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Fresh Links: Half and Half

One set of Bruins is playing stateside, while the other is on exhibition tour in China

Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game Seven
ORG Packaging gets exposure at TD Garden (Brad Marchand, foreground)
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The Bruins now enter the post Adam McQuaid era.

  • His spirit is willing, but the NHL has taken its toll on Adam McQuaid. Even so, he represents the best of a dying breed. South Coast Today
  • The McQuaid trade was a tough call, but the right one. WEEI
  • Bruins teammates reacted to the news and wished McQuaid well. (With video) CBS Boston
  • Here’s what the rebuilding Rangers can expect from their new defenseman, not all of it will show up in the fancystats. MSG Networks
  • There’s nothing like an overseas trip to take your mind off current events. The Bruins and Flames have touched down in China- apparently one Bruin has no trouble sleeping on the plane. NHL
  • The Bruins are a team cleft in twain for the time being, and Bruce Cassidy will be assessing the progress of each group in forming his roster. ESPN
  • David Pastrnak is practically a part-time resident at this point, having now visited three times. For the young Chinese players, his enthusiasm and joy in playing hockey needed no translator. NHL
  • If you’re in the neighborhood of Warrior Arena, here is a projected training camp schedule. Friday begins the first sessions open to the public. Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Take a moment to recall Garnet “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis, who were lost on 9/11 while on a scouting trip for the LA Kings. Vavel
  • The Blue Jackets (and we all) will all enjoy another two years of coach John Tortorella. NBC Sports
  • Steve Yzerman is taking one for the team as Julien BriseBois takes the reins as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s GM. Raw Charge
  • Here’s an interesting analysis of how players’ scoring rates evolve over time in their careers. Clue- not all make a straight-line progression. (Great graphics, and you can select by player name. With audio.) Balls and Sticks
  • Goalie mask gallery: Roberto Luongo is going for the gold. BarDown Celebrate 25 years of the Mighty Ducks with John Gibson... BarDown ...and teammate Ryan Miller. BarDown. Golden Knight Oscar Dansk will remember the Las Vegas shooting victims. Russian Machine Never Breaks New Avalanche netminder Philipp Grubauer’s mask is a nod to the Rocky Mountains. Russian Machine Never Breaks