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Zdeno Chara with special effects
Zdeno Chara with special effects
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Embrace what you cannot change...


  • The Bruins are rallying behind--nay, relishing--the big changes in roster and staffing that have occurred since they last took to the ice.  [PuckDaddy]

  • Injuries decimated the usual Bruins lineup for stretches last season, and inconsistency stalked the team, but the scoring touch of David Pastrnak was a bright spot.  [USAToday]

  • A few small details remain, like nailing down Tuukka Rask 's backup. Jeremy Smith would like to be the next Bruins backup to make the leap to the next level. Jonas Gustavsson would like to prove that his injuries are behind him.  [BostonHerald]

  • But where does that leave Malcolm Subban in the middle of all of this?  [WEEI]

  • Frank Vatrano was impressive in the rookie tournament, and looks forward to performing well in Providence and hopefully then a chance to play in Boston.  [DailyCollegian]

  • Jimmy Hayes stopped in to chat on WAAF, and they immediately needed to adjust the mic. They touched on his hockey family pedigree, and how he needs to replace his Mercedes in favor of a four-wheel drive vehicle.  (Audio, 21:16)  [WAAF]

  • Grab your popcorn, the new season of "Behind the B" premieres on Thursday. Expect to hear the party line on all the changes undertaken after missing the playoffs last season.  [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Got questions about NHL training camps? Sean McIndoe has your answers!  [Grantland]

  • Players participating in the recent NHL/NHLPA media tour were polled on several topics, and almost unanimously responded with support for playing with an openly gay teammate.  [USAToday]

  • Old friends, new name: Welcome to All About The Jersey (The SBNation Blog Formerly Known As In Lou We Trust) and we'll be seeing you Devils on game days.  [AllAboutTheJersey]

  • Take a deeper look into the new partnership between the NHL/NHLPA and Adidas.  [PensionPlanPuppets]

  • Speaking of jerseys, they were once key weapons in fighting. Then along came the tie-down strap... [Grantland]

  • What exactly makes Canadian NHL stars so reticent to actually return home to Canada to play?  [SpectorsHockey]

  • What if... imagine what the rules and results of an expansion draft might look like.  [SportsIllustrated]

  • Not all NHL teams participate in rookie tournaments. The Flyers took a pass, and focused on training with their new head coach (and Zane McIntyre 's former UND coach) Dave Hakstol.  [CourierPost]

  • Pro sports teams could learn a lot from Jon Cooper's unusual (and successful) route to coaching in the NHL.  [ProIceHockey.About]

  • Lee Stempniak remains in Boston after skating informally with the Bruins, waiting for the phone to ring. He wouldn't mind a call from the Bruins.  [WEEI]

  • If you're into art motorcycles, this NHL Original Six customized one would look nice parked outside your house.  [Imgur, Reddit]