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Fresh Links: Size Matters, The Company You Keep

To be the best, surround yourself with the best

2013 NHL Draft - Portraits
He’s certainly Zdeno Chara sized (Wiley Sherman)

In Bruins news you can use:

  • File this under Stanley Cup of Motor Oil- Brandon Carlo and Tim Schaller spoke with NESN about what hockey players can learn from NASCAR drivers. (With video) NESN
  • Bruins demonstrate their favorite emojis in honor of World Emoji Day. What could go wrong? @NHLBruins
  • Here’s hoping there are good things ahead for Austin Czarnik, who has re-signed for another year with the Bruins. WEEI
  • Dig into a few parting shots from development camp. Oskar Steen has a bit of work to do, and for both Wiley Sherman as well as Jeremy Swayman, size matters. CBS Boston

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • If you want to be the best just like Eric Gryba, surround yourself with GOATs. No kidding! BarDown
  • R.J. Umberger is returning on a PTO to try his luck in Dallas after a year off. Of this list of five other NHLers to mount a comeback, a surprising number are former Bruins. The Hockey News
  • Former Bruin Daniel Paille is remembered by the award that bears his name in Buffalo. NO, REALLY! Die By The Blade
  • Former Bruin Marco Sturm is hoping former Bruins teammate Dennis Seidenberg has one more World Cup in him, for Team Germany’s sake. (Original, in German) Sport.de (Click permissions for Google translation) Sport.de
  • I missed last week’s Thirty Thoughts post! Consider the relationship between the NHL and NHLPA- with the league’s interest in entering the Chinese market, an ugly player lockout is NOT a good look. And starting next season, look for 31 Thoughts in honor of the addition of the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Sportsnet
  • Are NHL waivers and entry-level contracts a whirling morass of confusion for you? Here is the primer you’ve been aching to read. Raw Charge
  • Finally! Goon: Last of the Enforcers hits select theatres September 1st, pardon the pun. (With trailer) Puck Daddy