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Qualifying offers are due to be made by 5PM today.

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A beaming David Pasternak dreams of meeting his hero, David Krejci
A beaming David Pasternak dreams of meeting his hero, David Krejci
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins appear to be in conservative mode, as they hit the cap.

  • Here is a quick summary of the Bruins' new acquisitions post NHL Draft. [CausewayCrowd]
  • The Bruins first pick especially delighted David Krejci. [Boston.com]
  • Of existing Bruins assets, a young bunch need to be re-signed, one may simply need a new home, and one elusive veteran is being heavily courted by other teams. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • To be specific, here is the list of young Bruins who received qualifying offers. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • No, the Bruins are NOT interested in Martin Brodeur. [TheScore]
  • Jarome Iginla appears to be as liberal as he can be in specifically trying to return to the Bruins. [NESN]
  • If the Bruins can't retain Iginla, so what? Is he worth, say, Johnny Boychuk? Would any team trade for Chris Kelly before knowing if he is healthy? [SouthCoastToday]
  • Silver lining? Maybe this is the opening to spring Loui Eriksson onto the top line. [ProHockeyTalk]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Quick takes: The Ninety Minute Lightning Bolt- Sam Gagner moved through Tampa only to land in Arizona. [CSNNE]  James Reimer wants out of Toronto. [ProHockeyTalk] The Sabres are buying out Christian Ehrhoff. [@TheRealHoff10] Ryan Miller is in the sights of the Canucks. [TheScore] If Josh Gorges wishes to waive his no trade clause, he could be a Maple Leaf. [TheScore] In the Jason Spezza sweepstakes, St. Louis and Dallas are interested, but a deal is not imminent. [@TSNBobMcKenzie] Cam Ward will likely stay with the Hurricanes (but what about Anton Khudobin?) [@TSNBobMcKenzie]
  • Here's how the NHL cap was set at $69m, and how that affects player salaries as a result. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • The short shelf life of a power forward- a cautionary tale. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Andrew Ference spoke about his first year as the Oilers captain, the King Clancy, and about learning when to say nothing. The ageless Jaromir Jagr remains dedicated to his craft. [BostonHerald]
  • Wield the pitchforks! In this analysis (which is flattering to the Bruins, by the way) Penguins fans have finally realized what is holding them back in the playoffs. [PensBurgh]
  • Here are the top 10 NHL Tweets for the month of June. Enjoy! [Sportsnet]
  • In honor of the draft, here's a slideshow of hidden NHL draft gems. Number 11 is a Bruin. [SportsIllustrated]
  • The last of the Grey Nuns caring for residents at d'Youville Pavillion nursing home had one deep, personal secret which made her time spent at the order's Mother House in Quebec challenging. [SunJournal]
  • There was a heartwarming show of support for terminally ill Canuck Gino Odjick outside his hospital on Sunday. [MetroNews]
  • A paralyzed high school hockey player has been drafted by the Danbury Whalers. [PuckDaddy]
  • As one commenter pointed out, the man in this picture must be accustomed to disappointment. [Imgur,Reddit]