Bruins send seven players to Providence

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Bruins send seven players to Providence

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comThe Bruins gave the players Tuesday off after back-to-back exhibition games against the Canadiens, then cut seven of them as training camp heads into its final week.The B's waived Zach Hamill and Trent Whitfield for the purpose of assigning them to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). They also directly assignedyoung skatersColby Cohen, Jamie Arniel, David Warsofsky, Michael Hutchinson and Zach McKelvie to the Providence farm club.That leaves young forwards Max Sauve and Lane MacDermid still in camp with the Bruins after stellar play in the exhibition games over the last few weeks, 35-year-old veteran Chris Clark still competing with Jordan Caron and Benoit Pouliotfor a roster spot among a largely established cast of Bruins characters and young defensemen Matt Bartkowski and Steve Kampfer battling it out for the seventh defensemen post.Given the performances in camp the expectation at this addressis that it should be Caron and Bartkowski claiming the final two spots coming out of camp, but Clark and Kampfer have also been extremely solid performersfrom beginning to end. Much could still hinge on the final two games with so few extra players still in camp with the regular cast of B's characters.The Bruins have only two more exhibition games -- Thursday night at home against the Ottawa Senators and Saturday against the Islanders in Bridgeport, CT -- before they open defense of their Stanley Cup championship against the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 6 at TD Garden.

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*Chris Pronger takes a job in the front office of the Florida Panthers and wants to be a GM in the NHL someday.

*It sounds like Alex Radulov is playing contract chicken with the Montreal Canadiens while demanding pretty massive term and salary demands.

*Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has a top-nine winger on his wish list after dealing away Jonathan Drouin to the Habs.

*A good look from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jon Rosen into what the draft outlook is for the Los Angeles Kings entering this weekend.

*Ryan Strome is ecstatic about moving on from the New York Islanders and heading to the Edmonton Oilers where he’ll get a chance to fully utilize the skills that went under the radar in Brooklyn.

*Even without a high pick, the Buffalo Sabres and Jason Botterill will be making some moves at the NHL Draft.

*You want some talk about the Bruins prospects and their potential draft targets for the Black and Gold this weekend. Here’s FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kirk Luedeke on with a podcast up in Maine called the Bruins Diehards talking all of that good stuff just a couple of days ago.

*Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall is going searching for another goalie after once again deciding that Philly needs more help between the pipes. This seems to be a perpetual situation for this group, doesn’t it?

*Jeff Marek has his final 2017 NHL Mock Draft up and running, and he has St. Cloud State forward Ryan Poehling headed to Boston with the No. 18 pick.

*Apparently Linda Cohn wants to push out Gary Bettman and take over as NHL Commissioner when her contract is up with ESPN. Well, okay then.

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