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Well, that escalated quickly! The reported opening of casual conversations between the Bruins and David Krejci's camp went from zero to six years in no time flat!

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David Krejci, the Matrix, as he manipulates time and space.
David Krejci, the Matrix, as he manipulates time and space.
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • The Bruins have committed to their core by extending wily shapeshifter David Krejci. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • This decision was a no-brainer for Peter Chiarelli. Here's why. [WEEI]
  • This re-signing signals the Bruins' sensible commitment to a strong core. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Here's a look at the financial commitment to that core group as of this contract, and what it says about the Bruins' master plan all the way back to the Tyler Seguin trade. (Video, 2:36) [CSNNE]
  • Counterpoint: Oh, NOES! This Krejci deal is DUMB, DUMB, DUMB. [Boston.com]
  • Meanwhile, Krejci's linemate Milan Lucic is rocking a visor at practice. Go ahead, YOU tell him he's gone soft. [NESN]
  • David Pastrnak arrived in Boston early, ready to work on the defensive aspects of his game. [ESPN]
  • Chris Kelly and Adam McQuaid are ready to go, and both are well aware of trade rumors. There will be competition for roster spots from young players. [BostonHerald]
  • In the September issue, this preview touches on the changes in the NHL and the Bruins coaching staff as well as roster cap issues, and how this all affects the Bruins' prospects this season. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • In this projection for the Atlantic Division this season, the big news may not be that the Bruins are at or near the top of each list, but which teams may be finishing neck and neck with them. [LastWordOnSports]

Today's retraction of yesterday's story on Sidney Crosby:

  • Um, never happened. Sidney Crosby was NOT arrested by Ottawa police... [TorontoSun]
  • ...in fact, according to Marek vs. Wyshynski, Crosby was in Colorado at the time. Sheesh. (Audio) [PuckDaddy]
  • Media Fail- The Takeaway: If you can't confirm with the police, don't run with the story. [AwfulAnnouncing]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The hook to this clever Top 10 List of wacky predictions for the NHL is in the initial faint whiff of believability. Enjoy! [TheHockeyNews]
  • They tried to make the Bettman commit on expansion, but he said no, no, no. He does, however, expect to have a permanent replacement for Brendan Shanahan shortly. [Sportsnet]
  • Amateur hockey player and Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa regrets that he must donate $1000 to ALS research, due to his personal shortcomings. [TheColorOfHockey]
  • St. Anselm College takes the lead, having installed a "Look-Up Line" on the ice at their arena. [UnionLeader]
  • Intrepid Danny DeKeyser rode shotgun with a Top Gun, and you can enjoy it vicariously! (With video, 3:26) [TheHockeyNews]
  • Former BU Terrier Mike Grier will be behind the bench for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on September 25th. [TheColorOfHockey]
  • A meditation on racism... maybe it isn't the players that need to change. [APHockey]
  • UNH goalie Casey DeSmith is in hot water off the ice. [TheHockeyNews]
  • The KHL is suffering money woes, and is not unscathed after all the events recently in Ukraine. [TribTown]
  • The NHL is a Ponzi scheme? Who'd have thought! The NHL business model is unsustainable and wrong. [ArcticIceHockey]
  • Paul Stewart asks only that any critics of officiating educate themselves before spouting off. Fair enough! [HuffingtonPost]
  • Healing wishes to well-loved Jean Beliveau, who could use them. [@FredPoulin98]