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Fresh Links: I.O.C. to Russia: NYET!

A doping scandal of unprecedented proportion finally nets an Olympic ban for the Russians

Jake’s dad, Louie DeBrusk, in a vintage Coyotes sweater

The Bruins closed their Fathers’ Trip and now await the Coyotes tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • The Coyotes may have Antti Raanta back in net on Thursday. CBS Sports
  • As for Anton Khudobin's hot streak, farewell! We hardly knew ye. Chowder and Champions
  • Now that we've wrung all the juice from the goalie controversy, should we wring our hands over trading a goalie? Sheesh. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • The Bruins bade their dads (and Kevan Miller's father-in-law and David Pastrnak’s little brother) adieu following the Nashville trip. See which nuts didn’t fall far from the tree in this gallery of all those handsome dogs. Bruins NHL
  • A number of those young Bruins scored their first NHL goals this season- here’s a list. NESN
  • You may recognize a number of Bruins prospects (and New England area gentleman scholars) in Team USA's roster for the World Junior Hockey Championship. The Score
  • Here are the important bullet points from the Providence Bruins' successful weekend. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • No Bruins tonight? No problem! Sit in with the suspiciously cheery Charlie Moore for Bruins Academy. Get to know Matt Grzelcyk, let Torey Krug explain hockey slang, and hear about Bob Sweeney's work with the Bruins Alumni. (Video, 20:46) Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Schadenfreude alert- I guess Alex Ovechkin won't have to worry anymore about being the only Russian missing out on the Olympic Games. New York Times
  • Shayne Gostisbehere spent a lot of time at the rink as a youth, laboring in the long, dark shadow of his talented older sister. Later, her experience helped him fight through a serious injury. Players Tribune
  • Hockey is a business, and Forbes has ranked the most successful franchises, from the Rangers all the way down to the Coyotes. Forbes By the numbers- team rankings by current value, change from last year, debt/value, revenue, and operating income. Forbes
  • Lend your ears to this podcast about the future of hockey from what lies ahead in data to puck and player tracking. (Audio, 53:22) National Post
  • Fortunately for one Oilers fan, the paper bag he stashed in the attic in 2016 still fits over his head just fine. NO, REALLY! The Elbow