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Two well-liked recent Bruins backup goalies are available. By the numbers, rest is key to Stanley Cup goaltenders.

Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens - Game Three
There’s another well-liked former Bruins netminder coming available- remember Hi, I’m Chad Johnson?
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Patrice Bergeron made his unlikely 90-day leap from junior to the NHL as the result of what the Bruins saw of the then shy, 17-year-old’s versatility. Bonus- Hi, I’m Chad Johnson is also coming available as a UFA, if you favor re-signing well-liked backup goalies. Boston Globe
  • Anton Khudobin was instrumental in making the playoffs with the Bruins, and proved the Hurricanes wrong for scapegoating him. He joined two other former teammates finding success in greener pastures. The Hockey Writers
  • Report cards continue- Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci are at the head of the class. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Zdeno Chara never skips leg day. Have a look at his workout. Instagram
  • Danton Heinen had himself a season, didn’t he? Boston Sports Extra
  • Five Bruins could be used in trade to beef up the roster, read the pros and cons of each move. NBC Sports
  • The Bruins wouldn’t revisit a reunion with Milan Lucic... or would they- maybe in bundle with Oscar Klefbom? Edmonton Journal
  • And here are some Yankee-thrifty options to fill any available defensive spot that opened up. Bonus- catch up with former Mini 1-on-1 whizbang Oliver Wahlstrom. Boston Herald
  • Speaking of youngsters, wouldn’t it be nice to see Jack Studnicka make the leap to the NHL? It may not seem so far-fetched after the seasons that other Bruins youngsters had. HockeyBuzz
  • Oddsmakers haven’t even waited a full week to announce next year’s favorites for the Stanley Cup. The Bruins are perched high and in a flock, behind the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Nashville Predators. WEEI
  • Godspeed Johnny “Pie” McKenzie. Boston Globe Look back with the Boston Herald’s Jen Royle, who sat with McKenzie for an interview back in 2014. (Video, 7:54) YouTube

Elsewhwhere around the rink:

  • 31 Thoughts are up- the Golden Knights camethisclose to landing Erik Karlsson, and how Las Vegas changed hockey as a product forever. Sportsnet
  • Hey, there are a couple of former Bruins in this list of 10 NHLers rumored to be in the trade mix this summer. Don’t. Even. Think. About. It. NO! Sportsnet
  • By the numbers, what is the impact of rest on a Stanley Cup winning goalie’s season? The real key may be WHEN it occurs. Queen’s Sports Analytics Organization
  • Canadian singer Shawn Mendes went for a ride with plucky Brit James Corden, who later suits up to play goalie for him (skip to 8:01). Bonus- frank discussion of Harry Potter, moving out into his own place, housekeeping, and Justin Bieber’s underwear. (Video, 11:24) YouTube
  • As a followup to the link regarding James Wisniewski, golfer Bud Cauley, and their party being injuried in a car crash last week, charges have been filed against the driver. Sporting News