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Fresh Links: Codebreakers Edition

The old NHL "Code" covering fighting is in the spotlight, morphing into something even old-school enforcers are not sure they understand.

Just in time for Halloween, a "Headless Horseman"
Just in time for Halloween, a "Headless Horseman"
Jared Wickerham

<p><b> The Boston Bruins are saddling up for a West trip to close out the preseason, two games against the Winnipeg Jets.  </b></p>


<li> The Bruins have posted a schedule of events that includes details on the final two preseason games along with a teambuilding trip to Vermont that includes a practice in Waterbury (home of Ben and Jerry's, people!) that will be open to the public. [<a href="">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins are poised to make a fresh start and likely to play into the postseason. Among the key factors is Claude Julien's ability to evolve and to drive the disciplined playing style. [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Focus On: Jarome Iginla. [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Nick Johnson is still fighting for a position, and has impressed Claude Julien with his compete level. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Zdeno Chara now casts his long shadow over the goalmouth in the revitalized power play, take a peek at the likely first and second units. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Guess whose goal was #4 in the NHL Top 10 goals of 2013? (2:28 mark) Complete with Jack Edwards' call. (Video, 4:18) [<a href ="">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins are poised to take the Atlantic Division, a recap of comings and goings, pros and cons. [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>


<p><b> After the Sabres/Maple Leafs donnybrook, talk is all about "The Code," and that it appears to be changing.</b></p>


<li> It is really hard to understand "the code" anymore.  Guess which NHL player has 150 games under his belt and only five (or fewer) points? [<a href="">PensionPlanPuppets</a>]</li>

<li> Jay Rosehill weighed in on on "the Code," and how it was broken twice in the Sabres/Maple Leafs scrap. [<a href="">CSNPhilly</a>]</li>

<li> Elliotte Friedman addressed the matter, and then contributed his 30 thoughts in addition. [<a href="">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Had enough yet?  About Ron Rolston's culpability and John Scott... [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> A bedtime story- "Prince Kessel and the Captain of the Guard." [<a href="">PensionPlanPuppets</a>]</li>


<p><b> And elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>


<li> Andrew Ference spoke about his return to Edmonton, resettling his family, and what he would like to contribute to the Oilers. [<a href="">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> There's a former Bruin on PTO with the Panthers... not THAT one! Brad Boyes spoke about being a journeyman in the NHL. [<a href="">MiamiHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Quelle horreur! Reaction to the Team Canada jerseys, now with a leaked black third. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Jay Baruchel who? The REAL star of this "Ears on the Prize" podcast is Sarah Connors, talking Habs vs. Bruins and the Sabres/Maple Leafs affair. [<a href="">HabsEyesOnThePrize</a>]</li>