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Fresh Links: Perdition Edition

The Bruins sit just outside a playoff spot heading into another road trip.

Matt Fraser works the net front
Matt Fraser works the net front
Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins visit the Nashville Predators this evening at 8:00 PM. I hope their shots are all up to date.

  • Here are some notes from yesterday's practice. David Krejci will travel with the team. Simon Gagne 's absence is completely open-ended, due to the circumstances. [MassLive]
  • Another road trip, and Krejci 's participation is still not guaranteed. Time is not on the Bruins' side to turn this thing around. [PatriotLedger]
  • The Bruins amost appear to be treading water. [MassLive]
  • Versatile and energetic, Craig Cunningham provided a bright spot in Saturday's matinee.   [NESN]
  • Hey, remember Seth Griffith? Slotting him in the ever-jumbled lineup has been a challenge.  [WEEI]
  • Thirty games in, the Bruins should know well what they are, and that their effort just may not be enough. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • "It's almost annoying."  The Bruins just don't get power-play opportunities, and haven't for a couple of years now.  [PatriotLedger]
  • Winter Classic-YAY! Fenway Park- BOO! [HockeyBuzz]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Fresh air! Paul Stewart muses about the wonders of the outdoor rink. Bonus: There is a link to Brad Marsh's memoir of his front yard rink growing up in Ontario.  [HockeyBuzz]
  • Hockey may be able spark what medical science and logic cannot. Now that Sidney Crosby has finally gotten the mumps, maybe those misinformed anti-vaxxers will finally reconsider?  [CanTechLetter]
  • Well-meaning holiday visits from Pittsburg Penguins may only have spread the virus to already hospitalized children. [TheSportingNews]
  • On the lighter side, there's a cheery (surprisingly good) song by Tally Deushane about the NHL's mumps outbreak called "Mumps Face." (Video, 2:55) [Sportsnet]
  • The Oilers pulled the plug on Dallas Eakins, but his Oilers team improved over last year's team, and was likely hindered by subpar goaltending.  [TSN]
  • It is all for naught if you learn nothing from the Oilers' struggles. Take these 10 lessons, and move forward.  [Grantland]
  • For those last minute hockey friends, the gift of a Slap Chopt. Hilary Knight demonstrates! (Video, 1:55) [BarDown]
  • Is there anything cuter than minor hockey? Enjoy these highlights from Canucks' Minor Hockey Weekend. (Video, 1:51) [BarDown]
  • Jaromir Jagr is trolled gently upon his return to the Dallas Stars, a team with which he played a whopping 34 games. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Tomas Vokoun earned his gold watch in the same way that he played- without fanfare, despite his strong numbers. [TheSportingNews]
  • Badgering referees is an exercise in futility. Also, a pointed lesson to parents about teaching children sportsmanship. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Enjoy these frank Yelp reviews of the NHL arenas. [Imgur,Reddit]