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Not that anyone's counting, of course...

40 days 'till #40, Tuukka Rask
40 days 'till #40, Tuukka Rask
Jim Rogash

<p><b> Around the rink today: </b></p>

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<li> Only 40 days 'till Tuukka Time! [<a href="https://twitter.com/Buccigross/status/370508097808130048">@Buccigross</a>]</li>

<li> Seth Griffith hopes to bid the OHL Knights goodnight and take the next step in his career. [<a href="http://www.lfpress.com/2013/08/21/communities-opposed-to-wind-form-network-2">LondonFreePress</a>]</li>

<li> Good thing for all involved that Malcolm Subban chose hockey, eh? [<a href="http://www.thescore.com/nhl/articles/1258778-malcolm-subban-can-t-jump">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> In the Boston sports team popularity contest, the Bruins beat out the Celtics, but not the Patriots or Sox. [<a href="http://www.sportsmedia101.com/bostonceltics/2013/08/21/boston-celtics-rated-as-fourth-favorite-team-in-citys-pecking-order-in-latest-sports-survey/">SportsMedia101</a>]</li>

<li> Did a Stanley Cup Final without a Canadian team cause a drop in Canadian retail sales? Can we then blame the uptick in liquor sales in May to the Leafs/Bruins series? [<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/canadarealtime/2013/08/21/economists-expecting-less-than-stellar-retail-sales-report/">Wall StreetJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Your call... two available goalies, many possible scenarios. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/26413/you-make-the-call-bryzgalov-or-thomas">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The other shoe has dropped on the Crosby DMV episode. A certain Canucks goalie has weighed in. [<a href="https://twitter.com/strombone1/status/370249846831460352">@Strombone1</a>]</li>

<li> Former Bruin Reggie Leach is still making assists, working with at-risk aboriginal youth against substance abuse and bullying. [<a href="http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/riverton-rifle-makes-play-for-young-lives-220624441.html">WinnipegFreePress</a>]</li>

<li> Will this year be curtains for Jaromir Jagr? [<a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=680613">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a chance to catch up on all the NHL off-season dramas in one stop. [<a href="http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/71793/hey-so-tim-thomas-and-other-nhl-offseason-story-lines-you-might-have-already-forgotten">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> The Canadian Medical Association condemns NHL owners over hockey violence. [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-medical-association-comes-down-hard-on-nhl-owners-over-hockey-violence/article13897652/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a clever video marking all of the changes in all of the NHL team logos over the years. [<a href="http://youtu.be/Z8HoW0S2spQ">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> After that, how about a ride on a Zamboni simulator? [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5boOOjAkvL8">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> Take a gander at this customized hockey helmet. [<a href="http://imgur.com/a/up25g#0">ds1018</a>]</li>

<li> And then laugh at these 20 amusing beer-league jerseys. [<a href="http://www.heavy.com/social/2013/08/beer-league-hockey-jerseys-funny-team-names-nhl/">Heavy.com</a>]</li>

</ul>

<p><b>Even the football stories today have some hockey content: </b></p>

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<li> (Darnell Nurse's uncle) Donovan McNabb has been an awfully good sport, considering the baseless abuse he's suffered... [<a href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/8/21/4640364/donovan-mcnabb-eagles-retrospective-stupid-people">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> Who knew? Joe Montana was a Bobby Orr and Bruins fan. [<a href="http://www.680news.com/2013/08/21/the-catch-defined-49ers-rise-to-prominence-with-montana-at-quarterback/">680News</a>]</li>

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