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Fresh Links: Honors Edition

Imagine the time and effort they could have saved by simply seating Patrice Bergeron onstage last night...

Bruins for all the awards!
Bruins for all the awards!
Harry How

<p><b>  Only Zdeno Chara returned empty handed, but the Bruins (and former Bruins) did make a strong showing last evening at the NHL awards ceremony. </b></p>


<li> It was a great night for Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask, not so much for Zdeno Chara. Torey Krug camethisclose to a Calder nomination, and Claude Julien was the fourth candidate for the Jack Adams.  [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Consolation prize: Chara was named a first-team NHL star, as was Rask, Torey Krug was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team, and the Bruins appear to get the last shot to make a deal for Jarome Iginla before the draft. [<a href="">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> Here are the NHL First and Second All-Star as well as All-Rookie team designees. [<a href="">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> Bergeron also bested Malcolm Subban's brother to grace the cover on EA NHL 15... [<a href="">Gamespot</a>]</li>

<li> ...and then received the NHL Foundation Player award as well! [<a href="">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Rask has his Vezina, but has his eyes on another shiny object. [<a href="">Boston.CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Were you wondering who Rask's young guest was? [<a href="">Braintree.WickedLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a quick recap of the Bruins (and former Bruins) night at the awards. (With video highlights, 5:48) [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> Awkward seemed to be the theme of the evening, but it was a great chance to see some of "the good guys," including Rich Peverley. Chara wuz robbed. And how about Cuba Gooding, Jr.? [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Buzz kill. Here's a different take on what the Bruins players' Awards haul demonstrates. [<a href=""></a>]</li>


<p><b> In regular Bruins news: </b></p>


<li> What would be the magic number likely to bring a handshake between the Bruins and Iginla? [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> As usual with Peter Chiarelli, it will be hard choices, "Everything is always available," but no major moves are currently planned. Focus is now on the draft. BONUS: See the tweaked Bruins Spoked B logo, and now with more BEAR! [<a href="">WPRI</a>]</li>

<li> Adam McQuaid is hopeful that ankle surgery will offer him the first chance in a long time to feel "like himself" again after serial injuries. [<a href="">SportsInjuryAlert</a>]</li>

<li> Eye on: Ryan Spooner- his strengths, weaknesses, and what he can do to improve. [<a href="">iSportsWeb</a>]</li>

<li> Good guy Chad Johnson is looking for his next opportunity. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> One good option for the Bruins to draft is Sonny Milano, if he is available. [<a href="">RantSports</a>]</li>

<li> Another local young hopeful (and son of a former Bruin) will be hoping to hear his name called at the NHL Draft. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Pat Burns' induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame is welcome news to his widow. [<a href="">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>


<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>


<li> So, what is it really like to enjoy the complete NHL awards experience from the inside? [<a href="">JewelsFromTheCrown</a>]</li>

<li> The good and the bad on the Awards this year. Seeing Rich Peverley? GOOD... [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> ... Gooding's cringeworthy hit on Krista Ference (right in front of Andrew Ference) BAD! [<a href="">Deadspin</a>]</li>

<li> And the winner is... Mike Johnston of the WHL Portland Winterhawks as new head coach of the Penguins. Good luck with that. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> It looks like the Bruins aren't the only ones up against the cap, apparently Patrick Sharp is expendable. [<a href="">Sportsnet</a>]</li>

<li> Ryan Callahan is going to stay in Tampa Bay... [<a href="">RawCharge</a>]</li>

<li> ...unlike beleaguered Ryan Malone, who will be bought out. [<a href="">Sportsnet</a>]</li>

<li> Nathan Gerbe and Ron Hainsey have both been re-signed by the Hurricanes. [<a href="">CanesCountry</a>] [<a href="">CanesCountry</a>]

<li> As for NHL UFAs, think of them as, say... fast food establishments. Why not? [<a href="">WingingItInMotown</a>]</li>