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Petty Theft

It was thievery, I say!

Patrice Bergeron steals the puck
Patrice Bergeron steals the puck
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The Bruins have some bargains in the pipeline.

  • The Bruins having drafted late bloomer Danton Heinen was flat out theft- having snapped him up before the equally interested Canadiens is just icing on the cake. Bonus: links to other articles on Heinen.  [ScoutingPost]

  • Bruins goalie prospect Daniel Vladar backstopped his Chicago Steel team to a Junior Club Worl d Cup bronze medal. [ScoutingPost]

  • The New England Hockey Journal is here! The long read is a profile of Jimmy Hayes [NEHJ] and why the owner of the Eire Pub in Dorchester will be doing some redecorating. Bonus: Hanging Out with Frank Vatrano .  [NEHJ] Be sure to browse the entire magazine.

  • Tuukka Rask has been a busy man. That is not likely to change. An increasing workload affects each goalie differently, examine a few historical comparables.  [PuckDaddy]

  • For a bit of down-time fun, Ty Anderson compiles his roster of All Time Modern Era Bruins. Read and discuss!  [HockeyBuzz]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • As a bonus in the New England Hockey Journal, lace on your skates and join your neighbors and friends as they play recreational adult hockey across New England. Here's a peek at what fun you'll have, and league contact information.  [NEHJ]

  • Potpourri- Former Bruins coach Mike Sullivan is a journeyman who is still learning about himself and his profession. Heads up! Drones will be coming to an arena near you. Catch up with a number of former Bruins players and coaches.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Here's a case for allowing major junior players to shift course and attend school and play for college teams, now that NCAA rules have changed to allow stipends.  [AlongTheBoards]

  • Godspeed, Al Arbour, who led the Islanders to four Stanley Cups and is enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. [SportsIllustrated]

  • The newest training tool is virtual reality. Decision making skills can be practiced without injury.  [Sportsnet]

  • One fan brought an NHLer In-N-Out takeout to enjoy before a charity game. [BarDown]

  • Enjoy the top Tweets of August... [Sportsnet]

  • ...and then review the top 10 strange hockey team names.  [SportsIllustrated]

Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass