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2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins
RAWR! A Bruins fan lookin’ fierce.
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Frank Vatrano has been spending his Thursday evenings back home, and in good company. Now fleeter of foot, he also plans to bring more physicality to his game. MassLive
  • Andy Brickley and Billy Jaffe weigh in on the evolving situation regarding David Pastrnak’s contract. (Video, 2:01) NESN
  • Just cut to the chase- PAY THE MAN. And sign Pastrank for the long term, while you’re at it. WEEI
  • Just cut to the chase- PAY THE MAN, part deux. The comparables cited are not deals for which Pastrnak is responsible anyway. CBS Boston
  • And don’t even THINK about trading the lad. Last Word On Hockey
  • The co-captain of the Quinnipiac Bobcats, defenseman Connor Clifton, has signed with the Providence Bruins. Quinnipiac Bobcats
  • Former governor Bill Weld calls upon Jeremy Jacobs to make good on his obligation to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston Globe

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The ECHL team coming to Portland, Maine is down to five final choices for a new name. One is especially attractive, at least for humor purposes. Your vote matters in this important issue. Puck Daddy
  • Have another look at some historical footage- the oldest known motion pictures of a game of hockey filmed in 1898 by Thomas Edison. It has been a while since it has been posted here. Love the knickers! (With video) BarDown
  • Just for fun, what if the NHL dumped the salary cap? Who would benefit? What trends would be reversed? The Score
  • Go big, or go home. The largest restaurant in Canada is about to open its doors, and it belongs to the Canadiens. Cue the heartburn. Food And Wine
  • The Golden Knights promo team are on the road drinking Starbucks coffee and reaching out to fans in the Rockies. Eric Tosi (formerly of the Bruins’ PR staff) checks in, and the photos and video are like a mini summer vacation. (With videos) NHL