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MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox, Bruin Bobby Orr throws out the first pitch
Bobby Orr shows off his athletic versatility
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In Bruins news:

  • Jimmy Hayes, Matt Beleskey, and Torey Krug were at Fenway last night, where Krug lofted a very credible first pitch. (With video) NESN
  • Tyler Randell (with the outrageously successful shooting percentage) has been working on his foot speed this summer, not the speed bag. Boston Herald
  • The triumph of hope over experience- what about Zac Rinaldo? WEEI
  • Small player, small goals, big dreams. Local lad Matthew Grzelcyk is going to focus on a handful of specific tasks he’ll strive to do well and let a roster spot follow in the wake of doing the little things right. The Boston Globe
  • Grzalphabet joins this year’s Rookie Camp roster along with old hand Zane McIntyre, as listed here WEEI along with other notable attendees who will be in the microscope. One unlucky first-round pick will miss out, as he is recovering from an appendectomy. Hockeybuzz
  • Bruins draftee Cameron Hughes has been named an alternate captain for the Wisconsin Badgers. UWBadgers
  • This projection for the Bruins’ season is sobering, but not dire. Bonus: The Player Most Likely To Be In Vegas Next Season, and OHHHHHH WHO’S A GOOD BOY? Puck Daddy
  • Whistling through the graveyard... this snarky take on the Bruins season gets one thing right- why the Bruins might not suck... Pension Plan Puppets

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Leader of the pack- Marauding Gang On Bicycles Menaces Community? Russian Machine Never Breaks
  • Andrew Ference acknowledges that his hip injury now ends his career, although he remains positive and engaged. Edmonton Sun
  • The seventh Optional Skate podcast dives into the World Cup of Hockey. (Audio, 38:30) Days of Y’Orr
  • Meanwhile, check this EA Sports NHL 17 simulation of the World Cup of Hockey against the real-world results. Habs Eyes On The Prize
  • The deep, dark secret to Finnish goalie success may lie in a game they play called pesapallo, which builds hand-eye coordination. ESPN
  • The 1996 World Cup of Hockey was noted for its nastiness and for the fact that the US beat Canada. Twenty years and hindsight are stirred into a documentary of the event that airs tonight. Fox Sports