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Fresh Links: Whiteout Edition

No, not the correction fluid invented by Mike Nesmith's mom.

Nothing screams "WINTER CLASSIC" like snow! Marc Savard
Nothing screams "WINTER CLASSIC" like snow! Marc Savard
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Let it snow. It's not like we can do anything about it...

  • Even the Boston Bruins cancelled practice. The Governor of Massachusetts has not ordered a statewide travel ban like this since the blizzard of 1978.[CausewayCrowd]

  • The Bruins cannot afford to stumble out of the gate in the second half. The plucky Panthers are still a factor in their playoff aspirations. [BostonHerald]

  • Patrice Bergeron can wrap himself in the warm regard of his professional peers after a weekend of All-Star fun. [CausewayCrowd]

  • Bergeron is also in the mix for the Selke again.[NESN ]

  • Assess David Pastrnak 's progress as measured against young Bruins players of the past in this infographic. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Review the plusses and minuses of the Providence Bruins ' weekend. The PBruins are just out of the playoff picture. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • The first order of business post All-Star Break will be to get past the red hot Islanders, as the Bruins look to cement a playoff spot. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Speaking of the Islanders, things just got tougher for them as well as the Blue Jackets, as Kyle Okposo and Sergei Bobrovski are now out with injuries. [PuckDaddy]

  • Oh, yay. "Hockey Wives" is coming to a TV screen near you. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Trade talk is rampant, but for a change the Bruins seem quiet. Calm before the storm? [TheHockeyNews]

  • You have time today, sit in on a master class on statistics, specifically the shot quality metric of goals, shot attempts, and scoring chances. (With audio, 42:18) [TSN]

  • Thirty Thoughts immediately tackles the news of Mike Richards heading to the AHL, plus more on the All-Star Weekend.[SportsNet]

  • Look out Zdeno Chara, the guy with the fastest slapshot is in the KHL. [BarDown]

  • Yet more bad behavior at local hockey rinks, this one involves fireworks, and bullies old enough to know better getting theirs. (Video *NSFW* 2:43) [BarDown]

  • Al Michaels has had an interesting career as an announcer, and revisits his live call of the "Miracle on Ice" and his brush with TV fame in this interview promoting his new book, "You Can't Make This Up." (Video, 1:21:51) [Grantland]

  • Revisit the best of the All-Star Weekend, and one final plea to the Columbus powers-that-be. [Grantland]

  • Get out your credit cards, here're all the wonderful new innovations in sports technology you need from the Consumer Electronics Show. [SportsIllustrated]

  • TV ratings were down for this year's All-Star Game. [HockeyTopics]