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Toronto Star sports columnist Dave Feschuk has retooled Brad Marchand’s moniker

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 Final - Game One - Europe v Canada
Brad Marchand nosing around at netfront (Oh, HAI, Dennis Seidenberg!)
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In Bruins news:

  • Here are the details for tonight’s preseason tilt against the Red Wings, the game will be streamed on the Bruins site. Look for Malcolm Subban and Daniel Vladar in net. Weekend At Bergy’s
  • Notable in tonight’s game will be the debut of Zach Senyshyn and Jeremy Lauzon and a look at two more young goaltenders. NESN
  • Brad Marchand’s new deal will look even better in hindsight. Hockeybuzz
  • Bad luck for Frank Vatrano may just be Danton Heinen’s chance to help his team. WEEI
  • Sure! Call Sean Kuraly a grinder if you’d like, just as long as you call him a Bruin. He has learned to not take tough puck luck personally. Boston Herald
  • Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each scored in Team Canada’s first victory of the World Cup of Hockey final series. Providence Journal
  • Team Europe and Zdeno Chara were able to effectively slow Team Canada, but not enough to win their first game of the championship series. Ottawa Sun
  • Bergeron confessed that he was aware all along that a deal to re-sign his linemate was in the works. The Star
  • Here comes Trouba? The Bruins are rumored to be in the mix for Jacob Trouba. The Score
  • Welcome to the family! Blake Kessel has signed with the ECHL Gladiators, the Bruins affiliate in Atlanta. (Can ya get me yer sister’s autograph?) ECHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Red Wings will sport patches in honor of Gordie Howe this season. Winging It In Motown
  • Party animal Gary Bettman will pull out all stops in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the NHL. NHL Wayne Gretzky will be the official ambassador of the event. Sportsnet Here’s the promotional trailer, chock full of historical footage and feels. (Video) Streamable
  • How about a minute of Stompin’ Tom Connors accompanying some Old Time Hockey video game mayhem? (Video, 1:00) Steam
  • The Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw has wasted no time in earning a hearing with the Department of Player safety in the type of incident that the NHL claims to wish would be gone from the game. (With video) Sportsnet
  • Here to steal yo players... scouts for the as-yet-unnamed Las Vegas expansion team are on the prowl, attending preseason games ahead of the expansion draft. Bar Down
  • Former Bruin Hi, I’m Chad Johnson made a five-alarm stop last night in Calgary, here it is from two angles. @NHLFlames @NHLFlames
  • For Mats Zuccarello, it all started in Norway with a well-worn video of the 2001 Stanley Cup Final. It almost ended against far superior Swedish youth teams and again in his first camp with the Rangers, until he quietly found and pursued his own game. Player’s Tribune