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A town in Finland will honor a native son.

NHL: JUN 12 Stanley Cup Final - Blues at Bruins
First in the hearts of his countrymen, Tuukka Rask
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • The rink in Savonlinna, Finland is being renamed for Tuukka Rask . (In Finnish) Helsingin Sanomat (in English) Google translation
  • One game shy. With that in mind, the Bruins’ front office is being conservative in reset mode. Who are the key arrivals and departures, who is justhtisclose to making the team? What remains to be done? NHL
  • Which quintet of contracts has the Bruins brass slapping each other on the backs and smoking cigars? Last Word On Hockey
  • One player with a bargain contract is no longer playing under the radar. How will expectations for Matt Grzelcyk rise with his performance? Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Have a look at the top ten plays of... “Patrice Bergeron! With the silver stick and the golden touch...!” Of course, not all of these are goals. (Video, 5:22) NHL
  • Are you just Wild about the possibility of a deal for Zach Parise ? It may be a win/win. Causeway Crowd
  • John Beecher is lighting ’em up at the World Junior Summer Showcase camp, and now tops Team USA in production. Boston Hockey Now Have a look at the Day #3 action (with links to Day #2 and #1) here. NHL
  • NCAA look me over- the Bruins should check out another Notre Dame player, the netminder Cale Morris. Causway Crowd
  • Jack Edwards explains how NBCSports hockey broadcasts fall short CLNS Media and offers a story he was going to hold to reveal in his autobiography. CLNS

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Ryan Spooner deserved better, but NHL hockey is a business, after all. Causeway Crowd Kris Versteeg is back from Europe, but will toil in the AHL for now. Bonus- an odd sort of Boston booster emerged in Chicago during this Stanley Cup Final. Chicago Sun Times
  • Looking for some action in free agency? Keep looking. Yawn. Boston Globe
  • Oh, goody. At least SOMEONE is glad to see Andrew Shaw. NBCSports
  • In summation, Part 4 of this series on head injuries sums up how NHL officials, the NHL, and the Department of Player Safety have failed- and how they can improve. Last Word On Hockey
  • Support your local billionaire- Calgary has found the perfect way to show an NHL owner the love. NO, REALLY! The Beaverton

How many days until Bruins hockey?

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