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Matt Lindblad a leader among Bruins hopefuls

Matt Lindblad (right) has been in the Bruins organization since April of 2013. He was signed out of Dartmouth. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Lindblad is a natural center, but with the Bruins stacked at that position, his best path to the NHL might be at wing.

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For Bruins, nine’s a crowd at defense

The Bruins have nine NHL-caliber defensemen, and they’re going to need to shed themselves of at least one of those players.

Bruins rookie David Pastrnak created some offensive chances against the Panthers’ youngsters Saturday. File/John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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Mostly positives for rookie David Pastrnak in tourney opener

David Pastrnak was the most exciting offensive player on the ice, but his game wasn’t perfect.

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Upbeat Claude Julien eager to get Bruins going

There are roster spots and contracts to sort out, but the coach is excited about training camp.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/15/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/0914-Bruins-Pastrnak-01--90x90.jpg Rookie David Pastrnak has shot to make Bruins

Pastrnak had a strong showing at the team’s development camp, and has impressed in the first two games in the rookie tournament.

Hiring some women coaches, such as Harvard and Team USA coach Katey Stone, would be a good move for the NHL.

Fluto Shinzawa | Sunday hockey notes

Ten ideas for NHL to consider in new season

Here are 10 things the NHL could implement that would improve the game.

Brian Ferlin fighting for a spot with Bruins

Ferlin’s defensive skills and the fact he’s a right shot might help him earn a spot on one of the forward lines.

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Johnny Boychuk wants to stay with Bruins

The defenseman is in the final year of his contract, and the salary cap is working against him.

For Brad Marchand, conditioning could be the key

Coming off a subpar season, the Bruins winger redoubled his efforts toward getting in better shape for 2014-15.

Bruins lose 2013 Stanley Cup Final

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bruins-big-7310-7365--90x90.jpg How it all fell apart for the Bruins

Look back on the NHL title series in which the Bruins fell to the Blackhawks in heartbreaking fashion.

Stanley Cup history

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rings-4383--90x90.JPG 50 years of Stanley Cup rings

Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.

Bruins' championship history

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The 6 Stanley Cup banners in Bruins history

Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?