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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins
Uncomfortable seats are one way to keep fans on their feet
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The Bruins ready themselves for their season opener against the Stars in Dallas on Thursday at 8:30PM.

  • Nutrition is a secret weapon for today’s Bruins, who no longer forage quite like their forebears, thanks to Julie Nicoletti and the new Warrior training facility. Boston Globe
  • Stanley Cup or bust! There’s good news for Jaroslav Halak and Karson Kuhlman in this preview of the Bruins’ season. ESPN
  • Or, if you prefer, take in this more locally sourced projection. Boston Globe
  • Ty Anderson makes his call on the likeliest roster for opening day, which includes a list of the Bruins walking wounded. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Anthony Travalgia pretty much concurs. HockeyBuzz
  • On waivers: Maxime Lagace. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Among the young defenseman whose growth helped the Bruins, Jakub Zboril got a good, long look at camp and was one of the last to be sent down to Providence. Boston Herald
  • The new TD Garden seat renovations were clearly not made for the benefit of spectators. The Hockey Writers

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The Flames have snapped up and then waived Zac Rinaldo. NHL
  • How to win a Stanley Cup. (Hint- a knee-jerk attempt to emulate the playing style of last season’s winner offers no guarantees.) Fox Sports
  • Another statistical analysis of successful zone entries- this one from the NESSIS conference focuses on decision making and the “how.” RPubs