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A couple of Providence Bruins will be featured at the Rookie Showcase.

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Lofting the Spoked B
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<p><b> In Bruins news you can use: </b></p>

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<li> Alexander Khokhlachev and Anthony Camara will participate in the NHLPA Rookie Showcase. [<A href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/08/12/alexander-khokhlachev-anthony-camara-invited-to-nhlpa-rookie-showcase/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Of the members of the now defunct Merlot Line, Daniel Paille is best poised for the next level. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/08/12/daniel-paille-suited-for-whatever-role-awaits-him-with-bruins/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Even as Peter Chiarelli urges caution, the intriguing David Pastrnak may make his NHL debut this season. [<a href="http://www.hockeyjournal.com/news/bruins/Pastrnaks_strong_camp_fuels_Bruins_roster_speculation">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask will not be resting on his post-Vezina laurels, and has kind words for his new backup "...although he is Swedish." [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2014/08/tuukka_rask_tucks_past_away">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Brad Marchand 's singlehanded smackdown of the LA Kings for a shorthanded goal made this Top 10 Goals recap. [<a href="http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/8/12/5962587/brad-marchand-goal-bruins-kings-top-10-goals-2013-14">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> Someone is questioning the KHL offer allegedly made to Torey Krug. Even if it were true, here's why it may not be an attractive one anyway. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/puck-daddy-power-rankings--desperate-critics--suing-islanders-and-kings-favoritism-142412169.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Revisiting Development Camp: Undrafted invitees had a chance to strut their stuff and also return home with new skills. [<a href="http://www.hockeyjournal.com/news/bruins/Bruins_rookie_camp_a_chance_for_unheralded_players_to_shine">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Meanwhile, in the Ice Bucket Challenge, a nicely tanned Dennis Leary in turn challenged Phil Esposito and Don Sweeney. [<a href="http://video.bruins.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=629336&catid=662">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Dennis Seidenberg spoke with Jimmy Murphy about his progress, and how close he was to returning in the postseason, Torey Krug , Zdeno Chara , Tuuka Rask , re-signing, and Malcolm Subban's brother  (about 23:20 in.) Bonus: Catch an update on Rich Peverley (about 13:00 in) [<a href="http://websportsmedia.com/shows/top-shelf/2014/08/12/top-shelf-august-12th-2014/">WebSportsMedia</a>]</li>

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

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<li> In sartorial news, have a look at the changes you'll be seeing to NHL jerseys this season. [<A href="http://www.icethetics.co/blog/2014/8/11/nhl-jerseywatch-2014-august-edition">Icethetics</a>]</li>

<li> Track how a player's age affects time on ice for defensemen in this anaylsis (which bravely points out its own sample size issues.) [<a href="http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2014/08/10/usage-by-age-for-nhl-defencemen/">EdmontonJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Go ahead, put Kiss band members in Maple Leafs jerseys. Like nobody was going to poke fun... [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/kiss-gets-leaf-jerseys-confirms-teams-tanking-strategy/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> This almost isn't news. There's a certain NHL goalie on Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed list again. [<a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/style/the-international-best-dressed-list/2014/31">VanityFair</a>]</li>

<li> Ryan Malone, you need to wash your laundry more frequently. [<a href="http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/554332">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> Have a look at last season's goaltenders, by the numbers. Only one NHL team's goalie and backup were both undrafted players... [<a href="http://digitalsportsvoice.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/by-the-numbers-nhl-goalies/">DigitalSportsVoice</a>]</li>

<li> The late Pavol Demitra 's career with the Blues was worthy of this remembrance. [<a href="http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/08/12/best-of-the-rest-st-louis-blues-pavol-demitra/">LastWordOnSports</a>]</li>

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