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Fresh Links: B is for BRUINS Edition

Just in time for Back to School

Ice, ice, baby! Too cold.
Ice, ice, baby! Too cold.
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Pull up a chair and learn something.


  • Sarah Connors explains it all for you. Here is a comprehensive Bruins primer, from A to Z. [PuckDaddy]

  • Ryan Spooner allows in this interview with Kirk Luedeke that he listened to Claude Julien, and became a better player for it. [ScoutingPost]

  • Now dive into Luedeke's mailbag, and hear who is likely to be Tuukka Rask 's backup, and which prospects are untouchable. [ScoutingPost]

  • Seen at the scene... David Pastrnak (sixth from left in photo) was among the Czech NHLers who met with the new Czech National Team coach, Vladimir Vůjtka, in Prague. (Google translation from Czech, scroll down) [iDNES]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Five cities are finalists to host the World Junior Championship this December, here's a closer look at the possible venues. [SecondCityHockey]
  • Speaking of which, 5-2 was the theme for Team USA World Junior Championship campers, with Blue squad losing to Sweden and then White beating Finland by the same score. [USAHockey]
  • Two local standout players will be among four people inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Here's a look at concussions, the cumulative damage that threatens players, and the problem of assuring access to mental health services to the injured. [PensionPlanPuppets]

  • Hello, NWHL! This new league offers something new... even as it takes a risk. [WingingItInMotown]

  • It sounds counterintuitive, but a player in a shootout can actually benefit from telegraphing his intentions- here's why. Bonus: Link to Jonathan Quick 's piece in the Players' Tribune about shootouts. [HabsEyesOnThePrize]

  • The NHL is bringing in the big guns to help improve Gamecenter, web ops, and apps. [BroadStreetHockey]

  • Former Bruin Maxime Sauve has departed the DEL and will join the AHL Hershey Bears, where he has strong family ties. [PennLive]

  • There will be a new face at NESN helping with sports news coverage. Meet Lisa Hillary! [NESN]

  • It looks like great work, if you can get it- the Dallas Stars ' Music Director Michael Gruber explains how he did. [SportsIllustrated]

Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass