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Fresh Links: Hungry Like The Wolff

Two-time development camp invitee Nick Wolff pounced on his chance to sign with Boston

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
Crickets are chirping at TDGarden
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • New Bruin Nick Wolff was salivating to sign as his collegiate season was abruptly halted. He brings a certain heavy, old school hockey ethic to his game. Boston Globe
  • What a memorable week it has been for Jeremy Swayman, with a new accolade almost each day. Anchorage Daily News
  • Dear Jeremy Swayman and Dan Vladar, your team needs you. Great seasons from several backups over recent years have helped Tuukka Rask and the Bruins finish strong, but beware- some prospects just didn’t pan out. Patriot Ledger
  • What time is it, Bruins fans? Waiting time- the Bruins have much at stake this season. South Coast Today
  • In one simulation of last night’s scheduled game between the Bruins and Kings, Tuukka Rask earned a shutout win. Check back Saturday to see the projected result of that postponed matchup- they’ll be running simulations for the duration. NBC Sports Boston
  • A Bruins fan drew a lot of attention at Maura Healey’s coronavirus presser. WEEI
  • Gee, he looks familiar- remember “Bruins Hockey Rules- Respect the Jersey” from 2010? (Video, 0:30) YouTube
  • Crickets are chirping in the offices of Delaware North even as employees are struggling financially. CBS Boston

Got plans?

  • If you’re sitting home as advised and looking for fun tomorrow, we’re at it again. (Reprise recap from last night’s Bruins v. Kings 3-2 romp Boston Globe) Bruins v. Sharks is the next stop on our virtual road trip agends- join us for an accompanying game thread! The puck drop is automatically set for 7:00PM on Saturday night. Bonus- it’ll only take 60 minutes! @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:

  • In news of former Bruins: If you need a doorstop, Phil Esposito has a rare one for you. KITCO The Ducks have Danton Heinen, David Backes, and Axel Andersson, but are left in assessment mode for now. LA Times Matt Benning and his siblings are disappointed by having their seasons come to an abrupt close. Global News By the numbers, Noel Acciari has had quite a season- but a Cy Young calibre season? (Bonus- I see you lurking there, too, ageless Brett Connolly!) Dobber Hockey
  • Got rankings? Once more, for the duration, this power ranking takes into accout last week’s final league games. NHL
  • Whatever the answer may be to wrap up this abbreviated season, rest assured the Bettman will NOT allow any interference with the upcoming 2020-21 season. Newsday
  • If simulated games scratch your itch for hockey, the season continues! The Hockey News
  • Review ten NHL standouts that had to finish up their careers in unfamiliar uniforms. Bruins fans, pull out your hankies. The Hockey News
  • The masks may hide it, but NHL goalies are talking to themselves out there. NHL
  • As this situation drags on, can compliance buyouts be far behind? MSN
  • Decisions, decisions in net- should the Penguins go forward with Matt Murray or Tristan Jarry... Pittsburgh Hockey Now ...and what about the Blue Jackets’ dilemma- Elvis Merzlikins or Joonas Korpisalo? 1st Ohio Battery
  • You’ve gotta feel for Cornell, who were withing grasp of winning championships in both men’s and women’s hockey this season. ESPN
  • A Boston University sportswriter reflects on what made his job enjoyable, even as he joins his fellow student athletes in being suddenly sidelined. Boston University
  • No hockey? Jeff Wyshynski has some suggestions for you. ESPN
  • Got reading? Here’s your chance to test drive The Athletic for 90 days, gratis. Caveat- It will be free for the introductory period, but if you don’t cancel at the right time, YOU WILL BE BILLED. You’ll need a credit card, but it is possible to sign up and then unsubscribe immediately. @The Athletic
  • Remember, NHL.TV content and the NHL YouTube channels are available at no charge as well, through April 30, 2020. (Disclaimer- always read the fine print!) Awful Announcing