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World Cup Of Hockey 2016 Final - Game One - Europe v Canada
At least he’s headed home on a high note following the World Cup (Christian Ehrhoff)
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In Bruins news:

  • Christian Ehrhoff would rather return home than sit in the press box for the Bruins. Sadly, Kevan Miller and Adam McQuaid are not at 100% as Thursday’s season opener looms. Mass Live
  • Speaking of the press box, Radko Gudas will occupy it for six games courtesy of the NHL Department of Player Safety for his high, late hit on Austin Czarnik. Brad Street Hockey
  • Thankfully, there was a Czarknik sighting at practice this morning. @WeekendAtBergys
  • Did you see Ryan Spooner’s game-winning goal in OT on Saturday against the Flyers, after receiving a dish from David Backes? (Video, 0:42) YouTube
  • Three young Bruins hit waivers as well. Hockeybuzz
  • Before they did, they and a bunch of the youngsters made a good impression on Claude Julien. Scouting Post
  • Help is coming, the youngsters are developing as hoped- but they will not be the answer for the upcoming season. Boston Herald
  • Got questions? Start with these- who steps in for Frank Vatrano (and maybe Austin Czarnik, now?) Are the Bruins up to speed? WEEI
  • Don’t worry about defense for just a moment- the good news may be depth on offense for the Bruins this season. Patriot Ledger
  • In one way, the Bruins season will be like the World Cup- their team will count on Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand to succeed. Today’s Slapshot
  • And guess which nearby NHL rival stands to rise at the Bruins’ expense? Boston Herald
  • Meanwhile, in Providence... the preseason was not kind to the PBruins. Peter Cehlarik continues to adjust his game to North American rinks. Peter Mueller and three others remain in Providence on PTO, as 10 players were released. Providence Journal
  • Congratulations to Jeremy Jacobs upon climbing up the Forbes list. New York Upstate

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The surest sign of the beginning of the NHL season- Elliotte Friedman’s Thirty Thoughts has returned. Number 10 is question that has just been resolved. Number 25 asks Brad Marchand about the difficulty of playing with Sidney Crosby. Sportsnet
  • Speaking of Crosby, he has suffered a concussion in practice. TSN
  • Ten pressing questions around the NHL includes wondering if there is a place in a prospective Quebec City team for Patrick Roy? What will be the story to replace John Scott’s Cinderella one? TSN
  • Are you overeager and likely to meltdown on opening night? Sean McIndoe has advice for you! Sportsnet
  • Forget the Forbes list, these are the 50 people you need to know around the NHL. USA Today
  • Checking in with former Bruin Daniel Paille in Sweden, he has netted himself a couple of goals, including (gasp!) a successful breakaway. (Video) Streamable, via Reddit
  • His former linemate Gregory Campbell has just hit waivers, ahead of Thursday’s game with the Bruins. Blue Jackets Extra
  • Here are the five characters likely to be found toiling away in the press box on game night. Hope you enjoy their company often, Radko Gudas. Crooked Scoreboard