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Fresh Links: Blues Tues Edition

The Bruins have a chance to measure themselves against a strong St. Louis Blues team.

MIlan Lucic battles it out along the boards
MIlan Lucic battles it out along the boards
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In light of current events in St. Louis, it is a good thing the Blues are in Boston to play the Bruins tonight at 7:00 PM.

  • Let's Czech in with the walking wounded among the Bruins ranks, and see which players will be game time decisions. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Here's what the Bruins will be facing tonight against the Blues. [ThePatriotLedger]
  • The Bruins have a home-ice winning streak on the line tonight, and other statical observations. [Stats.NESN]
  • Line Burns believes her late husband, former Bruins coach Pat Burns, would be laughing about his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • While we're on the subject, another former Bruin who would make a fine addition to the HHOF is Rick "Nifty" Middleton. [BostonHerald]
  • There was one good example of why a coach's challenge would be appropriate during the Bruins/Hurricanes game. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Little fistbumping Bruins fan Liam Fitzgerald has taken the internet by storm! [CommunityAdvocate]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Habs players read mean tweets, part deux. Kudos to these guys for being game for this. [YouTube]
  • Embattled goalie Casey DeSmith is no longer playing for the UNH Wildcats. [SBNCollegeHockey]
  • In a pyrrhic victory 50 years ago, an NHL referee received a full apology and retraction of comments made about him by the Canadiens and their coach.  [TheHockeyWriters]
  • Ch-ch-ch-changes... The World Cup of Hockey is altering their format to include two "All-Star" team entries. [Sportsnet]
  • Two female referres will officiate a Southern Professional Hockey League game on Girl Scout Night. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Happy landings, Josh Harding, you won't be without a team for long. [TheSportingNews]
  • Farewell, enforcers, godspeed, as fans cling to their memories despite fighting becoming pointless. [Grantland]
  • A former OHL team owner was frank in his assessment of fellow owners and the disposable source of their profits. [TSN]
  • It might be curtains for the unpopular "dry scrape," maybe as soon as this weekend. [TSN]
  • Lay off the team GMs, people, tax rates in different cities play into players' signing choices, too. [CBC]
  • Precious few teams make the playoffs with poor possession numbers, just look and see. [CorsiHockeyLeague]
  • Hilary Knight tackled the topic of changing the perception of women athletes in sport, addressing the ESPN Women + Sports Summit. (Video, 10:25) [YouTube]