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Those color guards we see flanking Rene Rancourt don't come cheap, you know

There's no such thing as a free lunch
There's no such thing as a free lunch
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Cheer up Bruins fans, the Capitals host the Bruins this evening at 7:00PM. ***BONUS: Read on down for a special offer!***

  • The Bruins now take their perfect road record out for a spin. The next three games include tonight's tilt against a team whose goaltender has been very effective against them, an historied opponent minus their star netminder, and finally a team in a new arena who are lacking their star captain.[TheHockeyWriters]

  • Hold the Pasta- David Pastrnak will not travel with the team this weekend.[CausewayCrowd]

  • What can the Bruins do to mitigate the loss of Chris Kelly on the penalty kill?[PatriotLedger]

  • The Bruins held a post-game meeting concerning the PK, and one eager and surprising candidate is hoping to leap into the breach.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Max Talbot was ready to answer the call from Boston, after having held his head high in Providence.[WEEI]

  • Need a dose of cheer? How about Patrice Bergeron polishing his Selke trophy while promoting the Movember fundraising effort? (With video)[BruinsDaily]

  • Were you aware that taxpayer money was being spent promoting those touching patriotic tributes and the appearance of color guards on ice? The Bruins received the second most compensation in the NHL.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • *** We here at Stanley Cup of Chowder have been extended a special offer by Top Shelf Cookies, 15% off as a thanks for our help in fundrasing*** here's the code to reference- SCoCNov***[TopShelfCookies]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Former Bruin Marco Sturm spoke about coaching the German men's national team.[IIHF]

  • Have a look at some alternate logo concepts for all NHL. #TEAMPOOH![BarDown]

  • Just in time for the Bruins' arrival, the kerfuffle over who should pick up the tab for journalist meals at the new Barclays Center has been resolved. Bon appetit![LighthouseHockey]

  • This attempt by the online online journal Applied Economics to study the economic effects of fighting in hockey doesn't pass the straight-face test. Thanks for trying, though.[TooManyMenOnTheSite]

  • Backhand shelf, the former go-to move on a breakaway, is now increasingly anticipated by goaltenders.[TheScore]

  • Maybe Boston was all wrong about Tyler Seguin, we should have tried to envision him as more of an entertainer than a hockey player. Or not.[DallasNews]

  • Have a look at the statistics on the increasing hockey participation of girls and boys in the United States, broken down by specific states and regions.[HighHeelsAndHighSticks]

  • Former NHLers are not mincing words with the NHL in their legal battle over the long-term effects of head trauma.[SBNation]

  • The alleged victim in the Patrick Kane case has declined to continue cooperating with the investigation. Fans have weighed in on both sides, and have wielded substantial influence.[SBNation] Charges will not be presented to a grand jury in the matter.[PuckDaddy]