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Fresh Links: Julien Calendar Edition

The second-longest tenured coach in the NHL commits to Boston once again.

The Claude Julien era continues!
The Claude Julien era continues!
Bruce Bennett

The Bruins topped the Senators on Saturday, and prepare to host the Panthers on Tuesday evening.

  • News leaked on Saturday indicates that Claude Julien has been re-signed, continuity that will be helpful as the Bruins will likely be integrating a lot of young players next year.  [SouthCoastToday]
  • Meanwhile, here are your takeaways from Saturday's 4-2 win over the Senators. [WEEI]
  • Interestingly, all four Bruins acquired in last season's Stars trade were showcased in Saturday's victory. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • It appears that a nagging hip issue is holding David Krejci back right now. [WEEI]
  • If it had to happen, at least Marc Savard's career ending injury will stand as the incident that changed the NHL standard for discipline. Read on down for other news/observations from around the NHL. [BostonGlobe]
  • Dougie Hamilton is growing as a player even as he ventures out of Adam McQuaid's home to live on his own for the first time. [ TheBostonGlobe]
  • Hamilton offers his own take in this diary entry. The team was rattled after the Johnny Boychuk trade, Hamilton spoke warmly of Boychuk's mentoring, and of wishing him well with the Islanders. As for Halloween, last year's choice of the baby costume was a deliberate statement. [ESPN]
  • Good news from Providence this weekend! The PBruins topped the Falcons on Saturday [ProvidenceJournal] and sailed on to a shutout win on Sunday over the IceCaps (and old friend Peter Budaj) for a five game winning streak. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Meanwhile, solid contributions from Matt Fraser and Seth Griffith have allowed the Bruins to bide their time with David Pastrnak, who is focused on polishing his game and adding a few pounds. [BleacherReport]
  • Shawn Thornton spoke of Tuesday's return to TD Garden, how the tide is turning on fighting, and how the Panthers ' struggles to fill the stands are not unlike his first season in Boston. [BostonHerald]
  • The Bruins had an up-and-down October, leaving plenty of room for improvement as we head into the year's 11th month. [GermanBsFan]
  • The Dalai Lama demonstrated true spiritual growth by donning a Bruins hat on Saturday, which doubtless cleansed the memory of wearing another team's jersey from his consciousness. [Fansided]

  • Elsewhere around the rink:

  • It was underdog night around the NHL, as former PBruin Michael Hutchinson earned his first NHL shutout with the Jets against the Blackhawks [Sportsnet] and the young Flames lit up the Canadiens [Sportsnet]. The Hurricanes snuffed the Kings, who likely can't wait to get home as road losses mount [TSN] while the Coyotes flat out embarrassed the Capitals [TSN]. The Sabres topped the Red Wings in a shootout [TSN].
  • Just imagine... NHL players in full Movember moustaches... [BarDown]
  • ...and do you recognize THIS moustache player turned NHL coach from his hockey card? Easy! [BarDown]
  • Goalie drama: Dwayne Roloson stepped in as the beleaguered Duck's emergency backup Sunday, as plucky Jason LaBarbera was pressed to play his third straight start in three nights. [PuckDaddy]
  • Gordie Howe was able to see the Red Wings fans' tribute to him. (Video, 1:32) [PuckDaddy]
  • Hilary Knight is working to promote the CWHL, but hasn't given up on her NHL hopes yet. [ThePinkPuck]