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Fresh Links: David Backes Digs Deep For Renegade Steers, David Pastrnak Is WHAT?

And the odds of a Stanley Cup in Boston are shrinking

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David Backes loves all animals, not just the dogs.
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

In Bruins news you can use:

  • No news is good news? Five Bruins holding no-movement clauses have not been asked to waive them. Boston Globe
  • Don’t read too much into it, but odds are currently 33:1 that the Bruins will hoist the Stanley Cup next season. Trifecta Network Sports
  • A bunch of delinquent steers that escaped en route to the slaughterhouse are destined for a Gentle Barn in St. Louis, and David Backes helped with the fundraising to provide the beasts this forever home. St Louis Today
  • Our divisional chums offered some hints for the Bruins to improve next year. But then they had to go and call David Pastrnak “this punk-ass Czech...” Pension Plan Puppets

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Evgeni Malkin was a key to the Penguins ’ repeat, not just the more celebrated Sidney Crosby. The Ringer
  • Enjoy this HNIC closing montage for the playoffs. (Video, 5:57) YouTube
  • Just a reminder that the Foxboro Pro & Pro Development Leagues begin their summer season tomorrow night. Foxboro Pro League They have begun their countdown to (liquor day?) opening night on Twitter. @FPL_FPDL
  • The announcement that hockey (ECHL) will return to Worcester, MA, teases that Portland, ME may have similar good news very soon. Worcester Telegram