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ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 25:  121st pick Brian Ferlin by the Boston Bruins poses for a portrait during day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 25, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 25: 121st pick Brian Ferlin by the Boston Bruins poses for a portrait during day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 25, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Bruins prospect camp opens today. Last year, the big draw was the first time Bruins fans got to see Tyler Seguin, and hundreds of people packed tiny Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington to get a look. With the desperation level a little lower and the prospects like Dougie Hamilton not being quite so high-profile this year, don't expect quite so big a crowd - but for the hockey-starved among us, it's a great way to kill a few hours and see the guys who could be playing for this team in the very near future.

Bruins news:
  • Brian Ferlin is the first ever player from Jacksonville to be selected in the draft. Here's a little more about him from his hometown paper. [Times-Union]
  • Milan Lucic 's summer plans include a return home to Vancouver, as well as a repeat of last year's very successful celebrity softball game at LeLacheur Park in Lowell. [Herald]
  • The Stanley Cup was in Montana yesterday. [Projo]

Around the NHL:

  • Tomas Kaberle talks about joining the Carolina Hurricanes. [Observer]
  • Craig Ramsey, formerly of Boston and Atlanta, found himself an assistant coaching job in Florida. [Sporting News]
  • Brian Burke is cranky. This is not news. What's news is that he's speaking out publicly against the New York Rangers and their Brad Richards deal. [Globe and Mail]
  • The Capitals bolstered their offense further by signing Troy Brouwer to a two-year deal. Take note of the Washington-Florida and Washington-Tampa games on the NHL schedule next year, and if you have Center Ice, tune in - it's likely to be a pretty good show. [Times]
  • Despite financial struggles, the St. Louis Blues managed to make two key free agent signings yesterday in Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott. [News-Democrat]

Non-hockey link of the day:

  • For your inner space nerd, here is a flash-based Orrery. You can even download it as a screensaver, which i will not be doing because I'd never get anything done ever again. [Dynamic Diagrams]

As always, send interesting links to linkchowdah [at] gmail.com.