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Foxboro Sports Center Summer Pro League is attracting a lot of attention this season

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There will be no crystal trophies in summer rec league, Matt Grzelcyk.
There will be no crystal trophies in summer rec league, Matt Grzelcyk.
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In Bruins news:

  • A healthy Matthew Grzelcyk is good news for the Bruins, and a quick visit to the FSC Pro League offers us a preview of him in action. (With video) Causeway Crowd More FSL video from Wednesday, July 27th, this is of Jimmy Vesey and Jack Eichel. There are several more clips to enjoy here. Youtube, Paul Altmeyer
  • Ease up on Trent Frederic, those modest media expectations will not define him. Causeway Crowd
  • This piece on Bobby Orr by sportswriter Frank Deford from 1966 captures all the excitement surrounding a then 18-year-old from Parry Sound taking the ice in Boston. Sports Illustrated
  • Gather the vultures to await the first NHL coach to be fired this season! At this point, Claude Julien is used to being on the hot seat- here he is listed with four of his likewise vulnerable peers. Bar Down

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The as yet unnamed Las Vegas team is in no hurry to select a head coach. With the likelihood of quality heads rolling around the NHL early in the upcoming season, why not wait to have a wide field from which to choose? (With video) Sportsnet
  • One more time... The medical community begs to differ with you, Gary Bettman... The Globe And Mail ...and your recent assertions in reply to Sen. Richard Blumenthal now have lawyers representing NHL players in the concussion lawsuit asking for another session of testimony. TSN
  • European goaltenders are well represented in the NHL, but are not so much in the AHL, ECHL, NCAA, or other leagues. Have a look at the numbers. In Goal
  • Scratch one more defenseman off the available list... Matt Dumba has re-signed with the Wild. Last Word On Sports
  • Among recent rule changes in the AHL are measures that will likely put a damper on the signing of pure enforcers. Pension Plan Puppets
  • The NHLPA is already beginning preparations for the next inevitable lockout. Sigh. Welcome to the team, Bruce S. Meyer! NHLPA
  • Bobby Ryan is thankful to his late mother for putting him first after their family was torn apart by domestic violence. Player’s Tribune
  • Here’s a selection for your summer book club, "Hockey Night Tonight" by Stompin’ Tom Connors and Brenda Jones. A great read for bedtime- sweet dreams, all! Pension Plan Puppets
  • Stuck in your office cubicle this summer? Join the adventures of old friend Bobby Robins, his wife, and daughter via pictures of their extended roadie. "This is Savage Family Travel." Instagram, BobbyRobinsPro