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Hitting the Links: Rookies Galore Edition

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Bruins rookies reported to Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington on Friday and worked their (mostly teenage) tails off all weekend. Each player is showing off his best skills and their personalities on ice and maybe one or two of them will be lucky enough to play on Causeway Street this fall!

Anywho, as hockey season is around the corner there is a lot more happening and lots more to read about! Like, Alex Ovechkin at the Washington Capitals training camp and awesome new hockey movies. Oh and a new St. Louis Blues captain.

After the jump, more to read about as well as continuing to remember the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team.

Bruins News:


  • It's like the summer with Stanley is never ending. It was in Taunton the other day and even Rene Rancourt was there, obviously singing the Star Spangled Banner. [Taunton Daily Gazette]
  • Some lucky Bruins prospects got to go to some of the Cup parties this summer but they didn't touch the Cup. [NESN]
  • So the summer of Stanley is pretty much never ending and Tim Thomas spoke about it as well as how he almost played for the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team. [TIME]
  • David Warsofsky wants to follow in the footsteps of Steven Kampfer and Matt Bartkowski by showing off at training camp. [Boston Globe]
  • There is quite a bit expected from Jared Knight at camp but he's loving it. [Kirk's Call]
  • Alexander Khokhlachev, aka "Koko," turned 18 on the first day of camp and was also in a lot better shape on that day than he was during development camp. [Black and Gold]
  • Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks and for Zach McKelvie, who just finished his two-year commitment to the Army, the date was something special. [Boston Herald]
Hockey News: 
  • Todd Fedoruk was a close friend of Derek Boogard and he too struggled with addiction. [USA Today]
  • Alexander Galimov, one of the players to survive the plane crash in Russia, has passed away. [CNN International]
  • An estimated 100,000 people were on hand to honor the members and staff of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team at a ceremony in Yaroslavl. [CBC]
  • Wayne Gretzky remember Ace Bailey. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Though likely nothing can outdo "Score: A Hockey Musical," the Toronto Film Festival premiered three hockey movies. [The Washington Post]
  • Speaking of people who used to be on the Bruins, Chuck Kobasew is entering his tenth year in the league and has gotten veteran status. [Vernon Morning Star]
  • There is a lot of question as to where Sean Couturier is going to end up if he doesn't make the Philadelphia Flyers roster. [Buzzing the Net]
  • The St. Louis Blues named David Backes their new captain on Friday, so what does that say about the Blues? [The Hockey Writers]
Non Hockey Link of the Day:
  • Boston problems: our longest championship drought is seven years. GET IT TOGETHER BRADY! [ESPN Boston]