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Fresh Links: Ryan Spooner’s Number Is Up, Zdeno Chara’s Longevity

And why NOT boo Gary Bettman?

Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins - Game Six
Why NOT play until you’re fifty? (Zdeno Chara)
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

In Bruins news you can use:

  • The Bruins and Ryan Spooner’s camp have come clean with their thoughts on salary ahead of an arbitration meeting and ruling. It may be a bridge too far. Boston Globe
  • Here’s what other comparable players are signing for, and why the fact that it got this far is not good news for Spooner’s hopes to stay in Boston. CBS Boston
  • Zdeno Chara holds himself to a high standard as an older, elite athlete- Tom Brady and Jaromir Jagr are his spirit animals. NESN (Heck, Brady isn’t ready to rule out playing at 50... WEEI)
  • Have a look at a buncha handsome Bruins representing the team in China. @NHLBruins

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • That loud “thud” you heard was the crash of collective hopes for NHL players’ participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The Hockey News
  • The bells you hear are from NHLers’ weddings, which seem to occur in droves over the summer. Here’s an album of the revels. BarDown
  • After the scary end to his season, Kyle Okposo is rarin’ to go, and divulges what had him in intensive care. TSN
  • Why continue to boo Gary Bettman? Because. RealSport101
  • Toddle on over to our friends covering the Avalanche and help them name their daily news post. (No, they can’t call it Fresh Links!) Mile High Hockey