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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Here’s a quick summary of where the Bruins stand at this point- who’s in, who’s out, and who will dip his toes into free agency. HockeyBuzz
  • Remember how we all watched white-knucked as Don Sweeney took over and made his first moves? How do you like him NOW? Bonus- expect no further contract buyouts. 98.5 the Sports Hub
  • All options are on the table for the Bruins’ first line. Options are GOOD. (with video) NESN
  • Pssst! How about a secret mission to land Noah Hanifin? Boston Globe
  • Torey Krug knows he’s got his teammate’s back, it is just that he can’t seem to remember the guy’s name. CBS Boston
  • Zdeno Chara meet a lot of other top-flight athletes while studying at Harvard, including Chris Bosh and Kaka Leite. NESN

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Golden Knights aim to bounce back tonight against the Capitals, having fallen behind by one game in their Stanely Cup Final series. (Chock full of links to more detailed stories and video.) NHL
  • Hockey was hot on this week’s episode of Only a Game- hear about how a former Canadian MP and Johnny Bucyk helped former Bruin Chris Hayes get his belated Bruins Stanley Cup ring WBUR (Audio, 12:11) and meet the REAL hockey pioneers in Las Vegas, the Gamblers! (Audio, 11:13) WBUR
  • In the Boston area, plenty of young talent is staying in school locally just as Ryan Donato did rather than pursuing the junior team route to (hopefully) the NHL. Boston Herald
  • Those infernal pull-ups continue to stymie top prospects at NHL Combine. BarDown
  • Here is video of the entire NHL Combine broadcast, as hosted by Jeff Marek and Sam Consentino. Maybe there’s a future Bruin in there! (Video, 2:54:03) Sportsnet
  • Sean McIndoe seems conflicted about his short list of notable NHLers who just can’t seem to git ‘er done and may never hoist the Stanley Cup. Sportsnet
  • Healing wishes to James Wisniewski and his friends, who were seriously injured in a car accident after a golf event late Friday. Police are investigating. Columbus Dispatch
  • Best wishes and a big thank you to Kirk Luedeke, who has retired from the U.S. Army (and can now devote himself to HOCKEY!) You’ll see lots of familiar names among the well wishers. @KLuedeke29