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Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing

Boston Bruins v Phoenix Coyotes
Only Coyotes fans will be wearing gloves in Boston tonight
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The Bruins host the Coyotes tonight at TD Garden, puck drop is at 7:00 on NESN.

  • Sitting on his hands is the very best, and likely hardest, thing that Don Sweeney and the Bruins should do at trade deadline. Boston Globe
  • Not to decide is to decide, but the Bruins cannot afford to sit back and go with the flow at trade deadline. They must actively decide if they are buyers or sellers. WEEI
  • Things have been looking up for the Bruins lately, which removes a lot of pressure. Boston Herald
  • Having traded away Martin Hanzal, the Coyotes arrive in Boston tonight with a trade cloud over their captain, Shane Doan. Here’s what to expect. Fox Sports
  • ‘Behind the B’ is up- the new episode is a chance to relish the successful Montreal and Western road trip games once again, just as the Bruins pause to savor some In-N-Out burgers, and make fun of David Krejci‘s golf attire. (Video, 21:45) Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Specifically in the Atlantic Division, competing teams are making deals. Local boy Brian Boyle is headed to the Maple Leafs, and old friend Alexandre Burrows is en route to the Senators. WEEI
  • The mumps are now loose in the Wild- Jason Pominville and Zach Parise have been diagnosed with the ailment, and an assistant coach is being monitored. Sporting News
  • Another good reason for statistics- the Calgary Flames can demonstrate a sudden, sustained spike in penalties called against the team following the Dennis Wideman incident. National Post
  • If you’re following matters at trade deadline, try Mike Commodore‘s Twitter. He has news for Matt Beleskey. @commie22 But beware, the hashtag for his hot takes is NSFW. @commie22