But first -- last night's game...
<li>Carl Soderberg scores 26 seconds into the game, Tuukka Rask makes 20 saves against the Winnpeg Jets, and Boston never looks back, beating the Jets 5-0 in their last pre-season game before the read deal begins. [<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/nhl_coverage/2013/09/bruins_beat_jets_5_0_in_preseason_finale">Boston Herald</a>]</li>
<li> Pez from Days of Y'Orr makes five predictions for the Bruins' upcoming season. [<a href="http://www.daysofyorr.com/2013-articles/september/pez-says-five-predictions-for-the-2013-2014-bruins-season.html">Days of Y'Orr</a>]</li>
Is it hubris if we talk about the Bruins post-season in the off-season?
<li>The Hockey News predicts that come spring, Boston will be sitting atop the Atlantic Division. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/53447-NHL-Preseaon-Predictions-Atlantic-Division-No-1-Boston-Bruins.html">The Hockey News</a>]</li>
<li>Taking it further, here's an article from Bruins Daily with the headline "Cue the Duckboats" [<a href="http://www.bruinsdaily.com/2013/09/25/cue-the-duckboats/">Bruins Daily</a>]</li>
<li> Grantland looks at the players who are the best long-shot bets to win an NHL award in June. [<a href="http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/75955/who-are-the-best-long-shot-bets-for-NHL-awards">Grantland</a>]</li>
<li>Here's a primer on how the playoff seeding will work for a league that now has 16 teams in one conference and 14 in the other.[<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/the-explainer-new-nhl-playoff-seeding-format-1.1871216">CBC Sports</a>]</li>
<li> How did our old friend Tim Thomas (now with the Florida Panthers) fare against the Tampa Bay Lightning in his first start in goal in over a year? [<a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/gametracker/recap/NHL_20130926_FLA@TB/thomas-debuts-for-panthers-lightning-win-in-overtime">CBS Sports</a>]</li>