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Boston Bruins Begin Training Camp
Gather ‘round!
Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Bruins training camp is underway, as Phase #3 of the NHL return to play lifts off.

  • As they return to action, Amalie Benjamin assesses the state of the Bruins. Who has healed? Who will have a chance to break out? NHL
  • Report from Day #1- The Czech contingent was lacking both David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase. Patrice Bergeron was clear to teammates precisely what professionalism was going to be required. Boston Herald (Bonus- which player was the star of day #1? NESN)
  • The norsemen have arrived- Anton Blidh and Urho Vaakanainen have joined their team. What did lines and pairing look like? NESN
  • Karson Kuhlman, this is your time to shine. Causeway Crowd
  • Whyever would Jake DeBrusk want to broadcast that he’d take a hometown discount? 985 The Sports Hub
  • Torey Krug is steeling himself for free agency. NHL
  • Kirk Luedeke assesses the Bruins depth in net. Scouting Post
  • Dominic Tiano offers his view on the impact of the new CBA on Boston. Scouting Post
  • Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, what is on the honeydo list for the Bruins brass whenever an offseason emerges? Last Word on Hockey
  • Lend your ears to Evan Marinofsky of Bruins Beat and Mike Petraglia for Bruins news. Where to place Jake DeBrusk ? Team Connor Clifton or Team Jeremy Lauzon? Bonus- those thoughtful topic timestamps. (Audio, 39:46) CLNS
  • Lend your ears, Part Deux- Train, train take me on outta this town. Next? ON TO TORONTO! (Video, 3:35) YouTube

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The Oilers paused to remember the late Colby Cave. NHL Zach Trotman will elect to sit out this postseason for very good reasons. PGH Hockey Oh, hardy-har-har! Why didn’t Hal Gill leave the house during quarantine? Reddit
  • Around the league, the return to the ice was likened to “...the first day of school.” NHL
  • Got storylines? Such an unusual postseason is sparking plenty of them! Sportsnet
  • Goodbye, UFA negotiation window- hello frenzy! The Hockey News
  • It takes a pandemic- is anyone else astounded by how quickly the NHL and NHLPA agreed on a CBA? The Hockey News
  • Who will be a 2022 US Olympians? Two red-blooded, current Bruins blueliners are in the mix. Yahoo Sports
  • So, how DID Edmonton win the sweepstakes to host the Western team hub? Las Vegas failed miserably on two issues that would prove key to the NHLPA. Edmonton Journal
  • GET PUMPED! Better days are coming! (Video, 0:59) NHL

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