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Fresh Links: Paille Days Edition

Yippee! Daniel Paille days until Bruins hockey!

Only 20 days to wait for those entertaining Daniel Paille breakaways!
Only 20 days to wait for those entertaining Daniel Paille breakaways!
Joel Auerbach

<p><b>Hey, Triskaidekaphobians! The Bruins vie for open positions as campers take to the ice again today.  </b></p>


<li> As advertised: Jarome Iginla brings "his dedication and his natural leadership skills", and Loui Eriksson a "quiet aura of excellence." [<a href="">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> As anticipated: Iginla skated with the first line, and Eriksson with the second at camp yesterday. David Krejci will talk with his linemates to get a better feel for what he can do with them. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> As feared: Patrice Bergeron is still in some pain, but participated in battle drills. Happily, he is impressed with his new linemate, and looks forward to game testing their line's chemistry. [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> As noted: Observations from Bruins Camp. Caution with Gregory Campbell, Reilly Smith impressed on the third line with Jordan Caron centered by Chris Kelly. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> As hoped: Brad Marchand is maturing away from his "rat" phase, embraces his Olympic invitaion, and takes the trade of his former linemate as motivation. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> As planned: Zdeno Chara ages like a fine wine, but the Bruins will wisely be using him more selectively, and begin to transition other players to help fill in. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> The Oeno-philes: The Merlot line of Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell, and Daniel Paille was intact. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> With uncharacteristic candor, Claude Julien said a defensive spot is Matt Bartkowski 's to lose. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Alexander Fallstrom impressed at the Florida Rookie Tournament, and could be another Swede addition to the Bruins. [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>


<p><b>Around the rink, and beyond: </b></p>


<li> Setting the bar, sending a message. Former Bruin Andrew Ference blew away his new (younger) Oilers teammates and coaches at fitness testing. [<a href="">TorontoSun</a>]</li>

<li> After having been in the front lines of the NHLPA during the lockout, it is good to see that Ron Hainsey has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. [<a href="">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> Backhand Shelf podcasts RETURN, with a new sound. This edition touches on trading Tyler Seguin, Behind the B,  Tim Thomas, and 3-on-3 hockey replacing the shootout. (Audio, 29:46) [<a href="">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>

<li> Here are 10 things that you'll just have to get used to this upcoming season. [<a href="">Yardbarker</a>]</li>

<li> What does YOUR fave player's fave superhero say about him? [<a href="">ExtraMustard.SI</a>]</li>

<li> Get a load of this photo of Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp, circa 1928... (en français) [<a href="">25Stanley</a>]</li>