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How slow is the off-season? Let’s talk about trading Patrice Bergeron!

2019 Stanley Cup Finals: St. Louis Blues Vs Boston Bruins At Enterprise Center
St. Patrice is not going ANYWHERE. (Patrice Bergeron with Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara)
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

In Bruins new you can use:

  • Yeah, trade Patrice Bergeron. That’s the ticket. (Audio, 34:39) WEEI
  • What are the Bruins’ options to slot in for Marcus Johansson? 985 The Sports Hub
  • Anders Bjork has not had the best of luck, but is there so much competition for his slot that his time is now running out? Hockey Fabiola
  • Wiley Sherman, Anton Blidh, and P.J. Stock are packing for a goodwill tour to China. NHL
  • This series on the biggest game in each NHL franchise’s history pauses to look at the Bruins today. Last Word On Hockey
  • How about a Congressional Gold Medal for Willie O’Ree? NESN
  • Lend your ears to the inaugural Big Bad Bruins podcast, their guest is The Fourth Period’s Shawn Hutcheon. (Audio, 55:29) Anchor

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Happy landings to Ryan Spooner, hopefully the Swiss air will do him good. Swiss Hockey News Now he has something in common with Patrice Bergeron. @BruinsHockeyNow (An aside- Spooner and Bergeron have one other thing in common @MattyPorts) Ryan Donato just re-signed with the Wild for a song- should we cry over spilled milk? Causeway Crowd The Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame will induct a class this fall that includes Brian Gionta. Boston Globe
  • Five NHLers are still wanted men for trade purposes, one’s name keeps popping up in conjunction with the Bruins. The Score
  • Have a look at each NHL team’s off-season roster moves through the Panic/Don’t Panic lens. The Hockey News
  • The Red Sox sourced a natural as ball attendant, but it’s only a summer job for goalie Katie Burt. (Bonus- link to a video of one of her ballpark saves) Boston Globe

How many days until Bruins hockey?

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