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"But the wise man, and he who is truly learned in spirit, standeth above these changeable things, attentive not to what he may feel in himself, or from what quarter the wind may blow, but that the whole intent of his mind may carry him on to the due and much-desired end." -- Thomas à Kempis

Zdeno Chara congratulates friend Marian Hossa after SCF Game #6
Zdeno Chara congratulates friend Marian Hossa after SCF Game #6
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<p><b>The Boston Bruins are adapting to roster changes as they enter the new season.  </b></p>

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<li> Despite the focus on roster changes, execution, health, and luck will play a major role for the Bruins this season. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2013/08/13/improved-roster-or-not-can-bs-repeat-last-seasons-run">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask, Daniel Paille, and Shawn Thornton spoke about Bruins personnel changes and their optimism for the upcoming season. P.J. Axelsson and his brother both texted Thornton praising Loui Eriksson. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2013/08/additions_have_bruins_thinking_big">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Plucky Gregory Campbell should be ready in time for Bruins camp on September 11th. [<a href="http://www.sportsmedia101.com/bostonbruins/2013/08/12/shawn-thornton-hoping-gregory-campbell-ready-to-go-for-the-start-of-the-camp/">SportsMedia101</a>]</li>

<li> Get over it! Friends and fellow countrymen Zdeno Chara and Marian Hossa show off the Stanley Cup to fans in Slovakia. It sets a nice precident. [<a href=http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/zdeno-chara-took-pictures-stanley-cup-blackhawk-defeated-133121920.html">Sports.Yahoo</a>]</li>

<li> What should a team look for in an NHL goaltender?  Here's one take. [<a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1734932-blueprint-for-the-perfect-nhl-goaltender">Bleacher Report</a>]</li>

<li> The hockey community mourns as promising QMJHL prospect Jordan Boyd collapsed at practice in Bathurst, NB, and did not survive. [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/qmjhl-prospect-dies-after-collapsing-during-on-ice-session/article13711074/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Eeek.  Mobster Whitey Bulger was former Bruin Chris Nilan's father in law, and the Winter Hill Gang used group tour buses to Canadiens games to move IRA felons across the border for secret meetings. [<a href="http://deadspin.com/how-the-nhl-fit-into-whitey-bulgers-underworld-empire-1111627629">Deadspin</a>]</li>

<li> A program called "Hockey Without Borders" hopes to expand young international players' opportunites in hockey.(Video 1:40) [<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/video/#id=2400554952">CBCSports</a>]</li>

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