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Fresh Links: Step Up

Hoping Joakim Nordstrom can step up into Riley Nash’s skates, and how Jake DeBrusk stepped up in the postseason.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes
Tim Schaller and Joakim Nordstrom tangle up
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • How happy would it be for Joakim Nordstrom to step seamlessly into Riley Nash’s skates? And they’re both former Hurricanes- what a coincidence! Prime Time Sports Talk
  • While we’re daydreaming, Jake DeBrusk’s stepped-up performance in the playoffs hint at even better things to come. Hockeybuzz
  • Brandon Carlo offered an ankle update (and a chance to meet his dog, Winnie) in his Summer Selfie from Denver. (Video, 0:44) Bruins NHL
  • Anders Bjork spoke about the Winter Classic being played on the storied football field at Notre Dame, and how football game days were a whole ‘nother level of excitement. (Video, 1:42) Bruins NHL
  • Jakub Lauka spoke about his time in Boston during Prospect Camp. He recognizes Boston’s sports fervor, the Bruins’ welcoming atmosphere, and that how the Bruins appreciate European players. (Google translation from Czech) iDNES (Original, in Czech) iDNES
  • Maybe a depth signing? Troy Brown was dogged, if not graceful, in his attempt to put a puck in the net while playing with his Bruins Foundation PanMass Challenge mates. (Video, 0:44) Bruins NHL
  • Is it too soon- a chance to rub salt in Vancouver’s wound? And the comments? Priceless! CTV News
  • The Sabres ticket window is now open for the annual Prospects Challenge- schedule and info here. Buffalo News

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Kill it with fire. That giant sucking sound you hear is the loser point dragging down the NHL. Cases in point include the 2015-156 Boston Bruins. The Hockey Writers
  • Another fond memory of former Bruin Jarome Iginla- his glorious return to Calgary wearing the Spoked B. (With video) @IanCMcLaren
  • And what’s not to like about a racehorse owned by an NHLer, named for an NHLer? BarDown
  • Have a bit of fun with this list of historically entertaining player names. Elite Prospects, via Reddit