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Will Michel Therrien still be behind the Canadiens' bench after tonight?

Adam McQuaid is upended during the Winter Classic
Adam McQuaid is upended during the Winter Classic
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The Bruins visit a Canadiens team in near freefall tonight at 7:30PM.

  • David Krejci has returned to practice with the team, and Bruins fans breathe a sigh of relief.[WEEI]

  • Meanwhile, Ryan Spooner has emerged in Krejci's absence. Here's a good read on how he developed over time while overcoming periods of injury and eventually learning to contribute.[ScoutingPost]

  • FINISH THEM! This is the Bruins new mantra on scoring chances.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Here's a quick recap of where the Bruins left off over the weekend. No, Zdeno Chara will NOT be traded, and he and his wife are expecting a blessed event.[ScoutingPost]

  • Hasn't it been nice to see the Bruins' penalty kill success? (Especially considering that they can't seem to stay out of the box at times...)[TheBostonGlobe]

  • David Pastrnak hopes that everyone isn't writing him off as being fragile.[WEEI]

  • In honor of tonight's game... the knives are being sharpened for Michel Therrien. Who might be next on the hot seat if he's given the hook?[HabsEyesOnThePrize]

  • There's a new "Bear and the Gang" episode up, and it is every bit as curious as its predecessors. (Video, 1:18)[Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Olympian and Connecticut Whale player Katia Smolentseva has managed a number of challenges to play in the NWHL, including family issues, language barriers, and switching positions.[TodaysSlapShot]

  • Meanwhile, in Hockey East action, things are sifting out as four teams won big.[SBNCollegeHockey]

  • Healing wishes go out to former Bruin David Warsofsky, who was upended and injured in a collision with an official.[TheHockeyNews]

  • This list of 25 top power brokers in the NHL is probably not as interesting as who is number 10 with a bullet below in the on the cusp list- Steph Vail.[Sportsnet]

  • Vezina-winning former Bruins goalie Jim Carey had a meteoric career and yet seemed to have a degree of detachment from the game. He wouldn't even agree to be interviewed for this article.[TheHockeyNews]

  • Answer: Five million dollars. Question: How much has been spent on all the legal prosecutions following the 2011 Stanley Cup Final post game riots?[Sportsnet]

  • The seemingly small gesture of burning love letters got out of hand for one unfortunate Florida Everblades player.[Deadspin]

  • What is keeping John Scott from the All-Star Game? The Code... well, that and who can and can't be "a fan" according to the NHL.[MacLeans]