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Zdeno Chara is putting in the work, and will be ready

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Zdeno Chara is putting in the work.
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • “No closing hours No strings attached” Your Bruins captain is hard at work. Instagram, @ZeeChara33
  • Training Camp will be upon us September 12th. Why not let Jack Studnicka take a turn as a winger? WEEI
  • This assessment of Oskar Steen’s development notes that his motor is impressive. (With video) Black N’ Gold Hockey
  • The results are in from a New England Sports survey- steel yourself for some big head scratchers. David Krejci underperformed? Really? Did they even watch the games? (With video) CLNS
  • This is more like it- EA Sports NHL ranked both David Pastrnak and Tuukka Rask in the Top 25 of their player ranking. NBCSports Boston
  • These three questions will nag Boston as the new season approaches. Causeway Crowd
  • The Bruins are a good bet this season, and last seasson’s unhappy ending is partially why.

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: We last saw Matt Hunwick play against the Bruins in December, and that may be all we see of him for a long while. Last Word On Hockey
  • The NHL is reportely making progress in talks with the NHLPA, so the current CBA will stand, for now. The Score
  • Katie Baker illustrates the big picture in Andrew Luck’s early retirement from the NFL. Remember Ken Dryden as a case in point for walking away. The Ringer
  • Fan experience ENHANCED! TD Garden upped their rink experience this season, NHL, up yours! Here are six suggestions. ESPN

How many days until Bruins hockey?

  • 17 (Milan Lucic!) days until the first preseason game in New Jersey v. the Devils on September 16, 2019.
  • 34 (Carl Soderberg!) days until the first regular season game in Dallas v. the Stars on October 3, 2019.