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Hold onto your hats, hockey fans!

This hat is a keeper
This hat is a keeper
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In Bruins news:

  • Do not panic. Do not overspend. Patience will be key for the Bruins to not blow the bank for limited return, which historically has been easier said than done for this team. Hockeybuzz
  • The Bruins now have cash to spend, but the market for quality players is tight, and the team currently is not Stanley Cup competitive. The Boston Globe
  • Don Sweeney’s discussions with John-Michael Liles are progressing. Boston CBS Local
  • Buying out Dennis Seidenberg was the last thing the Bruins wanted. WEEI
  • With money freed up, Krug was resigned. No, he was not overpaid. WEEI Are you still stuck with the opinion that Torey Krug is only a pint-sized specialist? Kirk Luedeke would like a word with you. Scouting Post Krug hopes to have recovered from shoulder surgery in time to play in the season opener on October 13th. The Boston Globe
  • Of the available free agents, here are some potential targets for the Bruins. Boston.com
  • Lend your ears to Luedeke, Dominic Tiano, and Reed Duthie for a podcast that tackles the craziest half-hour in NHL trade history and resulting blockbuster trades, the Seidenberg buyout (and a player agent source confirmation of an offer sheet being prepared) and Krug news, how Milan Lucic to Edmonton would be the most Peter Chiarelli move EVER, and the answer to yesterday’s photo teaser about Charlie McAvoy (Audio, 1:43:56) Scouting Post
  • Game on! Is it just saber rattling, or could long term retaliation result from the Bruins offer-sheeting a player? Puck Daddy

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Speaking of monster one-for-one trades in the salary cap era, here are the ten blockbusters. Peek on down for #9, where Tuukka Rask appears. The Hockey News
  • And look back at the five best player acquisitions in free agency, including #3, Zdeno Chara. (Video, 2:20) Sportsnet
  • NHL free agency can be stressful for players, here are some first-hand accounts of how they play the waiting game. Sports Illustrated
  • It turns out that Jo Pawvelski, the small black cat that appeared on ice during the Sharks vs. Predators series, was adopted by Patrick Marleau’s family. Fear the Fin