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Fresh Links: Bottom Six Battles, Zdeno Chara On The Mend

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Canucks owe Versace thanks.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins
If you’re looking for Torey Krug’s stand in try Matt Grzylcek.
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The Flyers host the Bruins tonight at 7:00PM on TCN-PH.

  • There remain plenty of candidates for a few bottom-six spots. Anton Khudobin suffered a minor injury, and Daniel Vladar has been assigned to Providence. Boston Herald
  • This year, Bruce Cassidy has full rein with the team. Bonus- a few reminders of what is different for the team from last year.
  • Anders Bjork and Jake Debrusk appear to be ensconced firmly in place, but the rest of the roster is still up in the air. It will come down to who can offer versatility. Zdeno Chara appears to be on the mend. Patriot Ledger
  • Ryan Spooner has chosen his battles well and has won a bunch of them, which is just what the Bruins were hoping to see from him. Bruins NHL
  • Matt Beleskey returned to Boston lean, mean, and ready to play, as he strives to make up for last year’s disappointment. WEEI
  • Torey Krug lite? While Krug is out, one teammate offers a similar skill set- Matt Grzelcyk. Boston Globe
  • Observations from Providence camp include a few invitees, and a performance of note from Ryan Fitzgerald. Rinkside Rhode Island

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Does Versace think they can get away with stealing this Canucks logo? BarDown
  • Thirty-one Thoughts floats the possibility that for the first time in NHL history, the players are predominantly under 27 years of age on opening night. Elliotte Friedman also explains why long-term injury debates might bring unwanted attention from the other big dog in the fight. Sportsnet
  • Help Wanted: Emergency Goaltender. Open auditions in Los Angeles! LA Times
  • Avalanche fans have sent an open letter to the Bettman and the White House- enough is enough! NO, REALLY! Elbow News
  • There is precedent for players refusing to simply stick to sports. The Hockey News
  • Will Ferrell is having too much fun in this hockey scene that didn’t make it into the movie “Elf.” (With video) BarDown