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They're baaaaaaa-aaaaaack!
They're baaaaaaa-aaaaaack!
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Morning all! So, uh...Thursday happened. And now we got THAT out of the way, it's time to face those who wear the bleah, blanc, et rouge...uh....The Shabs! Oh, you know who I mean. THEM.

I don't know how you all are gonna watch this game, but I plan on having plenty to drink nearby me at all times. Still, it would be sweet for Boston to pull out a win here. It would certainly bring a lot of people back from the ledge.

Soooo....on to the links!

  • The first of many match-ups with the Montreal Canadiens happens this evening. The newcomers to the Bruins are really interested in seeing what this Bruins-Habs rivalry is all about. [Worcester Telegram]
  • And a look at this match-up from across the border. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Zac Rinaldo, still trying to distance himself from his reputation says that the Raffi Torres' suspension really opened his eyes to how the NHL seems to be keeping a close eye on repeat offenders. [NESN]
  • So some of you may still be grumbling about the game we had with the Jets, the game that we'll have today with the Canadiens, and the about the fact that yes, the player that you personally love to hate is still here. So let's forget about all that for two minutes with this player preview of The Legend, David Pastrnak. [Causeway Crowd]
  • Former referee Paul Stewart says that if more color commentators and play-by-play announcers learned the NHL Rule Book, there would be fewer complaints about blown calls and other misinformation passed on to the fans. He commends our own Jack Edwards, in fact, for taking the time to attend this year's NHL Referees' Training Camp. [Hockey Buzz]
  • The Los Angeles Kings have finally reached a settlement with Mike Richards, concerning his terminated contract. And it kinda looks like Dean Lombardi is throwing him under the proverbial bus...[Los Angeles Times]
  • Our old friend Chad Johnson will be the Buffalo Sabres' starting goalie while Robin Lehner recovers from an injury he sustained on opening night. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Wednesday saw the debut of filmmaker Damon Kwame Mason's documentary called Soul On Ice about the history of African-Americans playing professional ice hockey [The Hockey News]