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Bruins and former Bruins are finding ways to cheer and help during trying times

Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five
Hey there, Tomas Kaberle- got lunch?
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • And now a message from your captain, Zdeno Chara. 985 the Sports Hub
  • A delayed resumption of NHL action is going to be challenging both physically and mentally for the more seasoned Bruins. But could time away from hockey with family pay dividends? Causeway Crowd
  • Younger Bruins like David Pastrnak are also missing hockey, but he and Jake DeBrusk are finding ways to contribute. NBC Sports Boston
  • Kirk Luedeke finds himself with some time on his hands, so he offers his assessment of John Beecher. Scouting Post
  • Luedeke then looks back to 2013-14 to review his draft assessment of new Bruin Nick Ritchie. Scouting Post
  • Speaking of new Bruins, doesn’t Don Sweeney look like a Sweenius in hindsight with his modest moves at trade deadline with all that is going on now? WEEI
  • Sometimes the fine line to walk with potential signees out of college is between offering a chance to join a winning organization and yet being assured a shot at playing. Three people have been the Bruins’ key to success in signing those prospects. WEEI
  • Assessing possible Seventh Player Award winners by the numbers, don’t overlook Jeremy Lauzon and Par Lindholm. (Paywall for second half of article) Boston Sports Journal
  • Which Bruins are vying for the honor of having their numbers retired? Who is on the cusp? 985 the Sports Hub
  • The 2011 Stanley Cup Final Game #7 was sweet for Shawn Thornton and Mark Recchi. Thornton lauds Claude Julien’s calm in helping the Bruins regroup in Lake Placid (which turned out to be anything but.) NBC Sports Boston

Got plans? We’ve got game threads!

  • Tonight’s offering from @Dafoomie is a Bruins v. Hurricanes game from October 3, 2009. The puck drop is currently set for 7:00PM, but the starts of his games have moved back to 6:00PM several times to accomodate the NESN airings, so check in early.
  • NESN picks up again tonight at 8:00PM re-airing the 2011 Stanley Cup run games. When we left off, Nathan Horton was the hero at netfront in double overtime on Saturday night, with a Game #5 win in Boston over the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Join us tonight for a reprise game thread for Game #6 in Montreal. (Updated schedule on NESN.)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Tomas Kaberle has found a way to help in his Toronto community by delivering the goods. CBC Deemed expendable in the most recent expansion draft, how did Colin Miller do for the Sabres this season? Die by the Blade The Blackhawks never shoulda traed Tommy Wingels. He is languishing in Switzerland having left a hole that Chicago has been unable to successfully fill. The Hockey Writers
  • Do over! A bunch of Bruins benefit from these hindsight adjustments to the top 10 draft picks in 2006 (The Hockey News) and 2005 (The Hockey News.)
  • In simulated NHL action to finish the season, the Bruins don’t even make the final. As if! The Hockey News
  • Vezina watch- Tuukka Rask is a contender, and Anton Khudobin gets props for a strong campaign. Sportsnet
  • By the numbers, take a look at the NHLers on retirement watch. Yahoo Sports
  • Speaking of by the numbers, here’s Andrew Berkshire on the best and worst metrics. Sportsnet
  • NHL coaches and GMs reminisced about breaking into in hockey. Bruce Cassidy didn’t find his first NHL job to be as elusive as his second. Sportsnet
  • The long read, since we all have a bit of time- an examination of the 1919 Stanley Cup Final, the Spanish Flu, and how it echoes in today’s situation. Sportsnet
  • You know his voice well- have a bit of fun at Dave Goucher’s expense. Some find his calls... amusing. Reddit