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Carter Camper and David Warsofsky both made the main camp first round of cuts.
Carter Camper and David Warsofsky both made the main camp first round of cuts.

Well, here we are. Day 1. Time to start fresh.

On the agenda for the Bruins today are all sorts of ridiculous physical tests for the big Bruins, while the rookies will have a morning skate. Tomorrow, training camp is open to the public at the Boston Garden. All times are posted at If you're headed to camp, give a shout on here - it'd be cool to meet up with some fellow Chowderians.

After the jump, an update on Zdeno Chara's whereabouts, updates on the most recent round of cuts the Bruins have made, and the Finnish Flash is staying in the NHL for one more year...

Bruins News

Obviously the most highly touted n00b at camp is Dougie Hamilton. How's the kid feeling going into main camp? [WEEI]

All the new kids are sooooo excited, y'all. As well they should be. [Patriot Ledger]

Here's a link to the breakdown of who's in what group, a schedule, and some thoughts on camp overall. [WEEI]

The Hockey Writers ranks the Top 10 Bruins prospects as of right now. Agree/Disagree? [THW]

Defenseman Ryan Button, a 'veteran rookie' of sorts, hopes to make a successful leap into his first pro season this year. [Globe]

On the flip side, newbie Calle Ridderwall is just looking to make a good first impression before heading to Providence. [Something's Bruin]

NHL News

  • The Canadiens are alive and kickin', with the only question for opening night being Andrei Markov. [TSN]
  • An interesting look at why people won't spend money on sports franchises based on where they got their money from. [STL Today]
  • Pavol Demitra was honored and mourned in a ceremony yesterday, which captain Zdeno Chara attended. Chara should be back within the next day or so. [National Post]
  • Latvians paid tribute to Karlis Skrastins yesterday, as well. [Reuters]
  • Jonathan Toews wants another Cup, and apparently last year was an eye-opener. [NHL]
  • OMG TEEMU IS BACK! Teemu Selanne signs for another season with the Ducks. [USA Today]
  • Tyler Myers signed a wicked long contract. Pegula is just handing those out like candy, eh? [ESPN]
  • Speaking of the Sabres, they're holding the best promo EVER. Slug Appreciation Day. I love it. [Sabres]
  • Josh Bailey signed for two years on the Island as well. [Post]

Non Hockey Link of the Day:

  • How to open a beer bottle with a dollar bill! [5min]