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Patrice Bergeron and the Bruins get to play on the new Centre Videotron ice in Quebec against the Canadiens

Best wishes are extended to Big Papi from Bobby Orr and the Bruins
Best wishes are extended to Big Papi from Bobby Orr and the Bruins
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In Bruins news:

  • The Bruins returning from the World Cup have rejoined their teammates, and were keeping tabs on what they were missing at home as best they could. Wicked Local
  • Torey Krug and David Krejci are getting closer to game action, but don't expect to see them tonight in Quebec City. Bonus: Roster for tonight's game. WEEI
  • Christian Ehrhoff has been on a bit of a professional roller coaster ride since 2010. Patrice Bergeron hopes to play in front of his hometown crowd in Quebec City tonight. Austin Czernik continues to impress and garner a long look. Boston Herald
  • Last laugh- Brad Marchand knew his new Boston deal was close to closing even as speculation stirred that he could be headed to join Sidney Crosby in Pittsburgh, so he (t)rolled with it. WEEI
  • Tenacious Peter Mueller has now signed a PTO with the Providence Bruins. @MarkDivver
  • Potpourri: Matt Grzelcyk will get much needed seasoning in Providence. Why Jacob Trouba may not be Boston's best option. Bonus: Line and pairing projections. South Coast Today
  • Much depends on a strong start for the Bruins, say 6 wins of the first 10 games, or call in the airstrikes and build for the future. Here's a look at what (and where) those opening 10 games of the season are. The Hockey Writers
  • Predictions- in the Atlantic Division, the Bruins will either struggle to the middle (to finish above Montreal) OR end up second only to the Sabres in a race to the basement. Hockeybuzz The new focus on speed moves the team to a less defense-first "retreat mentality." The Washington Post Ultimately, the Bruins are merely a bubble team. The Washington Post

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Walk a mile in the moccasins of an NHL GM. Sometimes they have to discover more than simply that a player is struggling, but WHY. Player's Tribune
  • Phil Kessel may be a "GREAT guy," but is he messing with the Penguins' success by showing up at training camp all lean and fit? NO, REALLY! The Elbow
  • The Rookies- a look at the best of the best youngsters around the league includes Danton Heinen, along with that former teammate and bosom friend of Pasta's up in Toronto, and a Penguins goalie with a hot (albeit currently broken) hand. TSN
  • Make these resolutions for the new NHL season, just as you would for the new year. We'll all be better for it. Sportsnet
  • Keep up with the top 10 NHL story lines this season, including the Troubles of Trouba, as Boston is rumored to be hot for him. USA Today
  • This look at the top NHL centermen by the numbers led to one surprising conclusion... number 3 on this list commands number 1 in another separate category (and number one in our hearts.) Sportsnet
  • Here're the results of all the preseason action around the league last night. TSN
  • The Dallas Stars Twitter to the rescue! No more uniform mixups... Bar Down
  • Team Canada flat-out punked the world. NO, REALLYThe Beaverton