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Bruins prospects get a chance to bond, and to show their stuff.

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Who doesn't love an enthusiastic hockey player? David Pastrnak hugs his family.
Who doesn't love an enthusiastic hockey player? David Pastrnak hugs his family.
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Bruins Development Camp is the big news for the next few days.

  • Anton Blidh was apparently cheerful about moving past the fitness testing. [@bliddan]
  • David Pastrnak 's joy in the game of hockey is infectious, and he is quite laid back, even about his equipment. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Returnees Malcolm Subban and Linus Arnesson spoke about their expectations, as Pastrnak worried about not sweating up the Spoked B. (Video, 2:21) [Bruins.NHL]
  • Everybody Loves Pastrnak, and he and Subban have traded friendly jabs. (Video, 1:55) [NESN]
  • Quick takes: Zane Gothberg had a stellar year for UND, Subban will likely be The Man in goal in Providence, Ryan Donato has a big decision to make. [NESN]
  • Subban has a cross to bear, his brother's unpopularity. He himself has always felt welcomed by the Bruins fans. [BostonHerald]
  • The Bruins hope that time with Goalie Coach Bob Essensa and other players his own age will benefit Subban. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Subban spoke about the differences in practice intensity coming from the OHL, as he suffered some cramps after a running test. Two collegiate prospects were not excused from classes to attend, and Matt Bartkowski' s date for arbitration has been set. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • There are a number of local lads lending local flavor to this year's camp. [EnterpriseNews]
  • Oleg Yevenko is on the Bruins radar for the aspects of his game that were not well suited to the USHL and NCAA, but might suit the NHL. [WEEI]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This CHL Import Draft overview has a great synopsis of David Pastrnak's strengths. (Scroll down to #10) [OHLProspects]
  • Will Play Hockey For Food- even if the playing surface is the deck of a Canadian naval vessel. [FiveHoleForFood]
  • In this ranking of depth at center, at least the Bruins beat the Blackhawks. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have re-signed with the Blackhawks, and it was a bargain. [THeHockeyNews]
  • Former Bruin Vladimir Sobotka has signed with the KHL... [TSN]
  • ...while the Blues found the money to re-sign Brave Steve Ott. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • The Devils have re-signed Cory Schneider. [TSN]
  • Meet the man behind Extra Skater, Darryl Metcalf, who brings hockey fancystats to the masses. []
  • The new EA NHL 15 has stepped up the lifelike appearances of players by improving the way the uniforms move. (Video, 1:20) [YouTube]