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Bruins Training Camp is open for business, can hockey be far behind?

2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Practice Session
That would be one happy Kampfer. (Steven Kampfer)
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Bruins Training camp is upon us. Hockey is not far behind.

  • The opening of Training Camp marks the chance to turn the page from last season’s end, although some nagging questions linger on. Boston Globe
  • Watch for these three key open positions to be filled. WEEI
  • A first look at Group A participants includes these key observations. @Matt_Castle22
  • What I Did On My Summer Vacation, David Pastrnak Edition. Czech this gallery action photos of Pasta’s workouts. (in Czech) iSport (English translation, very entertaining) Google
  • Torey Krug well understands RFA Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy’s position as Training Camp opens. Patriot Ledger
  • Now that all the notable comparable players have signed, what’s the impact on the Charlie McAvoy negotiations? Causeway Crowd
  • Torey Krug is entering his final contract year hoping to nail down his own future. Bruins Daily
  • Do the Bruins have a better reason than simple nostalgia to maybe take a look at Adam McQuaid? Causeway Crowd
  • David Backes maintains his professionalism even as the competition for a Bruins roster spot gets stiffer. Boston Herald
  • Best wishes to Bruins PA announcer Jim Martin, who has handed over the mic after over 1000 games. Boston Globe
  • Fill your ears with this Atlantic Division preview podcast, complete with thoughtful timestamps for each team. (Audio, 1:21:49) The Hockey News

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: No hard feelings- Marcus Johansson was terrific for the Bruins, why would we question his reasons for signing with the Sabres? NESN Leader of the pack? Here’s what keeps Joe Thornton busy in the summer. Reddit
  • A failed drug test just may have saved Shea Theodore’s life. Just don’t make him laugh, for now. The Players Tribune
  • The game has changed for this generation of young RFAs, who are no longer content to keep their heads down and pay their dues. The Hockey News
  • Dive deep into the numbers demonstrating how effectively forechecking pressure stymies an opponent’s successful zone entry. Hockey-Graphs
  • Gone, but not forgotten on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks are Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis. Godspeed. The AHL

How many days until Bruins hockey?

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