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Gone are the days of bloated, beer-bellied NHLers arriving at training camp to of get into shape.

Stanley Cup Media Day
Today’s NHLers arrive at training camp ready for business (Brad Marchand)
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A split Bruins squad simultaneously prepares for the Flames game in China and practices at Warrior arena.

  • Smoking, drinking, carousing.... It wasn’t all that long ago that players arrived at training camp needing to get into shape. Rookie camps did not exist, invitations were handed out generously, and fighting was one overused tactic to stand out in the crowd. (Hard paywall) The Athletic
  • Who will partner with Brandon Carlo? The Bruins face this and four other burning questions . 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Here are today’s Boston practice lines. @NHLBruins
  • Patrice Bergeron has still not taken to the ice for reasons. Boston Herald
  • He’s in good company- Noel Acciari and Torey Krug remain sidelined as well. Patriot Ledger
  • Defenseman Steven Kampfer is glad to be back in Boston once again, but he won’t miss the slog to Ristuccia Arena. (With video) @NHLBruins
  • Training camp notes- Torey Krug feels the pangs of being left behind in Boston, but he isn’t too concerned about anyone snatching his roster spot. Bonus- Zdeno Chara is still the ace of pull-ups. WEEI
  • Meanwhile, in China, practice lines look funny without all the big names left behind in Boston. @NHLBruins
  • Hopefully, after the China games, the Bruins will have a better idea about how their defensive corps will shake out. NHL
  • Sean Kuraly is just itching to snatch up that third line center spot. MassLive
  • RAWR! Jaroslav Halak has some sharp new pads. @NHLBruins
  • Mark your calendars with plenty of television/radio broadcasts of Bruins action as listed here. Bonus- a few notes about current events in the NHL. South Coast Today
  • David Pastrnak has a special affinity with youngsters. It wasn’t all that long ago he was one himself, using figure skates and simply hoping to play for his country. (With video) CNN
  • There is a wealth of blueliners in Providence now. Bonus- reminiscences about PBruin Adam McQuaid and his first taste of the NHL. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Kirk Luedeke weighs in on the end of the Adam McQuaid era, in which a player like him would increasingly be less likely to even be drafted. Scouting Post
  • All your Bruins preseason viewing/listening is HERE! Stanley Cup of Chowder

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • There was always something about Robin Lehner, and now he has courageously gone public about his struggles. Best wishes to him with the Islanders and with his recovery. (*NO PAYWALL* for this piece) The Athletic
  • Lend your ears and eyes to this preview of the Atlantic Division. It looks like three teams will dominate the others, and the Panthers can be very optimistic. (Video, 4:09) TSN
  • And the other shoe has dropped, many Eastern Conference players now breathe a sigh of relief as Erik Karlsson is off to be a San Jose Shark. 98.5 The Sports Hub