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Odds makers have named Claude Julien the NHL bench boss most likely to be sacked.

Odd man out? Claude Julien
Odd man out? Claude Julien
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins are in beautiful Arizona for their Saturday night game against the Coyotes, 10:00PM Eastern.


  • What is it about adding Chris Kelly that makes the third line click?[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Kirk Luedeke liked a lot of what he saw in Wednesday's game, including success in puck support along the boards and the performances of a number of players.[ScoutingPost]

  • Claudewatch has officially begun: Oddsmakers declare him the likeliest first coaching casualty. Sigh.[CBSSports]

  • Rumors of a Bruins roster blowup were, to say the least, exaggerated, meriting a rank of four poops on a five poop scale.[PuckDaddy]

  • Looking back at the Avalanche game: Jimmy Hayes looked as advertised, Zdeno Chara's return sparked the defense, feedback on the players making their Bruins debuts, and what about the return of Brad Marchand? (Audio, 8:40)[WEEI]

  • Brett Connolly is the likeliest player to be juggled upon Marchand's return.[HockeyBuzz]

  • EPIX cameras and microphones will be following the Bruins and that other team to produce a "Road to the NHL Winter Classic" feature for the NHL.[NHL]

  • Based on the knit hats released in honor of the Winter Classic, might the jerseys look like this?[Icethetics]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Good job picking on Deadspin and SBNation, NFL, it just makes you look petty.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Hey, helicopter hockey parents! You can now micromanage your player in real time! NO, REALLY![SportsIllustrated]

  • Potpourri for the weekend on an "O" theme- oversleeping, outrage, obscurity.[Grantland]

  • Enjoy a slideshow of 33 key quotes on the topic of hockey.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Hillary Knight spoke about the Boston Pride's debut, her part in a new espnW series, and toughing it out growing up.[BostonMagazine]