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Czech in with David Pastrnak at home and in Sweden

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Happy Birthday to this guy (Don Sweeney)

In Bruins news you can use:

  • Local lads like Ryan Donato carry a heavy load of history and Boston sports fandom. Hear how he copes. (With video) NESN
  • While we’re at it, Donato will be in the mix to win the Calder Trophy. Book it. Chowder and Champions
  • Never tell me the odds! Brad Marchand is already projected to be in a surprisingly good spot to win the Hart Trophy. MassLive
  • Keep up with the Bruins abroad: David Pastrnak was in Sweden for the NHL media tour. (Video, 1:20) @NHLBruins He met up with new Bruin Joakim Nordström, and they played with Swedish NHLers. (Video, 1:08) @NHLBruins Nordström takes us on a tour of his hometown, Stockholm, and dons his Bruins sweater (#20) for the first time. (Video, 1:29) @NHLBruins Sit in on Pasta’s workout back home (you can almost smell his tennis sneakers) and take a tour of Prague, using his tattoo as a map. (Video, 2:14) @NHLBruins
  • An early projection for the talented Peter Cehlarik this season hinges upon his being able to stay healthy. Yahoo Sports
  • The same might be said for David Backes, who missed 25 games and endured colon surgery. Surely this year will be better! NHL
  • Anders Bjork will join Charlie McAvoy at the Stars and Stripes Showdown in memory of Jim Johannson. CBS Sports
  • He may not make the team out of camp, but there’s good reason to keep an eye on Jakob Zboril. Black ’n Gold Hockey

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Bryan Berard has joined the NHL concussion lawsuit. Sporting News
  • What’s not to love? A movie called “Ahockalypse” merging zombies and hockey is filming in Minnesota. Barry Melrose is featured! (With video) KARE11
  • Paul Stewart dishes on the thoughtful mentoring and lessons that helped him to become an NHL official. HockeyBuzz
  • They’re no slouches- four NHLers also played in the Little League World Series, including the father of a former Bruin. BarDown