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The Ice Bucket Challenge is spilling cold water over hockey heads like water over Niagara Falls.

Rich Peverley is dressed for the Champagne Bucket Challenge!
Rich Peverley is dressed for the Champagne Bucket Challenge!
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In Bruins (okay, mostly Ice Bucket Challenge) news: Do try to keep up, won't you?

  • Standing in deep, green PEI grass, Adam McQuaid completed his Ice Bucket Challenge, and called upon Reilly Smith to step up. [YouTube]
  • Dennis Seidenberg is now the first to complete the challenge indoors. He has named Zdeno Chara and Tuukka Rask. [YouTube]
  • Dougie Hamilton has now complied as well, challenging Jordan Caron, Ryan Spooner, and John Whitesides in turn. [YouTube]
  • Zdeno Chara has now responded as well, and called upon David Krejci to participate. [YouTube]
  • This is the winning submission so far: Rich Peverley gathered the neighborhood kids, made a sign, and earned a round of applause as he completed his Ice Bucket Challenge, then tagged Tyler Seguin and Andrew Ference to follow suit. [YouTube]
  • John Whitesides has passed the icy hat to Claude Julien and Charlie Jacobs. [Bruins.NHL]

  • Charlie Jacobs now taps Cam Neely. [Bruins.NHL]
  • NESN's Jamie Erdahl not only answered her co-workers' Ice Bucket Challenge, she took a DIVE! [YouTube]
  • Seen at the scene... Gregory Campbell spoke about the Merlot Line and how much he enjoyed his linemates. He was in town to throw out the first pitch for the Nashua Silver Knights. [NashuaTelegraph]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Kind words for Marco Sturm, who is an ambassador of German hockey and opened doors for his countrymen in the NHL. Although he retired from playing, he may continue in some capacity with the German Ice Hockey Federation. (Google translation from German) [SportGate] And this source, with a photo gallery. [BR.de]
  • Time to make wholesale change in minor league hockey. For starters, make a new AHL western division and an ECHL/CHL merger. [SBNation]
  • All in the family: the Dallas Stars will acquire the Texas Stars. Makes geographic sense, no? [TheAHL]
  • Calling Captain Planet: the Dallas Stars owner is an environmental felon! [KamloopsThisWeek]
  • With photo gallery, here are your nominees for the 2014 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. [USAToday]
  • Time to listen to some sane talk about long player contract extensions. Don't Panic! [Grantland]
  • Now that we've embraced Fancystats and learned to love them, here's what to expect going forward in the numbers game. [PensionPlanPuppets]
  • There's your sign... with the flurry of advanced analytics hires around the league, how to recognize a bad apple. [DownGoesBrown]
  • It is no surprise which Rocket Richard Trophy winner discounts plus/minus. As it turns out, he may have a point. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Bite me, Alexandre Burrows, don't be a whiner. Jim Benning wants someone else on the the Sedin twins' line... [Sportsnet]
  • ... in fact, you could learn from the amiable way former teammate Roberto Luongo deals with being usurped, ya bum. [TheScore]
  • Got statuary? Here are the players each NHL franchise should honor in sculpture. [TheHockeyNews]