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We're lookin' at you, now, Bettman...

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Jeremy Jacobs prefers for his ice to be swimming in vodka.
Jeremy Jacobs prefers for his ice to be swimming in vodka.
Jim Rogash

In Bruins news you can use:

  • Jeremy Jacobs quipped "where's the vodka?" as he stirred his ice bucket and then called upon The Bettman to follow suit. [Bruins.NHL]
  • Good drainage? CZECH! Bucket? CZECH! David Pastrnak has completed the Ice Bucket Challenge. [Instagram]
  • Take a look at the Bruins strength up the center, Chris Kelly's versatility, and the missing link to Ryan Spooner 's game. (Video, 2:24) [NESN]
  • In this assessment, the Bruins are a lock to make the playoffs with a focus on speed in addition to physicality. The robust health of one player is especially critical. [TooManyMenOnTheSite]
  • Justin Florek has a confession. In fact, he has several... [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • A young patient at Dana Farber scored on Tuukka Rask, who was visiting in advance of the Jimmy Fund telethon. [Bruins.NHL]
  • Daniel Paille benefited from team-building programs held for the Bruins at the High 5 center in Vermont, and he now returns to help develop and run summer programs for youths. [CommonsNews]
  • Charlie Jacobs has a soft spot for horses, especially down-on-their-luck thoroughbreds... this explains everything! [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Enjoy this EA Sports trailer for one bad brat acting out and the finale- one PERFECT penalty shot... (Video, 1:47) [YouTube]
  • Have some more Brad Marchand being Brad... talkin' trash and playing rugby in Halifax with some familiar faces. (Video, 3:18) [TheScore]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This Top-10 list of the best long-term contracts includes the one that matters most for the Bruins. [MyNHLTradeRumors]
  • It must be the off-season... time for a map of every state's best hockey team. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Interestingly, one party in the failed Islanders sale saga has ties to the Bettman. [NYPost]
  • It was time. The Blackhawks have moved on from a musical interlude that has worn out its welcome. [PuckDaddy]
  • The Skillz Black Aces continue to put out top talent, and Josh Ho-Sang returned to visit and offer support to his old team. [TheColorOfHockey]
  • The hiring of Tyler Dellow demonstrated the openness of Oilers brass to thoughtful criticism and a new voice. Then again, what did they have to lose?  [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • In the NHL, the eighties were a time of offense. Let's take a look back to a time when goalies had no fun. [Grantland]
  • In honor of yesterday having been International Left Handers Day, take a look at the intriguing preponderance of lefty hockey players coming out of Canada. [NYTimes]