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But Wait, There’s Moore

A journeyman player who makes his home in Cambridge, MA can sleep in his own bed this season

Dominic Moore locks up with Kevan Miller
Dominic Moore locks up with Kevan Miller
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

In Bruins news:

  • Captains practices are drawing more Bruins out of their summer vacations, and renewing players’ hopes for a successful season. A flurry of one-year contracts were signed, bringing back some familiar Providence Bruins and welcoming one well-seasoned former Harvard star. The Boston Globe
  • But wait, there’s Moore... and what does that mean for Noel Acciari? Hockeybuzz He now matches a former Bruin for another interesting milestone for active NHL players. @DJ_Bean His backstory is bittersweet, and his role on the Bruins looks to be a familiar one. (With video, see Katie Moore in goalie gear wielding a radar gun, and ESPN: E:60’s episode on the Moores) Scouting Post
  • David Krejci is still not a lock for the World Cup of Hockey, as he balances the need to recuperate fully with his wish to represent his country. The Hockey News
  • The other new guy, Alex Grant, may be familiar from the AHL Springfield Falcons. Chris Casto and Brian Ferlin are returning. WEEI
  • With the acquisition of Dominic Moore and then Charlie Jacobs pointing at David Backes to be the third-line center, what about Ryan Spooner? WEEI
  • Shouldn’t Jacobs and the gang get down to the task of re-signing Brad Marchand already? Mass Live

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • NHL players aren’t the only ones in fitness training for the upcoming season, as officials are now called upon to decide if they "care more about their whistle or their utensils." Hockeybuzz
  • It was meldonium that caused the scratch of Russia’s entire Under-18 hockey team at the World Championships, and now use of the drug is to be banned in the NHL, too. The Hockey News
  • Going into the new season, we all know quel équipe (and defenseman swap) drama leads the 7 best NHL storylines. You can’t look away. Sportsnet
  • What’s better than being a celebrated athlete? Owning a terrific eatery! Here’s a bunch of the best, including one you may want to try in Boston. Bar Down
  • YO! PTO! Jarret Stoll will skate with the Blue Jackets (Sportsnet) and Chris Higgins with the Flames, (Sportsnet) each hoping it leads to a contract.
  • Travis Yost uses the hindsight method to assess which historical statistics resulted in the best predictors of scoring rates. TSN
  • Former Bruin Blake Wheeler is rumored to be the leading candidate to wear the "C" for the Winnipeg Jets (...but only if he can stay onside.) Winnipeg Sun