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Time For The Bruins To Regroup, Reset, And Regain Traction

Rich Lam

<p><b> The Toronto Maple Leafs return to face the Bruins at TD Garden tonight at 7PM. Here's what's going on in the Bruinverse:</p></b>

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<li> It is premature to panic, but there has been a notable common thread in the Bruins' losses so far. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/03/06/despite-stellar-record-bruins-still-have-a-real-problem/">WBZ,CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Dougie Hamilton looks to be a keeper. And his big brother Freddie lives near enough to keep tabs on him. [<a href="http://www.hockeyjournal.com/news/bruins/Dougie_Hamilton-s_impressive_initiation_with_the_Bruins">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Chris Bourque is better than Zach Hamill, but the Bruins should nevertheless be seeking an upgrade. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/03/06/kalman-bourque-not-paying-off-for-bruins-but-worth-initial-risk/">WBZ,CBSLocal</a>]</li>

  • Here are how lines looked at morning skate. [@NHLBruins^CS]
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    <p><b> Elsewhere in the news:</b></p>

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  • Aw, R.I.P. Stompin' Tom Connors. [PuckDaddy]
  • Here's a quick primer on hockey lingo. Brad Marchand is "sandpaper!" [BackhandShelf]
  • <li> Andrew Ference will represent CBSRadio and National Grid by promoting a contest to increase energy efficiency in homes. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/businessupdates/2013/03/06/andrew-ference-the-bruins-joins-national-grid-and-cbs-radio-promote-energy-efficiency/51erRqePfcrv8aP3aRxv2L/story.html">BostonGlobe</a>]</li>

    <li> Guess who appears on this list of the 10 most powerful people in the NHL? Clues: Long institutional memory and farreaching "financial tentacles." [<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nhl/news/20130306/most-powerful-people-in-hockey/">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

    <li> Unfortunately, the Bruins have lost all three games in which Dougie Hamilton scored. [<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/nhl/2013/03/05/a-collapse-of-epic-proportions-for-the-boston-bruins/">RantSports</a>]</li>

    <li> Fortunately, there's a Hamilton Rating Scale For Depression just in case that makes you sad. [<a href="http://healthnet.umassmed.edu/mhealth/HAMD.pdf">Healthnet,UMassMedical</a>]</li>

    <li> RU attaching the hashtag #meep to your posts about Dougie? [<a href="https://twitter.com/WeberKing/status/309311222426263553">@WeberKing</a>]</li>

  • Fight Straps- Why? [BackhandShelf]
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