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Fresh Links: Patrice Days Edition

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A Selke cupful of perfection
A Selke cupful of perfection
Ethan Miller

In Bruins news you can use:

  • We are perfectly close to Bruins hockey action! [HowManyDaysUntilHockey]
  • Speaking of Selke, here's a graphic of Patrice Bergeron 's superior skill as a defensive center. [@SteveBurtch]
  • Tuukka Rask is marking time by playing street hockey to benefit Good Sports. [TheBostonGlobe] Take some advice, son, stick to goaltending! (Video) [Instagram,WeekendAtBergys]
  • Dougie Hamilton is ready to break out this season. [FoxSports]
  • Meanwhile, David Krejci and the Bruins are initiating contract extension discussions. [WEEI]
  • Those louses over at Stanley Cup of Chowder have thrown in the towel on Ryan Spooner! [ProHockeyTalk] But screw them... Spooner is a top fantasy rookie. So there. [YahooSports]
  • Odds are... No worries, Bruins fans, bookies still think the Bruins are among the top three Stanley Cup contenders. [TheScore]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Godspeed six-time All-Star and former Bruin Carol Vadnais. [NewYorkPost]
  • Good news! Congratulations to Ice Bucket Challenge principal Peter Frates and his wife Nancy, who proved cold showers ineffective as they welcomed a baby girl to the family yesterday. []
  • There's a Boston area sports fan that won't let #BlindPeopleProblems get him down. If you see Eddie from Malden out and about, try to keep up, won't you? [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Who are the likeliest players to fill the seven NHL leadership voids? [Grantland]
  • Graeme Townshend, a former Maine Mariner, is at the helm of Jamaica's Olympic Ice Hockey dreams. [PortlandPressHerald] They're holding tryouts in Canada. [NESN]
  • Michael Minard, a former Portland Pirates assistant coach, has been convicted of sexual misconduct. [BangorDailyNews]
  • Rogers has announced the roster for their new NHL ON-Air team, you'll recognize many of the names. [MediaCasterMagazine]
  • Let's hope the FancyStats vs. Old Guard tiff does not come to blows. [TheHockeyNews]
  • NHL Expansion Watch: Here're the likeliest wheres, and why sometime by 2017 is the likeliest when. [TheGlobeAndMail] No, wait- there are four candidates, a different pair are likeliest, and we may even see all of them get NHL teams. [CBCSports] Besides, everyone knows Toronto cannot support another NHL team. [TheStar]
  • Hmmm... or maybe the WhalerCanes end up moving to become the Las Vegas Craps? Go, Craps, GO! [TheSportingNews]

  • It needs to be repeated- here's one more primer on how to be a Hockey Parent. [ImAHockeyDad]
  • So a fish, a rabbit, and a Clydesdale competed in a relay sprint in Alberta... [@IngridKavelaars] and it was the Oilers for the win! [@EdmontonOilers]
  • From the Sports Illustrated vault, a look back at Maurice Richard in his final NHL season. [SportsIllustrated]