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Fresh Links: Legwork

Bruins management are getting busy with their to-do checklist. A couple of former Bruins make the most of their summers.

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David Backes checks his leg for a blade injury
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Don Sweeney spoke to Amalie Benjamin about the Bruins’ summer legwork after a surprisingly successful season that exceeded expectations. NHL
  • The price is right. The Bruins have signed Martin Bakos, a Slovakian currently playing in the Czech Republic. Czech out his mad shootout skills. (Link to video) WEEI
  • Urho Vaakanainen is tickled to be coming to Boston, and his goal is to remain once training camp is over. Boston Globe
  • Ha ha ha ha ha ha NO. If the Bruins want Noah Hanifin, it will probably cost them Jake DeBrusk. @FlutoShinzawa
  • Revisit the 2015 deal that sent Milan Lucic to the Kings, and all the young players that were moved in (and some out again) as a result. Providence Bruins
  • Zdeno Chara spoke about his class at Harvard, how impressed he was by his fellow students, and mentoring Charlie McAvoy. Review his summer leg workout. Bonus- what Chara was doing when he was surprised to hear his name at NHL Draft. (With video) @NHLNetwork
  • And guess what Chara was up to exactly 7 years ago today? @DaysofYOrr
  • How much longer do we have to wait, here? How Many Days Until Hockey

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • A reminder, the long awaited first buyout window is opfficially open today. have a look at the numbers on your favorite buyout targets here. Bonus- link to buyout FAQs. CapFriendly
  • Methinks he doth protest too much- one Twitter user’s second account created in mid December of 2017 is just so very singular that it raises questions about the user’s connections to the Ottawa Senators. YostTravis.Tumblr
  • Shopping lists for Atlantic Division teams start with Boston’s needs in the upcoming season, and name a draft prospect that might suit the Bruins. Last Word On Hockey
  • Congratulations to the AHL Marlies, who hoisted the Calder Cup after laying quota on the Texas Stars. Pension Plan Puppets
  • Revisit this BIG NEWS from Washington, DC circa 1922. @NHLHistoryGirl

What former Bruins are up to over their summer vacations:

  • Steve Begin had some unfinished business from his singleminded pursuit of hockey. He has now ticked that goal off his to-do list. Next up? Look out, NHL! Montreal Gazette
  • Jeff Odgers has returned full circle to the family business to fill his post-hockey days. His sons appear poised to do the same. Western Producer