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Fresh Links: The Kindest Cut, Development Camp Preview

As the NHL gets faster, some players are being left in the dust

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The speed of the game finally caught up with Jimmy Hayes

In Bruins news you can use:

  • The Bruins mercifully cut ties with Jimmy Hayes after a forgettable two-year tenure, leaving him the option of finding another team. The rising speed of play in the NHL was part of his undoing. WEEI
  • Is that all? The Bruins cannot afford to go forward with the roster as it stands. Two key areas still need to be addressed. FanRag Sports
  • Tomorrow, tomorrow- development camp opens at Warrior Arena and is open to the public. Here’s your chance to glimpse Urho Vaakanainen. Several youngsters are on the mend following postseason surgery and will not skate. Rob McGovern, a goaltender headed for UMaine, is among the invitees. Patriot Ledger

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Free agency movement is slowing. Nail Yakupov (remember “Fail For Nail?”) signed for one year with the Avalanche at the same price and term at which the Bruins snagged Kenny Agostino. Here’s a handy tracking list. TSN
  • There was bigger money left on the table by other teams before Kevin Shattenkirk chose the Rangers. (Did the Bruins dodge a bullet?) Sporting News
  • Take a peek behind the curtain as Jim Benning wears a microphone at the table on draft day. Five notable things took place, including one team’s wrong number call to their table. (With video) Sportsnet
  • Player contracts- which professional sports league pays the lowest meal per diem and which will pick up a cab fare, no questions asked? CNN
  • As much as he detests public speaking, Eric Lindros is a strong voice for improving the lot of concussed hockey players and for those who he hopes will never have to suffer brain injury in the first place. Sports Illustrated
  • A new statistics site is online- Let’s just jump directly to the Bruins, shall we? PuckIQ
  • “If you want loyalty, get a dog.” Especially in professional sports, loyalty is a fluid and situational notion. Habs Eyes On The Prize