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The Bruins roster you see is apparently what we get.

Whether in his new muscle tee or while being snowed, Noel Acciari stays cool.
Whether in his new muscle tee or while being snowed, Noel Acciari stays cool.
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In Bruins news:

  • Following the flurry of free agency moves, the eerie quiet signals a depleted pool of available defensemen. Welp. Bruins Daily
  • The Bruins could widen the net, as there are still some good players still available. The money may be right- and one, Kris Verseeg, is already known to the Bruins. (With video) NESN
  • A right wing would not be so bad as a consolation prize, as there is currently a gap in the Bruins roster at that position. Chowder And Champions
  • Just for fun, Noel Acciari and Frank Vatrano are stylin’ in their new Bruins togs as they head out to the beach. Take a bow, boys! (Video, 1:17) Bruins NHL
  • The St. Louis Cardinals bade former Blues captain David Backes farewell and good luck in Boston during a weekend game at Busch Stadium, complete with stirring organ music. (Video, 1:17) Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Don’t count Dennis Seidenberg out yet, he is on this top ten list of yet-available UFAs. Rounding out the "other notables" are Chris Kelly and Versteeg, too. (With video) Sportsnet
  • The big winners in the World Cup of Hockey will be the NHL and NHLPA, who are all for growing the game if it grows their coffers. The Hockey News
  • The CHL lawsuit has exposed some uncomfortable details of young players’ experiences, including the OHL Erie Otters’ illicit payments as well as the disturbing details of some billet arrangements. TSN
  • The departure of the OHL Belleville Bulls leave the Senators beautifully poised to bring their AHL affiliate close to home... just sayin’. The Hockey News
  • How appropriate that Sin City may be a dark horse candidate for "big winner" in free agency, thanks to the upcoming 2017 expansion draft. Sportsnet
  • Sean McIndoe lists the NHL players, soon-to-be NHL players, and one coach that are in the limelight this summer thanks to interesting circumstances. Sportsnet
  • Dear Sean Avery, could you please just NOT? Sigh. Daily Mail
  • Brave Steve Ott is headed to the Detroit Red Wings and thinks he’s going to wear #9- What could go wrong? Winging It In Motown