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Thanks, and good luck, Carl Soderberg, we so enjoyed having you in Black and Gold.

Carl Soderberg on the boards
Carl Soderberg on the boards
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<p><b> It looks like we've got some catching up to do, so let's get to it!  </b></p>
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<li>  The Bruins will move forward without the one-eyed Yeti, Carl Soderberg , who is about to get paid. The good news is simply that they can, as they have other options.  [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/06/08/carl-soderberg-considered-expendable-bruins/Tjw5NsVx3e7qGz4qHPXbHJ/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>
<li>  Soderberg's erstwhile partner Loui Eriksson remains cost effective and quietly competent. Maybe this year he'll get some respect.  [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2015/06/09/what-does-carl-soderbergs-upcoming-departure-bruins-m">WEEI</a>]</li>
<li>  If only he could also step up in the postseason again... Brad Marchand has been solid otherwise. Maybe with Eriksson on his right wing...? [<a href="http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Ty-Anderson/Boston-Bruins-Year-in-Review-Brad-Marchand/141/69153">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>
<li>  Don Sweeney is not about to abandon defense first as a strategy, and is looking closely at individual player performances to see why scoring was lacking.  [<a href="http://nesn.com/2015/06/don-sweeney-bruins-wont-abandon-defensive-structure/">NESN</a>]</li>
<li>  Special Teams were anything but for the Bruins this season, where inconsistency was rampant.  [<a href="http://nesn.com/2015/06/analyzing-bruins-power-play-penalty-kill-from-2014-15-season/">NESN</a>]</li>
<li>  The Bruins remain among the top five NHL teams in fan loyalty, but have dropped in the rankings from last year. [<a href="http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/251574/blackhawks-rangers-tops-in-fan-loyalty.html">MediaPost</a>]</li>
</ul>
<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>
<ul>
<li>  Saturday's SCF game was notable for Ben Bishop and his backup Andrei Vasilevskiy doing an extenced do-si-do in the third period, among other things. The Bolts are now up 2 games to 1 on the Blackhawks.  [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/stanley-cup-weekend-what-we-know-so-far/">Grantland</a>]</li>
<li>  Wonder what a non-traditional market NHL expansion team success story looks like? Look at Tampa Bay.  [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/globe-on-hockey/mirtle-tampa-teaches-nhl-what-a-sunbelt-success-story-looks-like/article24834114/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>
<li>  Jack Eichel presented Don Cherry with a small gift and a gentle snipe during Grapes' interview with the top prospects.  (Video, 6:1)  [<a href="http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/coachs-corner-don-cherry-with-2015-nhl-draft-prospects-mcdavid-eichel-strome-hanifin-marner-crouse/">Sportsnet</a>]</li>
<li>  Eichel faces a tough decision between playing one more year at Boston University and going pro. He cites a feeling of unfinished business after last year's Frozen Four.  [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/06/08/stanley-cup-final-notebook-checking-with-jack-eichel-game/pOoptxyXmwRA31twGbciuJ/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>
<li>  Dig into Thirty Thoughts, and skip to #16 through #20 for Bruins stuff, including the surprising names of Soderberg comparables.  [<a href="http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-nhl-to-ban-shot-blocking-techniques/">Sportsnet</a>]</li>
<li>  "Goon: Last of the Enforcers" will feature Elisha Cuthbert (Mrs. Dion Phaneuf ) playing the sister of  Doug Glatt's girlfriend, Eva.  [<a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/elisha-cuthbert-joins-seann-william-800949">HollywoodReporter</a>]</li>
<li>  Listen Up! Neil Peart of the band Rush playing "The Hockey Theme." Check out his Original Six cap. Also, a chance to win a photo op with his custom NHL drum kit. (Video, 1:02)  [<a href="http://www2.tsn.ca/bardown/Story.aspx?Remembering%2bhow%2bamazing%2bit%2bwas%2bwhen%2bNeil%2bPeart%2bplayed%2b%2522The%2bHockey%2bTheme%2522%2bon%2bdrums&id=542385">BarDown</a>] Summer bonus: Peart likes to hit the road as hard as his drums. [<a href="http://andyw-inuk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R1200GS-BMW-Motorcycle-Photo/BMW-R1200GS-and-Celebrities/i-pQ2bGsJ/0/L/neal_peart_RUSH_r1200gs_3-L.jpg">andyw-inuk, SmugMug</a>]</li>
<li>  Doc Emrick's inspiration still calls hockey games at age 89- meet Bob Chase.  [<a href="http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/06/08/hockey-broadcaster-bob-chase-mike-doc-emrick-inspiration-still-broadcasting-games-for-fort-wayne-komets">SportsIllustrated</a>] And Emrick is no slouch, himself... [<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/ct-doc-emrick-voice-of-nhl-spt-0608-20150607-story.html#page=1">ChicagoTribune</a>]</li>
<li>  It is about time for the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 to be announced, here are some good candidates.  [<a href="http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com/2015/06/hockey-hall-of-fame-class-of-2015.html">GreatestHockeyLegends</a>]</li>
</ul><FONT COLOR="#FFFFFF">Joe Haggerty Can Kiss Our Ass</FONT>