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Fresh Links: Key Pairings Edition

The Bruins have built very successfully upon core players who have anchored the top lines.

Like two peas in a pod... Dougie hamilton and Zdeno Chara
Like two peas in a pod... Dougie hamilton and Zdeno Chara
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

SB Nation 2014 NHL Preview

In Bruins news you can use:

  • One strength of Bruins lines is key pairings, building on the chemistry of two players that also have long history together. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Ryan Spooner and Alexander Khokhlachev werethisclose to roster spots. [TheBostonGlobe] WAIT! This just in... it looks like Spooner and Bobby Robins will be on the ice against the Flyers opening night! [@NHLBruins]
  • This Bruins season preview specifically scrutinizes defensemen and goalies. Tuukka Rask is held up as the one sure thing on the roster. [HockeyBuzz]
  • The clock is ticking to identify who will step into Boychuk's shoes. It is likely that left shot Dennis Seidenberg will slot on the right, as he usually does in the postseason. [PatriotLedger]
  • The Boychuk trade was not the right move, and parallels the head scratching Logan Mankins trade from the New England Patriots.  Chalk it up to something in the Boston Harbor water... [WEEI]
  • After a brief respite spent team building at the Vermont State Police Academy, the Bruins face a heavy schedule early on. Darryl Sutter scoffs at that sort of touchy-feely outing. [ESPN]
  • There will be hockey tomorrow night! Here's a preview of the season opener against the Flyers, puck drop is at 7:30. Let's go, BRUINS! [CBSSports]
  • NESN airs episode 2 of "Behind the B" tonight at 8pm, here's a preview. Traditionally, the episode then becomes available on the Bruins' official website at 9pm. [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • It looks like we can expect increased referee vigilance surrounding goalies and creases. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Media Fail! Moving along, Johnny Boychuk sees great things ahead for the Islanders, and he will get to be part of it. [NYPost]
  • Jagr being Jagr. Don't ever change! [Sportsnet]
  • And meanwhile, time marches on with <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="" mce_href="">Daniel Alfredsson</a>, not in a way that favors his possible return. [Sportsnet]
  • The recently upgraded NHL app is a big improvement- have a look! [SportsIllustrated]
  • There's being built for speed, and then there's acceleration. Nathan McKinnon in hockey gear demonstrates explosive speed against Charles Hamelin, an Olympic speed skater. (Video, 2:17) [YouTube]
  • Milan Lucic did it, and now EVERYONE is writing anti-bullying children's books. Check out Eric Fehr and Scott Hartnell 's efforts. [TSN]
  • Here's a chance to declare your love for college hockey. [CollegeHockeyInc]