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Crew of the Abu Dhabi yacht pose with their celebrity guest, Zdeno Chara
Crew of the Abu Dhabi yacht pose with their celebrity guest, Zdeno Chara
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Hey, Abu Dhabi race team- were you looking for a reserve mainmast?

  • Bruins captain Zdeno Chara went yachting this weekend... [VolvoOceanRaceNewport]
  • ... even as he addressed assertions that he is suddenly too old and broken down to be an elite player. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • At the IIHF World Championships, Torey Krug and a young Team USA took bronze. [USAToday]
  • Despite Team Sweden having finished out of the medals, Loui Eriksson turned in a solid performance. [TheHockeyWriters]
  • Former Capitals GM George McPhee met with the Bruins. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • May 14th has not been a good day for the Bruins historically. Here's why a Bruins fan might not want to get out of bed that day. [HockeyBuzz]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Jaromir Jagr 4EVAH! After being named tournament MVP, he will step down from playing at the IIHF Worlds, and names David Pastrnak as a Czech star of the future. [NHL]
  • Zane McIntyre 's UND coach, Dave Hakstol, has been hired by the Flyers . [TheHockeyNews]
  • The Oshawa Generals are the OHL champions in a fine display of a strong defensive, team game. Many [Oshawa Generals] are current and former Bruins, such as Claude Julien , Bobby Orr , Rick Middleton , Marc Savard , and Nathan Horton . [TheHockeyNews]
  • Team Canada smartly dispatched Team Russia for the IIHF Championship gold medal. Pekka Rinne was named best goalie... [SportingNews] Enjoy links to highlights of the game. [TSN]
  • ... and in a glaring example of poor sportsmanship, Team Russia left the ice during the Canadian national anthem, and will face discipline. [TASS]
  • By the numbers? Predicting the unpredictable hockey game may be more math than magic. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Meanwhile, in the NWHL, training camps were held in Boston and New York. [NWHL] Here's a quick introduction to Dani Rylan, former Northeastern Husky and driving force behind the new league. [TodaysSlapShot]
  • Nope, nobody is interested in a CapGeek type site. So here's another new alternative to NOT visit for salary cap info. [HockeysCap]