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Winnowing Down

Another group has been cut, and the Bruins forward lines are being settled

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This looks like the year that Loui Eriksson starts on the Bruins top line
This looks like the year that Loui Eriksson starts on the Bruins top line
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The Capitals host the Bruins tonight at 7:00. Meanwhile, in Bruins news you can use:

  • It looks like Loui Eriksson will get the long-awaited chance to flank Patrice Bergeron on the first line.  [HockeyBuzz]

  • At least this is not a rebuilding year, kindasorta. And there is cap space if needed. [BostonHerald]

  • Tuukka Rask 's top secret offseason workout REVEALED! He enjoys a sport that requires footwork and hand-eye coordination.  [FoxSports]

  • For the first time in a long time, there is genuine competition for roster spots, and not just between established roster players.  [EnterpriseNews]

  • Cam Neely declares it "unfair" to say that Claude Julien is on the hot seat. Perhaps unfair, but nevertheless true?  [NHL]

  • And another passel of players have packed for Providence.  [WEEI]

  • Mr. Burns Jeremy Jacobs has spoken, and so we needn't get too excited about any imminent expansion plans for the NHL.  [USAToday]

  • Charlie Jacobs remains doggedly fixated on his ultimatum from last year, despite his team's roster being merely different, not necessarily better.  [Boston.CBSLocal]

  • Isn't it ironic to hear calls for forebearance coming from the same gang that gave us this past summer's big moves?  [WEEI]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Ottawa Senators will pony up for their police escort to the MTS Centre after flight delays left them with no margin for error upon arriving in Winnipeg. [CBC]

  • Remember large-and-in-charge Oleg Yevenko , late of UMass Amherst and 2014 Bruins camp? We'll be seeing a little more of him... [TodaysSlapShot]

  • Posturing or policy? The NHL denies interest in settlement in the concussion lawsuit.  [PuckDaddy]

  • Sean McIndoe peeks into his crystal ball to list the seven teams that are not quite strong enough to predict they will be contenders this season- there are some surprises here this year.  [Grantland]

  • The shootout is not dead yet, and here's why it behooves some teams to strategize to get to it.  [TSN]

  • Dive into Thirty Thoughts: Is the NHL dragging heels on expansion in favor of a dark horse candidate?  [Sportsnet]