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Fresh Links: Nearly Pointless Edition

A few days off will do us all good.

It is still nice to see you, Jaromir Jagr.
It is still nice to see you, Jaromir Jagr.
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The weekend in Florida didn't do much for the Bruins, but the Lightning and Panthers were pretty happy.

  • Yesterday, Patrice Bergeron led the team by scoring in the opening minute in Tampa. Then... clownshoes. But hey, Daniel Paille scored! [TheBostonGlobe]

  • As for Saturday... Bergeron tallied the lone goal in the shootout loss to the Panthers. [BostonHerald]

  • If you blinked, you missed it. Steven Stamkos fought Brad Marchand, who will doubtless be deemed the villain, and the Lightning followed up with two goals in 15 seconds. [SouthCoastToday]

  • Carnage! Dougie Hamilton was injured Saturday, and poor Paille took a puck to the mouth. Reilly Smith took a seat in the press box. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Five observations from the Panthers game includes a paen to sneaky Chris Kelly and congrats to former Bruin Shawn Thornton upon reaching a milestone. [WEEI]

  • The Bruins' "free fall" commands the opening paragraphs of this weekend recap and offers an explanation as to why the Bruins fell from President's Trophy to playoff limbo. Bonus: Malcolm Subban 's brother had "a lengthy phone conversation" with the NHL about his recent diving fines. [SportsNet]

  • Fallout: The truth about Tuukka Rask, and now the especially prickly decision that may need to be made about Dougie Hamilton. [HockeyBuzz]

  • The old "Jeckyll and Hyde" label has reared its ugly head yet again. [TheScore]

  • Hometown Hockey featured the Prince George Cougars' famous alumnus Zdeno Chara, his adjustment to Canada, his billet family, working a car wash job, and a bit of hockey. (Video, 3:54) [HometownHockey]

  • Linus Arnesson took the ice in his Providence Bruins debut in the PBruins' win over Bridgeport. (With video)  [FrozenFutures]

  • On Sunday, the PBruins lost to the St. John's Ice Caps. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • Picture Peter Chiarelli in a bar... watching hockey, specifically one Harvard junior... [TSN]

  • The Bruins have signed Colton Hargrove. [SBNCollegeHockey]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • A Bruin tops this list of the five unsung heroes of this NHL season. Patrice Bergeron gets a mention as well. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Andrew Ference celebrated his 900th NHL game, and looked back on his first game, the good advice he got, and his first defensive partners. [EdmontonJournal]

  • Jordan Caron languishes in Colorado, but hey, guess who his linemate is? [TheHockeyWriters]

  • You, too, can learn to sound like an NHL player! Chirp like a pro. (Video, 1:01) [BarDown]

  • Best. Basketball Card. EVER. The NBA's Steve Nash... how about a second career in hockey, eh?  [BarDown]

  • Conn Smythe, "The Little Major," ruled with an iron fist, and players had to tread lightly to save their skins. [TheHockeyNews]

  • It's not you, its me... a farewell letter to to hockey from Ryan Grimshaw, late of Harvard and the Rochester Americans. [DearHockeyGoodbye]

  • Six bands of winners are scheduled to be retired from the Stanley Cup to make room, but maybe there will soon be enough old rings for a new Cup? [GreatestHockeyLegends]

  • SWEET! Enjoy this Peeps Zamboni, from the hometown of Just Born, who make the legendary Easter confection. [PuckDaddy]

  • The charity walk held in honor of the late Amy Usher (#HockeyFamilySticksTogether) was a great success... [SheffieldSteelers] for one thoughtless Tweet. [@Simmsey]