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Zdeno Chara is like the Energizer Bunny, or maybe even Jaromir Jagr

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We're gearing up for Bruins training camp. David Pastrnak contract watch continues.

  • Pay the man. A track record of regrettable decisions with young players can turn around here and now. Consider it an investment in the Bruins' new future, and look at the money they're paying some NOT to play. WEEI
  • It is all about the challenge for Zdeno Chara, don't count him out as the age meter ticks past the 40 year mark. Boston Globe
  • Is the influx of talented prospects making it easier to play contract hardball with Pastrnak? Boston Herald
  • You may recognize the roster of coaching assistants, but remember, this will be Bruce Cassidy's first Bruins training camp. Patriot Ledger
  • Here's a take on the prospects post-tournament via a new source from an old friend, Joe McDonald. (Registration and/or paywall) Boston Sports Journal
  • It was all hands on deck collecting for hurricane relief at Fenway, as Bruins and Panthers joined Rays and other pros at the park. Valley News

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Connor McDavid polled some fans about who should be on the EA Sports NHL 18 cover. Can you identify the archetypes? NO, REALLY! (With video)
  • Vernon Fiddler is calling it a career. Players Tribune. I'll always remember him for this entertaining sequence featuring former Bruin Johnny Boychuk. (Video, 1:12) YouTube
  • The inaugural Thirty-ONE Thoughts is up for you to peruse. If Elliotte Friedman is back, it must be time for hockey! Sportsnet