Boston’s preseason schedule and their roster for the china games has been announced, with a good number of the B’s starters staying home for training camp, as per amalie benjamin:
In addition to Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Noel Acciari, Torey Krug, Danton Heinen, Sean Kuraly, Anders Bjork are not going to China with the Bruins.— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) September 4, 2018
Bergeron is still nursing an injury and expects to be ready by Game 1, and a good portion of these guys are probably keeping their jobs, so while the good people of Shenzhen and Beijing will miss a good portion of what makes the Boston Bruins like they are, they do get some starting talent, like the B’s embassador in all but name David Pastrnak, likely captain on this run with David Backes, and a good portion of the starting defense.
As for the preseason, their roster is considerably more balanced
Bruins 2018 Preseason Roster:
Forwards (as Randomly Generated lines, because you don’t wanna read this as a list that size.):
Joona Koppanen - Patrice Bergeron - Anders Bjork
Danton Heinen - Tanner Pond - Karson Kuhlman
Austin Fyten - Jakub Lauko - Zach Senyshyn
Noel Acciari - Sean Kuraly - Colby Cave
Ryan Fitzgerald - Marcel Noebels - Tanner Pond
Cameron Hughes - Brett McKenzie - Mark McNeill
Zdeno Chara - Axel Andersson
Torey Krug - Wiley Sherman
Jeremy Lauzon - Joel Messner
Connor Clifton - Daniel Bukac
Emil Johansson - Olivier Galipeau
Cody Goloubef - Chris Breen
With that list out of the way, let’s take a look at the China Games Roster!
Bruins 2018 China Games Roster:
Forwards (as Randomly Generated lines):
Brad Marchand - David Backes (C?) - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci (A?) - Peter Cehlarik
Ryan Donato - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Joakim Nordstrom
Trent Frederic - Jack Studnicka - Chris Wagner
Urho Vaakanainen - Charlie McAvoy (A?)
Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
John Moore - Kevan Miller
Jakub Zboril - Adam McQuaid
The Preseason begins at 2:30am (No, I’m not kidding) on the 15th with the China Games, then continues with the domestic group the next day at 16th and 18th, and then Game 2 of the China Games on the 19th. After that, the rest is the domestic crew on and off until the 29th.
So! See you on the 14th for the preview for the China Games first game!