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Fresh Links: In The Mix Edition

Thanksgiving is here, and the Bruins are in a Wild Card playoff spot.

Matt Fraser gets in a scrap
Matt Fraser gets in a scrap
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins are thankful to be hosting the Winnipeg Jets this evening at 7:00 PM.

  • And they're thankful to be in the mix for a playoff spot at this critical juncture. Just look at the injuries so far this year! [NESN]
  • There is a story behind why the Bruins switched their usual Black Friday Matinee time slot with the Celtics. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Looking ahead, what is in store for the call ups who have filled the injury-driven roster holes? [BleacherReport]
  • After resting Tuesday, the Bruins would like to leave for their Western road trip with a win in their pockets. [PatriotLedger]
  • The Bruins should consider letting David Pastrnak play to his strengths for now, just as the did for another young player. [WEEI]
  • And who would be better than Patrice Bergeron to mentor Pastrnak? [TheBostonGlobe]
  • In fact, who could possibly be better to be leading the pack for the Selke Trophy? [NHL]
  • Torey Krug has answered the challenge to face some of the NHL's toughest forward lines, and has done it on his off-side. [PatriotLedger]
  • Peter Chiarelli is optimistic as progress is being made despite injuries. The Bruins are rounding into form, as individuals and as a team. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • There are a pair of players that the Bruins might be interested in, as Chiarelli's stated goal is beefing the team up a bit...  [ProHockeyTalk]
  • ... while one Buffalo Sabres right winger's name just keeps coming up as someone the Bruins might target. [TheFourthPeriod]
  • Expect to see Michael Hutchinson in net for the Jets: He has come a long way since his brief days with the Bruins. [WinnipegSun]
  • Awwww! It's time for the annual Pucks and Pups calendar, sales to benefit the Bruins Foundation, MSPCA-Angell, and NEADS. (Video, 0:30) [NESN]
  • Cam Neely has a very specific preference in Thanksgiving leftovers. (Video, 0:30) [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Bid on a Bobby Orr signed jersey and help an old heartthrob stay afloat, won't you? [GlobalNews]
  • NO, REALLY! James Wisniewski of the Blue Jackets has musical talent. Watch him tickling the ivories... look VERY closely. (Video, 0:29) [BarDown]
  • If you're not seriously into luggage, don't become an NHL equipment staffer. Oh, and NHL teams don't get special treatment through customs. (Video, 2:13) [Sportsnet]
  • Did you miss the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Have a look at the NHL's float. [BarDown]
  • This statistical anaylsis quantifies legendary NHLers' performances (including Bobby Orr and Ray Bourque) using new methods on old data. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Did you ever dream of pond hockey? These breathtaking locations are dreamworthy. [BarDown]
  • Beware: The NHL has been HACKED! [TheGuardian]
  • Daniel Alfredsson reportedly will retire in Ottawa on December 4th.  [TheSportingNews]