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Hey Cam Neely, don’t look now- David Pastrnak is at your heels!

Boston Bruins Vs. New York Rangers At TD Garden
Who has more fun than David Pastrnak?
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Nifty fifty- David Pastrnak could make history by being the Bruin to crack Cam Neely’s 50 goal season. Before you scoff, remember- he’s only 23! (With video) The Hockey Writers
  • Zdeno Chara was back home with his family, and spoke to reporters about his training regimen, which now involves ice baths. He has had to cut out cycling this summer. (Original, in Slovak) Sport.Aktuality.sk (English translation) Google
  • David Krejci put in a solid year, even covering for Patrice Bergeron’s absence early in the past season. The year before was not as productive. Which David Krejci will we have the pleasure of watching this season? Prime Time Sports Talk
  • So it is looking like a one-year bridge contract for Charlie McAvoy, then, is it? The Hockey Writers
  • Don’t lose sight of Brandon Carlo in all of this, by the numbers he was outstanding. The Hockey Writers
  • Don’t hold your breath over seeing a deal done before training camp. HockeyBuzz
  • This news might open the door to the Bruins signing some defensemen on PTOs in the interim. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Weymouth honored native sons Charlie Coyle and Paul Carey by raising their numbers to the rafters on Charlie Coyle Day. (Links to video) NESN
  • Lend your ears to the Skate Pod for this special brief interview with sophomore Eli and Bruins prospect Curtis Hall. (Audio, 6:31) Bonus- link to the remainder of the episode. (Audio, 36:10) WEEI
  • Then lend your ears to the Black N’ Gold Hockey Podcast. First up- about a certain local sportswriter and awww, jeez, not this Tuukka Rask crap again! (Audio, 57:53) CLNS Media
  • Cam Neely had words of praise for Jaroslav Halak , whose early season performance was a key to allowing Tuukka Rask to go into the postseason fresh, for a change. NESN
  • Have an overload of cute with Tuukka Rask in Helsinki... (nice backpack, dad!) @NHLBruins (Video, 0:40) ...as he squires his daughters out for a day of fun. (Video, 1:41) @NHLBruins

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Remember Adam Oates? His Oates Sports Group continues to help NHLers improve their performances. Boston Globe Look back at the legacy of leadership that Dr. Mark Recchi left in Boston. The Hockey Writers
  • Check the top 10 of this NHL ranking of the top 20 wings to see the Perfection Line well represented. (Skip to the 0:32 mark, or enjoy a couple of former Bruins in the leadup. Video, 1:19) NHL
  • Hardy har har, NHL, you had one job... and Robin Lehner holds the trophy. @Robin Lehner Of course, the @NYRangers were quick to offer their congratulations.
  • Is there something in the Finnish water? Now Rasmus Ristolainen is grousing about wanting out of Buffalo. TSN
  • Here’s an insider peek at the young prospects training at Power Edge Pro camp over the summer. You’ll hear these names in the future. The Hockey News
  • This 1937-38 (or not?) season set of hockey cards is remarkable for a few things, including portraying a slice of pre-war NHL life. Sports Collectors Daily
  • Forget the handsome faces of these 1929-30 Bruins, admire their flowing signatures! @Dave Stubbs
  • A slighted former brother-in-law has won compensation in Quebec for partial ownership of Canadiens season tickets, including “moral damages.” Sportsnet

How many days until Bruins hockey?

  • 36 days until the first preseason game in New Jersey v. the Devils on September 16, 2019.
  • 52 (Sean Kuraly!) days until the first regular season game in Dallas v. the Stars on October 3, 2019.