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We'll be without Dennis Seidenberg and his singular Bauer skates for about 8 weeks.
We'll be without Dennis Seidenberg and his singular Bauer skates for about 8 weeks.
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Let's get the bad news over with quickly, and move on to the good...


  • Unglücklich (unfortunate) Dennis Seidenberg will miss about eight weeks as a result of his training injury and subsequent surgery.  [Boston.CBSLocal]

  • David Pastrnak doubled down on the Capitals, scoring twice on assists from Czechmate David Krejci and notching the game winner needed to break the tie in the 3-on-3 overtime period.  [WorcesterTelegramAndGazette]

  • Intial take on 3-on-3? Chris Kelly is for it, and for good reason. Jake DeBrusk showed some brusqueness and Anton Blidh agitated. (With videos)  [BostonHErald]

  • Elite centers Patrice Bergeron and a healthy David Krejci are both looking to shoulder more of the offensive load. Krejci would like to see time on the penalty kill.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • A team must strike a balance and strive for possession in 3-on-3, which has been problematic for the offensive-focused Capitals.   [ESPN]

  • The Bruins power play lost a lot of staff due to roster moves, and will necessarily be reworked in the new season. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • Good on ya, Torey Krug, for your stronger physique. Now please use your wits and skill to not get stuck in corner battles against oversized opponents!  [WEEI]

  • The best thing about this projection for the Atlantic Division this season is the illustrating photo- MARC SAVARD4EVAH! As for the content? Consider the source, they have a dog in this fight.  [PensionPlanPuppets]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Get off yer high horse on the domestic violence/sexual assault issue, NHL!  [WingingItInMotown]

  • Been there, suffered that- one survivor's take. Why on earth would anyone voluntarily go through the system?  [AnaheimCalling]
  • What's the push to have the NWHL merge with the CWHL? Why not have (gasp) BOTH?  [WatchThisHockey]
  • Have a look at these imaginative heroic cartoon images of CWHL players.  [BarDown]

  • And what could go wrong? The US Hockey press conference was gulled by serial trolls, even as SBNation's Travis Hughes was mistakenly screened out. [BroadStreetHockey]

  • Chris Nilan doesn't want anyone to jump to the simplistic conclusion that fighting in hockey causes untimely deaths for enforcers. There is so much more at play.  [MontrealGazette]

  • Paul Bissonnette also weighed in from his perspective.  He is careful to remind us that notable enforcers have also moved on to success after hockey careers.  [PuckDaddy]

  • One youngster with a successful goaltending resume and some coaching experience has stated his preference to wear the Spoked B.  [CBC]

  • The character "Ogie" Ogilthorpe in the movie "Slap Shot" was based on a real player. Now you can see the rest of the story.  [BarDown]

  • New this year around the NHL will be metal detectors at the arenas. Here's what fans can expect.  [TheHockeyNews]

  • Analyze this 3-on-3 situation (featuring former Bruin Matt Bartkowski) and see why defensive forwards will be a key to success.  [TheScore]