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No longer will David Krejci be playing between two power forwards.

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The end of an era? The Krejci line evolves.
The end of an era? The Krejci line evolves.
Rich Lam

In Bruins news you can use:

  • The move from bookend power forwards bracketing David Krejci on the first line changes the dynamic, and may bring more scoring chances. Loui Eriksson had a strong finish with the Krejci line last season. Will history repeat as the Bruins decide the future of David Pastrnak? [WEEI]
  • Looking at YOU, Milan Lucic, to continue the consistency you showed last season, and toss in more of that leadership that can turn games around. [BostonHerald]
  • Brad Marchand's conditioning effort has apparently paid off. Dennis Seidenberg still feels clumsy upon his return to the ice. Tyler Randell was credited by Peter Chiarelli as being a "tough, tough customer." [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Yo, Matt Bartkowski , you need a karma transplant... [CausewayCrowd]
  • ...maybe Chris Kelly will lend you some. Even Seth Griffith, who has replaced Reilly Smith on the Patrice Bergeron line, seems to have plenty to spare. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Patience, Malcolm Subban! [ESPN]
  • Griffith is getting a good look at camp, while expectations are rising for Dougie Hamilton and Eriksson. Lucic is not yet fully healed. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Another roster dark horse is Alexander Khokhlachev, whose hard work has paid off in Providence. [BostonHerald]
  • The absence of Torey Krug is affording David Warsofsky time to strut his stuff. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Matt Fraser has rehabbed through his foot injury and would like to stay in Boston this year as well. [TauntonGazette]
  • The Bruins are in cap purgatory. Here's a thorough and sober analysis of strategies to get them back out. Bonus: how Rich Peverley may be like Marc Savard. [SouthCoastToday]
  • The Black and Gold scrimmage, after only two days of practice, showcased some rust. The PBruins players shone, and scored all six goals. Jordan Caron came ready to play as well. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Here's a quick recap, and a reminder that the Bruins have a date with the Canadiens this Tuesday night. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Enjoy this photo gallery of game action from Providence. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Bergeron reflected on the lockout year of 2004-05, when he spent the season down in Providence after his first full year in Boston. Krejci admired Eriksson's passing. [TauntonGazette]

  • Warm up for this season with a few Bruins facts, including a mention of Bessie Moss' contribution to naming the team and the real reason Rene Rancourt salutes post anthem. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Bruins are among NHL teams that rely on reviewing video and data. "Logging," as it is called, is not as simple as you may think, and still requires human eyes. From notes around the NHL, the Tyler Seguin contract is a bargain, and Nathan Horton continues to be plagued by injuries. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • NHL players named which of their peers they would choose in a fantasy league. Patrice Bergeron makes the obvious choice, Tuukka Rask prefers to stock up on "the meat." He later explains further. (Video, 2:42) [YouTube]
  • I can see why Geoff Ward left the NHL for Germany- Red Bull Munich played in lederhosen jerseys and rolled out other between-period entertainment. Viel Spaß! [TheHockeyNews]
  • Raptor Rich Peverley is cleared to work out, but only off ice. Heck, this is still good news, eh? [StarsBlog]
  • Florence Schelling of Northeastern, Team Switzerland, and winner of the Tournament MVP at Sochi spoke about positive changes in the game for women, including heightened scouting and coverage. [InGoal]
  • A little hockey is a good thing. A lot of hockey... parents, beware! [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Don't play with your food... unless you're going to do this. Mmmmmm! [Imgur, Reddit]