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Fresh Links: The Rest of the Story Edition

Time to take a deep breath... and then FREE AGENCY FRENZY!

Hayley Wickenheiser carries the flag for Team Canada
Hayley Wickenheiser carries the flag for Team Canada
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<p><b> Happy Canada Day, eh? </b></p>
<ul>
<li> Courage, Bruins fans, and have a little faith in Don Sweeney. [<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2015/07/buckley_don_sweeney_deserves_some_faith_from_bruins_fans">BostonHerald</a>]</li>
<li> Naw! This isn't a rebuild, just a tweak! Tuukka Rask is NOT on the table, by the way. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2015/06/30/don-sweeney-says-he-isnt-rebuilding-bruins-or-trading-tuukka-rask/">WEEI</a>]</li>
<li> Dear Bruins, please get David Krejci some help! [<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/bruins_insider/2015/07/bruins_needs_in_nhl_free_agency">BostonHerald</a>]</li>
<li> One "hasty" trade, plenty of time for armchair quarterback analysis. Time could have helped avoid all of this. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/06/30/bruins-hurt-themselves-with-hasty-trade-dougie-hamilton/hEYpSm2zaoBZTvpOnFaE9H/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>] The six-year deal he signed with the Flames was not too far from Boston's offer. [<a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/06/30/dougie-hamilton-signs-year-contract-with-flames/DVusUvFRljoxLQqfJuieKI/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>] But the latest news is that the Bruins made three offers in an effort to retain him. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/07/01/cam-neely-says-bruins-wanted-dougie-hamilton-return/l2cnIxXkWSYDLY9DNW3sfL/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>
<li> In hindsight, apparently Dougie Hamilton wanted out. Apologies to you, Don Sweeney. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2015/06/30/don-sweeney-didnt-give-dougie-hamilton-after-all">WEEI</a>]</li>
<li> Good news! Ryan Spooner is apparently all in. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2015/06/30/source-ryan-spooner-to-sign-2-year-extension-with-bruins/">WEEI</a>]</li>
<li> David Warsofsky and Paul Carey will be moving on. [<a href="http://www.enterprisenews.com/article/20150630/SPORTS/150639609/2000/NEWS">EnterpriseNews</a>]</li>
<li>  Might Bryan Bickell be in the Bruins sights? [<a href="http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/06/30/free-agency-frenzy-could-turn-into-a-swap-meet">OttawaSun</a>]</li>
<li> Shadenfreude, Buffalo style. Now the Bruins moves are apparently bolstering the Sabres' morale... [<a href="http://sabres.buffalonews.com/2015/07/01/head-scratching-moves-by-bruins-give-sabres-hope/">BuffaloNews</a>]</li>
<li> This updated tree shows the players that resulted from that initial Bruins trade for Cam Neely.  [<a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25228107/look-the-cam-neely-trade-tree-continues-to-grow-for-bruins">CBSSports</a>]</li>
</ul>
<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>
<ul>
<li> Media smackdown! The NHL categorically denies a New York Post report on the Coyotes. [<a href="http://www.tsn.ca/nhl-issues-stern-denial-on-coyotes-relocation-report-1.322432">TSN</a>]</li>
<li> So there's always next year for the Hockey Hall of Fame, here is an assessment of candidates and their cases for induction. [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-10-passed-over-nhlers-and-their-chances-to-make-the-hall-of-fame-in-2016/">Grantland</a>]</li>
<li> This watchlist of 10 players appear to be the cream of the free agent crop. For some, it is let the buyer beware. [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/10-nhl-free-agents-to-watch/">Grantland</a>]</li>
<li> Compare and contrast to this list of the top ten free agents. [<a href="http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/ranking-the-nhls-top-10-ufa-forwards/">Sportsnet</a>]</li>
<li> Nicholas J. Cotsonika bade Yahoo Sports farewell after five years, and posted a retrospective of some of his favorite stories. [<a href="http://cotsonika.tumblr.com/">Cotsonika.Tumblr</a>]</li>
<li> In a very Canadian story, the Rogers Centre roof was closed during a hot June 18th Blue Jays game to facilitate a sucessful attempt to save a family of rare birds. [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/baseball/blue-jays-share-rogers-centre-with-family-of-falcons/article25192972/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>
</ul><font color="#FFFFFF">Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass</font>