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Bruins fans know who the REAL Big Z is.

2019 Stanley Cup Finals: St. Louis Blues Vs Boston Bruins At TD Garden
When you look up ‘leadership’ in the dictionary, Zdeno Chara’s picture is there.
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • No, just NO. There is only one Big Z. NBC Sports Boston
  • The Bruins re-signed Peter Cehlarik for one year at league minimum. Boston Herald
  • Danton Heinen filed for arbitration. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Consider Heinen’s upside and look at some numbers before scoffing. Causeway Crowd
  • Offer sheeting Brandon Carlo would strain the Bruins, and it wouldn’t be the first time (Canes Country) we’ve seen that tactic used this year. Causeway Crowd
  • Brad Marchand underperformed in the playoffs, but he didn’t meltdown and misbehave, which was nice. He can bring home his report card without shame. Chowder and Champions
  • John Beecher heads off to the University of Michigan to continue developing into the kind of player that the Bruins seek. NHL
  • Just for fun, imagine the Bruins playoff run if a specific NHL rule were in place to allow each series winner to claim a player from the losing team to add to the roster going forward. HockeyBuzz

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The Lightning have snapped up Gemel Smith. Raw Charge Farewell and thanks to Marcus Johansson, who is now a Sabre. Details are here. MyNHLTradeRumors Was there a butterfly effect in Ryan Spooner’s buyout that stymied the Panthers hopes (despite Roberto Luongo’s helpful retirement) to beat the Rangers in the tussle to sign Artemi Panarin? The Province
  • Which five NHLers are now facing heart warming (or blood boiling) returns to their former teams? The Hockey News
  • This quintet of signings around the NHL were remarkable for different reasons. The Hockey News
  • NHL teams are sitting on youngsters that might attract offer sheet interest. Here’s the list of the likeliest from each. The Hockey News
  • This is NOT a good look for you, Sonny Milano and A.J. Greer. NY Daily News
  • For your offseason viewing pleasure, knock off this list of must-see hockey documentaries online. The Hockey Writers Bonus- if you’ve been here before, you know my favorite- Minneflowta, from ESPN. YouTube

How many days until Bruins hockey?

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