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When Shawn Thornton's not busy punching in some guy's face, he likes to give back to his community.

Such a Nice Young Man...
Such a Nice Young Man...
Jim Rogash

<li> Shawn Heston Thornton says they're gonna have to rip the skates off his cold dead feet before he quits hockey. [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/14/bruins-thornton-i-wont-retire-until-they-rip-the-shakes-off-of-me/">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Also, he hosted his fourth annual "Putts and Punches For Parkinson's" Golf Tournament last Monday. [<a href="http://www.masslive.com/bruins/index.ssf/2013/08/boston_bruins_shawn_thornton_hosts_4th_annual_putts_and_punches_for_parkinsons_golf_tournament.html">MassLive.com</a>]</li>

<li> More news from the Merlot Line: A progress report on Gregory Campbell's broken leg. [<a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=680382&navid=nhl:topheads">NHL.com</a>]</li>

<li> Shock the world! Bring in a third team to make it happen with...Mason Raymond? [<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/nhl/2013/08/15/boston-bruins-should-take-a-chance-on-mason-raymond/">RantSports.com</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins have extended a training camp invite to 17 year-old defenseman Jesse Lees of the Kelowna Rockets. [<a href="http://www.kelownacapnews.com/sports/rockets/218854821.html">Rockets Central</a>]</li>

<li> AND NOW "The MOST INCREDIBLE Stat For Each Current Boston Bruins Star" according to...[<a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1727412-the-most-incredible-stat-from-each-boston-bruins-star-career">BleacherReport.com</a>]</li> (So take from this what you will.)

Also...

<li> The Manchester Monarchs will be holding a Los Angeles Kings Night sometime in January 2014, and fans got to vote on which past Kings jersey the Monarchs will wear for that evening. I could say outright which jersey won, but then you'd probably think I was telling you a Whopper of a lie. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/vote-now-force-ahl-team-wear-la-kings-144854190.html">Puck Daddy</a>]</li>

<li> The Hockey News profiles former Bruin Bobby Carpenter's son, a high schooler who has committed to playing college hockey at Boston University, and who goes by...Bobo. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/53054-Prospect-Need-To-Know-Bobo-and-the-Beantown-Classic.html">The Hockey News</a>]</li>

And furthermore...

<li> I will not be writing next Saturday's Fresh Links because I will be in *your* neck of the woods for a few days. I'm really looking forward to it! </li>

<li> Also once again I am exercising my privilege as author of this piece to mention that my cat Mulder's blood work came back from testing and it appears his chemo treatment is going very well.