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Paging Coach Whitesides to the courtesy phone...

A shot of the memorial 9/11 sticker worn in honor of Garnet "Ace" Bailey and Mark Bavis
A shot of the memorial 9/11 sticker worn in honor of Garnet "Ace" Bailey and Mark Bavis
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Jakub Zboril, Jake DeBrusk and Zach Sensyshyn failed the Bruins' conditioning test yesterday...

  • OH NOES! Let's try to keep this glitch in perspective- remember what they said about a gangly young Milan Lucic ... [NBCSports]

  • In the wake of having failed their conditioning tests, Don Sweeney remarked that the youngsters can expect "some supplemental work."  [SportsIllustrated]

  • The Bruins decided against signing Cody Franson , now they will call on their young defensemen to step up, watch how they progress, and maybe move a player.  [WEEI]

  • It is a good year to be a Bruins forward, and opportunities are there for those who can perform, unlike previous years in which the roster was seemingly locked in. (With video) [NESN]

  • One forward who will be shooting for a spot is Alexander Khokhlachev , named here as one of a bunch of rookies fighting to make the roster around the NHL. [TooManyMenOnTheSite]

  • One contingent is especially excited for Jonas Gustafsson to be Tuukka Rask 's backup . Here's their in-depth take on the Bruins outlook for this season. (Often amusing Google translation from Swedish) [SvenskaFans]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In honor of the 9/11 anniversary, a remembrance of Garnet "Ace" Bailey.  [StarsAndSticks]

  • Along the same vein, Paul Stewart recalls how close he came to losing his wife that day, and also remembers former PBruin Mark Bavis. [HockeyBuzz]

  • The once and future Maple Leaf? Former Bruin Brad Boyes has just been signed to a PTO. [TorontoSun]

  • If you need a clutch defender, examine the numbers. Some are better in the slot and some are better near the crease. Where do your favorites line up against league average?  [TSN]

  • Got HOCKEY emojis?  [BarDown]

  • GötterStammerung: Should the Tampa Bay Lightning prepare to lose their star player, Steven Stamkos ? The handwringing has begun. [RawCharge]

  • Cammi Granato and Tony Granato talk about being competitive siblings and growing up with hockey. [PlayersTribune]