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Fresh Links: Doug Soup Edition

Fans and the press are spinning on the Hamilton contract dilemma

A young fan wields two bear paws.
A young fan wields two bear paws.
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We're all doing the Dougie.

  • The course of action for the Bruins with Dougie Hamilton is as clear as pea soup.  Here are five options, with pros and cons.  [BostonHerald]

  • No need to fear if Hamilton passes July 1st without a contract.  [WEEI]

  • With Milan Lucic on the hot seat, this quick panel discussion debaters the pros and cons of the Bruins moving on form their prototypical power forward.  [HockeyBuzz]

  • Being the Bruins coach has not always been easy. Look back at a period of turmoil that preceeded the Claude Julien era.  [SouthCoastToday]

  • Brent Sopel stat in on a quick panel discussion of what the Bruins need to do. He sees the team that won the 2010-11 Stanley Cup win as an anamoly, rather than the shape of things to come.  (Video, 1:50) [120Sports]

  • Enough of hockey- Anton Blidh is cheering for IFK Goteborg to beat Blåvitt in soccer. You just KNOW that's a Red Sox cap he's wearing... (Google translation from Swedish)  [rylanderjohan]

  • Enjoy reminiscing with Milt Schmidt, Wally Stanowski, and the late Elmer Lach, who remind us of a long ago era of hockey and hockey players, why one carries a water gun, and what brings Schmidt to tears. [SportsNet]

  • Bruins Development Camp is in the planning stages, and the schedule has been announced.  [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here's the NHL draft in a nutshell- the teams, the picking order, and the top prospects.  [TheSportingNews]

  • Don't taze me, bro! Hooray for Ronda Pearson, who got her licks in on the mayor of Glendale, AZ.  [SBNation]

  • Finally! The NHL will offer single-team streaming packages, although blackout rules will still apply.  As for any price break...  [PuckDaddy]

  • Potpourri: If zone defense is killing NHL scoring, what remedy could the league seek to improve that situation? Comparing Milan Lucic and Patrick Sharp as likely available left wingers on the open market.  Examining how Presidents' Trophy winners ultimately finished round by round in the playoffs.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Shave dem playoff beards. This can just be one of many things that has evolved in the history of the game.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Rumors... Martin St. Louis and the Rangers will part ways. Phil Kessel has listed the Bruins as one of the eight teams he'd agree to go to... [MyNHLTradeRumors]

  • And Thirty Thoughts opens with congratulations for the Manchester Monarchs on winning the Calder Cup, and closes with some options for the Coyotes along with questions about their ownership .  [Sportsnet]

  • Local boy makes good: Derek DeBlois has made his mark with the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays...  [ProvidenceJournal] ... who lost Game #7 and the Kelly Cup to the Allen Americans. [PostAndCourier]

  • Review the appearances of the Stanley Cup winners' jerseys in each year, and continue down to see why the Bruins fans can brag that "We Are the 1%."  [BarDown]

  • Speaking of the Stanley Cup, it goes through airport screenings just like us! Here's what it looks like.  [Sportsnet]

  • Hockey stats devotees still lag a bit behind number crunchers in other sports.  Data collection in a fast moving game remains problematic.  [ChicagoTribune]

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