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NHL players and fans continue to play the waiting game

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
Crickets are the only creatures chirping at TD Garden these days
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • So Jaroslav Halak is re-signed. Read the tea leaves for the Bruins’ 2020-21 season as a result. 985 The Sports Hub
  • The topic seems to be popular today- here’s another take on booms and busts in the Bruins’ recent drafts. Last Word on Hockey
  • Forget the draft! The Bruins have found a better way to source talent- just look at undrafted Jack Ahcan. HockeyBuzz
  • Michigan’s John Beecher checked in from home in New York, and liney Jack Becker weighed in on his teammate. (With video) NESN
  • Harry Sinden ran the table with his Bruins, from worst to first in the NHL. Patriot Ledger
  • Sinden’s Bruins had a winning formula that has stood the test of time. NHL
  • Look back with Derek “Turk” Sanderson, who names his favorite curent Bruins player. Boston Herald
  • Gerry Cheevers reminisced about the 1970 Stanley Cup winning Bruins team to promote a new documentary, “Big, Bad & Bobby.” NHL Bonus- Cheevers offers a quick story about one time he needed to see a man about a horse. @Dave_Stubbs
  • Charlie Coyle Zoom chatted a school class @NHLBruins featuring another local celebrity- remember to VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN for teacher Joan Kilban for Future Goals’ Most Valuable Teacher of the Year! NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The player formerly known as Alex Khokhlachev is on the move. @KHL_eng
  • Hockey fancystats lessons applied to Covid-19 numbers by David Yu yield infectuous disease data you can count on. National Post
  • Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but there are a lot of high-level hurdles to overcome before the NHL can restart. FiveThirtyEight
  • A June NHL Draft (with or without a concluded season) looks likely, but no firm ruling has been made by the Board of Governors. Ottawa Sun
  • There’s a young Bruin among this pantheon of AHL forwards ready to make the jump to the NHL. NHL
  • Flashback to a gnarlier time and remember these totally tubular Costacos Brothers posters featuring NHL (and other sports) stars. NBC Sports
  • How will recent NCAA endorsement rules changes affect hockey players? The Hockey News
  • This projection of Team Czech Republic’s Olympic roster is so top-heavy with Bruins it may just tip over. The Hockey News
  • Roger Neilson cleverly abided by the letter (if not the spirit) of NHL rules, forcing the league to make changes. BarDown
  • Marc Savard would be so very proud if you ID’d these iconic NHL twig taping jobs. BarDown
  • Enjoy this take on which Star Wars characters are which archetypal players on your NHL team. Knights On Ice