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An old acquaintance in a new uniform awaits- can a skunk change his stripes?

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs
Who could it be? (Photo caption claims this is Nazem Kadri)
Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

The Avalanche host the Bruins at 9:00PM on NESN.

  • Here’s what to expect tonight in Colorado. Yahoo Sports
  • Will he lose his cool, clock a Bruin, and take a match penalty again? We’ll see old friend (?) Nazem Kadri tonight, no longer in a Maple Leafs sweater. Causeway Crowd
  • New season, same constitution- this Bruins team is resilient,and finds ways to win. Boston Herald
  • Steven Kampfer returns to the Bruins in search of a cup rather than the guarantee of playing third-pairing minutes with a lesser team. Boston Globe
  • Here’s a quick analysis of the yeoman’s work behind the scenes that led to two of the goals in Las Vegas. NESN
  • Is it too soon to begin fretting about next year’s cap situation? NEVER! Here are all the current Bruins’ salaries. Boston.com
  • We loved you, Tommy Cross, but there’s a new sheriff in town- meet Paul Carey , the new Providence Bruins captain. Bruins NHL
  • Don Cherry was the guest on The Skate Podcast this week. He really thought the Bruins would go all the way last season, and is a big fan of Bruce Cassidy and Don Sweeney. (Skip to 3:40 mark- audio, 30:11) WEEI

NHL Standings:

  • The as-yet undefeated Bruins trail only the Sabres in the Atlantic Division, NHL are in third place behind Buffalo and the first place Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference, NHL and also sit in third place in the league overall. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: It has not escaped notice that the Avalanche fans are still keeping tabs on the One-Eyed Yeti, Carl Soderberg, too. Play Like Carl. Mile High Hockey Daniel Paille returns to hockey in Buffalo as a collegiate assistant coach. Cansius Go Griffs The Flames must already rue the Milan Lucic for James Neal trade. TSN
  • Enjoy Green Day’s new NHL anthem “Fire. Ready. Aim” which debuted last night, complete with reference to teeth knocked out. Look for snippets of Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, Kevan Miller, and Tuukka Rask. No, Rask is not the drummer. (video, 1:55) @NHLonNBCSports
  • How much longer until some team snaps up local lad Brian Boyle? TSN
  • Which NHL team is tallest? Heaviest? And what size is average in the NHL now? Stack
  • A potpourri from Ty Anderson includes laughing along with Gritty, Patrick Marleau’s return to San Jose, the dangers of playing Mark Stone and the Golden Knights, and a special request to benefit a reader. HockeyBuzz
  • What could be more appropriate to hockey? The Flyers are offering a really ingenious fan experience enhancement. ESPN
  • I’ve been looking for new Amalie Benjamin pieces on the NHL site without finding them. @AmalieBenjamin There’s a very happy reason why. @AmalieBenjamin
  • The new NHL app offers fans what they always wanted- extensive regional blackouts, and The Bettman offers his sound reasoning why! NO, REALLY! The Beaverton