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World Cup of Hockey 2016 - Media Day. David Pastrnak of Team Czech Republic
David Pastrnak can pretty much turn his attention to Bruins Camp now.

In Bruins news:

  • Matt Grzelcyk in the unusual position of enjoying a healthy off-season, after two years in a row of recovering from surgeries. Zach Senyshyn and Linus Arnesson, on the other hand, are undergoing evaluation for readiness ahead of training camp. Boston Herald
  • C’mon, Bruins, take a chance on Brandon Carlo! Here’s why. Days Of Y’Orr
  • At the outset of the World Cup of Hockey, the whispered reports of Zdeno Chara’s professional demise were an exaggeration. Causeway Crowd Marian Hossa confirms that Chara still commands respect, as they play what is likely their last international competition together as teammates. (With video) Sportsnet
  • Do or do not, there is no try. David Backes spoke about the urgency Team USA must demonstrate against Team Canada tonight. ESPN Team Canada is employing short shifts on the Brad Marchand/Sidney Crosby/Patrice Bergeron line and reaping the results. TSN Surprisingly, the role of The Villain is being played by Ryan Kesler for Team USA, while Brad Marchand is being channeled into a more sedate role as Crosby’s wingman. The Globe and Mail
  • The youngest invitee at Bruins Rookie Camp, Domenic Commisso, is cutting class to play in Buffalo. Don’t tell the truant officer! The Boston Globe
  • The Bruins rookies left Buffalo undefeated (Video, 1:31) Bruins NHL, and Peter Cehlarik once again opened up the scoring. Bruins NHL Last evening’s affair with the host team was a scrappy one, as Cam Neely watched from above. The Buffalo News Review the action on this game sheet. Harbor Center
  • Leahy Health has entered into a five year marketing agreement with the Bruins. The Boston Globe

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Yup, we all hastily wrote off Team Europe as old, and now have egg on our faces. The Hockey News
  • These initial observations of the World Cup were gleaned from emails between Sean McIndoe and Dave Lozo, including a gleeful observation that the “old guys” on Team Europe “really stuck it to Torts.” Vice Sports
  • At the World Cup of Hockey, here is the Fan Village experience- food, frolic, and festivities... all that and life-size bubble hockey! Pension Plan Puppets
  • Legendary. These five Canada vs. USA hockey games stand the test of time. (With video) Greatest Hockey Legends
  • A painfully polite Maple Leafs prospect has finally come clean. Bar Down
  • Peter Chiarelli must have had fond memories of former Providence Bruin Frankie Simonelli- he’s been signed to a PTO with the Oilers. CBS Sports
  • Do you find yourself yawning and checking your watch at hockey games? Blame the coaches and their darned systems. Montreal Gazette