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Fresh Links: On the Rocks

It is the surest sign of Spring, but this ice out is not a happy one for hockey fans

Derek Sanderson Behind The Bar
Shaken, not stirred (Derek Sanderson serves at Daisy Buchanan’s)
Photo by Art Rickerby/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • The NHL season is on the rocks, and now the ice has been melted at TD Garden. NESN
  • A group of TD Garden employees have received some clarification on their employement status, and it isn’t good news. Boston Globe
  • The NCAA has named Jeremy Swayman a Mike Richter Award semifinalist. (Side note- Zane McIntyre won this award in 2014.) NCAA
  • With cancellations in junior and college hockey, scouts have lost the opportunity to watch potential acquisitions in action, a jump start that helped undrafted players like Kevan Miller and Karson Kuhlman make the team. Patriot Ledger
  • In the longer term, the Bruins face some tough choices over the summer. NHL Trade Talk

Got plans? Our opportunites have expanded!

  • There’s one small change in the @Dafoomie classic game threads- The puck drop is now pushed earlier to 6:00PM. Join us tomorrow night to revisit a Bruins v. Senators game from March 12, 2009. And then stay with us for...
  • NESN is replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup run games. If you were with us last night, the Bruins had just dropped the first chippy game of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to Montreal on home ice in Boston. Join us for a reprise game thread tonight for home Game #2 at 8:00PM, and on successive weeknights for now. (Current airing schedule NESN)

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: Colton Orr chatted about coaching the NWHL Whale and his early career days in Boston. (Audio, 14:05) TSN Geoff Ward is a relative long timer among current interim NHL coaches- who among them is likely to stick? The Hockey News Soooo many former Bruins are on this list of the (hypothetically speaking) 11 NHL players likeliest to be bought out. Sportsnet
  • Seasonal game simulations continue- the Panthers have bounded past the falling Maple Leafs. The Bruins caved to the Red Wings -they can’t even beat those bums in virtual games! The Hockey News
  • Steel yourselves for the possibility of August games. CBS Boston
  • Travis Yost reviews legendary goalie duels over recent years. TSN
  • Gritty reminds us all to take hygiene seriously. NO, REALLY! NBC Sports Philadelphia