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In case you needed another reason to make fun of a Habs fan...

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This spineless excuse for a man is marrying a Leafs fan, taking his wife's name, and bought a Habs jersey with her (now his) last name on the back. Wow, I have no words.

In the Boston cookbook, most of its tasty concoctions based on defensive ingredients, Kessel is...

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In the Boston cookbook, most of its tasty concoctions based on defensive ingredients, Kessel is viewed as that little sprig of parsley that makes the plate look better but really doesn’t factor into whether the meal is a true success.

Kevin Paul Dupont of The Boston Globe

Winter Classic Jersey "reveal" on the 17th

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...Much like the 3rd jersey reveal last year. Gambling's not legal here in the People's Republic, but theoretically, where would your money go on what it will look like?

The goalies and a handful of prospects skated today in Wilmington

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According to the Bruins' Twitter page, goalies Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask, Kevin Regan, Matt Dalton, and Adam Courchaine were joined on the ice today by prospects Jeff LoVecchio, Brad Marchand, and someone named "Campbell", who I can only assume is UMass Lowell forward and B's development camp invitee Scott Campbell.

Mullen named ad agency for B's 2009-10 season

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Might not seem like a big deal, but this means we get what we really want - more Bear.

Kessel's shoulder healing nicely

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According to Kevin Allen of USA Today, Phil Kessel's surgically repaired shoulder is healing nicely. According to the report, Kessel has regained 95% of his range of motion and is working on building strength in the shoulder. He has set a timeline of a mid to late November return to game action...Where he will be playing remains to be seen.

"Don't jinx me yet. I could always be traded,'' Ward said in half-jest. "Hopefully we have a good...

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"Don't jinx me yet. I could always be traded,'' Ward said in half-jest. "Hopefully we have a good start to the season so Peter [Chiarelli, the Bruins general manager] gets comfortable with this lineup.''

Aaron Ward at the Winter Classic press conference via National Post (H/T to Puck Daddy)

"We will look outside [for another defenseman]," Chiarelli said when asked if he expected any of...

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"We will look outside [for another defenseman]," Chiarelli said when asked if he expected any of the Bruins’ young defensive prospects to fill the void left by Ward. "We still want Phil back, and we will match any offer sheet thrown at him, but this wasn’t specifically about him."

Peter Chiarelli via NESN.com

The Nostradamus of Puck

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Bubba from Canes Country (SB Nation's Carolina Hurricanes blog) accurately predicted a trade betweem the Bruins and Hurricanes invloving Aaron Ward and Patrick Eaves.

"Certainly Phil is a type of player that if it comes to a point where I have to make a move to get...

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"Certainly Phil is a type of player that if it comes to a point where I have to make a move to get him in the mix, I will certainly do that"

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on Phil Kessel via Boston.com"