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Molto bello!

These two beauts also have some footy talent. (David Pastrnak, Adam McQuaid)
These two beauts also have some footy talent. (David Pastrnak, Adam McQuaid)
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In Bruins news:

  • Where in the world are David Pastrnak and Adam McQuaid? @WeekendAtBergys Maybe only at Harvard University, practicing with AS Roma soccer team. GOTCHA! (Click acceptances to view Google translation from Italian) Inside Roma
  • In this episode of The Undrafted, get to know Tim Schaller and read why the Bruins seem to attract local boys. Are you listening, Jimmy Vesey? Scouting Post
  • New Bruin Riley Nash will settle into Boston with the help of a good friend- Celtic Kelly Olynyk. CFJC Today
  • The rumor that wouldn’t die... that David Krejci is being dangled in hopes of landing Kevin Shattenkirk. @Buccigross
  • One more time, the eyes of Boston are looking to Tuukka Rask. A good season from him would go a long way to help his team. Causeway Crowd
  • Better late than never, here’s a targeted look at five of the Bruins up-and-coming young defensemen. Inside Hockey
  • David Backes has a big day today, starting with a visit to the MSPCA-Angell @NHLBruins , @NHLBruins to continue his Athletes for Animals foundation support for animals in need. @NHLBruins He then continues to Fenway Park to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at this afternoon’s game. @NHLBruins

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Trying to stare down mounting scientific evidence of a link between CTE and head injury is not a good look for you, Gary Bettman. The New York Times
  • It may be a hard sell, but young hockey enthusiasts can also get in the game through officiating. Hockeybuzz
  • Yet another Atlantic Division preview asserts that the Bruins are merely an on-the-cusp candidate to make the playoffs, despite recent moves. Today’s Slapshot
  • Quieting initial grumbles that the Ice Bucket Challenge was simply a feel-good show, scientists have now identified a gene that is linked to ALS. Bar Down
  • The Stanley Cup, along with the Conn Smyth Trophy and Bill Masterson Trophy, were all stolen from their resting places at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in late 1970. One Cup collar remained at large for seven years! And don’t think there weren’t more attempts... The Hockey Writers