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The ever gracious Bergerons.
The ever gracious Bergerons.
Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports

In Bruins news:

  • He wuz robbed. Patrice Bergeron was the best defensive forward last season, according to Team Adjusted Corsi. Kukla’s Korner In fact, his score was not only first for forwards, he was #4 in the NHL overall. (The top 20 is just thick with Bruins and former Bruins!) Kukla’s Korner
  • Never mind the Bruins’ sometimes dismal drafting! Kirk Luedeke continues his series on the Bruins’ undrafted free agents with a look at Frank Vatrano. (With video) Scouting Post
  • Matt Beleskey spoke about the outreach trip to China, where he found an unique souvenir to bring home. Boston Herald
  • Gimme an "A!" And sew it onto Brad Marchand’s sweater, while you’re at it. Causeway Crowd

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Teachy, not preachy. A carefully chosen tenor would win more converts to the advanced statistics cause. Hockeybuzz
  • Old chum Pete Blackburn (#GIFBoy) has now moved on from Uproxxx to FoxSports. *AUDIO NSFW* (audio, 1:21:21 ) Brunch Podcast
  • Is it curtains for the Islanders in the Barclay’s Center in favor of a new location in Queens? Lighthouse Hockey
  • Concussions not only happen on the ice, but under the water as well. Who’d have thought that synchronized swimmers suffer head injuries? The Globe And Mail
  • Dominic Moore explains that hockey players and ping-pong tables have history. The Players Tribune
  • Brian Leetch reminisces about his very special 21st birthday party. The Players Tribune