Silver Nuggets: Bruce Springsteen edition

Sometimes, you've just go to spice things up. So today, I've added another dimension to our (sometimes) daily link listing: The Bruce Springsteen dimension. I certainly don't hide my huge respect for The Boss, but today I've hidden now fewer than sixteen references to songs of his in today's Silver Nuggets. There are no prizes for winners, aside from personal satisfaction, but the best things in life are free, aren't they?

If you don't want to play the game, just read whatever links interest you and pretend it's a regular-edition Nuggets!

Ottawa Senators links:

  • Daniel Alfredsson is back on the ice and getting himself ready for the upcoming season. It will be nice if we can see a full year out of the guy, because even if his glory days are behind him, when he's on he's really something to watch. (TSN)
  • It might be a case of living in the future, but here's a profile of Mika Zibanejad. (Eye on the Sens)
  • David Rundblad wants to play in the promised land of the NHL, but is willing to do his time in the AHL if need be. He also realizes that even if he's never going to be the hitter on Ottawa's blue line, he can compensate by playing really well offensively. (The 6th Sens)
  • Jason Spezza is on the hot seat this season, according to writers at the NHL. It might be a leap of faith, but I think Spezza's got one step up on a guy like Filip Kuba, who's going to be playing for a contract. (
  • Chris Kelly brought the Stanley Cup all the way home a while back, and shared it with Matt Spezza. I never realized the brothers look so alike, but this photo's pretty uncanny. (Sens Town)
  • A look at some of the guys who started last season with Ottawa, but will be elsewhere this year. Some are spare parts, some will be key contributors, and one was born in the U.S.A. (Senshot)

General hockey links:

  • Wyshynski takes a long hard look at "the crisis of faith on hockey fighting." (Puck Daddy)
  • A great piece on Rick Rypien. Definitely tougher than the rest. (Globe and Mail)
  • Milks says that it's still okay to be a fan of fighting. (Black Aces)
  • Isles fans think Al Montoya might be grossly underrated, but... I'm sorry, I just don't see it, he's a first round pick in a brilliant disguise. (Light House Hockey)
  • If you're working on a dream of working in the NHL, it's probably not what you know, but who you know. (Copper & Blue)
  • You know it was a tough season a couple hours north of Atlantic City when New Jersey Devils bloggers are reminiscing longingly on a particular goal. (In Lou We Trust)
  • On the streets of Philadelphia, some Flyers players are throwing some Kovalevian criticisms towards the local media, including Dan Carcillo. (Broad Street Hockey)
  • Looks like Sheldon Souray is dating the wrestler Kelly Kelly. I don't know who that is, either. (Puck Daddy)
  • They may have seen better days, but older goalies can still put up good numbers. (Copper & Blue)
  • A look at what Mike Commodore might have to do to get his career back on track with the Detroit Red Wings. (Detroit Free Press)

(Yes, it was a stretch for some of the song title references, but it wasn't always easy.)

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