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The IIHF would like you to know there is pond hockey being played RIGHT NOW.

Sail Boston 2017
Better to be three sheets to the wind? (The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry, 2017)
Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

In Bruins news you can use:

  • Something has to give in order to sign both Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo - like the cap, in the neighborhood of $4.3M. Causeway Crowd
  • Pavel Shen is on the fast track following impressive Development Camp and World Junior Championship performances. Bonus- Bruins Fan Fest schedule. Boston Globe
  • Oh, happy day! Here’s wishing a perfect birthday to St. Patrice. @NHLBruins
  • Another postcard from vacationing Bruins Chris Wagner and Joakim Nordstrom. Nordstrom reports a David Pastrnak sighting in Sweden, Wags is apparently in demand as a groomsman, and just wait ‘till Brad Marchand hears about one observation from the Krug nursery. (Video, 3:09) @NHLBruins
  • At the Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic Banquet, onetime honoree Charlie Coyle was keynote speaker. Patriot Ledger
  • Take a look back at the performances of the Providence Bruins forwards last season. The Hockey Writers
  • Lend your ears to D.J. Bean as he returns to the scene of the crime, the Skate Podcast. He points out the biggest factor that put the Bruins in a position to win it all last year. (Spoiler- it was NOT a trade) and his vision for Brandon Carlo’s contract as opposed to Charlie McAvoy’s. All parties take their digs at the cap, buyouts, bad contracts, and dressing room cancer James Neal. (Audio, 32:16) WEEI
  • Jack Edwards was the guest on the CLNS Media Bruins Beat podcast, dishing on his career, homerism, and why the NBCSN hockey broadcasts just don’t satisfy. (Part 1) (Audio. 5:00) Apple

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The grade is in for Panther Noel Acciari’s performance in the playoffs. Causeway Crowd
  • They’re playing pond hockey right now down south- REALLY, REALLY far down south. IIHF
  • Poor John Tavares is still licking his wounds after the Maple Leafs were sent packing in the first playoff round. NBCSports Boston
  • Saddle up for the first in a four part indictment of the NHL officials’ sins of omission regarding their role in reducing the risk of head injury to players. There’s plenty of blame to go around. Last Word On Hockey
  • This power ranking will be good news to Bruins fans. ESPN
  • Do you even watch the games? Take a look at evaluating players by the numbers. Die By The Blade
  • Katie Baker marked the retirement of worthy opponent Roberto Luongo, who walked tall in the aftermath of great maelstroms like the 2011 Stanley Cup Final and by comforting his community following the Parkland shooting. The Ringer

How many days until Bruins hockey?

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