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Fresh Links: Hey, Joe Edition

Welcome back to Boston, Joe Sacco!

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Joe Sacco returns to Boston as Claude Julien's assistant.
Joe Sacco returns to Boston as Claude Julien's assistant.
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • The Bruins welcome Joe Sacco, who replaces Geoff Ward and could really use a break, here. [AlongTheBoards]
  • Sacco will see some old friends on ice at TDGarden, and he approached Claude Julien about the open position. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Bruce Cassidy was ultimately too valuable (and happy) in Providence to take the job and Sacco is excited to return home with his family. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • It is a big week for BU products, as homeboy David Warsofsky has got himself a contract. [Marshfield.WickedLocal]
  • Would this all be to package him with Matt Bartkowski in hopes of landing a much-needed right winger? [SouthCoastToday]
  • Moving Loui Eriksson to the top line and juggling Chris Kelly's role on the third along with taking a look at up-and-coming Providence Bruins may be the answer for the Bruins. [NHL]
  • Kevan Miller spoke about growing up playing roller hockey in Valencia, CA and then leaving home for prep school in Part #2 of Bear Tracks. [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Condolences to the good folks at The Royal Half, who have lost their cub reporter. [TheRoyalHalf]
  • As eager as we all are to see young talent in the NHL, here's a word to wise GMs... [LastWordOnSports]
  • Memories... how about a picture of young Andrew Ference competing in a track event? []
  • One University of New Hampshire player is skating in the footsteps of her father. [TheColorOfHockey]
  • Wander through the byzantine maze that is Wikipedia to search out the best quotes form NHL teams' entries. [Grantland]
  • Remember Fail for Nail? St. Louis Game Time proposes that this year could be called Not Bother; Get Connor®, on the basis of this article about top prospects [TheHockeyNews] Also, they express concern for the welfare of our own Sarah Connors upon the Bruins' hiring of Joe Sacco. [StLouisGameTIme]
  • It wasn't only the Maple Leafs that bulked up in the analytics department... beware the Dallas Stars! (Take note of the one Bruins roster error that statistics could have helped avoid...) [TheSportingNews]
  • In fact, the number of NHL teams hiring specialists in advanced statistics have gone from four to thirteen in three years. [BlueJacketsExtra]
  • The Colorado Avalanche nearly had another name. I think they dodged a bullet. [DenverPost]
  • Ryan Kesler 's departure temporarily left a-hole in the Canucks ' roster, but not for long! Yeah, that kind of hole...  [HockeyNationCity]
  • Gambling and hockey are no strangers to each other, Jaromir Jagr has been known lose big on football. [USATOday]
  • Former PBruin Ryan Button has moved on from the Texas Stars, and has signed to play with the The Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. (Google translation from German) []