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A couple of Slovakian war horses, Zdeno Chara and Marian Hossa
A couple of Slovakian war horses, Zdeno Chara and Marian Hossa
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Bruins core players are in the rumor mill this time around.


  • Rumblings... Milan Lucic , Calgary Flames -  Is the failure to lock him up well in advance an indication of his uncertain future?  [HockeyBuzz]

  • Hush up about Zdeno Chara , he is intent upon finishing the final three years of his contract.  [OttawaSun]

  • Could Chara be the impact player Peter Chiarelli needs for a second time?  [Lowetide]

  • Or is the Oilers ' yearning for Dougie Hamilton simply not to be denied?  [CopperNBlue]

  • It may mean bad news for Brett Connolly if Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Spooner both get paid.  [CausewayCrowd]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • In the Stanley Cup Final, we're down to the best of three.  [BostonHerald]

  • Hockey's funny... SCF Game #4 did not reward the best team performance with a win. Bonus: musings on playoff beards.  [Grantland]

  • Former Bruin Glen Murray was on the stand to testify in the sordid trial of Phil Kenner and Tommy Constantine, accused of bilking several prominent NHLers in a real estate scam.  [NYDailyNews]

  • In further legal drama, The Bettman will be deposed in court on July 31 regarding the concussion lawsuit.  [SportsIllustrated]

  • Are we surprised that Ronda Pearson , the Coyotes fan who lit into the Glendale mayor and city council, was a Bruins fan growing up?  [Sportsnet]

  • In appreciation of Chara 's great friend and countryman, the seemingly ageless Marian Hossa - there must be something in the Slovakian water!  [TSN]  But is he a Hall of Fame calibre player?  [Grantland]

  • Pull up your chairs and lend Scott Gomez and Ken Daneyko your ears as they share stories!  [ThePlayersTribune]

  • Here's your growth market, NHL- African-Americans. [ChicagoTribune]

  • NHL, AHL, EHL... goaltending is different in each league.  Mike McKenna explains.  [InGoal]

  • Over at Zane McIntyre 's alma mater, the options for a new UND team nickname have been reduced to the final 15.  [TheHockeyNews]

  • History is made, and Janine Weber will be a NWHL NY Riveter.  [TheHockeyNews]

"There goes Joe Haggerty..." yeah, the farther, the better.