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Fresh Links: Those Who Do Not Study History, Rookie Camp Opens

Goons and former goons lead the news

NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins
Does this look like a bad attitude player to you? (David Pastrnak, embraced by Torey Krug and David Krejci)
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Bruins Rookie Camp opens today:

  • Are the powers-that-be on Causeway so snakebitten after dealings with other disgruntled former young Bruins that they are now being unfair to David Pastrnak? WEEI
  • Something old, something new... older Bruins need the younger ones if they expect to not be struggling to make the playoffs- again. Boston Globe
  • Pastrnak’s teammates miss him. The business of hockey can seem so heartless. Boston Globe
  • You got that one right, buds. @DaysOfYOrr
  • Brad Marchand is one of the core group leftover from the Stanley Cup winning team of 2011. How should the season shape up for him? Bruins Daily
  • The NHL is trending to a speedy game rather than a heavy boards battle. David Krejci spoke about healing from the knee injury he sustained in the playoffs. (With video) NESN
  • On the NHL Player Media Tour, it only takes four or five interviews for Tuukka Rask to realize that everyone already knows his favorite band. (Video, 1:26) Bruins NHL
  • So how do you like Bruce Cassidy now? He’s come a long way since his first NHL coaching gig. The Hockey Writers
  • There’ll be a pair of invitees netminding at rookie camp, as Daniel Vladar is injured. The Hockey Writers

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Florida Panthers are getting the hell out of Dodge, and they’re headed our way- here’s why. Boston Globe Maybe they’ll try to salvage something of their rookie tourney? Litterbox Cats
  • Here is a master schedule of NHL rookie tournaments (be wary of the Florida Panthers dates) including the Bruins ones. SportsBlog
  • Recently retired Colton Orr had a new gig as an actor in “Goon: Last Of The Enforcers” and got to hang with George Parros and Georges Laraque on set. There was one thing that made him very nervous. Bonus- a Gallery of Goons. Sports Illustrated
  • Speaking of Parros, guess who will now be at the helm of NHL Player Safety? TSN
  • Brave Steve Ott is broadening his horizons, having undergone the first job interview in his life. Sports Illustrated
  • Paul Bissonnette is returning to the scene of the crime in Arizona to become the Coyotes’ ambassador and media specialist. (With video) Puck Daddy
  • Rule changes: The NHL will up the ante for teams wishing to challenge a goal on the basis of a player being offside, and timeouts will no longer be available to tired teams after they ice the puck. Sportsnet
  • Eight guiding principles will be the cornerstone of hockey participation for the NHL, NHLPA, USA Hockey, and other major organizations going forward. Character matters, and age will become important. (With video) Sportsnet
  • On September 7th, remember the team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Sportsnet