Fresh Links: Sweep Dreams. Kirk Luedeke revisits 2013 ECF Bruins sweep of Penguins. IS OWEN THERE? Rental player options. What Bruins quiet offseason means. Why September preseason schedule challenges Boston. Beers ’n Bruins podcast. Charlie McAvoy family business. Tommy Cross go big or go home. Hlinka Gretzky tournament. – Stanley Cup of Chowderclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal – WhiteHorizontal – WhiteStubhub LogoHorizontal – White

Revisiting the 2013 ECF Bruins v. Penguins playoff series

They’re friends now. Tuukka Rask squashes then Penguin Jarome Iginla. Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

In Bruins news you can use:

  • Kirk Luedeke dug through his personal archive for a look back to 2013. “Sweep Dreams” revisits the ECF series between the Penguins and Bruins, and that odd Jarome Iginla trade. Bonus- the HNIC video montage for the series. Scouting Post
  • And in honor of that post- sit in on the most Boston sports prank call ever. IS OWEN THERE? *NSFW* (Video, 0:34) YouTube
  • Consider the Bruins’ options for a rental player. Kevin Hayes? REALLY? CBS Boston
  • Several divisional opponents managed to upgrade their rosters this postseason- what does it mean that Boston did not attract any big names? 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • September’s exhibition games will be a long, strange trip for the Bruins, here’s why. Boston Globe
  • Lend your ears to the Beers ’n Bruins podcast. Hear from a Bruins fan about her time living in exile in Smashville rooting for Matt IrWIN, the details to know about visiting Warrior Ice Arena to see a Bruins practice (and how big an upgrade it is over Ristuccia) what play seemed to signal the end of last season’s cup run. Don’t call her Anesthesia- cue the beer tops flipping! *NSFW* (Audio, 1:48:44) Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Don’t worry- if Charlie McAvoy doesn’t make it in the NHL, he has options back home. @filipschytil

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Tommy Cross is making a final push to call the NHL his home in Ohio, now that younger players have leapfrogged him and callups in Boston only come after injuries to the regulars. Bonus: Meet Chris Wagner , who found his game in college and has perfected his hit parade. (Hard Paywall) The Athletic
  • The Oilers will help the Hlinka Gretzky tornament bring the best of the U-18 draft eligibles to Edmonton for some longed-for summer hockey action. Sportsnet

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