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There seems to be a lot of Blues in Bruins news today

Packing his bags for a return to St. Louis... former Bruin Vladimir Sobotka
Packing his bags for a return to St. Louis... former Bruin Vladimir Sobotka
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In Bruins news:

  • The biggest open secret for the Bruins is the tight situation they find themselves in defensively. Take one more look at the narrowing available options. Scouting Post
  • Cautionary tale: Charlie McAvoy was, in hindsight, the one that got away for another NHL team that picked a different player in his round assuming he’d still be on the table later. Rumor has it a known NHLer will receive an invitation to Bruins training camp. One young Bruin appears to have what it takes to make the team out of camp .Matthew Benning has pulled a Blake Wheeler, and we wish him well. Scouting Post
  • Remember Zach Senyshyn? He’s back from a bout of mono, and looks more like what the Bruins hoped he’d be. Boston Herald His motivation is clear. Today’s Slapshot
  • David Backes knew that the "C" on his sweater was no guarantee that he would stay in St. Louis once it was clear that the Blues would be shaking things up. The Boston Globe
  • It was the end of an era as Backes’ successor was named. Potpourri from the weekend news includes Kim Brandvold’s comments on Dawn Braid’s new job with the Panthers. As the Bruins prepare to take to Warrior Arena practice ice, a quip from Gerry Cheevers describes one former Bruins practice facility. Bonus: World Cup of Hockey schedule synopsis, with notes on participating Bruins. The Boston Globe
  • Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, and Frank Vatrano will be on WEEI for the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon this afternoon at 1:25PM, tune in locally at 93.7, or try their audio streaming site. @WEEI

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This analysis of the Atlantic Division projects the Bruins to middling good, but at least better than the Senators, Canadiens, Sabres, and Maple Leafs. Hold your applause, it won’t be by very much. The Hockey Writers
  • It was a long journey back to St. Louis for one of the Blues’ original pair of proposed uniform sweaters. The new owner is treating it with more respect than he and his brothers showed a pair of Terry Sawchuk gloves they received as children. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Will he or won’t he? Former Bruin Vladimir Sobotka finally appears to be ready to return to the Blues after the World Cup of Hockey. Puck Daddy
  • Biosteel #CAMP was good for laughs and a chance to see some familiar faces in summertime action on ice. Malcolm Subban weighed in on his brother’s move to Nashville. Here’s what you missed: Trash talking, drills, and lots of video. Sportsnet
  • One of these knights... three team names have been trademarked for possible use by the new Las Vegas team, each incorporating the word "Knights." Sinbin Vegas
  • The Coyotes and the Panthers have worked diligently to gain cap space and now have a tool to retain younger, homegrown talent. Yahoo Sports
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