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...And it'll be Craig Cunningham to the 'Yotes, who claimed him off waivers.

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At least Arizona should mean ice time for Craig Cunningham...
At least Arizona should mean ice time for Craig Cunningham...
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Hold onto your hats, fans, trade dealine was 3:00 PM EST today.


  • When we left off Friday evening, Ryan Spooner was the hero with the OT GWG against the Devils, and Niklas Svedberg had achieved a measure of redemption as Tuukka Rask was out with an illness. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Then, on Saturday, the Bruins beat the Coyotes in what would be both Keith Yandle 's and Antoine Vermette 's swan songs in 'Yotes uniforms. [WEEI]

  • Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron 4-EVAH! This pairing anchors the team. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • That would be your (perennial) leading Selke candidate Bergeron, of course. [NHL]

  • Gimme two seconds... Brett Connolly , a right winger formerly of Tampa Bay, is now a Bruin. [WEEI]

  • Have a peek at Connolly's stats, and a clip of him in action. [NESN]

  • A problematic trade market is still making life hard for Peter Chiarelli. The Bruins are still hamstrung by the underperformance of current roster players. [BostonHerald]

  • A change of linemates has really done wonders for Daniel Paille. [BostonHerald]

  • A passel of youngsters (Spooner , David Pastrnak , and Brian Ferlin ) have brought a spark to the Bruins. [BostonHerald]

  • Even as acquisitions are being announced, there is anxiety for players left wondering if they'll be packing their gear bags next. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Peter Chiarelli has done a good job not selling the farm, and deserves credit in these reporters' estimation. [ESPN]

  • Keeping score: This infographic recaps the Bruins' performance month by month this season. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Here's the Bruins trade tracker that will save your sanity for the next few hours. [SBNation]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Mmmmm! What could be yummier than "Bruin up" some craft beer-laced baked treats with Top Shelf Cookies? [BostonHerald]

  • For monitoring trades all around the NHL, give this a whirl. [SBNation]

  • Those "no trade clauses" gum up the trade deadline works, and should be minimized. [TooManyMenOnTheSite]

  • Reilly Smith 's brother is a wanted man, at least by the Maple Leafs. [TheHockeyNews]

  • It has been a heart-wrenching weekend for the Coyotes, but it is for the best. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Once again for today, news IS the news, here's an inside take on the fun surrounding TSN's trade deadline coverage. [TheHockeyNews]

  • So, is trade day coverage reduced to a dog and pony show? Talkin' 'bout you, TSN and Sportsnet! [TheGlobeandMail]

  • Dustin Penner 's ill concieved "joke" on Twitter has cost him a seat at TSN's trade day table, and has become another sideshow of the day's news coverage. [WashingtonPost]

  • British Columbia continues to lead efforts to curb rink rage. Now the police are getting more involved, and charges are being filed. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Here's a drinking game just for NHL trade deadline day. [PuckDaddy]

  • Brent Sopel is calling it a career, and many wish him well for going out of his way to appear with the Stanley Cup at a special event. [PuckDaddy]

  • It was a close call for players one Canton, MA arena, as heavy snow collapsed the rink roof. [NYDailyNews]

  • Time for a reality check for anyone excited about a team "tanking" for a draft pick. [NewsObserver]