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Team Canada looks to a Bruin for leadership

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In Bruins news:

  • Team Canada will lean on Patrice Bergeron for the same top-notch performance that the Bruins will this fall. Just cross your fingers he stays healthy. The Boston Globe
  • Here comes Trouba...? With all that cap space available, the Bruins should make a play for RFA Jacob Trouba. Causeway Crowd
  • David Krejci will sit out the World Cup of Hockey. This leaves the Bruins breathing a sigh of relief, but adds to Team Czech Republic’s increasing troubles. TSN
  • If he didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all- poor Zach Senyshyn is laid up again, and will miss rookie camp. WEEI
  • That rumored Brad Marchand / Sidney Crosby / Patrice Bergeron line looks to be a go for Team Canada. The Boston Globe
  • Looking at the Bruins existing defensemen, here’s one assessment of what the best pairings would be. Hockeybuzz
  • Malcolm Subban is destined for the NHL, as is Jordan Subban. Book it- P.K. Subban has declared it to be so. The Globe and Mail
  • Eternally effervescent Charlie Moore hosts another Bruins Academy, reviewing which Bruins will be playing in the World Cup of Hockey and spending his summer vacation by visiting Joe Morrow and John-Michael Liles (who employs an unique off-season brain training technique) as well as new Bruins Riley Nash and David Backes (who found that he liked the way they officiate in curling.) David Pastrnak gets to field kids’ questions, which guarantees a laugh. (Video, 20:51) Bruins NHL
  • In September’s issue, review which Bruins are due to play in the World Cup of Hockey along with highlights of previous years’ games, the Bruins roster broken down by position, changes in the Providence Bruins’ coaching staff, and links to previous episodes of NEHJ TV. New England Hockey Journal

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Remember undersized Steve Moses of Leominster, MA? He’s playing with Pavel Datsyuk in the KHL, looking to make it to the NHL by hook or by crook. Bonus: Dominic Moore has reached a notable milestone in NHL history. The Boston Globe
  • Germany (with Dennis Seidenberg and coach Marco Sturm) has qualified for the 2018 Olympics with a tight 3:2 win over Latvia (hello, Kaspars Daugavins!) Original article (in German, with team picture) Haimspiel (Google translation, click permissions to view) Haimspiel They join Norway and Slovenia as the final qualifiers with their wins on Sunday. The Hockey News
  • Speaking of Seidenberg, he and Matt Bartkowski join a short list of eminently qualified, yet still unsigned, NHLers. The Hockey News
  • Twenty-three minutes. That’s all the time it took on June 29th to turn the NHL on its ear. Take a look back at the stunning transactions and the one star player who simply stood pat. Sportsnet
  • Quebec City’s failed bid for an NHL team has left them with a first-rate arena... and a lot of debt. The Globe and Mail
  • One small detail is still being worked out for the World Cup of Hockey- a pair of generic anthems for the composite teams. The Score
  • To whet your appetites, here’s a plot synopsis of the new movie sequel, Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Screen Daily