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There's always Plan B, right? You DID make a contingency plan...?
There's always Plan B, right? You DID make a contingency plan...?
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The Bruins are being stymied by Rangers management.

  • The Rangers will not permit the Bruins to speak to Jeff Gorton until their season is over. Alex Ovechkin , can you help us out, here? [TheBostonGlobe]

  • You can scratch Ray Shero off the GM candidate list, and he can just go to the Devils ! [WEEI]

  • Don Sweeney appears to be winning the battle of attrition. His career has been tied with the Bruins for a long, long time both as a player and staffer. []

  • Adam McQuaid finds himself in an unhappy situation as a free agent this year. For the first time, his team did not make the playoffs, and he may be moving on from the only organization he has known. [BostonHerald]

  • Looking ahead to the NHL draft, look at what positions the Bruins may target alongside the players and prospects they already have to fill those slots. [NESN]

  • "Montreal Typical." Revisit a few incidents that represent everything a Bruin fan dislikes about the Canadiens. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • If you're finally ready to read it, here is a debriefing of what went wrong for the Bruins this season. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • A bunch of former NHLers took part in a Toronto Pro-Am game to raise funds to fight Alzheimer's and dementia. [CJN]

  • It is expected that UFA Raptor Rich Peverley will retire as a Dallas Star. (Advance to page 11/27) [DallasNews]

  • Brandon Prust 's counterproductive frustration mirrors that of his team.  Ben Bishop would be glad to suffer only two more games in his company. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Here's your guide to the 25 steps you will encounter in each new NHL playoff series. [Grantland]

  • The University of North Dakota published this unedited list of suggested new mascot names. The reasoning behind adopting "The Attorneys" is flawless. (Some NSFW) [UND]

  • The ageless Jaromir Jagr became the oldest player to score at Worlds, and is leading his Czech team against powerhouse Team Canada today. [NHL]