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Yaaaaaaay! The NHL schedule has finally been released! Have you bought your tickets yet? Booked hotels for your road trips? Figured out creative ways to get time off from work? Well, what are you waiting for? Get to it -- after you check out these links, of course.

Boston opens the 2013-14 season with a game at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning
Boston opens the 2013-14 season with a game at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning
Jared Wickerham

<li>NESN lists a number of can't miss dates to watch the Bruins in the upcoming 2013-14 season. [<a href="http://www.nesn.com/2013/07/bruins-must-see-games-of-2013-14-schedule-include-stanley-cup-rematches-tyler-seguins-return/">NESN.com</a>]</li>

<li>CBS Sports weighs in on the must-see games that will be played around the league this year. [<a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/eye-on-hockey/22819946/nhl-schedule-must-see-games-for-the-201314-season">CBS Sports</a>]</li>

<li>Could the NHL's involvement with the 2014 Winter Olympics create new fans of the game? [<a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1707486-why-2014-sochi-olympics-will-give-revitalized-nhl-another-big-boost">Bleacher Report</a>]</li>

<li>This might be the last bit of major NHL-related news we hear for a while, so...why not make stuff up in the meantime? What's new with Patrick Kane and Marc Staal?[<a href="http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2013/07/16/bag-skate-theres-no-hockey-news-so-why-not-make-some-up-because-july-is-the-worst-month/">Backhand Shelf from The Score</a>]</li>

<li>Profiles of some hometown boys that made good during the 2013 NHL Draft. [<a href="http://www.hockeyjournal.com/blog/kirks/Adam_Erne-_Zach_Sanford_lead_New_England_crop_at_2013_NHL_Draft">New England Hockey Journal</a>]</li>

<li>And former Boston University Terrier Brandon Yip has re-signed with the Phoenix Coyotes. [<a href="http://coyotes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=678388">Phoenix Coyotes</a>]</li>

<li>Researchers who conducted a study out of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto found that the NHL's attempts to crack down on head shots have not significantly reduced the number of concussions players suffered in the past two seasons. [<a href="http://www.torontosun.com/2013/07/17/nhl-measures-fail-tor-reduce-concussions-study">Toronto Sun</a>]</li>

<li> The boxes for Finland's version of NHL 14 will feature players from each of SM-liiga's 14 hockey teams. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/every-team-in-finland-gets-its-own-NHL-14-cover">Puck Daddy</a>]</li>

<li>JagrWatch2013! Which team is rumored to be interested in Jaromir Jagr now? [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/19/jersey-bound-jagr-reportedly-inspects-prudential-center/">ProHockeyTalk NBC Sports</a>]</li>