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How about a hot, steaming “Crosby” next time you’re at Starbucks?

Boston Bruins v Colorado Avalanche
Let’s get a deal done! (David Pastrnak)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • With the changes to the team thus far, here’s one opinion on what the Bruins might look like in three short years. What pieces should be in place, and what is still on the shopping list? The Hockey News
  • Look to Johnny Gaudreau to see what the next contract for David Pastrnak may look like. Will David Backes improve by reaching a comfort level with the Bruins? CBS Boston
  • Or look to Leon Draisaitl, who has yet to be signed by the Oilers. This may be the shoe that must drop before Pastrnak’s team returns to the table. iSportsWeb
  • Ryan Donato is poised to make his next step, and it won’t be like the one like Jimmy Vesey made. The Hockey Writers
  • Red through to the section on Blues RFA Colton Parayko and why the Bruins won’t toss an offer sheet at him, although they jolly well could. Ryan Spooner, take note! Puck Daddy
  • Affable Andy Brickley will be hosting a new show on NESN modeled after Charlie Moore’s fishing show, but set on the links of local golf courses. His inaugural guest will be Bruce Cassidy. Boston Herald

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Kudos to former Bruin Dominic Moore, who had options and exercised them. After a great year in Boston, the Maple Leafs simply hit him with a full-court press. WEEI
  • In this power ranking of NHL teams in the off-season, you’ll have to dig down to find where the Bruins bottomed out after being at number 14, and for what reasons. Sportsnet
  • Oh, ESPN, never change. The network’s disdain for hockey is evident in the airing of yet another embarrassing gaffe. CBS Boston
  • Be sure to get to your local Starbucks and order a “Crosby.” It’ll stay hot for a good, long time. BarDown
  • Our Maple Leafs chums have spilled the beans on all their best sources of fancystats information. Bookmark these! Pension Plan Puppets