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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) (Click permissions for Google translation)
  • 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