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Fresh Links: Meeting Needs

Boston is exploring all options, both internal and external.

2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Three
Wasn’t Charlie Coyle a pleasant surprise?
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The Bruins are planning ahead for next season.

  • The team that made it through to the Stanley Cup Final is plenty good enough, but Don Sweeney will still pursue both internal and external options. Boston Globe
  • What are the Bruins’ needs, exactly? 985 The Sports Hub
  • Here is job one- a top six forward. Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Hasn’t David Krejci suffered enough? Give him David Pastrnak already! WEEI
  • We get to keep Charlie Coyle at least, for one more year. His first season in Boston may have had a quiet start, but oh, what a finish! Boston Herald
  • The interesting case of David Backes continues. Scouting Post
  • This is where the Bruins are as far as current players under contract, Restricted Free Agents, and Free Agents. NBC Sports Boston
  • Looking ahead to NHL Draft this weekend, there are a several picks already lost to Boston thanks to a number of names you haven’t heard in these parts for a long time. Even so, ten or so youngsters are worth a look.
  • The Mayor of Walpole, Chris Wagner, was justthisclose to returning to action following his arm injury, despite more dire initial predictions. Side note- how surprised are you to hear that it was his first ever broken bone?

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Mayor of Somerville, Joe Curtatone, alleges that he was the victim of fraud by some familiar parties, who reportedly impersonated a Boston Globe columnist and recorded the “interview.”
  • The Sharks re-signing Erik Karlsson has reverberated through the NHL. Bonus- David Backes and Bruins injury update. My NHL Trade Rumors
  • Will the Sharks have buyer’s remorse? Sportsnet
  • Got rumors? Karlsson, Alexander Edler, Kevin Hayes, and Torey Krug are generating buzz. Yardbarker
  • Plenty of Yanks are poised to go early in the NHL Draft this year. TSN One Rhode Islander in particular is in Mark Divver’s sights. @MarkDivver
  • One Boston bar has made a gracious gesture in defeat, offering an appropriate crustacean to the St. Lous Zoo. Bonus- link to how such mutations occur. Outdoor Hub