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Did the Bruins drop the ball on Jimmy Vesey way back at the NHL draft five years ago?

How many days until Bruins hockey?
How many days until Bruins hockey?
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In Bruins news:

  • The roots of Jimmy Vesey’s decision apparently go back about five years. But enough of that, where do the Bruins go from here? Scouting Post
  • Try to make sense of Vesey having opted to sign with the Rangers- it doesn’t appear to be the tidiest fit. WEEI
  • Let the Bruins forward line staffing projections begin! Causeway Crowd
  • Hooray! It’s Boston Bruins day, where they note that our team has not made the playoffs in two years... everyone knows the third time is the charm! NBC Sports In focus- Frank Vatrano is on the cusp. NBC Sports Claude Julien will be treading lightl this season. NBC Sports
  • BearTracks is up in Kamloops, BC visiting Riley Nash. Like all good visitors, the crew comes bearing a hostess gift for the new Bruin. @NHLBruins
  • Kim Brandvold has a new gig in addition to his work with the Bruins as skating and skills coach. Lowell Sun

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Wearable technology offers real-time monitoring of athletes in order to maximize performance. If this cuts down on time lost to injury, what’s not to love? Bonus- Who takes Loui Eriksson’s place on the first unit power play? The Boston Globe
  • Dig into Sean McIndoe’s grab bag from Friday, including the obscure former player and outrage of the week, along with a compilation of all the times Wayne Gretzky was on the receiving end of big hits (With video.) Vice Sports
  • Bruins fan Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has enjoyed playing pickup music jams with Dan Aykroyd. He has also played a bit part with his bandmates as a curling team in a movie as well as playing a role alongside the Trailer Park Boys in a music video. Kingston Whig-Standard
  • With a little help, Jack Parker (a former Boston University hockey coach) faced what many people find increasingly crippling as they age- phobias. The Boston Globe
  • Take a look back at the mixed success of five gimmicks introduced by the NHL way back in the 1990’s. The Hockey News
  • Grit! Determination! It isn’t only hockey players that need it, now Olympic commentators need it, too. NO, REALLY! The Onion