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The folks who make money on these matters have spoken. The Bruins will be contenders in 2015.

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If I were a betting man...
If I were a betting man...
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Wait 'til next year, the Bruins to be at the top of the Eastern Conference, and some say they will hoist the Stanley Cup in 2015.

  • Vegas odds makers favor the Bruins to win the cup in 2015... [Boston.com]
  • ...although online gambling site Bovada says the Blackhawks will win, and the Bruins will be the bridesmaids again. [NESN]
  • In either case, the Bruins would be smart to learn what they can from this year's final. [TauntonGazette]
  • Here's what we learned from the SCF, and as for the Bruins, they will likely be tops in the east. Remember where that got them this year? [PuckDaddy]
  • Just say no... to a Brad Marchand trade, for good reason. [BostonHerald]
  • Dougie Hamilton will break out this year on the strength of his improved decisionmaking and increased physicality. [iSportsWeb]
  • Hey Johnny Boychuk, you've been around long enough that a certain draft hopeful from Dracut, MA names you as a role model! Meet Jonathan MacLeod. [BostonHerald]
  • Bobby Orr 's 1970-71 season was one for the record books. [TheHockeyNews]
  • In (belated) honor of Father's Day, remember when Rebecca and Dennis Seidenberg 's daughters were baptized in the Stanley Cup? [HHoF]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Never tell the Kings the odds... [Grantland]
  • Media FAIL! [@ChrisMPeters]
  • Does anyone else think that the NHL season is too long? [TheMontrealGazette]
  • C'mon, Ref! What do SCF officials do after the Stanley Cup presentation, post game, and post season? [TSN]
  • Oh, Thomas Vanek wasn't dismal in the playoffs, but "his offensive production and self confidence slid down faster than pole dancer at the Montreal "ballet"." [HockeyBuzz]
  • Expect buyouts. 'Tis the "silly season." [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Have a look at this year's draft class of defensemen. [USAToday]
  • The Jacobs family has an interest in the development of a stadium for the Buffalo Bills. [BostonHerald]
  • If you like Fancystats, here's a recap of the first Alberta Hockey Analytics Conference from May. [PensionPlanPuppets]
  • This was inevitable after Naoko Funayama left NESN... [ObnoxiousBostonFan]
  • Thanks for the memories, HNIC! [TheStar]
  • HNIC's final closing video montage, "The Show Must Go On." [TheHockeyNews]