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It's not backpedaling if all parties are in agreement

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Stuck in the middle... Charlie Jacobs, flanked by Johnny Bucyk and Zdeno Chara
Stuck in the middle... Charlie Jacobs, flanked by Johnny Bucyk and Zdeno Chara
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Silly fans! Don and Cam were happily skipping and holding hands in complete agreement ALL ALONG!

  • Cam Neely insists that he was on board with Don Sweeney's desire to retain coach Claude Julien.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Neely received a clear vote of confidence from team owner Jeremy Jacobs.[WEEI]

  • Inherited cap issues did still hamper the Bruins this year, but steps were taken to mitigate that and still stock the system with prospects and younger players.[BostonHerald]

  • Check in the rear-view mirror and see if Reilly Smith doesn't look a whole lot better in 20-20 hindsight. Maybe there's a lesson about twenty-three-year-old Brett Connolly in all of this.[Hockeybuzz]

  • Got playoff hockey? Take solace in the Providence Bruins, who look like Calder Cup contenders![CausewayCrowd]

  • Almost unbelievable bad luck leaves the Wilkes-Barre Penguins very vulnerable to a first-round exit at the hands of the PBruins.[ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • From around the NHL, here are some news and rumors. Help Wanted: Boston is said to be in the market for a backup goaltender.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Sean Avery is playing a cop in the Mark Wahlberg movie 'Patriots Day' about the Boston Marathon bombing, because of course.[BostonMagazine] If you're confused, there are TWO movies on the subject currently being filmed, as explained here.[IndianaGazette]

  • Speaking of the Boston Marathon, enjoy these witty and funny spectators' signs.[BostonMagazine]

  • With the Falcons vacating Springfield (MA) might an ECHL team come in to replace them?[MassLive]

  • A young Bruin goaltender was one of the five youngest to ever make an NHL playoff start.[Sportsnet]

  • Got hope? Sean McIndoe highlights a bright spot for each team that didn't make the playoffs.[Sportsnet]

  • Have a chuckle at these Simpsons-themed NHL team logos.[SportingNews]

  • Paul Bissonnette dishes on growing up in Welland, ON with other NHLers, including former Bruins Nathan Horton and Daniel Paille and described how it took a village to raise so many future big-leaguers.[USAToday]

  • A one-timer is increasingly the successful NHL sniper's go-to shot, and that is no accident.[TheWallStreetJournal]