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TGIF, Chowderites! It's a rainy, slow news day here. Be sure to vote in the ESPN poll.

Nicklas Lidström and Zdeno Chara, defensive titans
Nicklas Lidström and Zdeno Chara, defensive titans
Bruce Bennett

<p><b>Boston Bruins news is a bit thin, but ain't we got fun! </b></p>

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<li> (Some of) The Boys Are Back. Daniel Paille and David Krejci launch their preseason workouts, determined to work hard and bring it early this season after a shortened break. [<a href="http://video.bruins.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=660&id=263629&cmpid=embed-share-video">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Despite his apparent readiness, the Bruins will likely be conservative with Seth Griffith of the OHL London Knights. [<a href="http://www.cksn.ca/2013/08/bruins-say-griffith-is-ready-for-next-step/">CKSN.ca</a>]</li>

<li> Defenseman Jesse Lees of the Kelowna Rockets has been invited to Bruins training camp. [<a href="http://www.kelownacapnews.com/sports/rockets/218854821.html">KelownaCapNews</a>]</li>

<li> VOTE for your preferred star (in his prime) defenseman, Nicklas Lidström or Zdeno Chara. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/26242/prime-candidates-nicklas-lidstrom-vs-zdeno-chara">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Jack Edwards added a bit of color to the NESN coverage of the Little League World Series, and SOMEONE'S son is going to bed without supper tonight... [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/bruins-announcer-jack-edwards-12-old-favorite-food-211104925.html">Sports.Yahoo</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a snarky piece, a mockup "NHL 14 Live the Life: Tyler Seguin Edition." [<a href="http://www.hockeyjournal.com/blog/blackGold/NHL_14_Live_the_Life-_Tyler_Seguin_Edition">HockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> It appears Teemu Selanne is beginning on-ice workouts, and is likely to play this season. [<a href="http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/ana130808.html">TheFourthPeriod</a>]</li>

<li> Phoenix Coyotes, redux? The Bettman says the NHL has no plans to take over the New Jersey Devils. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2013/08/09/bettman-denies-nhl-takeover-of-devils-he-may-have-to-anyway/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> Here's Jason Bourne's frank memoir of Junior hockey, hoping for college, and the serious life choices young players face over the summer. [<a href="http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2013/08/08/for-soon-to-be-junior-hockey-players-the-summer-is-a-stressful-choose-your-own-adventure-book/">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>

<li> Got plans? Saturday is the Tom G. Cavanagh Memorial Fund hockey jamboree. [<a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/bruins/content/20130808-annual-tgc-memorial-fund-hockey-jamboree-is-saturday.ece">Providence Journal</a>]</li>

<li> Just for fun... SOMEONE didn't get the memo about dress down Friday! [<a href="http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9003743">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Here is a gallery of goalie C. Casey's equipment circa 1920! [<a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/KjLhg/new">DirtyMonday</a>]</li>

<li> For your artistic content today, Peter Diamond has drawn the Gods and Monsters of hockey. [<a href="http://comicsalliance.com/peter-diamond-hockey-art/">ComicsAlliance</a>]</li>

<li> Today's feelgood story, Theo Fleury stepped up to see that girls' fees were paid and to raise money for Sauk Rapids Youth Hockey. [<a href="http://wjon.com/former-nhl-star-reaches-out-to-help-area-girl-play-hockey/">WJON</a>]</li>

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