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Fresh Links: Raising Kane Edition

I could overlook a LOT from Evander Kane for his smackdown of Matt Cooke, but...

Reilly Smith tangles with Evander Kane
Reilly Smith tangles with Evander Kane
Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile...Dear Bruins , please come prepared to beat the Islanders at TD Garden on Saturday at 7:00 PM.

  • So, with Malcolm Subban hangin' with the big club, might a dream start against Montreal (Subban vs. Subban) be in the cards? [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • After resolving to be better, Milan Lucic has been as good as his word in the New Year. [BostonHerald]

  • Brad Marchand 's the name, agitation is the game. "Spit and vinegar" made up for his lack of size as his career advanced. He is not the first Bruin to take on this role. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • In order to be able to be patient with the promising David Pastrnak, the Bruins are still looking for a bit of help on the right wing. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Daniel Paille has been in a bit of a slump, and is being allowed to play through it. [BostonHerald]

  • With Wednesday's loss as a lesson, the Bruins know what NOT to do against the speedy teams coming up in the schedule. [PatriotLedger]

  • Don't read any further if the Bruins' cap situation depresses you. There are a number of Bruins approaching free agent status. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • The Bruins are focusing on developement of players in the pipeline in Providence. Under the watchful eye of Jay Pandolfo, the next crop of young Bruins are working hard to earn a call up. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • Torey Krug spoke about his adjustment to Boston and the NHL after leaving Michigan State. [iSportsWeb]

  • Here are the fun pictures from the Bruins' Valentine's Day visits to local hospitals. Subban makes the save, holding a baby- awww! [NESN]

  • Svenskafans has been keeping an eye on the Bruins. They have noted Reilly Smith 's resurgence, and have somewhat harsh words for Dennis Seidenberg . (Google translation from Swedish) [SvenskaFans]

  • Aloha and best wishes to Pez over at at Days of Y'Orr, we do wish you were joking about leaving, but thanks for all the laughs. [DaysOfY'Orr]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Another diplomatic packet from Washington: His Excellency Peter Kmec, the Slovak Ambassador, spoke about the NHL and a certain Bruins captain.  [PuckBuddys]

  • Score one for the bloggers, as Sam Ventura of War on Ice scritinizes a piece by the Tribune Review's Penguins beat reporter Josh Yohe, and finds it lacking. [Storify]

  • Rumors, rumors, rumors, and Ryan Spooner is mentioned by name. [MyNHLTradeRumors]

  • Dustin Byfuglien took matters into his own hands, and Evander Kane declined to play against the Canucks. [TheHockeyNews] Or is this all overblown? [TheHockeyNews]

  • Well, at least that means Kane's price will now be right... [SportsNet]

  • Projecting the roster for Team Czech Republic in the World Cup of Hockey: Got Bruins? Got rookies? GOT ROOKIE BRUINS? [TheHockeyNews]

  • Let's review the nasty history of biting in the NHL in pictures. [SportingNews]

  • Meanwhile, in Nova Scotia, all you need is an ice storm to draw hockey players out into the street. [BarDown]

  • These kids show how to spend a snow day in a cleverly-padded rec room playing ministick hockey. Outstanding GIFs of the action! [BarDown]

  • Good players, bad contracts. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater! [Grantland]

  • In honor of the publishing of his autobiography, here's another long read on Val James' career in NHL hockey. [NewYorkTimes]

  • Go big or go home, the Arizona Coyotes are bidding on the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. A bold move! [FoxSports]