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The Bruins roll out their new acquisitions tonight at home against San Jose

NHL: Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks
Pig pile! (Chris Wagner, Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy)
Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

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

  • Long time, no see! It has been a week since the Bruins beat the Sharks in overtime. We’ll get a look at Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson at home for the first time, and Gustav Nyquist in a Sharks uniform tonight. Yahoo Sports
  • None of the big trade chips flipped into Boston’s lap, but upon closer examination, the bank wasn’t broken for short-term gain, either.
  • Would you have wanted to lose DeBrusk or Heinen for a rental like Wayne Simmonds? That was reportedly the ask as deadline approached. CLNS Media
  • Don Sweeny prioritized NOT losing this year’s first-round draft pick. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Did the sequential signings of Mark Stone, Wayne Simmonds, and then Kevin Hayes cause that letdown feeling yesterday afternoon? Buck up- Marcus Johansson was a good, if not flashy, option. The Hockey Writers
  • Johansson is a Swiss army knife player who can answer the call at all three forward positions. And as forthat situation with Brad Marchand? Water under the bridge. Patriot Ledger
  • One question will be where Johansson will fit in the lineup, both now and as things evolve. 985 The Sports Hub
  • The Bruins have benefited from having Danton Heinen and Jake DeBrusk making a difference in David Pastrnak ’s absence. Boston Sports Extra
  • Sadly, we won’t see Pasta back on our plates for another two weeks or better. Yahoo Sports
  • So what’s up with the Bruins having to play every game into overtime (or beyond) these days? Prime Time Sports Talk

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins remain at #4 in the NHL overall, now are 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and remain in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. Sportsnet (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Adam McQuaid has gone to the Blue Jackets, who signal that they are all in to win this season. Washington Post
  • Here’s a tidy trade tracker- a number of deals were completed well before deadline. MSN
  • These were the deals that DIDN’T happen, at least as far as anyone can tell. BarDown
  • Where would we be without an assessment of the winners and losers at trade deadline? Noted Bruins killer Thomas Vanek remains buried in the league basement with the Red Wings- good news for the Bruins! Yahoo