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Always leave 'em laughing. Or if you're Andrew Shaw of the Blackhawks, even a sad reminder of injury on an otherwise triumphant evening can be used to benefit charities fighting breast cancer. Sticktap to you, sir.

Andrew Shaw took a puck to the face in SCF Game #6
Andrew Shaw took a puck to the face in SCF Game #6
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<p><b>ProHockeyTalk completed yesterday's coverage devoted to the Bruins. Be advised, today's featured team is the Habs. </b></p>

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<li> How much does Zdeno Chara have left in the tank? [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/06/how-long-can-zdeno-chara-keep-this-up/">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Claude Julien has earned a place in the pantheon of Bruins' coaching greats, but where, exactly? Vote here! [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/06/poll-where-does-julien-rank-among-greatest-bruins-coaches/">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask moves on to his next challenge... representing Finland in the Olympics. [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/06/with-new-deal-and-olympic-aspirations-its-truly-tuukka-time/">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Matt Grzelcyk is still on the roster for Team USA WJC after this round of cuts. Here's an overview of camp, with pictures. [<a href="http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Julie-Robenhymer/WJC-2014-NJEC-Tournament-vs-Camp-Second-Chances-Penchant-for-Penalties/99/53231#.UgJhOZL2Z8E">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>

<li> The forgettable final years in the otherwise good (or even stellar) careers of 17 NHL veterans. [<a href="http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/70554/the-forgettable-final-years-of-17-nhl-veterans">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Kicking the tires on Ranger Benoit Pouliot, a look at the former Bruin journeyman and his contract. Why it may make sense to give him another look, and at whose expense. [<a href="http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2013/08/02/the-benefits-of-benoit-pouliot-or-cutting-waste-at-the-bottom-of-a-lineup/">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>

<li> A Modest Proposal...Tim Thomas could be be an answer for the Florida Panthers. [<a href="http://www.litterboxcats.com/2013/8/1/4554666/why-florida-panthers-should-sign-tim-thomas-nhl-ufa">LitterBoxCats</a>]</li>

<li> A round of applause, please, for a singular (if icky) charitable gesture by Blackhawk Andrew Shaw. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/andrew-shaw-auctioning-stitches-blackhawks-stanley-cup-win-200525984.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> And a dope slap to this predator (lower case) for assaulting her son's hockey teammates. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/prep-prep-rally/hockey-mom-convicted-sexually-assaulting-two-her-son-210541148.html">Sports.Yahoo</a>]</li>

<li> Here's some fodder for off-season cud chewing, a take on the cost of doing business for NHL teams. [<a href="http://welcometoyourkarlssonyears.com/2013/08/06/the-cost-of-doing-the-nhls-business/">WelcomeToYourKarlssonYears</a>]</li>

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