Bear Essentials: Monday Meanderings
The Black & Gold enjoy a day off on the outskirts of Ottawa
Monday, 03.10.2008 / 3:04 PM ET / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop - BostonBruins.com
|The Ontario countryside. (photo by John Bishop)|
I am actually in a hotel outside of Ottawa and as I do not have a car, I am stuck inside on this very cold, very snow-covered day in Ontario.
Not much to report from practice today, because most of the team had the day off. Obviously, coach sought to mitigate any fatigue factor by having a majority of the guys sleep the day away. No doubt some of the guys will end up watching movies, shopping -- and I'll imagine a bunch of the Bruins are still sleeping, even at this hour.
I did travel to the Bell Sensplex, a beautiful practice facility near Scotiabank Place, and saw a short on-ice session involving Tim Thomas, Aaron Ward, Vladimir Sobotka, Petteri Nokelainen, Jeremy Reich and Matt Lashoff.
Coaches Ward, Houda and Essensa presided.
It did not look like heavy lifting, with a bit of skating, shooting and shots on Timmy, and it lasted under an hour.
|The hotel is very unique. (photo by John Bishop)|
The Pizza Pizza pizza (ha!) created quite a controversy, as at least one of the B's swears by Boston Pizza -- another pizza chain above the border -- and that transitioned into a debate over the relative merits of the Harvey's cheeseburger.
One member of the Black & Gold agreed with me when I said that A&W makes the best fast food hamburger in these parts, although I must admit that Harvey's does make a tasty burger.
I didn't have the heart to ask Chief to bring me back my favorite French-Canadian snack, a poutine (French fries drenched in cheese curds and gravy). But hey, the day is young.
A friend just informed me that my voice is on NESN.com today, too. I had the pleasure of holding the NESN microphone for Brian the Camera Guy during the postgame interviews, Sunday. Thankfully I did not stammer too much as I spoke to Alex Auld and P.J. Axelsson. Click here to view.