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Fresh Links: A Bruins Youth Movement, TD Garden’s Penalty

The Bruins take steps to see that Tuukka Rask is not burned out yet again

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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins
Do. Not. Leave. Him. In. The. Lurch. AGAIN. (Tuukka Rask and his RBF)
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

In Bruins news you can use:

  • What is the state of the Bruins going into the season? A youth movement is trending! (With video) NHL
  • Five Bruins youngsters are in the NHL spotlight as players likely to step up this fall. Get ready to see more of the Charlie McAvoy that we got a taste of in the playoffs. NHL
  • Hiring another goaltending coach is a step in the right direction to ensure that the goaltenders in the Bruins system will be up to the task of helping Tuukka Rask, and Mike Dunham’s arrival will also free up “Goalie Bob” Essensa to travel. CBS Boston
  • Under pressure- four Bruins are set up for (relative) failure this season, with fans tapping their toes and awaiting RESULTS. The Hockey Writers
  • No contract yet for David Pastrnak , as everyone mulls over the youngster’s actual value to the team. Bonus- Click the links to hear the Natural Hat Trick podcasts. FanRag Sports
  • WANT! The Tri-City Americans have honored Brandon Carlo with a bobblehead. @TCAmericans
  • You can tune in to Days of Y’Orr’s podcast to hear more about Ryan Spooner ’s new contract- will he remain with the Bruins? It isn’t like Claude Julien can be blamed for his shortcomings any longer. (Salty language alert!) (Audio, 19:07) SoundCloud
  • Take a look back at the friendly game the Bruins played in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the preseason of their 2011 Stanley Cup year. It was a special game for Shawn Thornton and his family. (Full game video linked) Black N’ Gold Hockey Blog
  • TD Garden will pay an agreed upon penalty of $1.65 million to settle their tardy contractual obligation to the Massachusetts State Department of Conservation and Recreation. Did Jeremy Jacobs get off lightly? Boston Magazine

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Is anyone other than The Bettman holding his breath that things may thaw between ESPN and the NHL, and that they may partner once more? BSN Denver
  • Bryan Bickell has called it a career, and please don’t think of him as simply that player who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Players Tribune
  • Remember the Rhode Island Reds forty years on. Sadly, their arena is now a parking lot. Providence Journal
  • This work of Bruins fan art is made exclusively from hockey equipment. And maybe a Cam Neely shirsey. @hockeyplyrsclub
  • Here’s just what you need to clean your teeth (or at least those teeth that remain in your mouth) after playing hockey. But is it Delta Dental approved? @Super70sSports