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Providence Bruins are hoping that they may yet see action in an NHL postseason

NHL: SEP 19 Preseason - Bruins at Flyers
Soon... soon... with any luck. Jack Studnicka
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • Celebrate Bruce Cassidy’s birthday with a few of his memorable quotes. NESN
  • Ray Bourque was blunt- he wants to see Torey Krug be a Bruins lifer. NHL
  • The AHL may have shuttered up for the season, but Jay Leech still has a big task ahead for Boston. Providence Journal
  • Take a look at how the Bruins are set for postseason callup options. HockeyBuzz
  • A little bit of leftover business for the AHL includes naming their All-Rookie Team. Guess which outstanding Providence Bruin made the grade? Providence Bruins
  • Kirk Luedeke takes a look back at the man of the hour, Jack Studnicka. Scouting Post
  • Studnicka is eager to be a Black Ace, and hopes that chance comes soon. Providence Journal
  • And that was the season that was for the PBruins- an assessment. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Go ahead and permit yourself a wistful game of “what if” surrounding the PBruins truncated season. Bruins Daily
  • Bruins prospect Curtis Hall spoke with Evan Marinofsky about his experience at World Juniors. (Audio, 33:52) CLNS

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Six takeaways from a Gary Bettman call include that resuming the season is more about staunching revenue loss than any hope of profit. Bonus- link to audio. NBC Sports, via Yahoo
  • The Bettman is also firm about not jumping to the head of the line for still limited testing resources. 985 The Sports Hub
  • The number of possible playoff host sites has been winnowed to ten. ESPN
  • Sure, a four city playoff structure was under discussion, why not rather take two and call us in the morning? Pension Plan Puppets
  • Talks continue regarding a postseason format- a ‘best of three’ first-round playoff format was nixed over fear of one goaltender. NYPost
  • Travis Yost riffs on how the roles of defensemen have broadened in the power play. TSN
  • Review the results from the last 15 NHL Drafts- who have been the top 10 scorers, by year? The Hockey News
  • It’s a SIX! Congratulations to the NWHL’s Toronto expansion team! Sportsnet
  • Akim Aliu names names in relating the abuse he suffered because of hockey culture. Bonus (?)- click to screenshots that should be required reading *NSFW*. Players Tribune