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Fresh Links: Great Scout Edition

Who might have been in the sights of a certain NHL team president and GM who were reported to be at the Flyers/Bruins matinee on Saturday?

Zdeno Chara at netfront
Zdeno Chara at netfront
Drew Hallowell

<p><b> Tonight the New York Islanders host the Boston Bruins, 7pm. </b></p>


<li> When we left off on Saturday: QUOTA! Just the facts... [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Seen at the scene at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday... both the Oilers' president and GM. Hmmmm. [<a href="">@davegisaac</a>]</li>

<li> Zdeno Chara is thrilled to carry the flag of Slovakia in the Sochi opening ceremonies, and recalls life as a youth in the Soviet era. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> A brief ode to Kevan Miller, and the posse of Providence Bruin defensemen that have served well as call-ups. [<a href="">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> Dougie Hamilton was solid in his return, Ryan Spooner is at a crossroads with Chris Kelly 's return, a Flyer that the Bruins might pursue, Jordan Caron 's return, and Patrice Bergeron 's wizardry at faceoffs. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> More than memorabilia: Way back in 1969, one seriously ill child found hope in a memorable Bruins dressing room visit and signed hockey sticks, thanks to Milt Schmidt and Bobby Orr. [<a href="">TimesColonist</a>]</li>

<li> A long potpourri read on coaching NHL fighters, why John Tortorella missed a big chance, Torey Krug and Reilly Smith 's career paths, why the trade season may be quiet, and a quick razz at the refs for stopping a goalie fight. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> The good, the bad, the ugly from the Providence Bruins weekend action. [<a href="">Providence Journal</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins have something to prove in facing the Islanders, who were Chara 's first team. Spooner will likely return to the lineup tonight, after recovering from the flu. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> John Tavares has praise for Bergeron. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>


<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>


<li> Here's the story of the NHL's longest tenured mascot, and the man behind the plush costume. [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> ROOT sports' excessive and oddly timed closeups and cutaways are "ruining the viewing experience" for hockey fans. See for yourself! [<a href="">PensBlog</a>]</li>

<li> What happens when a visiting team forgets their uniforms?!?! [<a href="">FoxSports</a>]</li>

<li> The Montreal Canadiens held a players-only meeting after their loss to the Capitals. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Sit down and enjoy this compilation of the Top 10 NHL Through-the-Legs Goals. [<a href="">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>

<li> Hooray! A gallery of Jersey Fouls! [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> And it is the Dallas Stars Twitter once again, for the WIN. [<a href="">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> In honor of outdoor games and Olde Tymey hockey, here is an 1898 film shot by Thomas Edison, the oldest filmed footage of hockey. (Video, 0:27) [<a href="">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> C'mon, Ref! What do you do when an official is injured and must leave the game? [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>