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The Bruins will have the pleasure of Bruce Cassidy’s company for a while.

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Here’s to future success (Bruce Cassidy)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Reportedly, Bruce Cassidy will earn about $3M per season going forward. NBCSports
  • Now it appears that Patrice Bergeron may be unavailable at the outset of training camp. Portland Press Herald
  • Training camp will offer Bruins fans their first looks at Brett Ritchie and Par Lindholm. (With video) Bruins NHL
  • Charlie Coyle will refocus on being a centerman to open the season- for now. Patriot Ledger
  • Don’t hold your breath waiting for Charlie McAvoy or Brandon Carlo to appear at training camp. Causeway Crowd
  • The two join a short list of as-yet-unsigned RFAs. Torey Krug and William Nylander speak from experience on the distractions of being in those situations as a new season opens.
  • But cheer up, a deal for McAvoy is looking nearer now that Zach Werenski has signed. Causeway Crowd
  • Mark Divver offers his final observations from the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • His new job in player development is about making connections with Bruins youngsters, and Chris Kelly is pretty glad to be back in Boston. Bruins NHL
  • Kelly joined Gregory Campbell (now in player Development for the Blue Jackets) in Buffalo at the Prospects Challenge, where they both sat as guests on this bonus edition of The Skate Podcast. (Audio, 17:30) WEEI
  • Continuing with Part 4 of the series, here are the best Bruins ever to wear the sweater numbers 31-40. HockeyBuzz
  • Hey, EA Sports- you missed an icon on your NHL 20 Bruins Alumni roster... Causeway Crowd

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Tyler Seguin‘s Ferrari was the victim of a hit and run, but hey, the perp left a note, which was nice. Instagram, @TSeguin92 Having returned from the KHL, affable Max Talbot will have a lot on his plate now as both a player agent with the CAA Hockey agency and in the media with RDS. (Original, in French) RDS (English translation) Google Apparently Pittsburgh was not big enough for Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel to both remain with the Penguins this season. The Score Michael Hutchinson is in the mix be Frederik Andersen’s backup in Toronto this season. Pension Plan Puppets
  • Why wait? Start sweating the next crop of RFAs now, including Jake DeBrusk. ESPN
  • A bunch of NHL players are bucking the old school trend of keeping a low profile. We can all loosen up and enjoy the fun. Toronto Sun
  • For those who want to see the next generation of NHL stars, the AHL has released details of their AHLtv packages. The AHL
  • Oh the humanity! A grand total of four Blackhawks youngsters racked up injuries in their prospect tournament. Second City Hockey

How many days until Bruins hockey?

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