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Mark Divver reports from the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo

Tennis: US Open
Seen at the scene of the US Open (Katrina and Brad Marchand)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Our man in Buffalo offers a few observations from Friday’s tournament action. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • As for Friday’s win over the Penguins prospects, Jay Leach characterized Anders Bjork as “...probably the best player out there, in my opinion.” Boston Herald
  • Following Saturday’s loss to the host Sabres, Mark Divver was struck by three more things. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Waterbug? Bulldog? Dante Hannoun (not to be confused with Danton Heinen) is an undersized dynamo. Boston Globe
  • So, how do you like Oskar Steen so far? He took a turn as right wing on Friday, and scored two goals and an assist. Urho Vaakanainen is still getting his sea legs. Boston Herald
  • Vaakanainen is also making adjustment to living in North America, with a little help from a friend. He is struck by how expensive wholesome food is here. WEEI
  • Jakub Lauko uses his speed to his advantage, as he adjusts to smaller North American rinks. Boston Globe
  • A sextet of questions dog the Bruins into the new season. Boston Herald

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: As player development co-ordinator, Rich Peverley is both the voice of experience and acting soccer mom to Stars youngsters. (Hard Paywall) The Athletic
  • Who is likely to claim the Art Ross trophy this season? One Perfection Line member made the top ten, another merited honorable mention along with a number of former Bruins. The Hockey News
  • The formerly Worcester, MA AHL Sharks got one rude surprise when they moved to San Jose, CA. EPRinkside
  • Kirsten Welsh’s initial foray into wearing the stripes at the NHL level was for the Bruins and Pengiuns prospects on Friday night. She has committed to attend the NHL officials’ combine. Concord Monitor
  • No soap operas? The NHL may have missed the mark on this ad campaign. Bonus- zingers highlighting NHL kerfuffles of the past. USA Today
  • A Casper, WY man faces jail time for pinching a junior hockey team’s bus and plowing it into a snowbank last January. K2Radio
  • Rock, paper, scissors is for suckers- in Calgary, they resolve stalled real estate negotiations by shootout. BNN Bloomberg

How many days until Bruins hockey?

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