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Whispers that Claude Julien will indeed be behind the Bruins bench again this season.

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Kids visiting kids in the hospital- a very young Hal Gill
Kids visiting kids in the hospital- a very young Hal Gill
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It looks like the kid stays in the picture.


  • There's a milestone at stake for Claude Julien if he can stay with the Bruins for 36 more wins (the number was originally misreported in the press as only 10.)  [BostonHerald]

  • In hopeful news, this report claims that Julien and his immediate staff have indeed been spared.  [ProHockeyTalk]

  • Max Talbot spoke about his family's move to behind enemy lines in Boston, after having been traded for Jordan Caron .  (Google translation from French)  [HockeyLeMagazine ]

  • A half-dozen youngsters would appear to be on the radar as the Bruins prepare to attend the NHL Combine.  [Bruins.NHL]

  • They hold a middling #14 pick in the first round, which historcally results in coin-flip odds of a selectee's success in the NHL.  [WEEI]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Don't be a chump, trot out these keys to the SCF matchup and impress your friends. NO, REALLY!  [TheOnion]

  • The Lightning doubtless learned a lot from the Blackhawks ' rally-from-behind win last evening. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Marian Hossa offered this interesting insight into his teammate Teuvo Teravainen and his Finnish nature. [TheScore]

  • Mike Rupp advises you to forget the stars- look deeper for the less showy guy who is "the secret sauce" for Cup winning teams.  [PlayersTribune]

  • And while you're at it, it isn't all about the goaltender anymore, either.  [SportsNet]

  • In Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show Superlatives, no player is sacred in this Stanley Cup Final Edition.  (Video, 4:10)  [TheHockeyNews]

  • Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are apparently looking to offload all or part of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  [TheHockeyNews]

  • The voice of the Manchester Monarchs, Ken Cail,  will extend his perfect attendance record as his team plays the Utica Comets for the Calder Cup- the showdown begins Saturday in ManchVegas.  [UnionLeader]

  • FREE! The AHL is streaming the series for FREE!!!!  [TheAHL]

  • Looking forward to the NHL Awards, the host and scheduled entertainment have been announced.  [PuckDaddy]

  • The University of Ottawa has hit the relaunch button post-suspension and seeks a new coach to take the lead in the new culture for the men's hockey team.  [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Looking back at how the Conference Finals losses affected the Ducks and Rangers .  [Grantland]

  • For the first time, two UMaine Black Bears netminders will face each other across the ice in the Stanley Cup Final. [GoBlackBears]

  • As promised, here is a link to Part 2 of the analysis of passing and subsequent scoring and shot opportunities.  [InLouWeTrust]

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