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Fresh Links: Childs Play

Patrice Bergeron, Simon Gagne, and their friends played for children’s charites last night.

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A very young Patrice Bergeron up against Simon Gagne
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • The 10th Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron was a great success last night in Quebec City. (all sources in French) Brad Marchand answered questions about his social media tiff with the Canadiens. Le Soleil Almost 20 NHLers answered the call of Patrice Bergeron and Simon Gagné and raised nearly Can$428,000 for local children’s charities. (With video) TVA
  • Rumors of Torey Krug’s availability have simmered down, but there’s still a lot of wishful thinking about the Bruins landing Artemi Panarin or Wayne Simmons. Spector’s Hockey
  • The Bruins can always take advantage of using PTOs hoping to find a diamond in the rough. The Hockey Writers
  • Deep from the Kirk Luedeke archives, revisit his assessment of Urho Vaakanainen. Scouting Post
  • The anthem singer search continues- just don’t even think about doing the fist pump! NHL Enjoy this video of auditions, expect to see a revolving cast. (0:56) WCVB
  • Need a notable focal point for your basement bar? How about a piece of Garden history? Boston Globe Have a look at the artefact on a flatbed. @MickColageo
  • Spool up the Beers ’n Bruins podcast and sip along with Mark Allred and fan Ian Kelly. *NSFW* (Audio, 1:31:28) Prime Time Sports Talk

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Sticktaps to Paul Stewart, a Dorchester native, who will be inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame. I’ve enjoyed his perspectives as written from the zebra side, and have linked often over the years. HockeyBuzz
  • Another inductee is a former Bruin, who scored a first in the NHL. @MarkDivver
  • In praise of local Boston sports color analysts, with special sticktaps to Bob Beers and ever patient Andy Brickley, for reasons. Boston Herald