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Rumors swirl that the availability of diminutive #63 may be the hot topic of conversation between a few NHL GMs.

Brad Marchand as trade bait?
Brad Marchand as trade bait?
Jared Wickerham

<p><b> The Bruins are clearly not afraid to consider all the options.</b></p>

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<li> Reportedly the Bruins are shopping Brad Marchand, and Winnipeg has expressed interest. [<a href="http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/bos140604.html">TheFourthPeriod</a>]</li>

<li> Dennis Seidenberg spoke about having been prepared to rejoin the team for the ECF, and had words of praise for the young Bruins defensemen. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/06/05/seidenberg-on-toucher-rich-definitely-had-a-chance-to-play-in-conference-finals/">BostonCBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> The key to Daniel Paille 's game is... serenity? [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2014/06/04/boston-bruins-assessments-daniel-paille/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> Yooper Justin Florek has returned home, here's an interview with his local sports media. Did you know he is the first person from Marquette, MI to play in the NHL? [<a href="http://abc10up.com/florek-back-home-after-rewarding-hockey-season/">abc10up</a>]</li>

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

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<li> But it was 2-0! Ranger Benoit Pouliot struck first, then Carl Hagelin... Stop me if you've heard this before... [<a href=http://grantland.com/the-triangle/stanley-cup-new-york-rangers-game-one/">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Possession is driving the success of the LA Kings. No, not the Exorcist kind... [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/kings-a-good-example-of-why-hockeys-analytics-work/article18984011/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> A journeyman goalie who had a cup of coffee with the PBruins in Providence, David LeNeveu has been pressed into service as Henrik Lundqvist 's backup. [<a href="http://nypost.com/2014/06/04/with-talbot-out-rangers-forced-to-rely-on-journeyman-as-backup-goalie/">NYPost</a>]</li>

<li> the Rangers seek offense contributions from everyone, and they're looking at YOU, Henrik Lundqvist! [<a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/rangers-counting-on-henrik-lundqvist-to-step-up-on,36203/">TheOnion</a>]</li>

<li> Welland, ON looks back fondly on their "Little NHL Tournament," showcasing young players that went on to win the Stanley Cup, including both present and former Bruins. [<a href="http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2014/06/04/welland-tourney-produced-18-cup-champions">NiagaraFallsReview</a>]</li>

<li> Can you guess where the "center of gravity" is for Stanley Cup winners is? [<a href="http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-stanley-cup-center-of-gravity-is-somewhere-in-lake-huron/">FiveThirtyEight</a>]</li>

<li> Cherry picking. Rogers claims it is up to Don Cherry to decide whether or not he'll continue with HNIC. [<a href="http://sports.nationalpost.com/2014/06/04/don-cherrys-future-is-dons-decision-rogers-president-says-report/">NationalPost</a>]</li>

<li> Ales Hemsky is busy this summer playing for Team Czech  Republic in the Inline World Championships. [<a href="http://nhl.si.com/2014/06/02/ales-hemsky-joins-czech-republic-at-inline-world-championship/">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

<li> The discussions surrounding the danger with hitting in youth hockey miss the mark, and not only with players, but their parents as well. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/minor-hockey-doesnt-have-a-body-checking-problem-it-has-an-intimidation-problem-whats-the-solution/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

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