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Trade whispers surround current, former, and potential Bruins

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four
We should be seeing a lot more of Matt Grzelcyk

In Bruins news you can use:

  • No better time than the present, Don Sweeney, to address three burning questions. CBS Boston
  • Pop the Champagne- Matt Grzelcyk has signed for another two years. Only one Bruins RFA now remains unsigned. South Coast Today
  • Trade whispers are that teams are calling about David Krejci- is anyone listening in Boston? Bonus- Boston is kicking Ilya Kovalchuk’s tires, and Milan Lucic may be on the move from the Oilers, perhaps even to the Canadiens. TSN
  • Ilya Kovalchuk- so hot right now! Billy Jaffe explains why. (With video) NESN
  • Noah Hanifin is a fine young man, but the ask for him will be high. Take a look at his market value, temper your enthusiasm, and hope the Bruins hold tight to their wallets and to Jake DeBrusk. WEEI
  • Urho Vaakanainen was only drafted a year ago, but he’s full speed ahead on his plan to transition to the North American game and make the team. Bruins NHL
  • Kyle Keyser has made the cut to represent the USA in the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. You may recall that the goaltender signed an entry-level contract last fall. Bruins NHL
  • The deal for Martin Bakos came together in about two weeks while he was readying to play in Sweden for the upcoming season and competing as the Bruins on Playstation. He has already heard from Zdeno Chara. (in Slovak) Sport.sme Click permissions for Google translation Sport.sme
  • Anton Khudobin is among the top 5 available UFA netminders. The Score

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Check in with former Bruin Bobby Robins (who is now nearly fluent in Spanish) as he moves ahead in his hockey career after hitting a wall due to symptoms following his brief stint in the NHL. He now looks to his next opportunity. Boston Globe
  • Coincidentally, the NHLPA announced their reason for having delayed the rollout of a concussion support network. TSN
  • An NHL offer sheet is as rare as hen’s teeth. Here’s what’s broken- time for an overhaul. Sportsnet
  • Former Bruin Andrew Bodnarchuk has landed with Red Bull Munich. RAN.de
  • This weekend’s Top 10 sports notes likens some FIFA World Cup players to Montreal Canadiens, and asserts that Rene Rancourt may not be the best anthem singer. Trifecta Sports
  • Name calling? CHECK! Middle school jokes? CHECK! Have you seen Knob Hockey? In this episode, Duthie Dreger and McLean McGuire listen in on some NSFW agitating. (Video, 2:03) YouTube There are more episodes in the vault. YouTube