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Stick Taping Savant Marc Savard still obsesses about the perfect stick taping job

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Deep in concentration (Marc Savard)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Marc Savard, the savant of stick taping, discusses the craft and dishes on the best and worst he’s seen. Bonus: NHLers point fingers at others’ taping jobs, including Tuukka Rask throwing shade on David Pastrnak. Hear which player is the “unicorn” of taping. (With video) Sportsnet
  • Speaking of Pasta, hear what he’s been up to this summer. (Video, 2:05) @BruinsNHL
  • And the big stick at Warrior Arena is getting a new tape job- would Savvy approve? @NHL Bruins
  • Having signed with the Bruins as an undrafted free agent, Kyle Keyser has since practiced with the team during the playoffs and attended prospect camp. He is grateful for key help from a few old(er) hands. CBS Boston
  • Two slots the Bruins must fill are at 2nd line right wing and 3rd line center. Have a look at who might slot in where. Hockeybuzz
  • Of course, the elephant in the room is the availability of Artemi Panarin, and how that could domino down on a certain undersized offensive defenseman. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Don’t forget about Anders Bjork, although you could be excused after his season was punctuated by and ultimately ended prematurely due to injury. Boston Sports Extra
  • Kirk Luedeke took a look at Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, and liked what he saw. Scouting Post
  • Revisit Don Sweeney’s action-packed and successful tenure as Boston’s head coach thus far. An initial stumble was quickly overcome in pursuit of a youthquake. The Hockey Writers
  • Here’s a paen to the productive time that youngsters spend in Providence, even as we fans clamor to push them prematurely into the NHL. Black ’n Gold Hockey
  • Of course none of us here at Stanley Cup of Chowder would fall for it, but you have to admire this guy’s chutzpah. Deadspin

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Jarome Iginla is going to call it a career. Sportsnet
  • We see what you did, there- recently bought out Brooks Orpik is a Capital. AGAIN. TSN
  • This list of the ten current NHL contracts representing the best bang for the buck is chock-full of present and former Bruins. The Score
  • Is it a good thing if your team makes Sean McIndoe’s list of the 6 most perplexing NHL teams? Sportsnet