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The Bruins start the new season TONIGHT!

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It all begins again tonight.
It all begins again tonight.
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The Bruins open their season by hosting the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 7:00PM.

  • The season opens for the Bruins with so many questions. [PatriotLedger]

  • Looking at the Bruins first line, much depends upon Matt Beleskey and David Pastrnak picking up where they left off last season along with David Krejci staying healthy. [WEEI]

  • In fact, as goes Krejci, so go the Bruins. He recalls the injury that was the turning point last season, and the loss of his longtime line mate. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • No longer having any margin for injury/error will be tough on the Bruins this season. [WEEI]

  • Expect Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak to make some mistakes even as they improve and contribute. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Zdeno Chara remains a notable obstacle to scorers, and yet he is not in the Norris Trophy conversation. [NationalPost]

  • The same work ethic and tenacity that he brought to the rink as a player are serving Don Sweeney and the Bruins well. [BostonHerald]

  • Enjoy a brief meditation on the anticipation of Bruins opening night. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • As for Charlie Jacobs, he prefers to see himself as involved rather than meddlesome. Now he sits on the hot seat that he stoked last spring. [BostonHerald]

  • And don't forget the Providence Bruins- Here are a few things to look forward to in Providence this season. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • "Behind the B" episode #2 is available to view. Do you like pull-ups and shuttle runs? It might be a nice pump-up before tonight's game. (With video, 21:26) [NESN]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • History was made by Mike Babcock, as he successfully challenged a Canadiens goal last night. He, in turn, graciously credits his assistants for their sharp eyes. [TSN]

  • Here's one take on which Eastern Conference teams are contenders. What will power their success, and what looms in the background to trip them up? [BostonHerald]

  • This sketch of every team in the league looks at which are playoff locks and which will surprise us. [HockeyBuzz]

  • The NHL now seems to be routinely pushing out older players on the cusp in favor of younger ones. [TSN]

  • Hosting which opposing teams ensures the biggest bump in home ticket sales? [Sportsnet]

  • The Oilers go with four alternate captains as the Penguins face questions about defense in this week's Thirty Thoughts. [Sportsnet]

  • By the numbers... NHL coaches are pulling their goalies earlier than ever. A two-goal deficit appears to be the trigger. [FiveThirtyEight]

  • Here's what to expect for NHL coverage via TV, radio, and streaming sources. [AwfulAnnouncing]

  • Several former Bruins appear on this list of former NHLers who have achieved success on Wall Street. [BusinessInsider]