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Claude Julien was at the Rookie Tournament watch the young Bruins.

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Boston Bruins v Pittsburgh Penguins, Patrice Bergeron speaks with Sidney Crosby during a break in the action.
So, how’ve you been! Long time, no see... (Patrice Bergeron, Sidney Crosby)
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In Bruins news:

  • At the Rookie Tournament against the Devils, Peter Cehlarik was the first to pop in a Bruin goal. Zane McIntyre earned the win in net. Claude Julien dropped in to see the action. The Boston Globe
  • Rob O’Gara is looking like a contender for a roster spot. Boston Herald
  • Meanwhile, at the World Cup of Hockey, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron were, well, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. (With video) WEEI
  • Those sneaky Petes! Bergeron and Sidney Crosby are long-time teammates that share a secret. National Post
  • Crosby and Bergeron have known each other for awhile, but despite living near each other and being within a year in age, Marchand and Crosby are only now getting to play together. The Globe and Mail
  • But wait, there’s more... isn’t there? Can the Bruins seriously be planning to stand pat with their current cadre of defensemen? WEEI
  • Kirk Luedeke continues his assessments of the State of the Bruins with a look at the left wings (With audio, 50:06) Scouting Post
  • Luedeke shoots from the hip on the goaltenders: the frustrated top dog, the affable boomerang, the youngster rebounding from a freak injury, a character player who needs seasoning, and an intriguing prospect with size and heart. Bonus: why Tim Thomas was hard to play against. (With audio, 39:33) Scouting Post
  • Bullish on Torey Krug- the Bruins need someone to step up and spark an otherwise modest group of defensemen this season if they expect to make the playoffs, and Krug is capable of doing just that. Scouting Post
  • When we heard from Anton Khudobin earlier this summer, he was standing on a four-wheeler, hip-deep in wheat back home... Instagram, anton_khudobin31official and now he’s back in Boston, where he will vie with Malcolm Subban to back up Tuukka Rask and compete with his teammates at ping-pong. Hockeybuzz

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Former Bruin Matt Bartkowski will join the Senators on a PTO. Ottawa Citizen
  • Assessing a team’s front office- here are the three keys to an outstanding General Manager. Today’s Slapshot
  • Green Day has had to cancel their performance at the World Cup of Hockey due to illness. Rolling Stone
  • Is anyone surprised that The Bettman still maintains that fans have no interest in salary cap information made available by the likes of the late, great CapGeek? Puck Daddy