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Fresh Links: Imagining The Bruins WITH Marc Savard, Zdeno Chara At 40

Have you seen “Hockey: The Musical” yet?

Boston Bruins v New York Islanders
A young Marc Savard. What if...?
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Take a look in your 20-20 hindsight mirror and imagine the Boston Bruins if things had gone differently for Marc Savard. Then have a good cry. Puck Daddy
  • The NHL Network Top 10 NHL Goalie list from earlier this week (NHL) has lit a fire under D.J. Bean, who is up to the task of championing Tuukka Rask, even against Michael Felger! CSNNE
  • Counterpoint: Rask was not in the Top 10 for one very defensible reason. CBS Boston
  • David Pastrnak Watch continues, and his negotiations are tied tightly with those of a couple of other NHL youngsters. Edmonton Journal
  • For Zdeno Chara, 40 is only a number- he still loves competing, although “the older guys” he enjoys playing with are fewer and farther between. He faced a hard decision in skipping the World Championship this year. Boston Globe

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Got tickets? Mitch Albom’s “Hockey: The Musical” is on stage in Michigan! 9and10news Seen at the scene- NHL All-Star John Scott! Imgur, via Reddit
  • After 29 years, the Wayne Gretzky trade is still a big deal. TSN
  • These five teams might be feeding on the bottom of the NHL standings this season. Take hope, there are also reasons they might not. Sportsnet
  • The Capitals’ arena, formerly the Verizon Center, has a new name that could not be more appropriate! CBS Sports
  • This story is from out in left field- a kitten dashed across the outfield at Busch Stadium and turned the tide for the MLB Cardinals . The poor groundskeeper called upon to remove him was da REAL MVP. Boston Globe