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In Bruins news:

  • A familiar face is back to shopping at Whole Foods and seeking to back up Tuukka Rask. Anton Khudobin is back in town! The Boston Globe This begs the natural question- is his return mostly nostalgia, or can he repeat his prior success in Boston? He (and the Bruins) seem genuinely glad to have reunited... WEEI
  • Brad Marchand is more than simply a plus-one on Patrice Bergeron ’s invitation to play for Team Canada. His numbers speak for themselves- and will affect his next contract. The Boston Globe He has already greeted new Canadiens rival Shea Weber and has planned a strategy for dealing with a certain tall Bruin defenseman playing for Team Europe. Ottawa Sun
  • Team Europe has named Zdeno Chara an alternate captain. Hockeybuzz
  • Hello, flow... forward Peter Mueller has signed a professional tryout agreement with the Bruins. The Score
  • This overview for the team includes the Bruins’ big acquisition, impact prospect, and "x-factor" player, among other issues. Today’s Slapshot
  • True confessions- Eavesdrop on these Bruins addicts as they discuss how they all came to be Bruins fans. You can quit anytime, right? RIGHT? (Some audio *NSFW* 1:01:49) Bearly On Topic

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The necessity for the new format of the World Cup of Hockey demonstrates some troubling news for the game of hockey. (Bonus- delightfully crazy-eyed photo of Anze Kopitar.) The Hockey News
  • Build your hockey vocabulary with these helpful tutorials from campers at BioSteel #CAMP. Don’t be Ron Textall! (With video) TSN
  • It is all water under the bridge for now as ornery NHL opponents meet to play as teammates under Canada’s flag. TSN
  • Who cares? These and nine other burning questions about the World Cup of Hockey are answered for you here. Puck Daddy
  • As he calls it a career, Scott Gomez pauses to reflect in a poem. (some lyrics *NSFW*) Players’ Tribune Bonus: Gomez’ thoughtful essay on his goal drought, from back in March 2015. Players’ Tribune
  • Travis Yost takes a crack at predicting this season’s NHL standings using (wait for it...) statistics. Directly behind the twin powerhouses in the East (the Penguins and Capitals) is the surprise... the Bruins! HOORAY! TSN