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News from Friday's Practice...And Other Odds and Ends

Friday, 09.21.2007 / 11:25 AM / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop  -
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News from Friday\'s Practice...And Other Odds and Ends
A quick view from practice this morning…there were people missing. JB

11:23 a.m. This is who is on the ice, in no particular order, by jersey color:

Brick:    Sobotka, Lehtonen, Thornton, Karsums, Thompson, Metropolit
Gold:     Murray, Sturm, Lucic, Bergeron, Krejci, Kessel
White:   Shaefer, Savard, Bochenski, Axelsson, Reich, Kobasew
Gray:     Mowers, Hoggan, Nokelainen
Black:   Chara, Hunwick, Ference, Alberts, Sigalet, Stuart, Allen, Lashoff, Wideman
Goal:    Thomas, Rask

John Bishop is the beat writer for He covers the Black & Gold hoping to offer a positive look at the team, not only from the stands and the press box, but also from inside the locker room. A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern, 'Bish' grew up in Connecticut and moved to the Hub of Hockey in 1993. Since then he has made all four rinks at the Beanpot schools, as well as both Gardens, his icebound homes away from home. Prior to joining the TD Banknorth Garden staff in 2005, Bishop had written for several publications, with his primary focus being college hockey. He coauthored the book Bygone Boston in 2003 and hopes someday to pen a bio of Hobey Baker.
Practice is getting intense...

Coach Julien clearly looked angry this morning and although I could not hear what he was saying on the ice, by his gestures and his volume, it seemed as if he were coaxing more speed and intensity out of the offensive drills the players were working through at Wilmington.

11:28 a.m. It has been alllllll movement this morning, with the players skating up and down the ice in various offensive drills.

11:34 a.m. The drills have switched to some very aggressive and physical battles down in front of the nets and then finishing with a punishing sprint down the ice.

11:43 a.m. Just got a release: Nine players have been assigned to Providence and three have been returned to their junior teams.

Providence bound: Bitz, Curry, DiCasmirro, Hendricks, McQuaid, Pelletier, Rabbit, Jordan Sigalet and Trevelyan.

Juniors bound: Bodnarchuk, Hamill, Marchand.

There are now 34 players in camp (just add Ward and Fernandez to my earlier list).

Official release to come...

3:12 p.m. Ok. That official release is up.

Also, I was looking through my stuff and realized that I have a couple of MP3's to put up for you.

Shawn Thornton talks about traveling back to his old stomping grounds in Newfoundland.
Shawn Thornton

David Krejci, who also made the cuts today, talks about training over the summer.
David Krejci 

I just found out that Savvy is going to meet the Mayor -- this I have to see. Back in a bit.

7:36 p.m. In Other News...
Coach Julien has named the 20-man roster that will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, September 22 against Toronto:

Defensemen (6):  Andrew Alberts, Bobby Allen, Andrew Ference, Matt
Hunwick, Matt Lashoff, Dennis Wideman

Forwards (12): Brandon Bochenski, Jeff Hoggan, Phil Kessel, David
Krejci, Milan Lucic, Glen Metropolit, Mark Mowers, Petteri Nokelainen,
Marc Savard, Peter Schaefer, Nate Thompson, Shawn Thornton

Goalies (2):  Tuukka Rask, Tim Thomas

The Bruins will play preseason scrimmages on consecutive nights beginning Saturday, September 22 with a home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (4:00 PM Eastern, TD Banknorth Garden).  They will then travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia to face the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, September 23 (3:00 PM ET, Halifax Metro Centre).

These two games are the final two of a stretch that saw the B's play four preseason games in six days.

2007 Training Camp Preseason Games Schedule/Results
(Record to date not including rookie game: 1-1)

Sunday, September 16 (Rookies only/ Shelton, CT)
Boston Bruins Rookies           5 (Boyle (2), Hamill, Lehtonen, Marchand)
New Jersey Devils Rookies   1

Tuesday, September 18 (St. John's, Newfoundland)
Boston Bruins                3 (Hoggan (2), Kobasew)
New York Islanders      1

Thursday, September 20 (Manchester, NH)
Boston Bruins               0
New Jersey Devils       3

Practice? We're talking about practice?
(All practices open to the public and free of charge. However, the schedule is subject to change.  Please note that the length of practices may vary from day to day. Fans attending practices at the TD Banknorth Garden should use the West Premium Entrance located at the West End of North Station and follow the signage into the Garden):

Saturday, Sept. 22, TD Banknorth Garden (Boston, MA)
11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Players not on 20-man roster vs. Toronto on ice
 4:00 PM, HOME GAME vs. TORONTO, Ticketed Event

Sunday, Sept. 23, TD Banknorth Garden (Boston, MA)
8:30 AM-10:00 AM, On-ice
3:00 PM (Eastern time)  GAME vs. MONTREAL (Halifax, NS), Ticketed Event

Monday, Sept. 24, TD Banknorth Garden (Boston, MA)
10:30 AM-12:30 PM, On-ice

Tuesday, Sept. 25, TD Banknorth Garden (Boston, MA)
10:30 AM-12:30 PM, On-ice

Wednesday, Sept. 26, TD Banknorth Garden (Boston, MA)
 8:00 AM-10:00 AM, On-ice
11:30 AM, Bruins Foundation Golf  at Pinehills (Plymouth, MA), pre registration required

Thursday, Sept. 27, TD Banknorth Garden (Boston, MA)
11:00 AM-1:00 PM, On-ice
 7:30 PM, GAME at MONTREAL (Montreal, QC), Ticketed Event

B's out and about...
09.21.07-09.23.07: The Boston Bruins will once again be at Boston's annual College Fest at the Hynes Convention Center. The Bruins are rolling out their new Student Night Zone for Bruins weeknight home games(24 games at $24 with valid college/ high school i.d.). Students will also have the chance to spin a Bruins prize wheel to win great Boston Bruins gifts including t-shirts, tickets and other prizes.




1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
6 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
7 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43


P. Bergeron 61 18 26 4 44
L. Eriksson 61 14 21 2 35
R. Smith 62 12 23 11 35
B. Marchand 57 18 16 8 34
M. Lucic 61 13 21 11 34
D. Hamilton 62 10 24 0 34
C. Soderberg 62 10 24 6 34
T. Krug 58 11 20 6 31
D. Krejci 38 7 19 7 26
C. Kelly 60 7 19 8 26
T. Rask 25 16 9 .920 2.34
N. Svedberg 6 5 0 .917 2.39
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