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Fresh Links: Uneven Edition

Last night's game was certainly entertaining, including two Bruins goals in under a minute.

The Matrix works his magic (David Krejci)
The Matrix works his magic (David Krejci)
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<p><b> The Isles dropped the Bruins last night in preseason action. In Bruins news you can use: </b></p>


<li> Here's a synopsis of the game, with GIFs. [<a href="">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> Here are three things that stood out in the game, for better or worse. [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> "Getting the kinks out" last night was mostly racking up penalties and swapping off scoring runs. [<a href="">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> With the return of Torey Krug, the power play should perk up. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Speaking of Krug, compare and contrast his contract negotiation with Ryan Johansen 's. Leverage is power. [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> That same power play is now the project of Joe Sacco and Doug Jarvis.  David Pastrnak may see game action this weekend. Anthony Camara is still M.I.A. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> One bright spot for this season is the reunion of the very effective Patrice Bergeron line. Bonus: Bergeron spoke about why winning the EA NHL 14 cover was especially nice. [<a href="">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Since the roster still up in the air, other lines are unsettled. The first look at the David Krejci / Milan Lucic / Loui Eriksson line hints that it may take time to gel. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Matt Bartkowski had himself a night, Jeremy Smith... not so much. Claude Julien applauded the league's efforts to quell diving. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Chris Kelly has struggled recently with injury and may be "a piñata for Bruins fans," but a closer look shows why he is still valued by Bruins management. [<a href="">SeasoastOnline</a>]</li>

<li> This Bruins season preview dangles the possibility of a second Vezina Trophy for Tuukka Rask and names Krejci as the one to watch for the Bruins. [<a href="">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

<li> And the Bruins will end up atop the Eastern Conference. Book it! [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Everyone's favorite CSNNE Bruins beat guy was the featured guest on the September 30th Markek vs. Wyshynski podcast, talking all things Bruins. (starting at the 18:45 mark, Audio, 1:10:32) [<a href="">Fan590</a>]</li>


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


<li> Here's all the help you need picking an Eastern Conference team to root for. You're welcome. [<a href="">Sportsnet</a>]</li>

<li> In this anaylsis of NHL teams rosters and prospects, the Bruins look good now, but may morph into the Canucks- here's why. [<a href="">TooManyMenOnTheSite</a>]</li>

<li> And it is time for Thirty Thoughts. Daniel Alfredsson has earned, and is receiving, flexibility from the Red Wings. John Tavares ' number was retired by the Oshawa Generals. [<a href="">Sportsnet</a>]</li>

<li> It may not exactly be news, but here is one take on which NHL teams will likely be circling the drain this season. [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> EA NHL 15 has spoken. The cup goes to the Kings in six games over the Bruins. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> This snarky take on the Maple Leafs' projected underperformance this season is best summed up by the clever illustration. [<a href="">Sportsnet</a>]</li>

<li> Godspeed to the reportedly oldest surviving NHL player, former Blackhawk Albert W. Suomi. [<a href="">Reddit,Hallowell&JamesFuneralHome</a>]</li>