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Fresh Links: Top Condition Edition

Come to camp ready, and have a leg up all season long.

Focusing on conditioning to be competitive- Brad Marchand
Focusing on conditioning to be competitive- Brad Marchand
Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

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


<li> Brad Marchand has taken the initiative to tap up his conditioning work this summer. He hopes that linemate Reilly Smith will come to camp despite having no contract, just as Marchand himself did in 2011. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins' set play on offensive zone faceoffs seemed to bite them in the butt. Here's a great analysis explaining why. [<a href="">APHockey</a>]</li>

<li> Meanwhile, Patrice Bergeron was in New York to help with the unveiling of EA NHL 15, and one young fan got to play the game against his idol. [<a href="">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Don't forget, in addition to the good news of David Krejci 's extension, we still have the appearance of invitees Ville Leino and Simon Gagne to look forward to at camp. [<a href="">FillTiltHockeyNetwork</a>]</li>

<li> Peter Cehlarik scored two goals in a win over Lulea Nottingham on Sunday. He has ambitions to be the best on his team and to be a leader on Team Slovakia, and he knows the eyes of Bruins scouts are on him. (Google translation from Slovak) [<a href="">Pravda</a>]</li>

<li> It is a fine time for Joe Sacco to join the Bruins, and Claude Julien will be using this opportunity to re-arrange responsibilities among his assistants. [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> The Everett (WA) Silvertips are excited to have three players at NHL training camps, including Bruins invitee Dawson Leedahl, who turned down an invitation to Flames camp. [<a href="">HeraldNet</a>]</li>


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


<li> Impress your friends over beers by trotting out one of these bizarre hockey incidents for discussion. [<a href="">LastWordOnSports</a>]</li>

<li> A couple of former Bruins are still available to sign, age may have caught up with the first while a lack of passion may doom the second. [<a href="">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins are left to move ahead without him, but can the Avalanche expect thirty goals from Jarome Iginla? [<a href="">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> Hockey is almost here, and there are still five burning questions to answer. [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Mark Messier will be joining the Oilers organization. [<a href="|EDM|home">Oilers.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> There is no such thing as a "holdout" anymore. Here's why that is now a misnomer, and has been since 2005. [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Just for laughs, have a look back at the NHL website from Christmas Eve, 1996. Do click the links! (Tip 'o the hat to Arenacale for this.) [<a href="">Web.Archive</a>]</li>

<li> Ten thousand and counting? The number of litigants in concussion lawsuits against the NHL are mushrooming. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> A personal check was used to pay the drug dealer that sold Derek Boogaard his fatal dose. This has finally led to the arrest of a former minor leaguer along with the man who prescribed the pills that were subsequently diverted for sale. [<a href="">NYTimes</a>]</li>

<li> Saku Koivu has retired. [<a href="">Sportsnet</a>]</li>

<li> There is quiet lobbying from teammates hoping for the return of Daniel Alfredsson for one more season. [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Meet the pioneering Rossland Ladies' Hockey team from BC at the turn of the century. No corsets required! (Video, 6:14) [<a href="">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> Godspeed Bob Suter, Miracle on Ice defenseman and father of Ryan Suter. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> The Steve Moore foundation will be funding research and awareness raising about concussions, while the NHL remains under the microscope regarding the role of fighting and enforcers. [<a href="">TheCrimson</a>]</li>

<li> Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have added the Buffalo Bills to their portfolio. [<a href="">CBC</a>]</li>

<li> Take it outside, Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane! [<a href="">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> Welcome to the Land of Lost NHL Mascots. [<a href="">Reddit,Imgur</a>]</li>