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Fresh Links: Blown Whistles Edition

Not just once, but twice.

Hurry up, Carl Soderberg, he's reaching for his whistle!
Hurry up, Carl Soderberg, he's reaching for his whistle!
Jim Rogash

Something lit a fire under the Bruins last night, as they rallied in the third period to beat the Oilers 5-2.

  • Okay, it was the whistles. The Bruins were pissed about the whistles. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Claude Julien had to juggle lines again mid-game, and admitted that it took the second Oilers goal to kickstart his team. [PatriotLedger]
  • Or maybe Dougie Hamilton 's broken stick changed everything? [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Loui Eriksson found the back of the net. A "consistently honest and reliable two-way player," his time in Boston so far has not gone quite as planned. [BostonHerald]
  • The Swedes are leading the way lately, and both Carl Soderberg and Eriksson's recent 5-on-5 Corsi-for percentage reflect it. [NESN]
  • Take five... observations. Oddly, David Krejci is logging a lot of high-sticking penalties. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Face facts, though, the recent wins are happening despite significant hiccups. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Old friend Benoit Pouliot believes that being a Bruin for a year made him a better player, and helped make his contract with the Oilers possible. [TauntonGazette]
  • A lot of what Andrew Ference strives to bring to his young team is accomplished by walking the walk. He knows that the Bruins chemistry was a cornerstone of their success. [BostonHerald]
  • Prepare yourselves, ads will be coming to game jerseys near you. [TheHockeyNews] Now have a gander at what this will probably look like. [TheHockeyWriters] Then wave your arms around and have a laugh about it with Steve Dangle. (Video, 3:21) [Sportsnet]
  • Thirty Thoughts opens with questions about how much information might be gained from chipping players, and whether doing so may violate a player's health information privacy. [Sportsnet]
  • This week's NHL grab bag is chock full of goodness! [Grantland]
  • The AHL is taking a hard line against intentional goal dislodging. Also the dirt on coaching salaries, and would winning NHL awards with any other name be as sweet? Cracking down on embellishment and diving. (Video, 4:26) [TSN]
  • Have you seen this young Japanese hockey player? WOW, just WOW. [Sportsnet]
  • The Maple Leafs are looking to expand their fan base by marketing in China. [TSN]
  • Brendan Shanahan put down some advice to his younger self in a letter. [ThePlayersTribune]
  • Hip, Hip, Hooey: The Islanders are trying to be fashion forward. [TheRoyalHalf]