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Training Camp continues, under the watchful (if not present) eye of Head Coach Claude Julien

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 - Team Europe v Canada, Mike Babcock and Claude Julien address the team
Claude Julien with Mike Babcock behind the bench for Team Canada
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In Bruins News:

  • Claude Julien has taken pains to keep an eye on the action back home even as he acts as Mike Babcock’s sounding board in Toronto. The Boston Globe
  • Two thirds of Team Canada’s top line is comprised of Bruins Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Sounding almost like a proud papa, Julien praised Marchand’s emergence as not only a player, but a leader. WEEI
  • Regarding Marchand, Julien is not the only one with words of praise for the winger. Teammates enjoy playing with him. World Cup of Hockey 2016
  • Marchand was the beneficiary of a concussion spotter’s concern for his welfare. @Real_ESPNLeBrun
  • Bergeron was mic’ed up for a portion of the game against Team Europe- have a listen here. (Can you say “Quadruple Gold” Club?) (Audio) Weekend at Bergy’s
  • Crisp decision-making and up-tempo execution are what the Bruins will target in training to push the pace, shelving the hard, heavy, and punishing style the Bruins favored in the past. The Boston Globe
  • This focus on speed merely highlights a deficiency built into the current Bruins roster. The good news lies in the cadre of youngsters. Boston Herald
  • If a certain forward misses the opening of training camp and nobody notices, does he still have to serve his NHL suspension? Just askin’... CBS Sports
  • Colin Miller, your team is calling. They need you. NBC Sports
  • There were no unhappy surprises on day one of off-ice testing at training camp. David Krejci and Torey Krug will be participating in a limited capacity for now. Hockeybuzz

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In former Bruins news: Milan Lucic is determined to turn the Oilers toward a winning culture. Edmonton Journal Chad Johnson is celebrating a bit of a homecoming. NHL Best wishes to Tomas Kaberle, who is calling it a career. Pension Plan Puppets Congratulations to Ben Sexton, who has signed with the AHL Albany Devils. Albany Times Union Bonne chance to Yuri Alexandrov, who returns to the US from the KHL to try his luck in Montreal on a PTO. Montreal Gazette
  • Speaking of Lucic, he is the player to watch in Edmonton, as David Backes is in Boston. Here is the player in the spotlight for each NHL team. TSN
  • Many are left with hard questions after Team USA’s performance at the World Cup of Hockey, including Mike Eruzione. For the Win USA Hockey needs to address a few things before the 2018 Olympics. Today’s Slapshot
  • Be the Zamboni driver! You, too, can resurface ice professionally- sign up for training now! The Gazette
  • Introducing KPO%- a metric built to measure how well defenders box shooters out into less dangerous shot locations. Original Six Analytics