Training camp for the Boston Bruins began officially yesterday presumably with all sorts of measuring and testing and such. Long gone are the pull-up challenges that the longtime and now former captain of the Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara used to dominate. The Bruins are set to announce a new captain sometime in the next couple of weeks…or sometime this season. They do have a PERFECT candidate.
Sweeney: “We expect to have a captain.”
They’re going to allow some time, but he said there was an “obvious” captain … so, Patrice Bergeron, come on down…
— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) December 31, 2020
Today is the day the players start skating.
The B’s released the official camp roster. Every player is signed; there are no PTOs. This season each team is allowed a taxi squad of 4-6 players, one of which must be a goalie unless the team carries 3 goalies on their regular roster. These extra players are to ensure replacements for positive Covid tests and illness.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 3, 2021
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 1, 2021
Games start on January 13th with the Bruins opening their season away in Newark on January 14th. There will be no exhibition games in the preseason. However, the NHL announced that four teams will play at Lake Tahoe in February, the Bruins being one of those teams.
Four teams — Boston, Colorado, Philadelphia and Vegas — are headed to Lake Tahoe in February: https://t.co/GDFc633pVD
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 1, 2021
I just can’t wait to see Gritty take the ice in Tahoe.