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One new Bruin ultimately pursued a career in hockey over lacrosse

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I’ve got a secret! (Brett Ritchie battles Kevan Miller)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Did you know... one of the newest Bruins was a hot prospect in the National Lacrosse League before opting to pursue the NHL? Boston Herald
  • Don Sweeney had a kindasorta update on the contract negotiations with Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo’s camps. WEEI
  • Regarding the McAvoy negotiations- pay attention to how Zach Werenski’s situation with the Blue Jackets unfolds. Causeway Crowd
  • That being said, Urho Vaakanainen aims to be the Bruin who gets to step up and fill any blueline holes this fall. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Vaakanainen and two other Bruins youngsters deserve a shot ahead of Alexander Petrovic. Causeway Crowd
  • With Torey Krug approaching UFA status, it isn’t too soon to begin plotting his future. Causeway Crowd
  • The Brad Marchand we know and love is alive and chirping in his training sessions, according to Nathan MacKinnon. NBC Sports Boston
  • In a nutshell, how do the Bruins look going into the 2019-20 season? Last Word On Hockey
  • Got trivia? Take this Bruins history quiz, and maybe learn something. Hockey Chronicle

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Newlywed Rob O’Gara has signed with the AHL San Antonio Rampage. Newsday Loui Eriksson’s future remains up in the air, but we hear that Utica is nice in the fall. @Sportsnet650 Bill Guerin is in luck as the new GM of the Minnesota Wild. Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Is the echoing silence in restricted free agent talks late this summer a bad sign for next year’s RFAs? Puck Prose
  • Don’t call it a boycott. The NWHL must change, as Hillary Knight explains. Sportsmedia
  • A mental health assessment has been ordered for Mark Pavelich (of Miracle on Ice fame) following felony assault and gun charges. Maybe CTE? Duluth News Tribune

How many days until Bruins hockey?

  • 24 days until the first preseason game in New Jersey v. the Devils on September 16, 2019.
  • 41 (Jaroslav Halak!) days until the first regular season game in Dallas v. the Stars on October 3, 2019.