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Specific hopes for the Bruins’ new goalie tandem, update on Patrice Bergeron’s readiness

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In Bruins news you can use:

  • The Bruins aim for Jaroslav Halak to shoulder enough of the load to prevent burning out Tuukka Rask. NHL
  • Bruce Cassidy explained the nuts and bolts of dealing with talented but raw young players, how the China trip will affect the preseason, and what foiled the Bruins attempts to trial new looks on the top two forward lines. Boston Globe
  • Check in on Patrice Bergeron’s recovery, projections for Jaroslav Halak, who replaces Riley Nash, and which youngsters will return from injury and step up? (Video, 7:14) NHL
  • Bruce Cassidy asserts that Brad Marchand is ready to shelve his antics- mostly. MassLive
  • As career Bruin Adam McQuaid approaches the end of his current contract, is he at a crossroads with his team? Boston Sports Extra
  • Oh, BABY! Charlie McAvoy took one for the team at the Springfield, MA Bruins fanfest. Bonus- Jack Edwards sighting. (With video) Sports Illustrated
  • Which Bruins were SNUBBED on ESPN’s feature “Mount Puckmore”? (With video) NESN
  • Things are looking up for sixth-round pick Dustyn McFaul after a faltering start to his last season of hockey. CBS Boston
  • Prospect Daniel Bukac is looking forward to making his mark as a Niagara Ice Dog after injury stymied his season with the Oil Kings. CBS Boston
  • Hey, kids! Get your Bobby Orr doll action figure- complete with outfits for all occasions! @Super70sSports (Sticktaps to @MickColageo, and do savor all the snarky replies.)
  • Take one last virtual European vacation with this video closing out this summer’s Bear Tracks adventures. (Video, 2:21) Bruins NHL
  • How long? David Backes days until hockey is back. How Many Days Until Hockey

Elewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Colton Hargrove is sadding up with a new team this season. Yee haw! @Starzyy7 Shawn Thornton was in town with a check for the Jimmy Fund @ThorntonFDN after yet another successful Putts and Punches golf tournament @ThorntonFDN. Godspeed Beth Beers, the late wife of Bob Beers. @NHLBruinsAlumni Joe Murphy has gone from winning the Stanley Cup with Oilers to reportedly being homeless. Pilot Online
  • Why don’t NHL teams spend more effort creatively strategizing for overtime 3-on-3 situations? TSN
  • Paul Stewart explains what “finishing a check” is and (perhaps more importantly) is NOT. HockeyBuzz
  • The Canadiens have tweaked their classic centre ice logo placement. Quelle horreur! BarDown
  • Just like the rest of us, NHLers have pet peeves. Even Tuukka Rask. (Video, 2:25) NHL
  • Mark Divver nose when hockey season has arrived. @MarkDivver
  • And with that in mind, keep THIS in mind. Imgur, via Reddit