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The Bruins will need to be more than the sum of their parts this season

The hometown boy promotes the Winter Classic. Jimmy Hayes
The hometown boy promotes the Winter Classic. Jimmy Hayes
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<p><b> The return to health of last year's injured players and continued improvement of young players will help determine the team's success. </b></p>
<li> Keys to the Bruins' season will be the performances of Tuukka Rask , David Krejci , and David Pastrnak in the face of a roster that overall does not look to be an improvement over last year's.  [<a href="">CBSSports</a>]</li>
<li> So what about the Bruins' new fourth line? [<a href="">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>
<li> Only one Bruin made this Top 50 NHL Players list, and despite his serial Selke Trophies, didn't even finish ahead of either of the other nominees.  [<a href="">NESN</a>]</li>
<li> It is just another day in the life of brothers Kevin Hayes and new Bruin Jimmy Hayes here in Boston in the summer. Take a look! [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>
<li> The Bruins wrapped up this season of #BearTracks visits with this brief recap. (With videos) [<a href="">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>
<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>

<li> Others have finally taken note of SkyonAir's vision for NWHL team uniforms. [<a href="">TodaysSlapShot</a>]</li>
<li> Here's the fight card for the knock-down, drag out, ultimate, heavyweight NHL rivalries. (NOT the NBCSports' sorry imitations)  [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>
<li> A documentary filmmaker could use your help in his new project, a retrospective of the California Seals. [<a href="">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>
<li> How bad could it be? Ads on NHL jerseys could be fun. Here are some mockups. [<a href="">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>
<li> Over at In Lou We Trust, The Passing Project will require sharp eyes and a commitment to documenting one game a week at the most. Will you help?  Details are here. [<a href="">InLouWeTrust</a>]</li>
<li> Violent Gentleman George Parros sat for an "Ask Me Anything" session, and did not disappoint. [<a href="">Reddit</a>]</li>
<li> Sop the presses! The lawyer for Derek Boogaard 's family believes he has new evidence that will break the case wide open. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>
<li> Stanley C up of Chowder meets Stanley C up of Motor Oil with an eagle thrown in for good measure- You need to see France's Rapaces de Gap hockey team's season teaser. (Video, 1:39) [<a href="">BarDown</a>]</li>
<li> Goaltending- The Final Statistical Frontier. Aside from save percentage, well, it's a bit of a crapshoot. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>
<li> For Boston University's Steve Greeley, playing hockey for a living was ultimately not in the cards. He found his niche in the business side of hockey, and is now with the New York Rangers.  [<a href="">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>
</ul><font color="#FFFFFF">Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass</font>