MIDDLETON – Last year, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton was joined by teammates Tuukka Rask and Milan Lucic at the Ferncroft country club in Middlet



MIDDLETON -- Bruins forward Shawn Thornton said prior to his second annual "Putts and Punches for Parkinson's" golf tournament at the Ferncroft country club Monday that he likes the way the team is set up as it looks to defend the Stanley Cup. The moves have been limited for the Bruins, with few changes to the roster coming with Benoit Pouliot replacing Michael Ryder, Joe Corvo taking the place of Tomas Kaberle, and a youngster figuring to take the retired Mark Rechhi's spot in the lineup.

On June 15, in the same moment the Bruins won something great, they lost something great.



Canadian media outlets, including TSN, caught up with Bruins center Marc Savard Monday as he had his day with the Stanley Cup in Peterborough, Ontario. Savard, who is recovering from his second concussion in as many seasons, said he is still have memory loss issues as well as other symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.

Bruins center Marc Savard is still suffering from headaches stemming from his latest concussion, general manager Peter Chiarelli told The Boston Globe. The center's post-concussion symptoms are expected to keep him out of training camp.

If it weren’t for the Bruins having won the Stanley Cup just over a month ago, perhaps hockey fans around these parts would treat these weeks of the offseason differently than they are now.



The Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup Champions DVD was premiered Monday night at Loews on Tremont Street, with Brad Marchand, Shawn Th



Bruins forward Brad Marchand said at the team's Championship DVD premier Monday that he is confident that a deal will soon be reached to keep the 23-year-old in Boston. A restricted free agent, Marchand was extended a qualifying offer by the B's, meaning the Bruins have the right to match any offer sheet the forward could be signed to by another club. 

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has noted he will not issue constant updates on the progress of negotiations, but Marchand expressed optimism.

Tammy Horton-Plante, wife of Bruins first-line winger Nathan Horton, tweeted that the Stanley Cup was lost at Logan Airport on Sunday. Horton was scheduled to have the Cup on Sunday and bring it to Dunnville, Ontario, where a parade was scheduled. While the Cup was indeed missing from the parade, it was never actually missing.

So much of the usual work had already been done for the Bruins began the offseason.