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Fresh Links: Music City Edition

Although the young Bruins are headed to Nashville, their hopes and dreams do NOT involve country music careers.

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That'd be Mel Tillis, son, on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
That'd be Mel Tillis, son, on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
Jason Davis

In Bruins news you can use:

  • David Pastrnak is both a typical and atypical young hockey player. He and Malcolm Subban are setting up an NHL 15 tournament. [ESPN]
  • Pastrnak's skill has impressed his teammates and coaches, along with his willingness to arrive early and stay late. His leaving home has been hard on his mother, but he has proven himself to be ready for the road. [MilfordDailyNews]
  • Bruins coaches will be learning a lot during the rookie camp and tournament as well. [NESN]
  • Once it is wheels up en route to Nashville, the party is over and competition for spots begins. Seth Griffith, whose size has kept him under the radar, looks to break out. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Griffith is open to constructive criticism, and he has worked on his power skating. Providence coash Bruce Cassidy has liked his trajectory. [TheProvidenceJournal]
  • Meanwhile, Johnny Boychuk is an "about-to-be-paid" player who really wants to stay. There is one uncharacteristic Bruins not-move that would keep him through the end of the year. [WEEI]
  • Jordan Caron is keeping his head up despite his career uncertainty. [BostonHerald]
  • UFA Bracken Kearns, late of the San Jose and Worcester Sharks, has been invited to Bruins training camp. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The deal for the Boston Landing project property is done. The New Balance facility is designed to serve local youth hockey, college, and public skaters as well as the Bruins. [BostonHerald]
  • The Bruins still look strong enough to take the Atlantic Division, but the Habs had better be careful as the Bolts nip at their heels. [JacketsCannon]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Do try to keep up! The NHL has tweaked the rules again. [CausewayCrowd]
  • As goes the Quebec league... Use of the Spin-O-Rama in penalty shots and shootouts was dead in the water when the QMJHL scotched it anyway. Might the NHL adopt their other rule changes? [TheHockeyNews]
  • The state of Washington is investigating Western Hockey League franchises for possibly breaking child labor laws. [KING5]
  • There is word of Rich Peverley... but not news. [DallasNews]
  • More sophisticated fans and their increasing appetite for analysis have resulted in new methods of data collection from the NHL. [CBSSports]
  • HBO has opted out of another 24/7 for this year's Winter Classic. This leaves room for the NHL to step up... maybe? [CBC]
  • Coming to a theater near you... the hockey documentary Red Army is being screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, about how hockey changed right along with a country. [TheGlobeAndMail]