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Fresh Links: HandiCap Edition

The Bruins are right up against the cap, and are trying to work through it.

Claude Julien remains calm under cap pressure.
Claude Julien remains calm under cap pressure.
Jared Wickerham

In Bruins news you can use:

  • Even if "We need a snipah," thanks to the cap, the Bruins are mining Providence for help. [TheFourthPeriod]
  • No worries, Claude Julien does not feel any cap pressure. [TheScore]
  • The biggest hindrance to David Warsofsky 's progression to the NHL is the Bruins' backlog of defensemen. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The power-play was a refreshing surprise this year, and well worth a revisit. Here's an analysis of how both the first and second units succeeded. []
  • So far, the phones are quiet in Boston, despite the surplus of defensemen. Available forwards have been pretty well picked over. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Guess which Bruin is among the top NHLers hauling in the most endorsement bucks? [SportsChatPlace]
  • Speaking of Zdeno Chara, his is one of the five most unique hockey sticks in the NHL, and not simply for being the historically longest. [TheScore]
  • A familiar face (and voice) is number 5 on the Sports Illustrated list of biggest homer announcers in all of sports. (Number one on the list also plies his trade at TDGarden!) Enjoy the video clips. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Spencer Asuchak (a former CHL Player of the Week) has been invited to training camp in September. [AllenAmericans] He is a left winger, Lucic-esque in stature, and can skate. [GDrinnan]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • It's last call, here are the five best unsigned NHL player options. [SBNation]
  • The November Project stormed Vancouver, and here's a participant's view of the event. Yeah, Andrew Ference was there. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Summer school: Study up, players, here are three game situations that call for a new mental approach. [TheScore]
  • Celebrate the dog days of summer with this video of a puck chasing pooch. (Video, 0:31) [YouTube]
  • After finding out his own grandfather's history, Don Cherry helped to honor and remember British Home Children, who ended up being indentured servants in Canada under harsh conditions and abuse during World War I. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Apparently it isn't all water under the bridge in this expose of the Ilitch family being (former) water service deadbeats, purchasing and then allowing properties to decay, and receiving corporate welfare. (Video, 5:35) [KuklasCorner]
  • Well wishes to Eric Staal, who was injured in training, but is expected back in time for the regular season. [TSN]
  • The signing of Dana Tyrell by the Blue Jackets was all very "Game of Thrones." Really, it was. [HockeyNationCity]