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Loui Eriksson's post-Olympic success last season bodes well for the Bruins.

Onward and upward! Loui Eriksson is ready for a big season.
Onward and upward! Loui Eriksson is ready for a big season.
Marianne Helm

<p><b> In Bruins news you can use: </b></p>

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<li> Loui Eriksson 's performance arc after the Olympics last year demonstrates that he should be ready to step into the first line productively in his second year in Boston. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/08/12/second-times-charm-loui-eriksson-ready-bigger-and-bet">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Speedy Daniel Paille is prepared to shift gears and step up as required. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/08/11/notebook-daniel-paille-for-any-challenge/Sc2CaAponeZPY8fMBLwViO/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Reilly Smith and Torey Krug are still awaiting contracts, but reportedly Krug at least has a KHL offer on the table going forward, which is something... [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/12/report-bruins-krug-receives-khl-offer/">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Dennis Seidenberg is confident he will be ready for training camp, after training in Munich and a charity game in honor of Marco Sturm. (Google translation from German) [<a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.svz.de%2Fsport%2Fussport%2Fnhl-star-seidenberg-zum-saisonstart-wieder-fi">SVZ</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask was finally pinned down at Shawn Thornton 's Putts and Punches for Parkinson's charity golf event and ice bucketed. He challenged his coach (and favorite NHL hockey player from his childhood days, Goalie Bob Essensa [<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dBY139-rY4">YouTube</a>] No, REALLY! [<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsL4fTJ_9lE">YouTube</a>] ) and also coach Doug Houda. [<a href="http://nesn.com/2014/08/tuukka-rask-accepts-david-krejcis-ice-bucket-challenge-in-support-of-als-video/">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> In this analysis, the Bruins' glass is half-full despite salary cap woes. Franchise players are complimented by talented youngsters, and the team's future looks bright. [<a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24656203/core-values-patrice-bergeron-tuukka-rask-lay-bruins-foundation">CBSSports</a>]</li>

<li> There were fond reminiscences at the event as several Bruins spoke about entering the post-Thornton era. Thornton explained why he's likely to continue to see a lot of Rask. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/16622/bs-and-thornton-prepare-for-new-chapter">ESPN</a>] For more coverage of the event, there are pictures and video of the event here. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/2014/08/new_duties_for_bruins">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Marc Savard's new position will not affect the Bruins cap situation, but who could begrudge Savard a bit of good news? [<a href="http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Ty-Anderson/Savard-returning-to-hockey/141/61746">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>

<li> Need a natural right winger? One former Boston College Eagle's name keeps coming up... [<a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2159812-should-the-boston-bruins-pursue-pending-free-agent-kevin-hayes">BleacherReport</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask just has one of those faces. A lot of folks resemble him! [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/boston-bruins-goalie-tuukka-rask-looks-like-everyone/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Safety fur-st! "Tuukka" was pulled safely from Hingham harbor yesterday, after a boating mishap. [<a href="http://www.whdh.com/story/26253632/teen-helps-rescue-4-month-old-dog-from-scituate-harbor">WHDH</a>]</li>

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

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<li> Anton Khudobin raised the bar for the Ice Bucket Challenge, theatrically accepting Cam Ward 's challenge. [<a href=http://nesn.com/2014/08/former-bruins-goalie-anton-khudobin-accepts-ice-bucket-challenge-in-hilarious-video/">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> It is starting to look like Daniel Alfredsson may have one more go with the Red Wings, but wait- there's a caveat. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/red-wings-ready-to-sign-daniel-alfredsson--don-t-expect-full-season-214714308.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> For your summer reading pleasure, Rob Vollman has published a worthy analysis of NHL statistics.  In this review, have a look at some goalie advanced statistics. [<a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2014-08-11/book-review-hockey-abstract-2014-analytics-fancy-stats-rob-vollman-tom-awad-iain-fyffe">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> Take THAT! Here's the litmus tests for all of those advanced statistics. [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-nhl-dives-into-the-advanced-stats-pool/">Grantland</a>]</li>

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