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Fresh Links: Far, Far Away

May the fourth be with you while NHL hockey is absent

Boston Bruins Celebrate Halloween With Boston Children’s Hospital
Some names I have not heard in a long time (Tim Schaller, Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy, Ryan Spooner, David Krejci, Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, and Frank Vatrano)
Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for Boston Children’s Hospital

Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • The news of Jaroslav Halak re-signing with the Bruins telegraphs how much he values being with this team, and his hopes for their future. Patriot Ledger
  • The move also allows for the younger goaltenders in the Bruins system some breathing room. Bruins Daily
  • May we please just pause and enjoy the moment before nailbiting over the Bruins’ netminding future a year from now? Causeway Crowd
  • Dominic Tiano details the “Sweenius” behind the signing. Scouting Post
  • Cheer up with a look at Brandon Carlo’s emergence as a force on the blueline. Boston Herald
  • Listen in as Jeremy Swayman and goalie coach Alfie Michaud of UMaine talk goaltender training and development at the collegiate level. (Audio, 1:19;24) InGoal
  • Where’s the BEEF? It lies somewhere between Boston and Montreal! Revisit the Bruins v. Canadiens relationship when the truculence rose to more than just rivalry in recent seasons. *NSFW* (Video, 18:17) SB Nation, YouTube
  • Tune into this podcast while you putter in the yard today as host Mark Allred and Chris Blackey of Big Bad Bruins examine all things Bruins. Bonus- meet the fan that lights up the Bruins’ Jumbotron- Bruins Luchador. (Audio, 1:35:30) CLNS
  • The sculptor behind “The Goal” (flying Bobby) statue at TD Garden, Harry Weber, explained some of the details included in and the challenges of engineering the piece. (Video, 5;34) NESN
  • Her work as an educator evolved into working with the Bruins Academy staff to integrate science and math into their programming. Now Joan Kilban of Weymouth, MA is up for a national teaching award from the NHL. VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN! Enterprise News

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Revisit the career of Jarome Iginla. The Scorecrow
  • The NHL appears to be circling in on a four arena solution to finishing the season. What needs to be in place to implement this? NY Post
  • The NHL is facing mandatory quarantine before teams can play in Canada. NBC Sports
  • These NHL trade deals are the ones involving conditional 2020 picks- how might they be resolved? Sportsnet
  • Which NHL teams iced the fewest first-year players? Visit the Sportsnet link below for a graphic on average age.) NHL
  • Skip to #6 and #7 in this Quick Shifts compilation- David Krejci appreciates what he has, several Bruins will be angling for raises, and Andrew Raycroft is reminded of the trade that haunts the Maple Leafs when he runs into a certain neighbor. Bonus- a nice graphic on the average age of players on each team (#4) and what Brad Marchand commented about it. Sportsnet
  • There’ll be some changes made, as the NCAA finally agrees to allow “student athletes” some rights to cash in on their own faces and names. Sports Illustrated
  • Georges Laraque checked in from a hospital in Montreal- apparently his recovery was hamstrung by pre-existing conditions, and he was stricken while trying to help shut-ins. He gives an honest look at what symptoms developed, and how he’s coping. Get well soon! NHL
  • Here’s my guilty pleasure listen- Kodette LaBarbera and Brijet Whitney, formerly of the ensemble cast of “Hockey Wives”, dig deep with a guest for a different take on life when hockey is the family business. (Always fun, but often *NSFW*) This episode features Emily Byfuglien, after Dustin Byfuglien had officially separated from the Jets . (Audio, 1:06:57) Our Hockey Life, Podbean