You can almost see the end of the dog days of August just ahead.

Bruins players will be trickling into the Boston area over the next couple weeks in preparation for the Sept. 17 start of camp. The Bruins’ rookies will take on the New York Islanders’ rookies in the days before that.

So with hockey season within grasp, it’s time for another mailbag. Submit your questions by clicking here, and I’ll answer them hopefully over the weekend.