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Celebrating eighty years, sixty of them with the Bruins.

Leading the Bruins to this very day. John "Chief" Bucyk
Leading the Bruins to this very day. John "Chief" Bucyk
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Happy news in Bruins land...

  • Johnny Bucyk celebrates his 80th birthday today. His long tenure with the Bruins wearing different hats has helped shape the present organization. [Bruins.NHL] Have a look at this gallery of The Chief's memorable moments. [Bruins.NHL]

  • Who is available to step in behind Tuukka Rask in the post- Niklas Svedberg era? There are some interesting names on the UFA list... [InGoal]

  • As for the two Providence Bruins goalies, they have a grand total of one NHL game between them. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • Take a look back at Milan Lucic 's season, which took a turn for the better when he was called upon unexpectedly to shepherd two young linemates. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Feisty Carl Soderberg charts his own professional course, is the draw of playing with Loui Eriksson enough to tilt the ice in favor of his staying in Boston? [BostonHerald]

  • So, how did the Bruins do in the first season of the post- Shawn Thornton era? [TheHockeyWriters ]

  • The list of available, experienced NHL coaches includes a few who have been out of action for a bit, one over whom everyone is fighting, and not many with a better record than Claude Julien. [BruinsDaily]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • And tonight in Tampa Bay the Lightning / Montreal series goes where eagles dare... banning the bleu, blanc, et rouge? [HabsEyesOnThePrize]

  • Not to be outdone by Quebec City, Las Vegas' new arena is... well, listen to this interview with the potential new franchise owner, then see for yourself on a drone tour! (Video, 0:45) [SportsNet]

  • And meanwhile, at the IIHF World Championship...  catch up on the highlights you missed. (With GIFs and videos)  [SportsNet]

  • And it ends up in a Game 7 for the Rangers and Capitals . OF COURSE IT DOES. [Grantland]

  • Steve Montador 's family will be filing suit against the NHL following his posthumous diagnosis of CTE. [CBC]

  • What does winning a Stanley Cup mean to a player's legacy? Or more importantly, what does NOT winning mean?  [LastWordOnSports]

  • Mike Babcock: Contrarian. Why you may see Babcock behind the bench in Edmonton. [DobberSports]