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Fresh Links: Deck the Halls

The Bruins took a pass on new Coyote Taylor Hall.

New Jersey Devils v Boston Bruins
That’s about as close to a Bruins uniform as you’ll get for now, Taylor Hall. (With Joakim Nordstrom)
Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

The Bruins host the Kings tonight at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • What about Tyler Toffoli? Have a look at him tonight. Causeway Crowd
  • Patrice Bergeron is feeling good in his return to game action. Patriot Ledger
  • Chris Wagner will hold down the fourth line center position- for now. Boston Herald
  • Moving Charlie Coyle to David Krejci’s wing has helped- compare the line’s numbers to when Brett Ritchie is the right winger. Boston Sports Journal
  • Tonight’s big story? Watch the special teams matchups. Causeway Crowd
  • Leave Jack Studnicka to develop in Providence! WEEI
  • Kevan Miller has undergone another procedure, and his return to action is again up in the air. Boston Globe
  • The news from Providence includes Cameron Hughes being on the receiving end of a headshot from Tommy Cross, of all people, and a big question about the official attendance numbers from Wednesday. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Tuukka Rask and Torey Krug are astonished in this episode of “Hockey is Magic.” (Video, 4:08) NHL
  • Lend your ears to Jack Edwards, who was the podcast guest discussing all things Bruins. Bonus- thoughtful timestamps on topics covered. (Audio, 31:L00) CLNS Media

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins still top the Atlantic Division NHL, and still trail the Capitals in both the Eastern Conference NHL as well as the NHL overall. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak remains the NHL’s top goal scorer, he joins Brad Marchand among points leaders, and Marchand is also an assist leader. On the netminding side , Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak remain solidly among the netminding leaders and are within spitting distance of each other. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Noel Acciari notched his first career hat trick last night in the Panthers’ 6-1 trouncing of the Senators. (with video and game recap) NHL Malcolm Subban is among the cream of the RFA goaltender crop. The Hockey News Kris Versteeg is now playing overseas facing the end of his hockey career, and likens it to breaking up with a girlfriend. Chicago Tribune This take on Tim Thomas was treated following his sudden absence from hockey is a cautionary tale. (Bonus for Krissy Wendell’s frank assessment of the end of her hockey career.) ESPN
  • Fallout from moving Hall out: What can we now hope for the Coyotes? Who will be Taylor Hall’s next employer? Where does this move leave the Devils? ESPN
  • The Bruins did well to pass on Taylor Hall. Yahoo Sports
  • Jonathan Toews and Tim Peel tangled up on Thursday night- the latter took the brunt of the collision and is out indefinitely. Russian Machine Never Breaks