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Fresh Links: At It Again

The greatest rivalry in sports is back, as Bruce Cassidy and his Bruins face former colleague Claude Julien’s Habs

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John McKenzie screens Phil Esposito’s brother, sometime in the very early 1960’s
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The Bruins return to action on Saturday night at 7:00 PM against the Canadiens in Montreal on NESN.

  • The Bruins prepare to face their longtime rivals in a cluster of games. Take a look at what Bruce Cassidy has done differently than his predecessor, coach Claude Julien. Boston Globe
  • In fact, the Bruins must be salivating over the opportunity to take on the Habs, if recent history is any indication. A shallow divisional pool of competition is working in their favor. Patriot Ledger
  • All will be for naught, though, if the Bruins think they can begin cruising at this point in the season. A number of factors have led to the turnaround that the team now enjoys. Boston Herald
  • Mark your calendars for April 8th! That snowed out game against the Panthers will now close the regular season, thanks to a little help from some very tall friends. NESN
  • Well done, Jay Leach- the Providence Bruins have rallied around their new coach and now lead the AHL Atlantic Division. Providence Journal
  • Don’t forget about the pair sent to Providence to find their games- both Matt Beleskey and Anders Bjork are eating big ice minutes. Bruins Daily
  • As for a lineup tweak through acquisition, you’ve seen a number of the names mentioned here before. One Oiler might be of interest for his versatility and strength at the faceoff dot, but the Bruins just really don’t seem to have any glaring deficiencies meriting a change. The Hockey Writers
  • UMaine freshman goaltender Jeremy Swayman is having himself a bit of a season. Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Good news/bad news- the family of former NHLer Matt Johnson had feared for his safety and did not know his whereabouts. He has since been arrested by Santa Monica police. TSN
  • Team Canada has announced their Olympic lineup. Congratulations to Chris Kelly! Apparently the Olympics were not on his radar until very recently. Ottawa Sun
  • What does it matter? Nobody recognizes the names on the Olympic hockey rosters anyway. NO, REALLY! The Beaverton