It's always good for a chuckle when Bruins prospects arrive at their first day of camp, fresh-faced and excited, only to be faced with THE PROGRAM. This year, apparently, it involved something with two military guys and the beach. Today, the tweets from the new B's are pretty excellent.
zanoinsano_29: Watching #wipeout with @c_hargrove7 after one heck of a first day at #bruinsdevcamp. Can't wait to sleep in the morning, wait 830 wakeup :/
c_hargrove7: Day 1 at Bruins camp with @ZanoInsano_29 : Breakfast at hotel, skate at Ristuccia arena, 5 hour boot camp at the beach, now bed #exhausted
ztrotman4: Gotta love the program. #doonemore #bodyinpain
and of course, there's always one eager beaver...
M_Grzelcyk7: Today was mentally & physically demanding to say the least, but it was a great experience! Off to the TD Garden for a dinner #WithTheBoys
The kids are up for round 2 of camp today so we'll be looking for some more entertainment from the Bruins' site and the campers' tweets. For now though, links: stuff about the Providence Bruins, Dougie Hamilton, Martin Brodeur...
- Everyone's talking about Dougie. [Globe]
- The Tuukka Rask deal makes sense, says Stephen Harris. It's nice when people agree with me. [Herald]
- Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner will probably continue their budding bromance in Providence to start the season. [Herald]
- Suddenly, the Bruins have goaltending depth. What is this, even? [ESPN]
- The P-Bruins won the AHL's President's Award over the weeekend. [NESN]
- Here's another case of the local kid being awesome: Rob O'Gara is back for round 2 of Development Camp. He's off to Yale next year. [ESPN]
- Torey Krug is small, but he's trying not to let that slow him down. [Metro West Daily]
- Let's read more things about Adam Oates! Why not? [Washingtonian]
- The Kings found their game-six winning puck. [LAK Insider]
- UConn's move to Hockey East is going to make things interesting. [USofH]
- How the Justin Schultz saga exposes flaws in the CBA. [Puck Daddy]
- There needs to be consensus not conflict in the NHL's labor talks. [CBC]
- Cory Schneider is a Canuck for three more years; he signed his deal last night. [Sun]