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No more margin of error for the Bruins.

It's a tough slog ahead of the Bruins, but not impossible. It starts this weekend.
It's a tough slog ahead of the Bruins, but not impossible. It starts this weekend.
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The Devils host the Bruins this evening at 7:00 PM, and then Saturday the Bruins welcome the Coyotes to TD Garden at 5:30 PM.


  • No pressure this weekend or anything... none at all. [BostonHerald]

  • A sign? David Krejci and Kevan Miller are now cooling their heels on the long-term injured reserve list. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Dig deep, Niklas Svedberg , the Bruins need you. Bonus: The Return of Michael Ryder ? [BostonHerald]

  • Trade talk: Would Michal Neuvirth be a better solution? Also, some Massachusetts natives are also available on both offense and defense. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Seemingly strengthened by a conditioning stint in Providence, Svedberg's next two NHL appearances were less than successful. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Is this do or die time for Ryan Spooner with the Bruins? [TheHockeyNews]

  • Despite a shaky history, Matt Bartkowski has clearly improved on areas the Bruins asked him to address. [WEEI]

  • Comparing the Bruins so-so season to Caddyshack. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • Prospect Rob O'Gara has been enjoying success at Yale. [NHRegister]

  • In honor of the looming trade deadline, revisit the top ten NHL deadline trades. I liked #10 best. [BruinsDaily]

  • Behind the B, Episode #10 of season 2 is available for viewing, but contains little comfort about the season. (Video, 21:25) [Bruins.NHL]

  • Tickets are now available for the annual "Cuts for a Cause" fundraiser, hosted by Patrice Bergeron. [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Had enough with trade rosterbation? Have some fun with this bingo card of trade buzzwords! [TheHockeyNews]

  • Thirty Thoughts backpedaled a bit on reporting a strong three-way battle for Joffrey Lupul that included Bruins interest. [Sportsnet]

  • The David Clarkson for Nathan Horton deal is a win/win. The Panthers ' acquisition of Jaromir Jagr is all about the Bruins. Something's gotta give on the Bruins front, and it may be coming from Dallas. Claude Julien is focused on doing his job, not losing it.  [EdmontonSun]

  • Just for fun, it has been a long, strange professional trip for the Jagr. Let's review... [CBSSports]

  • The Flyers are also hamstrung by key injuries in their push to catch the Bruins. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Ilya Bryzgalov sets a high bar for grace as he comments on leaving the Ducks. [SportsNet]

  • Steve Dangle Glynn calls bullshit on The Bettman's inexplicable stance on fans and CapGeek. (Video, 3:53) [SportsNet]

  • There used to be a position called "rover." In fact, Hobey Baker played that position. What if it were resurrected? [BigMugSports]

  • One University of Maine player dove into hockey with little background but with supportive parents, his father being a TV news anchor and former college football player. [TheColorOfHockey]

  • Here's your weekly potpourri of hockey news and observations. [Grantland]