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Fateful Flight

It was four years ago that the hockey world was stunned by the loss of an entire KHL team.

The Bruins will be looking for a lot from Zach Trotman this season
The Bruins will be looking for a lot from Zach Trotman this season
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More Bruins are arriving every day.

  • This season is opportunity knocking for Zach Trotman , who will roll out the welcome mat in anticipation...  [ScoutingPost]

  • ...even as Seth Griffith conversely faces an uphill climb competing with a bucketful of right wingers.  [ScoutingPost]

  • The likelihood of Adam McQuaid being a Bruin this year hinged uncomfortably on the fates of others. He is aware that his shiny, new contract brings great expectations.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Meanwhile, Daniel Paille skated with his former teammates as he hopes for the best. Zdeno Chara , Tuukka Rask , and David Pastrnak are helping promote the World Cup of Hockey. Jonas Gustavsson seeks to be Rask's backup.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Haters gonna hate. Get off Loui Eriksson 's back already.  [CausewayCrowd]

  • David Pastrnak (and a Massachusetts player) merited mention in this short list of youngsters that are expected to impress in the Atlantic Division this season. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Have you seen the rumors that Boston is interested in legally beleaguered Patrick Kane ? No. Just NO.  [HockeyBuzz]

  • The Bruins have hired Andrew Shaw (no, not THAT Andrew Shaw) as scout for the Ontario region.  [ScoutingPost]

  • Chris Kelly is kicking up his heels a bit and enjoying having a number of youngsters to play with this season.  [PAtriotLedger]

  • A lot of long-forgotten players took to the ice for the Bruins long ago, here's the story of one- Werner Schnarr.  [GreatestHockeyLegends]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Pause to remember Locomotiv Yaroslavl and their fateful final flight four years on. [Sportsnet]

  • Best wishes to Raptor Jesus Rich Peverley, who will remain with the Dallas Stars organization after announcing his retirement. Bonus: Discussion of Bruins defensemen, and who is likely to be top 4. (With video) [NESN]

  • Safety first! What could offer more protection while wakeboarding than full hockey gear?  [BarDown]

  • Another site would like to be the CapGeek heir, meet the man behind NHLArmchairGM. [TodaysSlapShot]

  • The ECHL is an unusual route to the NHL, but then again, it didn't harm a couple of Stanley Cup winning Bruins players. Here are the top 10 ECHLers that made the jump.  [FrozenFutures]

  • Play a nostalgic game of NHL 94 online, it was way ahead of its time. [BarDown]

  • Is it just me, or does there seem to be a glut of blood clot and vascular issues in players recently? Now the Lightning have lost goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to a clot near his collarbone, likely for 3-4 months. [Sportsnet]

  • Cheeky Flyers fans are flocking to GoFundMe in hopes of buying the Penguins.  [PuckDaddy]

  • Both the Ducks and Avalanche third jerseys were leaked on the NHL international site... have a gander here here and here [PuckDaddy]

  • Not all goals are equal, and based on the source of the attempt, the new adjusted save percentage tries to capture that.  [InGoal]

  • How metal is THIS? A Canucks jersey made of chain mail.  [Imgur, via Reddit]

Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass