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The Return Of The King

Another old friend returns with his new team.

Milan Lucic in a grumpy moment
Milan Lucic in a grumpy moment
Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Kings are in town, and we can catch up with former Bruin Milan Lucic at 7:00PM tonight.

  • One interesting note about Milan Lucic is that he was apparently a bit of a statistics savant.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Lucic's return offers a chance to reflect on what it means to be a Bruin. David Krejci, centerman to several notable Bruins power forwards, remains a fast friend.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • No use dwelling on the "what ifs," the Bruins have moved on from the Lucic trade.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Besides, the Bruins have found a cost-effective substitute in Matt Beleskey.[WEEI]

  • In the matter of Loui Eriksson's contract situation, history will likely not be repeated. [Hockeybuzz]

  • Would Eriksson's contract be attractive to a team with very specific cap needs?[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Meanwhile, can you picture Jimmy Hayes on a milk carton?[BostonSportsDesk]

  • Looking ahead to life on the road, the Bruins will depart on a six game roadie. This week they face a team riding a faltering young goalie, one built very like themselves, and Landon Ferraro's former employer.[CausewayCrowd]

  • C'Mon, Ref: Nothing to see here, we all agree that Brad Marchand's penalty shot was a gift, especially considering a previous play that resulted in a mere minor for Dennis Seidenberg.[TSN]

  • In brief, we already know the worst, but here is the best and the rest of the Providence Bruins' weekend.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • Is there a goalie in the house? Saturday evening in Portland, the Providence Bruins put out the call for an emergency backup for Zane McIntyre. Into the breach stepped Joe Parker, a local beer league goalie. (With video)[WCSH6]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Beanpot was interrupted by power outage...[TheBostonGlobe]...and when play resumed, Boston College topped Boston University for the win.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • The new Dustin Byfuglien deal will have repercussions, and not only for Andrew Ladd.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Look to St. Louis to host the 2017 Winter Classic. Pack your suncreen.[Sportsnet]

  • Dear hockey coaches, when you disagree with an official, please follow these four simple guidelines.[Hockeybuzz]

  • Michael Grabner's billet mom is a long-suffering Denver Broncos fan, and he found the perfect way to show his appreciation for the hospitality that the family extended to him while he spent three years playing for the Spokane Chiefs.[TheHockeyNews]

  • In a gracious gesture, a young man passed a souvenir Vladimir Tarasenko hockey stick along to another boy in the stands after a Blues game. The team was able to follow up in turn. [TheHockeyNews]