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Fresh Links: FINALLY Edition

The Boston Bruins received a glorious sendoff from fans as they departed for Chicago to face the Blackhawks tomorrow night in the Stanley Cup Finals. Who has more fun than us?

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Wednesday night at 8PM the puck drops in Chicago. Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks... Stanley Cup Finals, baby!

  • Claude Julien and Joel Quenneville have a deep, dark past... [ChicagoTribune]
  • Peter Chiarelli seemed destined for management, and his road to the Bruins led through Harvard and the Ottawa Senators. [NHL.com]
  • Validation. Despite the early playoff exit last year, the Bruins' core group still includes 17 players from the 2010-11 Cup team. [ESPN]
  • Four more wins and this team is poised to achieve a peak point in franchise history. [TheHockeyWriters]
  • A doubter now sees the Bruins as likely to win the cup. Don't get excited, as he picked the Rangers and then the Penguins to eliminate the Bruins before now. [WEEI]
  • Here are five keys to the Bruins/Blackhawks matchup. [SportsMedia101]
  • David Krejci continues to quietly lead the Bruins in offense. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Desperately seeking offense (from the third and fourth lines,) and Shawn Thornton faces his former teammates. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • C'Mon, Ref! discusses the Gregory Campbell injury, and why no whistle was blown. [TSN]
  • Enjoy this eulogy of the Pittsburgh Penguins, complete with snarky Photochops. [PuckDaddy]
  • Disappointed in your team's playoff run? See where yours ranks. [Grantland]
  • And the Bruins get a warm sendoff from fans as they leave for Chicago. [@NHLBruins^CS]
  • Jack Edwards retweeted a cartoon... [@RealJackEdwards]