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Brad Marchand awaits the puck as Ryan Miller's brother approaches
Brad Marchand awaits the puck as Ryan Miller's brother approaches
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<p><b> The Bruins news continues to whirl around chatter about report cards and possible trades. </b></p>

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<li> The dearth of top quality defensemen at trade deadline bit the Bruins hard this year, watch for a move to bolster the blueline for next season. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2014/06/10/boston-bruins-moves-expect-big-change-blueline/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> This report card on goalies and defensemen warns that Adam McQuaid 's fragility eats away most of his trade value, and reminds us that we had a fine goalie tandem to be grateful for... [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/06/10/bruins-report-card-defensemengoaltenders/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> (By the way, if you happen to see Hi, I'm Chad Johnson today, wish him a happy birthday!) [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/476452251243134976">@NHLBruins</a>]</li>

<li> ... as for the forwards, the Merlot line struggled for a number of reasons, Jordan Caron might do better elsewhere, and don't underestimate Chris Kelly's value. Brad Marchand has some s'plaining to do. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/06/10/bruins-report-card-forwards/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> That unique opening title sequence to "Behind the B" has won a Boston/New England Emmy Award. [<a href="http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=722043">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> This Oilers blogger sees Johnny Boychuk as a solid trade target, and explains why. [<a href="http://lowetide.ca/blog/2014/06/hard-target-search-the-bruins.html">Lowetide</a>]</li>

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<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>

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<li> The Rangers seem to be challenged in the luck department as they face being swept in the SCF. [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/luck-has-left-the-building-for-the-rangers/">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Don't be shocked if Jason Spezza is moved by the Senators, that's just life in professional hockey. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/trading-spezza-will-spell-end-of-an-era-in-ottawa-but-thats-the-circle-of-nhl-life/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> "The NHL's Silly Season:"  The Hockey Guy believes the unrestricted free agent pool is shallow, which will drive trades as the means to beefing up rosters, and he sees the Bruins letting a certain pest go to keep Jarome Iginla. [<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/jeff-gordon/hockey-guy-nhl-s-silly-season-almost-here/article_c9bd92d0-3201-5f90-b4c1-6256edba2c2f.html">StLToday</a>]</li>

<li> Tomas Vokoun is IN. After his serious health issues last year, Vokoun is eager to play next season. [<a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=722302">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Dan Bylsma is OUT. After a post-Sochi high, the Penguins gonna Penguin, and what happened next was no surprise to their now former coach. [<a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/06/10/Ron-Cook-Fired-Penguins-coach-was-prepared-for-hard-fall/stories/201406100095">Post-Gazette</a>]</li>

<li> Craig Ramsay, a former Bruins assistant coach, will be joining the Oilers behind the bench. [<a href="http://www.edmontonsun.com/2014/06/10/oilers-hire-coaching-veteran-craig-ramsay-as-assistant-coach">EdmontonSun</a>]</li>

<li> How about some Mighty Ducks history, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of "D2: The Mighty Ducks? [<a href="http://time.com/mighty-ducks/">Time</a>]</li>

<li> A modest proposal: One dozen suggestions to improve NHL hockey. [<a href="http://www.arcticicehockey.com/2014/6/10/5795130/how-to-improve-the-nhl-bettman-daly-rules-peel-lee">ArcticIceHockey</a>]</li>

<li> Take a look behind the curtain at Oyo Sportstoys, and the decisions behind producing their teensy Lego NHL figures. [<a href="http://untiedmag.com/toying-around-mike-ewing-oyo-sports/">UntiedMag</a>]</li>

<li> NEED! Just in time for summer, a Bruins concept basketball jersey. [<a href="http://www.regrit.com/concepts-x-mitchell-ness-boston-bruins-basketball-jersey/">Regrit</a>]</li>

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