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The Fault Is In Our Stars

Another stellar NHLer, another incident involving the legal system.

This man, however, is faultless. Patrice Bergeron
This man, however, is faultless. Patrice Bergeron
James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, in Bruins news...

  • REmember, though, that most NHL stars do not disappoint. Patrice Bergeron continues to prioritize charity work back home in Quebec... (Google translation from French) [LaPresse]

  • ... and he joined Simon Gagne in their annual benefit Pro-Am hockey game this week. (Google translation from French) [LaPresse]

  • the Bruins have found a new ECHL affiliate, welcome on board to the Gwinnett (GA) Gladiators! [GwinnettDailyPost]

  • At the same time, the Bruins bid adieu to the South Carolina Stingrays. [Live5News]

  • In this review of heartbreaking losses in the NHL, one Bruins victory reigns. [SportsIllustrated]

  • Five coaches are on the hot seat this season, including the Bruins' Claude Julien. [Sportsnet]

  • Remember when everyone wanted to adopt "the Bruins model?" Good times! Now Jim Benning and John Weisbrod are taking what they learned in Boston to adapt it for the future of the Canucks. [TheProvince]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The fault is in our stars... or is it? Don't dwell on Patrick Kane 's situation (or Slava Voynov 's or Mike Richards ' or Mike Ribeiro 's or Ryan O'Reilly 's...) Maybe the problem is not the NHL, it is US. Here's why. [PensionPlanPuppets]

  • Curb your enthusiasm, Dean Lombardi's plans for USA Hockey may not bring the team closer to winning. [SportsIllustrated]

  • Mascots and questions about who owns the narrative are in the news again. Now an ad campaign by the Shawinigan Cataractes has even the QMJHL backing away. [TheHockeyNews]

  • The ever affable Shawn Thornton will serve as the August "Celebrity Sundae Ambassador" at Crescent Ridge Dairy as part of a fundraiser for his Shawn Thornton Foundation. [NewsWire]

  • A thirteen-year-old lad has committed to the University of Vermont. GO, CATS, GO! [SBNCollegeHockey]

  • Is it a hernia, or just a groin pull? Here are some tips to differentiate the more serious injury, and tips to help prevent them both. [MiHockeyNow]

  • Bigger is better, no? Read this case for larger NHL nets. [ArcticIceHockey]

Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass