I can stomach. [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Bruins performances this past week left a few impressions. Some, like Kevan Miller's, were good. Jordan Caron's, however wasn't. [<a href="">Boston.CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> All in all, the road trip was a success, and the illnesses, injuries, and suspension gave some younger players a chance to show their stuff. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Brad Marchand 's theatrics on ice did not win him points with Claude Julien. [<a href="">OttawaCitizen</a>]</li>

<li> Someone poked the bear and then turned on his iPhone, fortunately for him, Milan Lucic walked away. [<a href="">TheSportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> Craig Cunningham has been recalled from Providence. [<a href="">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> And Jarome Iginla is not at practice. [<a href="">@NHLBruins</a>]</li>

<li> Here's the good, the bad, the ugly form the depleted Providence Bruins ' weekend. [<a href="">ProvidenceJournal</a>]</li>


<p><b> More handwringing from the Shawn Thornton incident: </b></p>


<li> A suspension appeal by Shawn Thornton would be "a litmus test." [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a closer look at the legal process of appealing a suspension, and a few precidents. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> As a player heavily active in the community and charity work, the blow to Thornton's reputation will be another lingering injury. [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Brooks Orpik has reportedly been spared living with the memory of his hit on Loui Eriksson, and has returned to the ice for "a light workout." [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>


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


<li> Sochi Watch: Injuries are affecting goalies. Also, whose stock is up and whose is down. [<a href="">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> The NHL does have a performance improvement system for officials, involving video review, simulations, and rules quizzes. [<a href="">StarTribune</a>]</li>

<li> The Toledo Walleye will offer a bobblehead of their coach Nick Vitucci 's meltdown, and hold "Anger Management Night" to commemorate it. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Enigmatic former Bruin Benoit Pouliot pulled a favorite move out of his bag of tricks to pull the Rangers over the Flames in the shootout. [<a href="">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Drink yourself blackout drunk with this Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings HBO 24/7 drinking game. Burp. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Son of Ulf. The Penguins thankfully waited until now to call up Philip Samuelsson. [<a href="|PIT|home">Penguins.NHL</a>]</li>