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Who are the best NHL goaltenders, and which Bruin was the best to wear each sweater number?

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Number 40 on the roster, number 5 in the NHL Top 10, number 1 in our hearts (Tuukka Rask)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Tuukka Rask not only made the NHL’s Top 10 goaltender list, he Finnished in the top 5. Not that it will ever silence his doggedly dubious detractors... NHL
  • Just for fun, have a look at the best Bruins ever, by the numbers on their sweaters. HockeyBuzz
  • Memories of Bruce Cassidy’s time coaching in the minors involved low budget travel and coaching players almost his own age. Memories! Bonus- prepare yourselves for real-time player tracking to be rolled out. Boston Globe
  • Stop me if you’ve heard this, but Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo remain unsigned. What moves have yet to be made to let this happen? Causeway Crowd

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Look back at major events in the past 10 years in the NHL- and then forward to the next 10. Bonus- hot links by topic. ESPN
  • Pat Maroon is headed for Tampa Bay. NHL
  • High anxiety- tense about your team’s RFAs? Here’s a summary of each NHL team’s situation. The Hockey News
  • Yale University is performing a rink safety upgrade, finally moving from glass (!) to shatter-proof acrylic. San Francisco Chronicle For reasons such as this, no doubt! (Video, 1:22) YouTube
  • The Queens University women posed in their hockey garb in 1917. (Shoutout to my friend John, who is an alumnus of a more recent vintage.) @NHLHistoryGirl

How many days until Bruins hockey?

  • 21 days until the first preseason game in New Jersey v. the Devils on September 16, 2019.
  • 38 days until the first regular season game in Dallas v. the Stars on October 3, 2019.