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Fresh Links: Waiting Game

The Bruins may find out their final opponent tonight.

Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Four
Bruce Cassidy has come a long way- all the way to the 2019 Stanley Cup Final
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Bruins continue their waiting game, with an answer possible tonight as the Blues host the Sharks in their Game #5.

  • We could all benefit from this to-do list as we wait. CBS Boston
  • For new Bruins fans or those interested in a review, here are a few quick notes to bring you up to speed before the Stanley Cup Final.
  • This coaching gig is not Bruce Cassidy’s first rodeo. What he learned from his first stint coaching at the NHL level has shaped his tenure in Boston. Boston Herald
  • David Backes finally gets his shot at a cup. HockeyBuzz
  • Don’t let a lack of goal scoring lull you into overlooking Danton Heinen‘s performance. Boston Herald
  • It was only with the final series in mind that Zdeno Chara sat out Game #4 in the ECF. Bonus- who else rejoined practice, who earned a maintenance day? Jakub Zboril and Urho Vaakanainen are serving as Black Aces. Patriot Ledger
  • Review the Bruins player contracts, including bonuses and term. This will be important as the team plans ahead.
  • Get ready to embrace this newest bunch of Bruins pursuing hockey’s pinnacle. Eagle Tribune

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of the Western Conference Final: The Blues can clinch tonight at home against the Sharks. NHL
  • A Swedish former Bruin at the IIHF World Championship paused to offer words of praise for Zdeno Chara and predict a Stanley Cup for his former team. Prime Time Sports
  • The king is dead... the AHL Manchester Monarchs are no more, which hits the new ECHL Portland Mariners especially hard. Portland Press Herald