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Brad Marchand and his linemates finished strong in a recent NHL players poll

Columbus Blue Jackets v Boston Bruins
The Three Musketeers (Pastrnak, Bergeron, Marchand)

Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • The winner (and still Starley Cup Chanpiar) Brad Marchand, retains his title as chirper in chief. Bonus- he is the third funniest player in the NHL. Sporting News
  • Those results were part of a larger NHL players’ poll that also featured Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak among the notables. Read down to “Best Bromance.” The Hockey News
  • It was the best of times, it was the worst of times- what went well and badly for the Bruins this season, so far. Boston Globe
  • Kirk Luedeke takes a look at Jakub Lauko. Scouting Post
  • Here’s a chance to hear from new signees Jack Ahcan and Nick Wolff, who spoke with Matt Kalman. Take a peek behind the curtain of how scouting works, and why players decide to leave college. (Audio, 18:57 ) WEEI
  • The countdown continues- Boston’s #3 top pro athlete is #4, Bobby Orr. Boston Herald
  • Coincidentally, yesterday was a red letter day for Bobby Orr. @SNStats
  • You know the voice, you’ve played the bingo cards. Now you, too, can have a professional at the mike making the call on YOUR HOME VIDEO. @NESN

Got plans? We’ve got game threads!

  • NESN is re-airing the 2011 Stanley Cup run games. Having eliminated the Canadiens on a slick Nathan Horton shot in overtime, The Bruins now face the Flyers in the ECSF tonight at 9:00PM.. This is a playoff match with fraught history. Join us for a reprise game thread for Game #1 in the City of Brotherly Shove. (Updated schedule on NESN.)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Ink Geoff Ward, Flames, he’s earned it. Sportsnet
  • The NHL is having players continue self-isolation until April 15th. Will that date stand? NBC Sports
  • While we’ve been enjoying some classic games again during these challenging times, we have also had a chance to appreciate the changes to the game over the years. Toronto Sun
  • Learn how pro agents are operating during the COVID 19 era. The Hockey News
  • Cheer up with each NHL team’s feelgood story of this season. ESPN
  • Many idled players are tackling a new full-time job as dads in charge. NHL
  • Paul Stewart celebrates the career of linesman Brian Murphy, suggesting to him a specific change of career. HockeyBuzz
  • Alex Pietrangelo, captain of the Blues, offers an update on Jay Bouwmeester. Sportsnet
  • They’re only numbers! The Bettman has employed some wishful thinking in projecting the league’s profitability. Pension Plan Puppets