clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Fresh Links: Je Me Souviens

It is a night for reminiscing, as a groundbreaking former Bruin and a former Bruins head coach will be recognized for their contributions.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Boston Bruins
Bienvenue! Claude Julien returns to TD Garden on the wrong side of the Canadiens rivaly.
Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

It is RIVALRY NIGHT on NBCSN- the Bruins host the Canadiens at 7:30 PM and will take the opportunity to honor Willie O’Ree.

  • Tonight also marks the first return to TD Garden for the Habs’ new coach. Claude Julien and his new team have a tough row to hoe in their efforts to make the playoffs this year. Fox Sports
  • Expect a video montage in Julien’s honor- he accomplished much more than just a Stanley Cup win. He notably was the one who recognized potential in, and coaxed a lot out of, a number of players, including Brad Marchand. CBS Boston
  • From behind enemy lines, here are five notes from Montreal’s perspective going into tonight’s game. Montreal Gazette
  • The Bruins are in it for two points tonight, regardless of the honors and reminiscences. Of note- Noel Acciari is day-to-day, while Kevan Miller and Jake DeBrusk are battling illness. Patriot Ledger
  • How have you liked Riley Nash so far? Any chance he’s a keeper- or will the youngsters push for his slot in the lineup? The Hockey Writers
  • Revisiting notable Bruins drafts, remember who was taken in 2004 in the second round at #63 overall? You’ll see him tonight. Causeway Crowd
  • Time to name the mid-season Bruins Most Valuable Players. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Jeremy Swayman and UMaine continue their hot streak. Daily Hampshire Gazette
  • See how Mark Recchi grew to be (both the handsome dog as well as) the Hall of Fame player we know and love. (Video, 2:12) Sportsnet
  • Cam Neely and his family have opened yet another health center in Boston, this one in honor of his late mother. Boston Business Journal
  • I stand corrected, I mis-typed “third” for “second” place in the Atlantic Division standings yesterday. The source was correct, not me. The Bruins stand at second in the Atlantic Division, third in the Eastern Conference. NHL Bonus- check in here with the Wizard of Odds for an easy-to read, in-depth look at how NHL teams are shaping up at mid-season. @IneffectiveMath

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Thirty-one Thoughts is up- and thinking is that the Bruins stand pat at trade deadline. Don Sweeney makes a confession at #25. Sportsnet
  • Has Father Time finally caught up to Jaromir Jagr? Bonus- the Bruins claw their way up in this power ranking. Boston Herald
  • His father may be Canadian with divided loyalties, but Chris Bourque maintians that he is Team USA all the way as he prepares to represent his own country at the Olympics. USA Today
  • The NHL’s decision not to participate in the Olympic Games has likely shut a door forever on the hopes of a number of NHLers. Puck Daddy
  • Wes McCauley leads a very busy double life traveling to referee NHL games and then on to watch his children’s games. He is happy to be likened to his father, the late John McCauley, and brings a special verve to his job. (Links to some of his more memorable calls) Boston Herald