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#BruinsInRuins... ?

Cam Neely at the NHL Awards
Cam Neely at the NHL Awards
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Can someone, ANYONE, please explain what the hell is going on with the Bruins?

  • This past weekend left Bruins fans shaking their heads in confused dismay. Can we expect the Bruins' moves in Free Agency make any sense at all? Which Bruins UFAs make the most sense to consider keeping? [BostonHerald]

  • Looking for some good news? The Bruins have amassed a lot of talent in goal. Bonus: Youngsters Jesse Gabrielle and Zachary Senyshyn bring good things to the Bruins. [TheBostonGlobe] Interestingly the San Jose Sharks are in the market for a goalie, having missed out on acquiring Anton Khudobin, among others... they might look to Boston. [FrozenFutures]

  • The acquisition of Zac Rinaldo belies Bruins management's lip service to changing the Bruins fourth line. [TheBostonGlobe] He appears to be the player meant to offer "push back" against the punk tests that the Bruins seemed to let slide last year. [BostonHerald] This move has simply left fans and the media shaking their heads. [TheHockeyNews]

  • No, Max Talbot never did ask for a trade. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Will Cam Neely be called onto the carpet by the Bruins faithful? Bonus: A photo gallery of the youngsters drafted by the Bruins. []

  • And whose word is law in the Bruins head office? Why Neely doesn't want to have to answer that question. [WEEI]

  • The schadenfreude is knee-deep in Toronto, where the number of skilled Bruins gone leads to the question "Gone are the Bruins?" [TipOfTheTower]

  • Colin Miller , acquired from the LA Kings, is similar in some key ways to Dougie Hamilton , and would like to press for a spot on the Bruins' blue line. [SaultStar]

  • This year's Hall of Fame class is missing Dr. Mark Recchi ! [ESPN] He would be a very worthy addition. [WashingtonPost]

  • EVERYONE has now figured out the Bruins' "Young Player Exit Smear" strategy. [DefendingBigD]

  • Aren't you just itching for the puck to drop in the new NHL season? Click here for the Bruins' magic number... [HowManyDaysUntilHockey]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Dig into this synopsis of the Top 10 stories currently percolating around the NHL, sadly the Bruins are mentioned early and often. [TSN]

  • Good news at the NHL Draft included nine players of color being drafted in the notably talented class, including the first Chinese born player, Andong Song , along with Caleb Jones , brother of Seth Jones . [TheColorOfHockey]

  • The Hockey Hall of Fame 2015 class has been announced. [TSN]

  • Hockey fancysats have now come into play at NHL contract negotiation time. It looks like they're here to stay. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Lawyer up: The LA Kings have moved to terminate Mike Richards ' contract, after an incident that was deemed "a material breach of the requirements of his Standard Player’s Contract."  [DeadSpin]

  • Lawyer up, Part 2: A judge has ruled in the Arizona Coyotes and City of Glendale dispute. [Sports.Yahoo]

  • Manon Rheaume 's story will now be made into an independent film, with an anticipated release in 2017. [ViceSports]

Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass