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A surplus of defensemen, and nailing down David Krejci’s linemates- decisions, decisions!

Boston Bruins v Anaheim Ducks
Will the Bruins need to leave One Tough Hombre languishing on IR again? (Adam McQuaid)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • The Bruins have a LOT of defensemen. Something’s gotta give. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • What about David Krejci’s needs? This seems to be the crux of the Bruins’ top-six issues. The Hockey Writers
  • Take a spin with Zdeno Chara, who talks about how bicyclists and hockey players are sympatico and why he stashes bikes around the world. He offers sage advice- “ in hockey, wear a helmet.” (slightly UNfresh, but topical) Bicyclist via @DellowHockey
  • Sean Kuraly’s game has been marked by his improved decisionmaking. Boston Sports Journal
  • Anders Bjork is coming off the longest injury downtime of his life, and is itching to get back into action. Bonus- a lot of territory is covered, including Bonus- Paul Stewart reminiscing about his brief stint as an NHL player. Boston Globe
  • Matt Grzelcyk has added some heft in hopes of improving his outcomes in the corners. Boston Herald
  • Ryan Donato visited the the University of Vermont on the Bruins summer Fan Fest tour. Hey, who is that on the wall at Gutterson Field House? Go, Cats, GO! (Video, 1:04) @NHLBruins
  • Revisit the Bruins draft class of 2015. Boston Sports Extra (Try not to dwell on this debacle- water under the bridge! Boston Globe)
  • Kirk Luedeke has an update on the Hlinka-Gretzky tournament and offers his assessments of Jakub Lauko, Ryan Donato, and Zach Senyshyn. (Audio, 1:04:20) Scouting Post
  • Read down this long list of NHL prospects in the OHL to see that Jack Studnicka is “criminally underrated.” OHL Prospects.Blogspot, via @MarkDivver
  • HOW LONG IS IT? How Many Days Until Hockey

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Bruins (and former Bruins) own a lot of territory on the NHL’s Top 20 Forwards ranking. NHL
  • This list of the Top 25 NHLers under the age of 25 will be updating five selections at a time. Today, there’s a Bruin at #24. Sporting News