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Development Camp is over- all that's left is the cud chewing

Happy to see you smiling after that November injury (Ridiculously photogenic Jake DeBrusk)
Happy to see you smiling after that November injury (Ridiculously photogenic Jake DeBrusk)
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The Bruins Development camp is done, and now that the dust has settled, here's a debriefing.

  • Don Sweeney is now focused on re-signing Brad Marchand, and negotiations have begun in earnest. Sportsnet
  • Recapping the action at Bruins Development Camp, here are Kirk Luedeke’s thumbnail sketches of the young prospects. Part One: The Professionals, (with audio, 55:56) followed by Part Two: The Amateurs (With audio, 55:10) But wait, there’s MORE- dive in at Scouting Post.
  • Or cut to the chase for a listing of the top 10 prospects, with the long term in mind. Boston Herald
  • Either way, young defensemen are in the spotlight, as the Bruins appear unable to find what they seek in the existing market. Providence Journal
  • The road less taken to the NHL is a big story this year, and that, along with key advice from his father, has made all the difference for Cameron Clarke. The Boston Globe
  • With the Bruins so strong at the center position, Sean Kuraly is open to a change to wing. Boston Herald
  • Jake DeBrusk suffered a most private injury last November and still managed to return to his junior team ahead of projection. WEEI
  • And the Providence Bruins have a new head coach. You may remember him as Bruce Cassidy’s assistant. Providence Journal
  • The Bruins have been sized up as an opponent by our friends over at the Panthers blog, and have been found wanting. Do read down to the comments. Litterbox Cats

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • There’s your sign... bonus heavy contracts are the harbinger of the next upcoming NHL lockout. TSN
  • Recapping this year’s NHL trade action team-by-team, the Bruins are still in the hunt for answers on the blueline. Last Word On Sports
  • Why go to the net? Because that’s where the scoring opportunities are! TSN
  • Character issues. Teams that unwisely sit and spin on "intangibles" only serve to make some great players available to other teams at fire sale prices. Just ask the Predators! On The Forecheck
  • HNIC, you need help. Take these five suggestions at no charge to you. You’re welcome. Pension Plan Puppets
  • Sorry, Quebec City and Seattle- history says that the next NHL expansion team should quietly go to "the Death Valley of hockey..." Not Your Average Hockey Blog