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Let's hope it is not too late for the change the Bruins need

Kevan Miller- Not So Bad After All
Kevan Miller- Not So Bad After All
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In Bruins news:

  • You tried. The Bruins have changed, just not quite enough. Causeway Crowd
  • And then there’s the upcoming expansion draft to complicate things. The Bruins are already cementing a strategy. Causeway Crowd
  • The Undrafted series continues with a look at the oft maligned Kevan Miller. Looking at the numbers and comparables without bias, it looks like his worst problem is that he duplicates Adam McQuaid’s role. (GO, CATS, GO!) Scouting Post
  • Here’s yet another statistical pat on the back to Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand (with a shoutout to a few more former Bruins) as leaders in NHL Team and Zone Adjusted Corsi. Kukla’s Korner In the converse Hall of Shame for that same statistic, well, Jimmy Hayes and Zac Rinaldo join another small group of former Bruins. Kukla’s Korner
  • Our chums over at the Ottawa Senators SB Nation blog sat with our Cornelius Hardenbergh for a chat. Silver Sevens

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Potpourri: The landscape is changing for college hockey players, who often take "gap years" and arrive older and stronger. If they don’t jump ship, they can always pull a Jimmy Vesey. NHL Linesman Don Henderson’s career and health are in jeopardy as he suffers lingering effects of the Dennis Wideman hit. Revisiting the nomadic Top 2010 draft class, and rolling stone David Rundblad. Got stripes? Join Paul Stewart in Tewksbury Tuesday morning (event details here- Hockeybuzz) to see if officiating might suit you. The Boston Globe
  • Got cellys? The new EA NHL 17 does- have a look at all 40 of them! (With video) Bar Down
  • Hockey teams in Dorchester competed for the Dot Pot and to assist a local family, because that’s what neighbors do- take care of their own. The Boston Globe
  • Sean McIndoe’s grab bag includes Amanda Kessel’s grandma swigging from the Stanley Cup and an attempt to top last week’s "Moog" parody video by dredging up one called "Habs, Habs, Baby." Too cold. Vice Sports
  • And your top 10 Tweets of July include both Matt Beleskey‘s jaunt up the Great Wall of China as well as Dan Ryan’s cartoon about the Bruins and Canadiens. Sportsnet
  • These hockey players didn’t choose the baseball life, the baseball life chose THEM. When given the choice, this group hung up their skates to chase fly balls. (Hey, there, Kirk McCaskill- GO, CATS, GO!) The Hockey News
  • Major league sports do (and don’t) test players for marijuana use. This league-by-league synopsis will satisfy your curiosity. New York Daily News