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F Is For Effigy

And flame, and fire, as well as fans' fury and frustration

Flaming former Bruins!
Flaming former Bruins!
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In Bruins news:

  • Another of the 2011 Stanley Cup roster moves on, this time back to the team from which he came. The Boston Globe
  • D.J. Bean looks at the numbers on the Riley Nash, Anton Khudobin, and John-Michael Liles contracts, and likes what he sees- with reservations. WEEI
  • This Development Camp marks a fond farewell to Ristuccia arena. Bonus: Learn to distinguish Joona Koppanen from Joonas Kemppainen, rosters, and schedule. South Coast Today
  • Kirk Luedeke and his guests Reed Duthie and Dominic Tiano serve up a podcast offering a caveat to Edmonton on falling into the same morass that the Bruins did, and suggest an under-the-radar RFA the Bruins could target. (Audio, 1:34:25) Scouting Post
  • The Bruins are sending a contingent including David Pastrnak and Matt Beleskey to promote the game of hockey in China. South Coast Today
  • Here’s a link to Bruins Academy hosted by the curiously frenetic Charlie Moore. Episode #8 stops in on Ryan Spooner, gives a closer look at the huge hockey stick adorning Boston Landing, and visits Hah-vahd to check in with their hockey program. (Video, 20:45) NHL Bruins
  • Got resorts? Delaware North invites you to enjoy the sun and sea at their latest acquisition, Sea Crest in Falmouth, MA. The Boston Globe

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Weber’s new Effigy 3000 Series Grill will allow disgruntled fans to safely and effectively incinerate hockey jerseys. NO, REALLY! Lighthouse Hockey
  • The AHL has been in meetings, and has adjusted the alignment of Divisions (a result of team movements) and tweaked the rules for the upcoming season- details are here. Times Tribune
  • Wikked rude. Boston has merited a Top 10 finish in a very sorry category with tourists. Don’t snicker, Providence, you came in thirteenth! NH1
  • Milan Lucic’s decision to sign with the Oilers was lubricated by a call from The Great One. Edmonton Journal
  • Junior teams should consider a new business model- pay players the minimum wage, and cut the number of teams. The Hockey News
  • Don’t fret, not all the best deals are done on the first day of free agency. Sean McIndoe reminds us of the five biggest that took a few days more. The Hockey News