Our top ten links of the morning as we get set to sail into 2010. (That’s Twenty Ten, not Two Thousand and Ten or Two Thousand Ten.)

Bruins deliver a thrashing – Kevin Paul Dupont with the game story on the Bruins 4-0 shutout of the Thrashers.

Bruins remain a Cup contender – Stephen Harris gives us seven reasons to be optimistic about the Bruins.

On golden ponds – Matt Pepin talks to a number of Bruins about their days playing hockey outdoors in their childhood.

Frozen, festive Fenway quite a sight – Despite not being much of a hockey guy, Chris Forsberg is impressed with what he sees at Fenway for the Winter Classic.

No KG, no shot at beating the red-hot Suns – A. Sherrod Blakely reports on the Celtics getting waxed in Phoenix last night without Kevin Garnett.

Some C’s New Year’s Resolutions – Jessica Camerato talks to the Celtics about their goals for the new year.

Maroney tries to hold on – Mike Reiss wonders if Laurence Maroney dropped his role as lead back with his fumble on the Patriots first drive last Sunday.

A Look Back: Legacy Of 2009 Patriots Is Still To Be Determined – Christopher Price looks at the 10 most important moments for the 2009 Patriots, and what they might be leading up to.

Mankins is taking guarded approach on contract – Some in media declared that Logan Mankins lobbed a grenade at the Patriots yesterday with his comments about his contract. I didn’t see it that way, and Adam Kilgore talks to the agent for Mankins, who says that the Patriots “properly value” Mankins, and says he knows the Patriots won’t let his client walk.

10 events that shaped the Red Sox’ decade of excellence – Mike Fine looks back at the most important decade in history for the Red Sox.

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