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The Bruins look to improve defense, and their transition to offense.

Hey, Don Sweeney, you've got a busy summer ahead of you.
Hey, Don Sweeney, you've got a busy summer ahead of you.
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Sharpen your pencil and charge your cellphone, Don.

  • Don Sweeney has his work cut out for him, and his hopes of making the playoffs ride on making a number of small, right choices rather than one big splash.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • In order to accomplish what the Bruins need, the changes in coaching were made to focus on development of young players.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Here's the summary of the Bruins presser, short and sweet- something needs to happen in the center position, and currently signed defensemen are not immune from trade.[WEEI]

  • How excited are you to see Frank Vatrano returning? Take a look at his accomplishments this year.[Boston.com]

  • Bruce Cassidy's mission, now that he's accepted it, is to improve the defense and improve transitions to offense.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • Kirk Luedeke was a guest on TSN1260 radio, where the Memorial Cup and a pair of Bruins prospects were discussed. (Audio, 1:00:00 start at 8:15 mark)[ScoutingPost]

  • No, actually, I didn't know this about the Bruins...[@DJ_Bean]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Celebrate the updoming Stanley Cup Final with another Jimmy Fallon hockey-themed superlatives. (Video, 3:01)[PuckDaddy]

  • The Game 6 loss that sent the Sharks on to the Final stunned the Blues, and left David Backes ' future uncertain.[NHL]

  • The Sharks are feeling it, and for a couple of quiet, long-time veterans, a trip to the Final is overdue.[NHL]

  • Sean McIndoe offers his roster for this year's "All-Disappointment Team." [Sportsnet]

  • Is it possible to make hockey better? Here are some suggestions anyway, including a not-so-serious one to require one goalie change on the fly per period.[MGOBLOG]

  • How is the market for Blues and Sharks memorabilia right now? Your friends at Battle Of California rate the offerings from the pathetic to the sublime.[BattleOfCali]

  • In a sea of "hot taeks" and bombastic sports radio, one sportswriter offers a sane alternative.[TheMaineEdge]