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For all the weird, wonderful ways you support your teams, thank you, fans

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Don't ever stop being you, fans.
Don't ever stop being you, fans.
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In Bruins news:

  • Team Canada’s Patrice Bergeron and a few friends hoist a can of cola in honor of the folks that fill the bleachers. (Video. 0:30) Weekend at Bergy’s
  • Torey Krug spoke about his expectations and motivations he has for himself working with a new contract, the specific hurdles that face an undersized defenseman, his thoughts on leadership and how it cannot be faked, and how the team needs to learn to hate to lose. (Audio, 55:19) Scouting Post
  • David Krejci was correct. Not signing Jimmy Vesey (who lacked any NHL track record at all) is no tragedy. But Krejci would very much like to get to keep a right winger for a change, and would have liked specifically for that to have been Loui Eriksson. Are ya listening, Bruins front office? Boston Sports Desk
  • Does Dominic Moore’s arrival signal Moore of the same from Claude Julien- sitting youngsters starving for development in favor of veterans? Causeway Crowd
  • The report from captain’s practice has been that the Bruins are rarin’ to go. Pals Matt Beleskey (who had an off-season procedure on his hand, and looks forward to being a fan of the World Cup of Hockey) and Jimmy Hayes spoke about their goals, and what they want to improve upon. (With videos) NHL Bruins

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Speaking of how leadership cannot be faked, congratulations to Blake Wheeler, who will don the "C" in Winnipeg. NHL Jets He sends sticktaps to Zdeno Chara and Andrew Ladd for tutoring him in leadership. (Video, 2:56) Sportsnet
  • ‘Murica. Hockey East is well represented in net at the World Cup of Hockey as Cory Schneider joins Jonathan Quick and Ben Bishop, a troika of tenders that are well familiar with each other as opponents from their college days. ESPN
  • Scott Gomez (of the now defunct "DidScottGomezScore" website) has decided to retire. Family and neighbors are very important to him, as he still lives in his childhood home, right next door to his sister. Alaska Dispatch News
  • If you’re looking for a bachelor pad in Montreal, P.K. Subban’s is on the market... Bar Down
  • Almost half of the NHL’s head coaches will be away participating in the World Cup of Hockey as training camps open around the league. Jon Cooper (and Claude Julien) will be among them. The Globe And Mail
  • Las Vegas is down to the final 30 possible names for their expansion team, hoping to winnow that to 20 by Christmas... NO, REALLY! Lighthouse Hockey