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Oh, Winnipeg, you so funny!
Oh, Winnipeg, you so funny!
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The draft went about as expected, the Bruins will pick 14th.


  • The Bruins failed to make the playoffs, and now have failed to advance even one slot in the draft lottery. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • Fresh faces will be on the Bruins roster this season, as cap realities will weigh heavily in decisionmaking process. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Yo, Cam Neely, the brand of hockey you're nostalgically pursuing is not what is currently winning for other teams. [PuckDaddy]

  • One of these possible GM candidates is a real dark horse, and could give Neely a run for his money by wresting a measure of control. [BruinsDaily]

  • And it would just be folly to try to relive the past... right, Mike Millbury? [HockeyBuzz]

  • Revisit Peter Chiarelli's notable player contract extensions. (Gallery) [MassLive]

  • The Providence Bruins have their assigned playoff spot, following their victory over the Monarchs on Sunday.  [ProvidenceJournal]

  • Matt Grzelcyk has opted to play his senior season at Boston University. [MetroWestDailyNews]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • After Sunday's PBruins victory, an AHL linesman from South Portland is hanging up his skates: What a long, strange trip is has been! [PressHerald]

  • Johnny Boychuk 's family's move to New York did not go well at first, but his poise and play have been a key to the Islanders ' success. [Newsday] He was clearly feeling it last night, as he shut down Alex Ovechkin in the win, including one acrobatic penalty kill. [CBSSports]

  • The Jets are relishing this playoff ride, and they should. Imagine if Teemu Selanne had not retired, and 49 other observations. [WinnipegFreePress]

  • The original Jets changed not only the city of Winnipeg, but hockey overall. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Lots happened in the NHL over the weekend, and here's a recap for you, including the winners and losers of the draft lottery. [Grantland]

  • Here's some help deciding on a playoff team to follow this season, if you prefer to select a team based on criteria such as "insufferability." [SportsIllustrated]

  • The Oilers won the lottery, but the big prize is NOT the player they need. [TheHockeyNews] P.S. Don't get cocky, Edmonton, first pick is no golden ticket- as you of all teams should know. [LastWordOnSports]

  • The Stars and the Oilers are looking to move goalies. The Kings are in familiar cap ceiling territory... [TheHockeyNews] ...although Jarret Stoll 's legal issue may push a decision on his future. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Happy Patriots' Day or Marathon Day! Boston takes sports to heart... [Boston.com] ...and why it should be a national holiday anyway. [Boston.com]

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