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T-minus 59 days and counting until the Bruins return to the ice!

Zdeno Chara and David Krejci at practice
Zdeno Chara and David Krejci at practice
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<p><b> The preseason schedule has been announced:</b></p>

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<li> The Bruins open the preseason on 9/16 against the Canadiens at the Centre Bell, the first look at the new Flortheast Division will be 9/19 at home against the Detroit Red Wings. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2013/07/16/4321/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> Bruins Training Camp will open 9/11. Rookies report early on 9/3, and then participate in a Florida tournament 9/6 through 9/8. It appears the schedule ahead allows for an Olympic break. [<a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/blogs/whatsbruin/x853690223/Bruins-open-training-camp-Sept-11">MetroWestDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Peter Chiarelli talks about the Loui Eriksson trade, praises Tuukka Rask as "dynamic...in crunch time" and Patrice Bergeron as "a warrior" in this inerview with Toucher and Rich. (with audio, 12:40) [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/07/17/bruins-chiarelli-on-toucher-rich-tuukka-showed-how-dynamic-he-can-be-in-crunch-time/">BostonCBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Watch this video recap of the Bruins' season opening victory against the Rangers, first goal of the season was new dad Milan Lucic 's, birthday boy Johnny Boychuk scored as well, Dougie Hamilton debuted. [<a href="http://www.sportsmedia101.com/bostonbruins/2013/07/16/top-moments-of-boston-bruins-season-the-season-finally-begins/">SportsMedia101</a>]</li>

<li> Development camp ended Tuesday with a day of team building exercises on Thompson Island. (with video, 1:36) [<a href="http://nesn.com/2013/07/bruins-prospects-wrap-up-development-camp-with-team-building-on-thompson-island-video/">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> Andrew Ference wants to lead the Oilers into the postseason, and he knows what it takes. [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/ference-hopeful-of-turning-oilers-potential-into-a-playoff-appearance/article13255425/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Which were the luckiest NHL teams? Which were hexed? [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/were-luckiest-unluckiest-nhl-teams-2013-season-184041337.html#more-63857">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Did the lack of fanfare surrounding the announcement of this year's Heritage Classic in Vancouver mean the concept has "jumped the shark?" [<a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/17/4349580/above-the-49-heritage-classic.html">KansasCity.com</a>]</li>

<li> The NHL mulligan- there's a loophole in compliance buy-out. [<a href="http://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-compliance-buyout-loophole/">TheHockeyWriters</a>]</li>

<li> Sheesh, why are these guys still unsigned? [<a href="http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2013/07/17/seriously-why-hasnt-anyone-signed-these-guys/">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> Peruse this extensive list of news links from around the NHL, including Bobby Ryan 's surprising backstory, the trevails of the masses of unsigned NHL hopefuls, Evander Kane 's dad did his homework to steer his son from financial perils. [<a href="http://nhl.si.com/2013/07/17/top-line-leiweke-disses-toronto-legends-incredible-tale-of-gilbert-brule-more-links/#more-33960">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

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