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Fresh Links: Happy Landings Edition

Bruins, new Bruins, and former Bruins on the move

Don Sweeney speaks, as Caryn Switaj avoids the mic drop
Don Sweeney speaks, as Caryn Switaj avoids the mic drop
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Feeling much better this morning, thanks... and you?

  • The Bruins scored Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes yesterday, lost Reilly Smith and Marc Savard , and there were happy landings for Matt Bartkowski , Gregory Campbell , and David Warsofsky . [TheBostonGlobe] Matt Lindblad has joined the New York Rangers ... [WEEI] ... Justin Florek is now with the Islanders ... [] ...and Rob Flick joins the Panthers . [NHL]

  • Don Sweeney survived the early firestorm and performed with admirable restraint on day one of Free Agency. [TSN]

  • The verdict? Well played- and now the Bruins appear to be on target for their stated goal. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Ryan Spooner and Jeremy Smith have signed. [NESN]

  • The acquisition of Beleskey should finally give David Krejci his wings to fly. [WEEI] Apparently the no-trade clause was what really made the Bruins' offer to Beleskey stand out. [PuckDaddy]

  • It is disappointing to lose Savard , but he is reported to be enjoying improved health. [ESPN]

  • All the recent roster upheval left Brad Marchand on pins and needles. [BostonHerald]

  • The Zac Rinaldo acquisition leaves uncomfortable questions,  while the Beleskey deal shows the wisdom of players considering settling for less than top dollar. [PuckDaddy]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • (Now former Boston University Terrier) Jack Eichel has signed to jump on in to help the new-look Sabres . [BostonHerald]

  • Call him "boomerang." Zbynek Michalek will return to the Coyotes for his third stint! [TheHockeyNews]

  • Time to reassess the best and worst of Free Agency. [SportingNews]

  • Rich Clune 's relationship with alcohol (and ultimately drugs) developed alongside his career in junior hockey. He offers his story frankly, and as a cautionary tale. [ThePlayersTribune]

  • Former Bruins in the news: Carter Camper was acquired by the Capitals ... [@WashCaps] ...while Craig Cunninham was re-signed by the Coyotes ... [@ArizonaCoyotes] ...and Jared Knight accepted a qualifying offer from the Wild . [@RenLavoieTVA]

Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass