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Fresh Links: West Test Edition

The depleted Bruins get a chance to stay up late AND show what they're made of.

Carl Soderberg fights along the boards
Carl Soderberg fights along the boards
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

We break out the coffeepots as the Anaheim Ducks host the Bruins tonight at 10:00 PM.

  • Here Be Dragons: The Bruins' road trip West will be a challenge.  [WEEI]
  • When we left off on Friday, the Bruins had taken down the Jets in overtime. Here are a few notes on the game. [WEEI]
  • Jack Edwards smacks down NBC and the NHL for taking away the Black Friday Matinee. Craig Cunningham joins the Bruins for the roadie. (Video, 1:53) [NESN]
  • The Bruins are relieved to see the Tuukka Rask that they need returning to form. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • This is especially important as they are not producing a lot of goals. []
  • Where should the Bruins slot David Pastrnak, and how might David Krejci's return change that? [iSportsWeb]
  • The Bruins' fourth line has looked good in practice, but the arrival of Cunningham opens up options if the success doesn't translate into gametime performance. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Milan Lucic has regained form in his pairing with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson. Reilly Smith is still looking for his game. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Roster changes and injuries have left an echo in the Bruins' dressing room. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Rumors! We've got trade rumors! Who may be coming, and going... [LastWordOnSports]
  • This weekend, things did not go well for the Providence Bruins. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Dennis Seidenberg reminisces about childhood vacations with his family, and confesses what he now feels naked traveling without. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Very funny. From your frenemies at Battle of Cali. [BattleOfCali]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here are a few observations of the Eastern Conference from the ESPN staff that compiles power rankings. [ESPN]
  • Matin St. Louis is one of the smallest NHLers, and almost the smallest to reach this career milestone. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • New hockey statistics will be even better once RFID chips remove bias. Why the Habs are playing with fire. Martin Brodeur's comeback bid is reminiscent of Tim Thomas'. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Enjoy a bit of sibling rivalry as Drew Miller gets a breakaway against Ryan Miller. Their mom, who was in the stands with their dad, gets the win for her choice of sweater. [SBNation]
  • Here's the Atlantic Division Term 1 report card. Please have your parents sign and return. [LastWordOnSports]
  • Lightning has struck twice! Another Newfoundland goaltender responded to save a player who collapsed on ice. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Speaking of goalies, remember the good old days of dominant goaltenders? [TheHockeyNews]
  • The Red Wings and Canucks were playing lights-out at Joe Louis arena on Sunday.  [TheSportingNews]
  • A musical score for number four? Listen to "Bobby Orr," the band, comprised of hockey buffs. [BandCamp]
  • Just for a laugh, enjoy these Sergei Gonchar movie posters. [BarDown]
  • Remembering Brad McCrimmon with Hometown Hockey. (Video, 5:47) [HometownHockey]
  • The mumps have hit the Eastern Conference, Tanner Glass leads the way to the infirmary. [PuckDaddy]