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NHL Notebook: Taking a stab at the Bruins’ opening-day lineup

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It’s never too early to start thinking about the Bruins’ possible line combinations and defensive pairings.

In fact, as training camp quickly approaches, management and the coaching staff have already held meetings and know what they’ll be looking for once rookie camp begins on Sept. 7. There’s a pool of young talent that will be given every opportunity to push the veterans in the preseason.