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As desirable trade targets are rehomed, the Bruins have yet to make a move.

Boston Bruins v Edmonton Oilers
Waving from the stands.
Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

The Bruins are winging their way to face the Oilers Wednesday night at 8:30PM on NESN.

  • The week begins tomorrow for the Bruins, who open their road trip against the Oilers. NESN
  • Just the facts, ma’am, as a pair of the leading NHL snipers meet in Edmonton. Fox Sports
  • Twenty-two games left, and the Bruins are looking strong. Boston Herald
  • At the same time, Tuukka Rask is on a tear- heating up at the right time. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Tyler Toffoli was on Boston’s radar, but he’s headed to Vancouver. 98.5 the Sports Hub
  • And Blake Coleman? We’ll be seeing him in a Lightning sweater. NBC Sports
  • A former Bruin and the brother of a former Bruin join a short list of targets that may still be up for consideration. MassLive
  • One bold move might be targeting a certain Canadiens pest for Krejci’s right wing. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Speaking of pests, Brad Marchand chirped irate Rangers fans. Enjoy the screenshots. CBS Boston
  • Valentine’s Day has passed, but bask in the afterglow of the bromance that was rekindled in Miami last month when David Krejci saw that both Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic were in town and flew down on the spur of the moment. NESN
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins achieved a six-point weekend. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Dan Vladar is playing like he’s hoping to replace Jaroslav Halak . Causeway Crowd

NHL Standings:

  • In the President’s Trophy race, the Bruins are atop the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. The Capitals have dropped, and now the Lightning are nipping at Boston’s heels in second place. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is tied with Auston Matthews as the top NHL sniper, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. On the netminding side, that highly overrated bum Tuukka Rask is both the goals against average and save percentage top dog, and is among shutout leaders. Our number two is better than you- Jaroslav Halak remains among the leaders in all three categories as well. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Tim Schaller was part of the deal that brought Tyler Toffoli to the Canucks. Enjoy Los Angeles, kid. Kings NHL
  • John Powers reminisced about covering the 1980 Miracle on Ice. Boston Globe
  • Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals, and NBC Sports are twiddling their collective thumbs waiting for a much heralded blessed event that has stalled. The Hockey News
  • Speaking of the Blues, St. Louis is singing them right now- here are five low notes. St. Louis Game Time
  • Now the Avalanche have been gobsmacked by injury. Mile High Hockey
  • The Blue Jackets held a fancystats conference, and all the cool kids were there. Here’s a synopsis of the presentations and all that we missed. Jackets Cannon