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Fresh Links: Final Week

The Bruins get another crack at the Red Wings tonight as the preseason winds to a close this week

Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings
Danton Heinen hopes to slip one past Jimmy Howard
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Bruins host the Red Wings tonight at 7:00ET on NESNplus and 98.5 The Sports Hub.

  • Tired of itching and scratching that nagging “preseason feeling?” Have we got the cure for you! Bruins Daily
  • Bruins youngsters were on the move yesterday, on waivers and assigned directly to Providence. WEEI
  • The lines and pairings are beginning to solidify, and should roughly project the opening night lineup as listed here. Tuukka Rask, however, is under the weather. Boston Herald
  • Have a look at tonight’s roster. @BruinsDaily
  • Tonight’s opponent has been on a winning streak in the preseason. WTVB
  • Seven burning questions include whether or not Lee Stempniak dusts off his old Bruins sweater for another season in Boston. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Stempniak’s figngerprints were all over Monday evening’s 4-3 win over the Flyers. WEEI
  • A journeyman extraordinaire, Stempniak’s versatility is his best hook to land a job. Boston Globe
  • In case you missed the game, here’s the condensed version of highlights. (Video, 8:19) YouTube
  • Jake DeBrusk is heading into his sophomore season, and finds camp and preseason much easier without the jitters of his first year. Boton Herald
  • His progress formerly clouded by injury, Peter Cehlarik is now showing what the Bruins want to see. CBS Boston
  • Time marches on- will an older Bruins core win it all? Sports Illustrated
  • Have a look at Jaroslav Halak’s new Daveart mask- hopefully the brick wall theme be the sign of things to come. WEEI

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Tommy Cross has been waived by the Columbus Blue Jackets @renlavoietva
  • We’re #5! Not a bad thing, as this ranking of NHL goalie tandems shows. ESPN
  • Compare these current NHLers to the greats in the past who play most like them. Brad Marchand is up first, Zdeno Chara third. NHL
  • The Hurricanes have added a decal to their helmets to show their support for the local community as they continue toi deal with Florence’s aftermath. BarDown
  • It had been years since Philadelphia had retired their former (and very short lived) mascot named Slapshot. (With video) BarDown The design for Gritty apparently was inspired by Jakub Voracek. @HockeyGods