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Fresh Links: Core Strength Edition

More and more Bruins arrive in Boston as the team continues with unofficial captain's practices.

Patrice Bergeron takes a breather
Patrice Bergeron takes a breather

<p><b> In Bruins news you can use: </b></p>


<li> Patrice Bergeron oversaw yesterday's captain's practice, and paused to reflect on both his own and the team's history, and the bright future he sees in young players adding to a strong core. Other familiar local faces joined in as well. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> But did he remember to bring all of his gear? David Pastrnak was on hand yesterday, and so far Bergeron has liked what he has seen of him. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Pastrnak, despite his admitted nervousness, is taking his shot at a roster spot very seriously. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> As nice as it always is to see Hal Gill and Keith Yandle skating with the Bruins, seeing one former Bruin in his new Panthers uniform was bittersweet. [<a href="">DaysOfYorr</a>]</li>

<li> Have a look at yesterday's action at Ristuccia Arena. (Video, 2:16) [<a href="">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Today, Zdeno Chara has joined the practice [<a href="">@AmalieBenjamin</a>] along with Milan Lucic, who skated alone and then departed. [<a href="">@AmalieBenjamin</a>]</li>

<li> How will the Bruins fill their roster (and leadership) voids, and who will need to step up?  (Video, 2:42) [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> Don't hate him 'cause you ain't him: One Bruin, who had a career-best season, made this list of the Top 14 NHL Left Wings. [<a href="|NHL|home">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Matt Fraser takes the prize for most genuine response to being hit with a bucket of ice water. [<a href="">Instagram,WeekendAtBergys</a>]</li>


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


<li> Here's another take on the pros and cons of drafting goalies. [<a href="">LitterboxCats</a>]</li>

<li> Is this Predators prospect the heir apparent to the most annoying agitator crown? [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> What happens in Ottawa stays in Ottawa: Sidney Crosby either was or was not arrested on a vehicular charge. Claude Giroux snickers to himself. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Team Canada goalie Shannon Szabados will remain a Cottonmouth. [<a href="">CBSSports</a>]</li>

<li> In this interview, Jay Feaster talks about his new role with the Tampa Bay Lightning, local youth hockey, the challenges of being in a "non-traditional" market, and shares a story or two. [<a href="">RawCharge</a>]</li>

<li> Jersey fouls are yesterday's news! Check out these historic hockey card bloopers. [<a href="">NWBHL</a>]</li>

<li> Congratulations to Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher, who ("slipped one past the goalie") has made the most of his down time since undergoing achilles tendon surgery in July. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Read the story of BioSteel and its founder, former Maple Leafs trainer Matt Nichol, who has led the company to become the gold standard for off season training. [<a href="">SportsNet</a>]</li>

<li> There are a couple of new kids in town now after the loss of several prominent hockey statistics sites- have a look! [<a href="">War-On-Ice</a>] [<a href="">ProgressiveHockey</a>] And this site inaugurated in January focuses on graphs. [<a href="">Hockey-Graphs</a>]</li>

<li> As for taking that information and using it, here's a look at where this revolution leads, and the openings left as the NHL begins embracing statistics. [<a href="">FlamesNation</a>]</li>

<li> Dateline: Montreal, 1947. The face of hockey changed one year before Willie O'Ree broke the black color barrier. A new documentary, "The China Clipper - The Larry Kwong Story," has been released to tell the story. [<a href="">NBCNews</a>]</li>