Sunday Hockey Notes

Toronto president Brendan Shanahan a forward thinker

Hall of Fame forward Brendan Shanahan is sharp enough to acknowledge his deficiencies.

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The Maple Leafs hired Kyle Dubas as assistant GM, a move that shows Shanahan isn’t married to traditional thinking.

Joe Sacco wasnot retained by the Buffalo Sabres after spending last season there as an assistant coach.

Bruins notebook

Joe Sacco hired as Bruins assistant coach

The Medford native spent last season as a Buffalo Sabres assistant coach.

Bruins have 17 nationally televised games

The Bruins and Blackhawks will play in NBC’s featured game on Feb. 22 in Chicago.

Bruins have surplus on defense

Peter Chiarelli needs to shed one or two bodies from the blue line corps.

Bruins finalize deals with five players

Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell, Tommy Cross, and Zach Trotman all signed deals, while the Bruins agreed to terms with Justin Florek.

Bruins lose 2013 Stanley Cup Final

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bruins-big-7310-7365--90x90.jpg How it all fell apart for the Bruins

Look back on the NHL title series in which the Bruins fell to the Blackhawks in heartbreaking fashion.

Stanley Cup history

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rings-4383--90x90.JPG 50 years of Stanley Cup rings

Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.

Bruins' championship history

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The 6 Stanley Cup banners in Bruins history

Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?