Fresh Links: Rookie Camp Edition

Chad Johnson, after his shutout of the Nashville Predators - Christian Petersen

The Bruins rookies take to the ice at Ristuccia in preparation for their upcoming tournament, as the vets continue Captain's practices.

The Bruins are ramping up to hockey again. This week, the rookies are in the news. 

  • Dougie Hamilton is rested and ready, Chad Johnson's goal is to be the backup, Ryan Spooner had some minor injuries, and Niklas Svedberg is on call for the Providence Bruins ' rookie tournament, as Adam Morrison has "tweaked his leg." [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Chad Johnson arrived in Boston with few NHL games under his belt, much as Anton Khudobin did. Here's wishing him the same success! [WEEI]
  • Milan Lucic "sounds giddy" about the possibility of playing on the same line as Jarome Iginla. [BostonHerald]
  •  Yippee Seventh-Player-worthy Daniel Paille, who returns after a banner year. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Drafting and development of Bruins prospects has been a weak spot, but the team's success depite this serves to highlight Peter Chiarelli's skill at trades. [TheBostonGlobe]
  •  It ain't "The Bear and the Gang," but the Bruins will be featured in an all-access series called "Behind the B" on NESN. [WEEI]
  • Rookie camp kicks off today!  Moar HOCKEY! [CausewayCrowd]
  • The Florida Rookie Tournament in which the Bruins will participate is one of four similar tournaments hosted by NHL teams. [NHL]
  • Jared Knight refocused his training from simply bulking up to strengthening his hamstrings and core.  That, along with massage and yoga, have improved his speed on ice. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • The quick, visual history of NHL logos from the beginning, well worth viewing. (video, 1:56) [YouTube]
  • The NHLPA has stepped in to help young players in Alberta who lost their equipment to flooding. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Got plans? Milan Lucic's Rock and Jock softball is TONIGHT in Lowell, MA! [RockAndJockSoftball]

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