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Adam McQuaid tucks post shot.
Adam McQuaid tucks post shot.
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<p><b> In Bruins news you can use: </b></p>

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<li> Adam McQuaid days until Bruins hockey returns! [<a href="http://howmanydaysuntilhockey.com/index.php?Team=BOS">HowManyDaysUntilHockey</a>]</li>

<li> Reports are that the Bruins are in the mix for former BC Eagle Kevin Hayes... [<a href="http://nesn.com/2014/08/report-bruins-among-nhl-teams-in-the-mix-for-bc-star-kevin-hayes/">NESN</a>]...which is also the opinion of Mark Divver... [<a href="https://twitter.com/MarkDivver/status/500069192616247298">@MarkDivver</a>]</li>

<li> ...although he is reported to prefer the Avalanche or Predators. Adam McQuaid and David Warsofsky are reported to be the likeliest Bruins on the trade block. [<A href="http://mynhltraderumors.com/2014/08/15/nhl-rumors-ii-stars-blackhawks-bruins-and-maple-leafs/">MyNHLTRadeRumors</a>]</li>

<li> What better time for bold predictions than the off-season? Here's one for each NHL team, paging ahead to start with the Bruins. [<a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2161019-one-bold-prediction-for-every-nhl-team-in-the-2014-15-season/page/4">BleacherReport</a>]</li>

<li> Jordan Caron, like Dennis Seidenberg, iced himself indoors, and also had youth players tapping their sticks on the glass beside him. He then made the best challenge yet- Rene Rancourt! Will Rene hit a high-C as the cold water hits him? [<a href="http://nesn.com/2014/08/bruins-jordan-caron-accepts-ice-bucket-challenge-nominates-rene-rancourt-video/">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> And the best dressed challenge participant (so far) Henrik Lundqvist has called upon Loui Eriksson to step up. [<a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24661070/video-henrik-lundqvist-executes-best-dressed-ice-bucket-challenge">CBSSports</a>]</li>

<li> The Bettman has proven himself to be the minion of Jeremy Jacobs, as he has soaked his head as bidden, calling out in turn Brian Burke, Rob Blake, and Brendan Shanahan. [<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/ice-bucket-challenge-gary-bettman-joins-in-1.2737441">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> The Ice Bucket Challenge originated elsewhere, but took wing when Gregory Campbell and the Bruins got involved on behalf of Pete Frates. [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/ice-bucket-challenge-to-raise-awareness-for-als-sweeps-through-nhl/article20033083/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Number 7 in this ranking of NHL logos, but number 1 in our hearts... the Spoked B. Revisit Bruins logo history here. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/nhl-logo-rankings-no-7-boston-bruins/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> There is a Bruin and there are several former Bruins in this list of the Top 10 NHLers over 35. [<a href="http://hockey.dobbersports.com/Fantasy-Hockey-Top-10/top-10-fantasy-players-over-the-age-of-35">DobberSports</a>]</li>

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

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<li> Celebrating a life in stripes: Words of praise for the late Frank Udvari, who refereed the the game that led to the Richard Riot. Milt Schmidt called him "one of the best." [<a href="http://www.ourwindsor.ca/sports-story/4760713-nhl-hall-of-famer-refereed-game-that-led-to-richard-riot/">OurWindsor</a>]</li>

<li> Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown: The life of a sports commissioner is not easy, read this and shed a tear for the Bettman. [<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/08/13/commissioner-bud-selig-adam-silver-roger-goodell-gary-bettman/14016343/">USAToday</a>]</li>

<li> Who owns the numbers? The NHL is about to play hardball with the advanced stats community, after a change in their Terms of Service. [<a rhef="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-about-to-wage-war-against-advanced-stats-sites-190007978.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a quick infographic that shows how many miles of travel each NHL team will have to complete this season. Eastern teams appear to have the advantage. [<a hreef="http://www.thinglink.com/scene/555882469295915008">ThingLink</a>]</li>

<li> Take a look at the best strategies for forwards upon D-zone exit. [<a href="http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/555320">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> The long arm of the law has now reached hockey rec leagues, and this conviction for assault after an on-ice collision will have repercussions. [<a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/13/assault-conviction-for-hockey-hit-will-have-chilling-effect-on-recreational-leagues-lawyer-warns/">NationalPost</a>]</li>

<li> The exuberance of the Czech U18 team after beating Russia at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament is infectuous, right down to having to bleep an expletive. (Video, 0:29) [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xqeb7bxunY">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> Here's an off-season treat, a compilation of NHL trash talk. There are many fine Bruin contributions. **LANGUAGE NSFW ** (Video, 7:10) [<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkxO8L0IaRY">YouTube</a>]

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