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The Bruins have now locked in two players who will be the faces of the franchise going forward.

Jared Wickerham

<p><b> Both Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron spent time in Providence, and have evolved into franchise players. </b></p>

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<li> Patrice Bergeron will be a force for good and Bruins leader for eight more years. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/07/12/patrice-bergeron-signs-8-year-extension-with-bruins/">BostonCBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> The Tuukka Rask deal? He earned it. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/9470904/boston-bruins-say-tuukka-rask-deal-easy-decision">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> No hometown discount, but no drama either from Rask, who is a member of the Bruins core. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2013/07/11/bruins-take-risk-tuukka-rask">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Peter Chiarelli anticipates no further roster movement for now. [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/12/bruins-arent-likely-to-make-salary-shedding-trade/">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Here is the lowdown on Development Camp after the conclusion of the first day. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/07/10/observations-from-bruins-developmental-camp/">Boston.CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Rob O'Gara's Day Three blog, about his background. [<a href="http://bruins.nhl.com/club/m_news.htm?id=677783">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Andrew Ference bade Boston goodbye, the November project participants serenaded him, and he left the playoffs Army Ranger jacket here in good hands. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2013/07/12/andrew-ference-says-good-bye-to-boston/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> In light of the Bruins locking in Rask and Bergeron, here are the top 10 franchise players in the NHL. Do read all the way down to the Honourable Mentions. [<a href="http://thehockeywriters.com/top-10-franchise-players-in-the-nhl/">TheHockeyWriters</a>]</li>
<li> In news around the NHL... Anthony Camara has something to prove. Fugitive Boston mobster Whitey Bulger was in attendance as the Bruins raised the cup in Vancouver in 2011?!? [<a href="http://nhl.si.com/2013/07/12/top-line-kovalchuk-fallout-whitey-bulger-bruins-fan-more-links/#more-33773">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

<li> Remember the Stanley Cupcakes? Watch them all be devoured. Enjoy the Maple Leafs, Penguins, and Bruins ones... [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/stanley-cupcakes-puck-daddy-devoured-16-playoff-teams-145124318.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

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