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You can't turn around and spit in the dressing room without hitting one!

Colin Miller snags the puck
Colin Miller snags the puck
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Hang on until Thursday, Bruins fans, the Jets will be in town for opening night.

  • Surprising Colin Miller was drafted 151st, his selection and subsequent success is a testament to analytics and development- here's why. Other notes: The Bruins stick with zone defense, big things ahead for Brandon Carlo, mixed results for former Bruins on PTOs. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Discord in the dressing room? Kevan Miller and Colin Miller share a problem... which one gets to be called "Millsy." (Video, 2:38) [Bruins.NHL]
  • Depending on how many defensemen the Bruins elect to carry, it appears that Joonas Kemppainen and Tyler Randell will be Bruins on opening night. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Here's an explanation behind the Jonas Gustavsson signing, and what it likely means for the other young Bruins goaltenders in the pipeline. [ScoutingPost]
  • What of Alex Khokhlachev , who is once again where he asserts he will not be forever in Providence? [HockeyBuzz]
  • Is this the year that Brad Marchand finally cracks the thirty goal mark? [WEEI]
  • Kirk Luedeke has a prospects update for us. [ScoutingPost]
  • Expect these six things to happen with the Bruins before January All-Star break. [BostonHerald]
  • In this thorough analysis, the Bruins project to finish at or close to a playoff spot, barring injuries to key players. [TheHockeyNews]
  • One should not casually compare a young player to Patrice Bergeron , but prospect Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson ("JFK") is lighting 'em up for Boston University. [SBNCollegeHockey]
  • Got an itch for scratch tickets? Massachusetts is unveiling a new hockey-themed one. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Each NHL team has a personality, just like someone you know- someone you share happy hour beer with or maybe someone you try to dodge in the cafeteria... [HighHeelsAndHighSticks]
  • Former Bruin Brad Boyes has hit a remarkable milestone. Whatchagonnadoooo? [MyLittleLeafSpace]
  • It appears that coaches and GMs are much more comfy with "gut feelings" when assessing goalkeepers, despite the wave of new metrics to evaluate performance. [PuckDaddy]
  • Freddie Hamilton has been acquired by the Calgary Flames, where he joins his brother, Dougie. [NHL]
  • Enjoy these thirty "bold predictions," but be warned, Bruins fans, you will not like number three. [TSN]
  • Stop me if you've heard this... Raffi Torres faces an in-person hearing (which he has waived) today for yet another headshot, this time to Jakob Silfverberg . [TSN]
  • There are three basic goaltending styles- here's a quick explanation along with a list of goalies and goalie coaches that adhere to each. [Sportsnet]
  • Take a look at recent bubble of expensive, long-term goalie contracts and ask if the supply of good goalies now available will pull down contracts. [SportingNews]
  • Could you use a refresher on zone entry statistics and their ramifications? We've gotcha covered here. [JENLC13]