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Fresh Links: Winter of Our Discontent Edition

Grumble, grumble, grumble

Captain Planet ponders the blade of his stick
Captain Planet ponders the blade of his stick
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The Oilers host the Bruins this evening at 10:00 PM.

  • Here are the details for tonight. Malcolm Subban may be making his NHL debut in his natty pads. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • The Quiet Man. Don't assume Malcolm is as brash as his brother. He brings an athletic style to the crease. [Faceoff]

  • Yo, FroYo! Matt Fraser , whose initial burst of productivity in Edmonton has tailed off a bit, is likely back in the lineup. [EdmontonJournal]

  • Kevan Miller has returned to Boston for evaluation, and will miss the rest of the road trip. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • What strategy will the Bruins adopt to salvage this season and also move forward- buy or sell? []

  • Inconceivable! The calls to trade Zdeno Chara are increasing in volume. [SportsNet]

  • Got cap space? Need a defenseman and a two-way center? [WEEI]

  • It's official, the Bruins are sliding down the slippery slope of decline. [KuklasKorner]

  • Cam Neely ominously noted that up until recently, management has believed that the "...our team’s compete and effort level has always been there." This has now changed. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Celebrating the trades that DIDN'T happen. A bunch of dodged bullets, here. [Grantland]

  • On this day in history in 1970, a Canadian college sent an all-black forward line out on ice for the first time. [ColorOfHockey]

  • The new secret weapon in the NHL? Figure skating coaches! [LastWordOnSports]

  • BTW, if you're not following this comic about a figure skater playing hockey at a fictional Massachusetts college, you're missing all the fun. [OMGCheckPlease] And follow Eric Bittle on Twitter! [@OMGCheckPlease]

  • The world's longest hockey game has ended in Sherwood Park, AB, raising funds to purchase an imaging machine for The Cross Cancer Institute. (With video) [EdmontonJournal]

  • Hockey "fans" behaving badly: Despite a zero tolerance policy against it, First Nations families report continuing issues with harassment at Regina Hockey events. [CBC]

  • Your good friends at Pennsburgh explain it all for you: Every team's top scoring lines graphed. The Bruins should not be surprised who drives their scoring bus. [Pennsburgh]

  • Dig into Thirty Thoughts for the week. One Subban hopes for his NHL, as another logs long minutes covering for injured teammates. [SportsNet]