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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban will have another two years to work their way up to Boston from Providence. WEEI
  • What exactly do the signings say about the two goaltenders? South Coast Today
  • Should the Bruins grab Thomas Vanek? isportsweb
  • Patrice Bergeron is swept up in a youth movement this season, including the anticipated arrival of his and his wife’s second child in August. Sherbrook Times
  • Now hear this! David Backes is back home in Minnesota, and joins Ben Affleck and Steven Tyler in promoting a fundraising gala for a charity very near to his heart. (Video, 3:39) KARE11
  • Among those seen at the scene of the #CommAveClassic was Charlie McAvoy. @MKMolnar
  • Tim Schaller and Brandon Carlo are apparently gearheads. @NHLBruins
  • Ordinarily a shrewd businessman, Jeremy Jacobs seems to have overlooked one key clause in the agreement to build TD Garden. Now after 24 years of noncompliance, what will the cost be to set this right? The Boston Globe

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The beloved concept that teams win championships ignores the role that individual stars play in that success. Bonus- See in which tiers the top Bruins are placed in the star rankings. The Hockey News
  • Former Bruins in the news: The retirement of Andrew Ference sparks a ranking of the canniest five draft picks from the nine-round draft era, and it reads like a “who’s who” of the Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup winning roster. The Hockey News Say what you will about his contract, but Milan Lucic has had the desired effect in Edmonton. Edmonton Journal
  • THe NHL has posted a top 50 list of the past season’s overtime goals. Jubilant Sean Kuraly’s against the Senators in the playoffs and David Pastrnak’s against the Panthers both made the cut. NHL
  • Possession numbers are in, and yeah, that would be a former Bruin atop the Best Relative Corsi list. We know. Sigh. TSN
  • Remember the Whalers, who pioneered the concept of sport as entertainment? Here’s your chance to see the WHA Avco cup and most of the 1973 cup winning team members! Boston Globe