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The Bruins youngsters close the Nashville tournament with a win over their hosts.

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David Pastrnak begins his Bruins career.
David Pastrnak begins his Bruins career.
Bruce Bennett

In Bruins news you can use:

  • Claude Julien was liking what he was seeing from David Pastrnak at the rookie tournament, despite the rookie being new to the North American game. [NESN]
  • It is the specter of another young skill player that may ultimately send Pastrnak back to Sweden for seasoning. [HockeyBuzz]
  • The tournament was a learning experience for Pastrnak, and a chance for coaches to see him. Here are the takeaways from his performance, and a quick primer on how not to butcher pronouncing his name. [WEEI]
  • A brief recap on yesterday's win... [ProvidenceJournal] ...and the final report card: The All-Tournament selections by the coaches and scouts. [ThePredatorial]
  • Linewatch has begun, and here's one take on which forwards will be in the lineup and on what lines for the Bruins. [Boston.com]
  • As for the necessary trade to take the Bruins out of cap ceiling purgatory, the only question is ...when? [TauntonGazette]
  • The Bruins will make adjustment to their defensive strategy, and get aggressive in the neutral zone. A look at camp invitees, and what may happen if Torey Krug and Reilly Smith are not in the picture. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Dennis Seidenberg avoids the limelight when he can, but he suffered through a "Door to Door" visit with his family at home. (Video, 3:31) [BostonHerald]
  • This Bruin named to this Preseason All-Star Team can "get a bit emotional after allowing a goal" and could win back to back Vezina trophies. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Remember when...  Ottawa Senator Zdeno Chara defends against young Patrice Bergeron. (Photo) [SportsIllustrated]
  • Really, they DO! Claude Julien believes that invitees Simon Gagne and Ville Leino do have the chance to make the Bruins roster. [NHL]
  • Here's a photo gallery of Bruins seen at the scene of the 11th annual Boston Bruins Golf Tournament. [WeekendAtBergys]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Both NHL players and their teams might benefit from a wider use of bridge contracts. Here's a closer look. [ArcticIceHockey]
  • It is farewell to Guerin Austin, whose former coworkers wish her well as she moves on to NESN. [TheRussianMachineNeverBreaks]
  • Tune in to see the NHL's new "Hockey Wives." Or  not. [PuckDaddy]
  • Just to be snarky, have a look what your favorite NHL players would look like if they were to become... flow-unencumbered. And it is Roberto Luongo for the win with his comment. [TSN]
  • "Adult conversation" started around the childhood family dinner table for Andrew Ference, and he and his family now engage personally in community activism. The struggles of a childhood friend who came out as gay left a lasting impression on him. [EdmontonJournal]
  • Transgendered hockey players can breathe a sigh of relief as Hockey Canada addresses dressing room and preferred name and pronoun of address issues. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Did you miss the Alberta Analytics Conference this weekend? Here're your Cliff notes! [TSN] But wait, there's MORE- Travis Yost, late of HockeyBuzz, has been hired as part of the new TSN Hockey Anayltics Team, along with help from James Mirtle. [TheProvince]
  • Does it even matter when a team switches head coaches? [Hockey-Graphs]
  • It has been a rough week for Slovak hockey upon the deaths of both Miroslav Hlinka and Miroslav Kováčík due to suicide, as well as the passing of national team doctor Vladimir Luptak. [VelvetHockey]
  • Operator, GET ME SWEDEN! The IIHF notes that Swedish players lead the increasing exodus from Europe to the NHL. [IIHF]
  • Here are Elliotte Friedman's Thirty Thoughts, from his new home. Will a new camera in goal help with goal and interference calls? [Sportsnet]
  • Another bullet dodged! The NHL will not be adopting jersey ads... at least for now. [TSN]