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The Bruins are still working on contracts for two defensemen and their head coach.

2019 NHL Draft - Round One
Got contracts? Cam Neely
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • The news is that there is no news on the Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo contract front. Yahoo Sports
  • Likewise on Bruce Cassidy’s contract extension. Yahoo Sports
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy’s contract should be enough to silence whiners about Tuukka Rask’s, but we all know better, now, don’t we? Chowder and Champions
  • One of two factors will likely keep Kevan Miller in Boston this season. Causeway Crowd
  • Make new friends and keep the old- one may return home wearing Black and Gold. Patriot Ledger
  • Just say no to Kevin Shattenkirk this time around. (Hard paywall) Boston Sports Journal
  • John Beecher departs for Michigan with an impressive World Junior Summer Showcase performance under his belt. HockeyBuzz
  • Beecher and his teammates enjoyed this one last tournament together before scattering off to new assignments. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • It is rumored that the Wild interviewed Peter Chiarelli for their GM opening. Sportsnet
  • A couple of familiar names came up in this assessment of which as yet unsigned players are likely to be inked and which are targets for PTOs. The Hockey Writers
  • Dominic Moore’s Smashfest ping pong tourney was, well, a smash hit. Hockey news emerged- dig into 21 observations from this year’s event, including that Dominic Moore has a new racket. Sportsnet
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations are expected to address the gaming of player bonuses and LTIR situations. TSN
  • Pause to remember the NHL Quakers, who played one shining season only to be felled by the stock market crash of 1928. Broad Street Hockey
  • NHL referee Garret Rank has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round of a notable amateur golf tournament. The Western Amateur

How many days until Bruins hockey?

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