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Zack Parise understands the value of literacy.
Zack Parise understands the value of literacy.
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In Bruins news:

  • Our own Cornelius Hardenbergh offers a few stories to illustrate the "weird" in Bruins history. Puck Daddy
  • There will be one measuring stick by which the David Backes signing will be measured. CBS Boston
  • Does anyone know a good Director of Amateur Scouting? The Bruins are looking for one... Providence Journal
  • the Bruins will be participating in the Sabres’ Prospects Challenge once again- have a look at the schedule of events. There’s a good chance Jimmy Vesey will be there, but in whose uniform? Hockeybuzz
  • The popular photo at this year’s Rio Olympic Games is reminiscent of the Sochi Olympic Games, when a certain tall Slovakian hockey player was the measuring stick of choice for all of the selfies... National Post
  • Jeremy Jacobs’ Delaware North has now officially been replaced by Aramark as concessionaire to Yosemite Park for the next fifteen years. They have taken their spitefully trademarked names for the historically named park landmarks and have slunk home. How was YOUR summer vacation? Just Means

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • It is a touchy subject for Bruins fans, but Paul Stewart is unafraid to offer his opinions on the "Too Many Men" penalty. Hockeybuzz
  • Another official, Garret Rank, chooses to wear the stripes even as he pursues a respectable amateur golfing career. Sports Illustrated
  • This ranking of NHL coaches leaves Claude Julien hanging in the middle of the pack. The Score
  • The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have hired a former Bruin, Chris Taylor, to join their coaching staff. The case for a second assistant coach was championed by another former Bruin, Mark Recchi. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • The reason behind Peter Chiarelli’s seemingly endless staffing changes this summer is very telling. Sportsnet
  • Who knew? Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is a big hockey fan, and even hoped for press credentials at one point. Five Thirty Eight
  • Just for fun... a game of "Guess the Lettuce," featuring contestants who play in the NHL, including a former Bruin or two. Player’s Tribune
  • When Kirk Luedeke composes a lesson in leadership, well, I’m reading- even if I don’t follow Game of Thrones. (With video) Scouting Post