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It must be difficult to adjust to a new winger every year

Determined to make the best of it (David Krejci)
Determined to make the best of it (David Krejci)
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In Bruins news:

  • Poor David Krejci is centering the line that has become the revolving door for wingers. Even the possibility of landing Jimmy Vesey didn’t soften the loss of Loui Eriksson for him. WEEI
  • And right on schedule come the rumors that Jimmy Hayes badmouthed the Bruins, pushing Jimmy Vesey to select the Rangers. Really, people? WEEI
  • Captain’s practices are underway at the not-yet-officially-opened Warrior Arena. Recovery from postseason procedures keep Torey Krug (shoulder) and Krejci (hip) in the spotlight. The Boston Globe
  • If you weren’t able to listen to the Bruins that were guests on the Jimmy Fund Telethon yesterday, here’s Frank Vatrano talking about making the leap to the NHL (Audio link included) MassLive
  • This podcast includes a postmortem of the Vesey affair, a look at the Bruins roster, the goalie tandem of Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin, the most promising prospects, and concerns about defense. (Audio, 1:00:04) The Hockey Writers

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This ranking of each NHL team by the quality of its prospect pool is telling, not so much for their present standings as much as for the change in rank from last year. ABC News
  • You might hate playing against them, but you can’t help but admire these 12 NHL stars. Several are former Bruins. Sportsnet Photogenic Jaromir Jagr has his very own 2017 calendar... (order yours here! Klenotyaurum) ...and one former teammate still call him "Kid." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • One sassy cat dined its way into history and into the hearts of the KHL’s Admiral Vladivostok. Now the late feline has been immortalized with a statue. Yahoo Sports
  • Heads up! Raffi Torres has landed a PTO with the Hurricanes. NBC Sports
  • Michael Jackson famously dropped the ceremonial first puck at a game in 1984- or did he? Bar Down
  • Curb your enthusiasm. Here is the single looming dark cloud to each NHL team’s upcoming season. Sportsnet
  • A few youngsters on the professional cusp spoke about what they anticipate the leap to the NHL level play would mean, their hockey idols, and how it feels to be immortalized on a hockey trading card. National Post
  • The much ballyhooed hockey analytics revolution may have fizzled a bit recently, but NHL teams are embracing statistics as another tool to complement scouting and more traditional methods of player assessment. The Star