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Fresh Links: Cap'n Crunch Edition

Is that a beloved breakfast cereal from childhood or nightmare for the Boston Bruins?

Captain Zdeno Chara crunches Marcus Kruger against the boards
Captain Zdeno Chara crunches Marcus Kruger against the boards
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<p><b>  In Bruins news you can use: </b></p>


<li>  In oder to get under the cap, defensemen will lead the list of expendables. [<a href="">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> After several years of relative roster stability, the Bruins will be relying heavily on Young Guns to fill big voids. [<a href="">TooManyMenOnTheSite</a>]</li>

<li> Here is a sober look at some options the Bruins have to solve their cap crunch. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> If the choice is to move Johnny Boychuk, here is a look at the Bruins' likeliest returns. [<A href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Matt Fraser spoke about playing in Boston, his game winning overtime goal, and how it all finally set in as he sat in his truck post game. [<a href="">Shnarped</a>]</li>

<li> Patrice Bergeron is featured in this listing of the goalies and forwards that did the heavy lifting for their teams last season... [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> ... and Zdeno Chara was featured in the corresponding list of workhorse defensemen. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> A whole bunch of Bruins were back in town and reported to be dining out in Boston. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> And the survey says... the Bruins are gaining on the Red Sox in fan popularity! [<a href=""></a>]</li>


<p><b>  Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>


<li> The opportunity cost of drafting goalies is high, and the lead time sobering. Surprisingly, failure may actually result more from poor development. [<a href="">RawCharge</a>]</li>

<li> Goalie Anders Lindback suffers from an unusual chronic condition, controlled by medication. [<a href="">BlackoutDallas</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a sober look at the value of player fitness testing. Actually, it is a lot like being chased by a lion... [<a href="">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> And here are your top 10 Tweets for the month of August: Riddick Bowe smacks down Sean Avery, the best goalie pads EVER, and Ice Bucket Challenges.  [<a href="">Sportsnet</a>]</li>

<li> James Mirtle embraces Twitter for opening the hockey dialog, and as an alternative to "inbred" sources, which make reporters indebted to them. [<a href="">Mirtle.Blogspot</a>]</li>

<li> Here are the honest NHL logo rankings, complete with snark. [<a href="">TooManyMenOnTheSite</a>]</li>

<li> Or maybe, Alex Ovechkin, save Malaysian airliners full of civilians? Some of the victims were children, just sayin' ... [<a href="">RussianMachineNeverBreaks</a>]</li>

<li> NHL scouting is dead as we know it. There are much cheaper, better ways to find great players on the Interwebs. No, REALLY! [<a href="">HockeyNationCity</a>]</li>

<li> This long read is about the legendary Hobey Baker, athlete extraordinaire, who soared from St. Paul's to Princeton to WWI, where he "...may have flown too high." [<a href="">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>