Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s a look at today’s daily links.
While he played the majority of the 2009-10 season, Tuukka Rask had to wait until Tim Thomas’ sabbatical to become the true No. 1 netminder of the Boston Bruins. This year, he will indeed get his chance at his lifelong dream of becoming an NHL starter (Joe Haggerty/CSN New England)
ESPN Boston’s James Murphy answers readers questions in his weekly mailbag.
Peter MacKellar rates Shawn Thornton’s 2011-12 campaign in his latest report card for Stanley Cup of Chowder.
Prospect guru Kirk Luedeke posts his first of three installments of the preseason Bruins prospect rankings on HockeyJournal.com
Perhaps this will be a potential jersey for the Toronto Maple Leafs when they travel to “The Big House” for the 2013 Winter Classic against the Detroit Red Wings (Howard Berger/Berger Bytes).
NHL luchador masks have arrived, and yours truly also approves of these. But you can judge them for yourself on Puck Daddy.
Want to know what a massive pile of NHL finances look like? Look no further than NHLPA rep Kevin Westgarth on Twitter (@KWesty19) Tweet also embedded below.
— Kevin Westgarth (@KWesty19) August 1, 2012
Defenseman PK Subban was offered a 2-year deal worth $5.5 million by the Montreal Canadiens, but the resident Bruins villain supposedly turned down the Habs first offer (TSN.ca).
With fantasy hockey season quickly approaching, Pete Jensen has his best 16-man roster in fantasy hockey history on NHL.com that also includes Bobby Orr’s 1970-71 season.
For something completely different, a website pitch to get the 2026 Winter Olympics in Boston.