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Did anyone seriously see this development... brewing?

Looks like Millertime at TD Garden (Kevan Miller)
Looks like Millertime at TD Garden (Kevan Miller)
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The Bruins elect to re-sign former UVM Catamounts captain Kevan Miller

  • Say what you will about Kevan Miller , he did take a hometown discount to stay in Boston. And the Bruins were in no position to let him walk.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Seth Griffith has signed a two-way contract, and will make his case to jump to a full-time NHL position.[CausewayCrowd]

  • Precisely how the Bruins ended up battlefield-promoting lesser defensemen into roles outside their comfort zones is the big story.[WEEI]

  • Help wanted- a defenseman that can cover all THREE zones. The one the Bruins thought they had did not want to stay on- who is in the pipeline now?[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Kirk Luedeke's overview of the Miller (and Seth Griffith ) re-signings comes with an interesting summation of what may lie in store for either Miller of Adam McQuaid .[ScoutingPost]

  • The Miller signing contradicts the Bruins' indications that they're undergoing a youth movement. Perhaps they have a plan for Dennis Seidenberg ?[Hockeybuzz]

  • Here's Scott Cullen's overview of what the Bruins need to address, and what players they have in place to address it. Yup, Keith Yandle and Jimmy Vesey each get a wishful mention.[TSN]

  • It appears that Max Talbot may test the waters in Europe.[TodaysSlapShot]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • HNIC used a Tragically Hip song for their opening montage [Sportsnet] in a nod to the ailing Bruins fan Gord Downie, who is Harry Sinden's godson.[OSGSports] You may recall this montage from the 2011 Final Game 6... (Video, 1:56)[YouTube] well as this one from ECSF Game 5 in 2014. (Video, 3:13)[YouTube]

  • In other musical news, Mitch Albom presents "Hockey, The Musical!" featuring cameos by Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan , a sort of "Spamalot on skates." (With video)[Sportsnet]

  • Having auctioned off his Olympic gold medal, onetime Bruin Jim Craig spoke about his wish to leave a secure legacy to his family.[PuckDaddy]

  • Walk a mile in the officials' moccasins as they deftly herd cats, diffuse tempers, and keep the play moving in the playoffs. (With video)[GQ]

  • Don't doubt for a minute who the Stanley Cup Champions will be. Will Arnett called it, ages ago! NO, REALLY! (Video, 1:20)[NBCSports]