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Playoff structure be damned- the Bruins will adapt and succeed.

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Cam Neely says the Bruins will be ready to win.
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • New playoff structure? Feh- the Bruins will simply find a new way to win. Patriot Ledger
  • Cam Neely concurs. NHL
  • In a nutshell, here is what the Bruins face under this year’s rules. So far. Scouting Post
  • Patrice Bergeron well knows how hard it is to reach the top, and appreciates every moment. Sports Illustrated
  • Kirk Luedeke offers his own appreciation of Bergeron, looking back to the 2003 draft. Scouting Post
  • Jaroslav Halak spoke about how the Bruins’ strong defensive play helps him and Tuukka Rask, that he hopes Zdeno Chara’s career continues in Boston, and how he appreciates David Krejci’s assessment of the Bruins’ goalie tandem. Sport SK (original, in Slovak) Google translation
  • Brad Marchand joined former Bruin Dominic Moore on “Unveiled:Smashfest” where NHLers design custom ping pong tables. NHL
  • Hello, Lugano? Peter Cehlarik is reportedly bolting to Switzerland. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Reed Duthie assesses Matias Mantykivi. Scouting Post
  • Luedeke sizes up Pavel Shen. Scouting Post
  • Lend your ears to Evan Marinofsky and his guest John Beecher. Bonus- those underrated topic timestamps. (Audio, 34:39) CLNS
  • Join Mark Allred and Heather Ingerson as they discuss the playoff structure, Peter Cehlarik, and NHL Awards. CLNS (Audio, 1:51:13)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The Number One Goaltender of Kazakhstan, Dr. Khu (Anton Khudobin) has enjoyed big success with the Stars. Puck Prose A late bloomer? Kenny Agostino is going to get his shot with the Maple Leafs. Sportsnet Blake Wheeler will not remain silent on racistm. NHL
  • NHL Awards- veer off-topic to see the the hipster picks and snubs here! ESPN
  • Not so fast, there- the NHLPA is taking up the case of free agents ready to play but mothballed by an NHL ruling. Lighthouse Hockey
  • The Bruins WEEI and also Zdeno Chara NESN weighed in on current events, and want to be part of change for the better. “Stick to hockey”? NHL players and teams are weighing in. The Hockey News The Bruins’ response (and that of the Dallas Stars) were the only ones to receive top grades in this overview of mostly stumbles and nice tries. Hockey in Society
  • Peek behind the scenes at casting the movie “Miracle on Ice.” It turns out that Kurt Russell did more than just pretend to coach, and ultimately more than one miracle was achieved. The Hockey News
  • Forget hockey, this goalie should pursue a career in IT. @EliteProspects