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Fresh Links: Prospects Demonstrate Fidget Spinner Prowess

And we’re still waiting on that David Pastrnak contract

2015 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7
The force is strong with this one, at least as far as his fidget spinner game is concerned. (Jesse Gabrielle)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Good news for Drew Stafford- there is interest in him from the Wild . The bad news is that once again any offer will hinge on the fate of players the teams wish to lock up ahead of him. WEEI
  • Speaking of which, are you getting itchy to see David Pastrnak re-signed? Lighten up, Francis! Metro
  • Jakub Zboril has matured and improved measurably over the past year, and has bounced back from his dicey performance at his first development camp. CBS Boston
  • Remember towering Wiley Sherman, who is about to finish up at Harvard? He’s summering in Boston with an eye on improving his skills for one more year under Ted Donato. Bruins NHL
  • Take a look back at the Providence Bruins and their rookie forwards from the season just ended. Several made their NHL debuts, although Jake DeBrusk did not, despite his strong finish to the season. Providence Bruins
  • Some of those youngsters are inching ever closer to the big stage, as illustrated here in quotes from Bruins coaches and staff. Trifectanet
  • Watch as some of the Bruins youngsters attempt to entertain with fidget spinner tricks. Extra credit to Daniel Vladar for thinking outside the box. (Video, 1:37) Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Check in with old chum Pete Blackburn, who talks about how Twitter and GIFs have bolstered his career, and the odd decision by Fox Sports to fire the entire digital sports staff. With audio. CBS Boston
  • Take a look at which notable NHLers are poised to retire as one-franchise wonders. Sportsnet
  • Be glad that ours is not one of these three NHL teams deemed to have improved the least over the summer so far. Sportsnet
  • Repeat championships are most common in the NHL and NBA. Here’s why. Washington Post