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Fresh Links: Stepping Up Edition

There are roles and skates to fill for the Bruins this year, and candidates from within the organization have the inside track.

Time for some Providence Bruins to step up
Time for some Providence Bruins to step up
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

In Bruins news you can use:

  • In the absence of Shawn Thornton, other Bruins will need to step into leadership roles, just as they will be called upon to fill Jarome Iginla 's skates on ice. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Bruce Cassidy keeps churning out defensemen, and after a Calder Cup run last season, David Warsofsky, Zach Trotman, and Joe Morrow are ready to challenge for a spot with Boston. [BleacherReport]
  • Bruins prospect Anders Bjork will follow in his father's footsteps to Notre Dame. [UND]
  • The Bourque family broke ground on an arena to serve Endicott College and the North Shore community. []

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Only Doug Glatt days until Bruins hockey. It's HILARIOUS! [HowManyDaysUntilHockey]
  • The results are in, and each NHL team's best franchise player is decided. For Boston: Bobby Orr. Um, no, make that Ray Bourque... [ESPN]
  • Clark Kent and Superman have NOTHING on Ochocinco, who has just realized that he can not only play football, but can also stop a puck. Former Bruin Hi I'm Chad Johnson should take 85 as his number with the Isles. [@NYIslanders]
  • Former Bruin Jon Rohloff is in the party filing suit against the NHL for his concussion injuries, and this filing is not error-riddled. [PuckDaddy]
  • Meth shaped like a Canadiens logo? Apparently drug dealers have a thing for the Habs. [PuckDaddy]
  • Kevin Hayes is still available... #FreeHayes! [ProHockeyTalk]
  • 'MERICA! Did you know that OYO LEGO sports figures are made right here in Acton, MA? [Boston.CBSLocal]
  • During WWII, hockey helped recycle key materials for the war effort, and before enlisting, Bruin Frank Brimsek won some hardware. [GreatestHockeyLegends]
  • Here's another look behind the curtain: five ways that an NHL official commands respect. [HuffingtonPost]
  • Former BU goalie Kieran Millan has hung up his skates. [NESN]
  • Peer into the crystal ball with Miss Cleo, child, and tell us what you see in the NHL's near future. The Bruins have been quiet. TOO QUIET! [HockeyBuzz]
  • The question is not if, but how bad John Scott will be this season "playing hockey" for the Sharks. Hey, there's a "highlight reel" for him! [FearTheFin]
  • One... More... Time... Two nineteen year old USHL players are alleged to have recorded and distributed video of sex acts involving a fifteen year old girl. As if that's not bad enough, get a load of their defense attorney... [SportsIllustrated]