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Fresh Links: 25 to Go Edition

The Bruins look good with 25 games left in a packed schedule, and former Bruin Lane MacDermid retires.

Happy trails to you, Lane MacDermid!
Happy trails to you, Lane MacDermid!

HOCKEY TODAY! The Buffalo Sabres host the Boston Bruins at 7:30.

  • Claude Julien spoke of being "energized" by participating in the Olympics. Tuukka Rask did not travel to Buffalo, Chad Johnson and Niklas Svedberg are minding the store. Adam McQuaid remains out of action. The other Olympian Bruins will play today. [WorcesterTelegram]
  • If anyone still had doubts, Patrice Bergeron 's performance at Sochi cemented his reputation as one of the very top forwards in the game. [WEEI]
  • The name of the Flyers ' Andrej Meszaros has been linked to Boston as a trade target. [BroadStreetHockey]
  • Boston can afford to be conservative through the 25 game stretch run to the finish. [WEEI]
  • David Krejci spoke candidly about some of Team Czech Republic's struggles. [MilfordDailyNews]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Former Bruin Lane MacDermid is retiring from hockey at the ripe old age of 24... [MatchsticksAndGasoline]
  • ... which is sad for us, but understandable when you look at the decreasing payoff for him. [BackhandShelf]
  • On the heels of his stunning Olympic debut in goal for plucky Team Latvia, Kristers Gudlevskis will likely be making his NHL debut. [TheSportingNews]
  • Once seen, this photoshop of Team Finland cannot be unseen... [@maximustacitus]
  • Apparently, an Olympic hangover is true, and may hamper teams that sent the most players to participate. [TheNewYorkTimes]
  • Here are the final 10 Olympic medals to be handed out. [Grantland]
  • To help keep you in compliance with the new rules on Chowder about posting trade rumors, here's a handy cap calculator. [CapGeek]