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Would you build your franchise around Tuukka Rask?

Tuukka Rask for the WIN!
Tuukka Rask for the WIN!
Ethan Miller

The Bruins prepare for Prospect Camp, and a certain skinny Finn could use your support.

  • TUUKKA RASK NEEDS YOUR VOTE! TSN wants to know which player you would build your franchise around, and it is Rask vs. Carey Price in the first round. [TSN]
  • This offseason has been a real yawner for the Bruins. [WEEI]
  • Matt Bartkowski has filed for arbitration. This may only serve to highlight other better options and ongoing constraints in the defensive corps. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Get to know Northeastern Husky Matt Benning... (It is good to see him channeling his inner Bobby Orr in the accompanying photo) []
  • ... as well as fellow prospects Boston College Eagle Ryan Fitzgerald... []
  • ...and Yale Bulldog Rob O'Gara. []
  • Elusive Bruins prospect Mitchell Dempsey has resurfaced, and has been signed by the St. John Sea Dogs. [@SeaDogsHockey]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The very reason why Jarome Iginla fit so well with the Bruins might be a problem for him with the Avalanche. [Sportsnet]
  • Oilers prospect campers are off on an Army Rangers style overnight with Captain Andrew Ference. And now Malcolm Subban's brother and Lars Eller have both also filed for arbitration. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Seattle is still in play for an NHL franchise, and guess who one of the rumored potential principals in the deal is? [NYPost]
  • Why would anyone sign on for the verbal and physical abuse suffered by amateur hockey officials? [CBC]
  • It can be a real roll of the dice to sign goalies, and the profit is in taking a successful risk. [SBNation]
  • One night a year ago changed everything in Lac Mégantic, Quebec. Lost in the conflagration was Mathieu Pelletier, whose legacy lives on in the Mégantic Region Hockey School that he had founded only two years before.  (Video, 13:02) [TSN]
  • Inseparable: The confessions of Philip Pritchard, Keeper of the Cup, and the unusual experiences he has had as a result. [MentalFloss]