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Rested, ready, and ramping up for the new season.

Are YOU ready for Bruins hockey?
Are YOU ready for Bruins hockey?
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The Bruins do a bit of soul searching in advance of the new season.


  • The Bruins are acutely aware that they appear to have a bad track record of retaining young talent. [BostonHerald]

  • Jeremy Jacobs spoke about firing Peter Chiarelli, and disclosed who specifically was behind the move. [BostonHerald] He expressed complete support for the Bruins' moves. But then again, consider the source- he has a dog in the fight. [WEEI]

  • The Winter Classic will be a special treat for one Bruin and one Canadien, both local boys. [BruinsDaily]

  • Torey Krug is vested in succeeding in Boston, and has adopted a new off-season training regimen. [WEEI]

  • Which Bruin (present or former) is the most Pedro Martinez-esque? [HockeyBuzz]

  • Rumors! Keith Yandle is in the sights of the Bruins. [SportsBlog]

  • Rumors! Dustin Byfuglien is in the sights of the Bruins. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Zac Rinaldo is going to turn over a new leaf, and here's the proof! [Instagram,@rinaldozac]

  • A number of young NHL players such as Brian Ferlin coming out of Florida speaks to the surprising growth of the game in an unlikely region. [PucksAndPalmTrees]

  • This annual listing of the top Slovak NHL players includes one Bruin along with his Blackhawk bestie, who was named Hockey Player of the Year. [SlovakSpectator]

  • Although he had to walk away from hockey, Bobby Robins has left a lasting impression on his teammates and coaches. [GreenBayPressGazette]

  • How many days until Bruins hockey? [HowManyDaysUntilHockey]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Former Bruin Yan Stastny is headed to the DEL Schwenninger Wild Wings. (Google translation from German) [Südkurier]

  • Former Bruin Jim Craig will part with his Miracle on Ice memorabilia in hopes of ensuring his family's financial security. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Former Bruin Nick Boynton successfully played hockey despite also having to manage his diabetes, and is sharing his expertise with young diabetic hockey campers. [FoxSports]

  • Former Bruin Shawn Thornton is busy in Boston this offseason with his foundation work, and readying for his annual 6th Annual Putts and Punches Golf Tournament. [CausewayCrowd]

  • Thornton also appeared in this list of NHL Bromances along with his "unlikely" bro... [Sportsnet]

  • Enjoy the top NHL Tweets of July. Once (twice?) again, it was Roberto Luongo for the win! [Sportsnet]

  • Judge to NHL: Cough up those injury and concussion stats! [TSN]

  • Let's catch up with Travis Roy, who still misses playing hockey even as he continues to live well and meet his daily challenges. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Glatt's back! Have a gander at the Goon2 movie poster. Bonus: Link to Marco Belchior's interview with Carey Price. [BarDown]

Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass