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Are NHL teams trying to smuggle biological weapons into China in smelly duffels?

Edmonton Oilers v Boston Bruins
Maybe opening the door will air out the tunnel and dressing room? (Tuukka Rask)
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Travel woes have beset the Bruins and Flames as they arrived in China.

  • Chinese officials apparently mistook malodorus hockey equipment duffels for weapons of mass destruction. Phew! Boston Globe
  • One piece of luggage received special scrutiny, as Torey Krug managed an artful chirp about Brad Marchand and his new hobby. NESN
  • David Backes is leaner and meaner, thanks to THIS SHOCKING DIET TRICK THAT DRIVES DOCTORS CRAZY redirecting his training regimen and cutting out refined sugar. MassLive
  • Jakub Zboril’s performance at the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo boosted him into his coaches’s sights. CBS Boston
  • Looking back, which other youngsters merited mention for notable accomplishments in Buffalo last week? Prime Time Sports Talk
  • New faces, invitees, prospects- which Bruins will rise to the top of the bottom six this season? Boston Sports Extra
  • The Rangers trade was necessary, skillfully timed, and the best for all involved- especially Adam McQuaid- a player who would otherwise “(be) entering a contract year, getting Paul Postma’d to the ninth floor”. Bonus- link to Ty Anderson’s video replay of McQuaid’s finest moments, not all of which are fights. HockeyBuzz
  • Brad Marchand narrowly escapes his fate while poor Mark Scheifele and Ryan Suter suffer the ire of scorned Paul Bissonnette at the launch of Warrior’s new Covert QR Edge stick in Boston. (Video, 8:53- no surprise that audio is *NSFW*) YouTube This ad with the same cast is at least family friendly- Brad and Ryan go undercover to see Mark’s new stick. (Video, 2:53) YouTube

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Anton Khudobin, everyone’s favorite Free Elf, has incorporated Harry Potter imagery and starry night skies in his striking new Sylabrush mask. The Spoked B in “Dobby” has been retired in favor of a Dallas Stars “D.” In Goal
  • The Bruins are among the Atlantic Division CONTENDERS! Book it, because the source is so good. Raw Charge
  • The move to Las Vegas was a hard sell to Max Pacioretty’s three sons at first, as the Golden Knights were not on “the sheets.” Fortunately, the situation was remedied by using a deck of hockey cards. Players Tribune