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How about some good, clean summer fun? Try soap hockey!

NHL: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins
Keep working on those faceoffs, kid. (Ryan Spooner)
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

In Bruins news you can use:

  • A deal for $2.825 million and one year will keep Ryan Spooner in the Spoked B for another year. (With video) CBS Boston Or not...? @rcduthie
  • Spooner and the Bruins had been about a million dollars apart in their asks. WEEI
  • Of two items on the “wish list” for Anders Bjork in this assessment, one is for him to bulk up a bit. Chowder and Champions
  • David Pastrnak is with the Bruins group in China once again. He is a natural with the young players. Well, duh! Torey Krug found that language is posing barely a barrier. Bonus-links to Bruins video of the visit. (Click permissions to view Google translation in English) iSport (Original article, in Czech) iSport
  • Krug, Pastrnak, and Tuukka Rask were at press event in China- notably, someone’s sock game was strong while someone’s socks were entirely missing. @zhaoran1990
  • ARE WE THERE YET? How much longer? How Many Days Until Hockey Zach Senyshyn days to go!

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Since the NHL has been waiting to see how the NFL would come out of their CTE debacle, here’s a sobering look at how 111 donated NFL players’ brains have tested out. New York Times
  • Several familiar names are among the free agents still waiting to be signed by NHL teams... CBS Sports
  • ...and two of those veteran players have found a (hopefully) golden lining in being available this year. TSN Former Bruins Daniel Paille and Max Talbot have already been named to the Canadian pre-Olympic tourney roster. TSN
  • Good, clean fun? Soap hockey is a thing, and it is perfect for those hot summer days. BarDown It certainly draws a crowd. (Video, 1:47) YouTube, via Reddit
  • Kris Letang took on Terrell Owens and lost in an agility test. Maybe an on-ice test would have ended differently? (Video) @Letang_58