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The Boston Bruins Training Camp begins today and the roster and schedule are set. As of now, there aren’t any PTO’s for the Bruins (Boston Hockey Now)
With Bruins training camp beginning and the left side of the Bruins’ defense an inexperienced mishmash Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney is feeling the heat for letting Zdeno Chara walk via unrestricted free agency last week and Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan is being hailed for signing the 43-year-old veteran and Stanley Cup Champion to a very team-friendly deal. However, hall of fame puck scribe Larry Brooks wondered recently, was the contract that brought Chara to the Boston Bruins on July 1, 2006, the best free agent contract of the salary cap era? (New York Post)
Columbus Blue Jackets star forward Pierre-Luc-Dubois apparently wants out of Buckeye city and as reported here, Sweeney has expressed interest in the third overall pick of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. So how is Blue Jackets Head Coach John Tortorella handling his most recent star player that wants out? The same way he handled Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky two seasons ago. (TSN)
If the Boston Bruins do decide to make a trade or another free agent signing before or after Bruins training camp, here’s what their salary cap looks like as training camp begins today. (PuckPedia)
Do the Buffalo Sabres finally have the right veteran leader to get their young players like Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin over the hump and into the playoffs? (Buffalo News)
When you’re a Detroit Red Wing and Stevie Y, one of the greatest NHL captains ever, thinks you’re good captain material, chances are you’re the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings (Detroit Free Press)
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