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Marc Savard may have spoken to and caressed his Warrior sticks while on the bench, but Ron MacLean vowed to sleep with his Sher-Wood!

Marc Savard, victorious and elated.
Marc Savard, victorious and elated.
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<p><b>Sure, stick love is titillating, but first, the news: </b></p>

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<li> The Boston Bruins have promoted Keith Gretzky to be the director of amateur scouting, and P.J. Axelsson as an Euopean scout. [<a href="http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Ty-Anderson/Axelsson-Gretzky-join-Bs-staff/141/53462#.UhTIlZL2Z8F">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>

<li> Axelsson's retirement from Frölunda and new position with the Bruins is big news in Sweden, where this headline fondly cals him "Pebben." (på svenska) [<a href="http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/hockey/internationellt/nhl/article17327838.ab">Aftonbladet</a>]</li>

<li> The South Carolina Stingrays have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Bruins. [<a href="http://www.live5news.com/story/23197696/stingrays-and-boston-bruins-renew-nhl-affiliation">WCSCLive5</a>]</li>

<li> In praise of Gregory Campbell, who sets a high bar. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/08/20/kalman-continuing-to-set-high-bruins-standard-a-goal-for-campbell/">WBZ,CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Okay, Jordan Caron, that opening on the third line right wing is yours to lose. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/blogs/sports/hockey/bruins/bruinsdaily/2013/08/third_line_right_wing_jordan_c.html">Boston.com</a>]</li>

<li> The University of Illinois hockey team sincerely flatters the Bruins with their new look jerseys. [<a href="http://www.illinihockey.com/News/2013_07_22_02.htm">IlliniHockey</a>]</li>

<li> Don Cherry loved how Marc Savard loved his Warrior sticks. This led to an uncomfortable few minutes on Coach's Corner. Ron MacLean vowed to sleep with his Sher-Wood. [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zum6nzfoZQ8">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> Another demo of the NHL 14 highlighting the "Enforcer Engine" featuring Milan Lucic. Surprise! [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SlippW7JTo">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> One man's reminiscence of his first pair of CCM Tack skates, and what a pair of Super Tacks worn by Bobby Orr went for at auction. [<a href="http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2013/08/20/remembering-my-first-pair-of-ccm-tacks/">MontrealGazette</a>]</li>

<li> The Travis Roy Foundation Whiffle ball tournament raised funds at an interesting site in Vermont. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/08/19/wiffle-ball-tourney-bit-hit-for-travis-roy-foundation/GchbgjguDIGRYR1g6SFV7H/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> And a feature on the University of Vermont hockey team, because Catamounts. Do read all the comments! Go, Cats, Go. [<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/1ksz5t/59_teams59_days_university_of_vermont_catamounts/">Reddit</a>]</li>

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