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Fresh Links: Rookie Camp Edition

Bruins youngsters have much to prove as they prepare to compete in Nashville.

Remember the 2011 rookie game at the New York Islanders? Carter Camper, David Warsofsky, and Michael Hutchinson
Remember the 2011 rookie game at the New York Islanders? Carter Camper, David Warsofsky, and Michael Hutchinson
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Bruins Rookie Camp opens today at Ristuccia Arena, as the young Bruins prepare for the tournament in Nashville:

  • Déjà vu: Apparently Brian Ferlin met PBruins coach Bruce Cassidy long ago in Florida. The Bruins rookies will face their counterparts from the Lightning and Panthers as well as their tourney hosts, the Predators. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Ferlin left Cornell as a junior to go pro. He also did not return home to Florida this summer, has been training locally, and is among the youngsters to watch. [Boston.CBSLocal]
  • Congestion at certain positions and recent roster developments have worked to limit certain players' value as candidates for roster spots or as callups. [BleacherReport]
  • Maybe strength up the center is not going to be enough to carry the Bruins this season. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Nobody wants Johnny Boychuk to become a cap victim. #SaveDestroychuk! [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Prospect Ryan Donato has made choices that he hopes will lead to a spot playing for his father with the Harvard Crimson. [PatriotLedger]
  • Get your calendar: Here is the rookie camp schedule summary, along with a reminder that "Behind The B" will debut on September 15 with coverage from this summer, and includes the schedule for all 13 of this season's episodes. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Here's a quick place to check where current Bruins players were acquired as well as their junior teams among other information. [RosterResource]
  • Here is a photo treasure trove of a young David Pastrnak, including baby pictures of him with his late father. (**baby bathing pictures NSFW**) (Video, 8:01) [YouTube]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Boston College Eagle Sonny Milano has signed with the Blue Jackets. [TheScore]
  • Bleu, Blanc, et Spoked B? Here's the result when rival teams swap team colors on their sweaters. [CaptainsHockey]
  • We've seen a lot about zone entry/exit and possession statistics, but this new defensive zone "touches" metric looks to quantify how a player like Dion Phaneuf (#185) is no Zdeno Chara (#10.) According to the link to the full results, the Bruins have 6 players in the top 90. [SportsNet]
  • Baby bummer: An executive with the Mets (a former Bruins employee) asserts that her employer's personal distaste for her out-of-wedlock pregnancy and retaliation for her subsequent complaint to HR led to her firing. [WallStreetJournal]
  • In his new book "Mr. Hockey: My Story" Gordie Howe asserts that the Red Wings organization ran well under the late owner James Norris' twenty-something daughter Marguerite, and he laments the decline of the team after family infighting wrested control of the club into the hands of her "bully" brother. [DetroitFreePress]
  • Here's your long read on uneven attempts around the NHL to at least tone down tone-deaf marketing to women. Remember, in the original Slap Shot "The Stripper" was male. [ThePinkPuck]
  • See for yourself- Division I hockey has produced many cup winning players, this list shows which schools have bragging rights. GO, CATS, GO! [HockeyBuzz]
  • These infrared photos of NHL action from last season have a decidedly eerie quality. (Photo gallery) [SportsIllustrated]
  • Our favorite Kessel, Amanda, will sadly miss this season at the University of Minnesota due to concussion. [PuckDaddy]
  • Hey, Alex Ovechckin, do you suppose the thugs that seized the KHL Donbass Donetsk's arena were saving children from fascism? [TheScore]
  • In a show of support reminiscent of that demonstrated by the Rangers for Martin St. Louis in light of his mother's passing last season, the Minnesota Wild and families will travel to Wisconsin in support of teammate Ryan Suter to attend the funeral of his father. [StarTribune]