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Finally! Hockey is on the horizon! A reminder that tonight's preseason game against the New Jersey Devils will be played on BOTH NESN and the NHL Network at 7 p.m.

HOCKEY IS HERE!

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As always feel free to add on to the links compilation in the comments section!

Bruins News:

  • After a relatively meh stint with the Bruins last year, Seth Griffith is hoping to make the team at the start of the season and stay there. [<a href="http://www.bruinsdaily.com/2015/09/19/seth-griffith-looks-to-crack-opening-night-lineup/">Bruins Daily</a>]
  • Brad Marchand is looking forward to taking on more of a leadership role with the club this year. NESN also goes on the record picking a side in the hotly-contested debate of whether Torey Krug or Marchand is the shortest Bruin. [<a href="http://nesn.com/2015/09/brad-marchand-impressing-with-leadership-physicality-at-bruins-camp/">NESN</a>]
  • Don't worry, Adam McQuaid realizes with a larger paycheck comes a larger responsibility to his team. [<a href="http://nesn.com/2015/09/adam-mcquaid-could-have-larger-role-for-bruins-after-new-contract/">NESN</a>]
  • Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald says for all the talk of a "new-look team," don't expect huge changes in the Bruins' style of play this year. [<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2015/09/harris_bruins_far_from_a_new_look_team">Boston Herald</a>]
  • However, Claude Julien is hoping to have more firepower on his fourth line this year. [<a href="http://nesn.com/2015/09/claude-julien-hoping-for-a-little-bit-more-firepower-from-bruins-fourth-line/">NESN</a>]

Other hockey news...

  • "I have a hard time not wanting to kill him," Dan Bylsma on adjusting to having to coach Patrick Kaleta. [<a href="http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/834535">The Score</a>]
  • No surprise here: Milan Lucic seems to be settling in well as one of the newest members of the Los Angeles Kings. [<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/kings/2015/09/18/milan-lucic-debut-los-angeles-kings/72419648/">USA Today</a>]
  • A referee's premature stoppage of a tied Challenge Cup game between the EIHL's Belfast Giants and the Edinburgh Capitals caused the teams to play the overtime period before the start of the next game the following night. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/elite-ice-hockey-league-ref-forgets-overtime--calls-edinburgh-belfast-game-211008051.html">Puck Daddy</a>]
  • Daniel Alfredsson has rejoined the Ottawa Senators as their Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/alfredssons-back-in-ottawa-joins-senators-as-senior-advisor-of-hockey-operations/">The Hockey News</a>]
  • History in the making: Watch Auston Matthews score his very first goal as a member of the Zurich Lions. [<a href="http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/833875">The Score</a>]
  • Grantland presents their version of the NHL's New Season's Resolutions for the 2015-16 season. [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-nhls-new-seasons-resolutions/">Grantland</a>]