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A loss for the UMaine Black Bears is a gain for Boston

Boston Bruins Development Camp
You’ll be seeing a lot more of Jeremy Swayman wearing the Spoked B
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • UMaine netminder Jeremy Swayman has been signed to an entry level contract. That’s not all, he was also named the 98th Walter Brown Award winner. He is in good company. HockeyBuzz
  • Swayman credits his team and goalie coach, Alfie Michaud, for his success. Check out his numbers. (Video, 1:20) WABI
  • How frustrating to see Charlie McAvoy hitting stride just as the season was put on ice. The Hockey Writers
  • Sticktaps to Brad Marchand for his role in David Pastrnak’s success this season. Patriot Journal
  • Marchand has also stopped in to say hello, and he shares our frustration- especially with his new honey-do list. (Video, 1:54) Bruins NHL
  • There will be no chores for David Pastrnak, who is inviting fans to join him playing Fortnight. NHL
  • Spool this up at 33 RPM- They say it’s your birthday, happy birthday to you! @NHLBruins
  • Lend your ears to Pete Blackburn of CBS Sports as he and Evan Marinofsky mull over all things Bruins and fret about TD Garden amployees. Bonus- timestamps on the topics covered, I wish more podcasts did this. (Audio, 37:00) CLNS Media

Got plans?

  • Tune in to see what classic game we will be enjoying tonight. We will host an accompanying game thread- please join us here! Allow a little time to spool it up and plan to click start at 7:00PM sharp, and we can pile on just like old times. (links have gone up early or as late as 6:50 ish, be patient) @Dafoomie

NHL Standings:

  • Yadda, yadda, yadda team standings. (Standings for the duration of the suspension of league play are static) NHL
  • Yadda, yadda, yadda player league leaders. (Standings for the duration of the suspension of league play are static) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The first NHLer to test positive for COVID-19 is an Ottawa Senator. MassLive
  • A season on hiatus is just the opening that NHL ESports could use to grow the brand. The Hockey News Ominously, this may be our last link to the Hockey News for awhile. @TSNBobMcKenzie
  • Networks are scrambling for content, but are reaping some revenue from re-airing archival games. Front Office Sports
  • @IceTiltLeague has picked up the torch and is streaming game simulations based on the now postponed NHL schedule matchups. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • How would you feel about August playoffs? A bunch of NHL players have an idea. NBC Sports
  • The biggest surprise in this article crunching numbers on the best NHL shooters by situation is that Hizzoner Chris Wagner merits mention in one category. Sportsnet
  • Around the NHL, here are the most interesting stats for each team. Sports Illustrated
  • It is never to late-y, even if you’re eighty. After only a year on skates, one Russian woman is now the captain of her senior league team. Reuters
  • The history behind the 1919 Spanish Flu and how the Stanley Cup Final was played is far deeper than a mere cancellation. (Hockey content begins in earnest at 1:50 mark- Video, 6:38) YouTube
  • Event cancelled? Museum closed? What are your options to be reimbursed? (Massachusetts) Boston Globe