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Fresh Links: Bearing Down Edition

A new series, a new start, a lot of new faces?

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The Bruins face the Rangers tonight in Game 1 with a lot of green on the blue line. Rookies Hamilton, Bartkowski, and Krug will need to play solid games. Marchand may have been injured at practice, might we see Soderberg in?

<li> In praise of Patrice Bergeron-- why he should retire a Bruin and number 37 should hang from the rafters. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

  • Looking a bit green at the blue line tonight, but if the last game was any indication, the kids are allright. [CausewayCrowd]
  • <li> Three rookies will likely be called upon to step in as injuries plague the Bruins defensive corps... [<a href="">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>

  • ... and not everyone is able to avoid a snarky comment on that fact. [@GlobeKPD]
  • <li> Prepare for frustration, as the Rangers will likely focus on shot blocking. Fortunately, there are effective counter-strategies. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

  • And who would know the Rangers better than former Ranger Jaromir Jagr? [ESPN]
  • News from Morning Skate... lineup, also Brad Marchand injured? [WEEI]
  • We can always hope that THIS is what's up. Muahahaha! [@WeberKing]
  • So, Zdeno Chara "isn't much of a player" other than his slap shot? Say WHAT? [WallStreetJournal]
  • Here's your chance to hear the quiet Adam McQuaid in an interview with Adam Jones-- he speaks highly of Torey Krug, who will likely be his partner. [WBZ,CBSLocal]
  • And here are a few things you may have overlooked in the excitement of the Game 7 ending. [WBZ,CBSLocal]
  • Gregory Campbell spoke with Gresh & Zo about the Bruins' ultimate goal, the Rangers, and Jagr. [WBZ,CBSLocal]
  • <li> Peter Chiarelli reiterates that Claude Julien's job is safe, and for good reason. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

    <li> Jack Edwards will actually be missed, as NESN will yield to the major network's coverage. Isn't that RICH? [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

  • Good news on the Calder Cup front: The Providence Bruins won in overtime on a Carter Camper goal leaving them in a position to sweep the Wilkes/Barre-Scranton Penguins tomorrow night in Game 4. [ProvidenceJournal]
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