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Today marks the opening of Free Agency- Happy Canada Day to you!

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It looks like we will be parting ways with Marcus Johansson.
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • As Free Agency opens, several truths remain evident for Boston. Bruins Daily
  • Boston will need to rely on their thrifty Yankee abilities to find the overlooked players that will offer the best bang for the buck. Boston Herald
  • Moves must be made and cap space must be cleared, but there are precedents to help in decisionmaking. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Goaltenders are in the Bruins’ sights, as is the team’s future in net. Boston Sports Extra
  • The other priority is one with which we are very familiar- versatile, utility players. Patriot Ledger
  • It looks like this is farewell to Marcus Johansson. WEEI
  • Anders Bjork remains a big question mark. The Hockey Writers
  • The Bruins are in avery similar situation as last year. With $12m in cap space, the RFAs are still up in the air. Don’t be surprised when Noel Acciari pulls a Tim Schaller. HockeyBuzz
  • Mick Colageo has looked into his crystal ball, and sees Acciari on the move. @MickColageo
  • Joakim Nordstrom could well be expendable for the right deal. Causeway Crowd
  • Dive deeper into what trades from around the league say about the Bruins’ own roster. Causeway Crowd
  • Next up? Training camp. We’ll see some of the Development Campers return for a shot at the Bruins roster. Boston.com
  • The Bruins offered assessments on several of the Development Campers. Some very much remain works in progress. Bruins NHL
  • Kirk Leudeke weighed in on Free Agency and Development Camp- and reminds us that winning comes at a cost. Scouting Post
  • Mark Divver named his Best in Show at Development Camp. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Mark Divver was the guest on The Skate Podcast to talk all things Bruins Prospects. (Link to audio) WEEI
  • For your summer reading list, review this history of the Bruins’ storied Kraut Line. Boston Sports Extra

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Chris Kelly is leaving the Senators coaching staff. Senators NHL Kenny Agostino is on the move. NJ.com The Panthers have landed ageless Brett Connolly. Yahoo Ryan Spooner is on waivers for buyout. ESPN Colin Miller is headed to Buffalo. Buffalo News Phil Kessel will be joining Carl Soderberg in Arizona. TribLive Jesse Gabrielle will play in Slovakia @MarkDivver. And today’s winner- one interested party weighed in on recent IIHF news. @ChurchOfSatan
  • Just to help us keep track, Sportsnet is offering a Free Agency live blog. Sportsnet

How many days until Bruins hockey?

  • 77 days until the first preseason game in New Jersey v. the Devils on September 16, 2019.
  • 94 days until the first regular season game in Dallas v. the Stars on October 3, 2019.