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Morning Skate: No vacancy

Sorry Jack.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday is upon us!

If you were off yesterday, welcome back to your work week. If you weren’t, well...welcome to your second day.

The Bruins crossed that last item off of their preseason to-do list last night, releasing their opening night roster.

With that bit of business taken care of, we’ve got nothing but a few days of practice standing between us and opening night.

I don’t think you could call it controversial, but the only real conversation piece from the roster confirmation was the lack of Jack Studnicka.

It wasn’t necessarily surprising, but there is certainly a segment of the fan base that feels very strongly that Studnicka should be on the roster on opening night.

I’m not saying they’re comparable players, but the discourse reminds me of when Ryan Spooner was the young center who was always on the training camp cusp.

(I was guilty of being firmly on board the Spooner Hype Train back in the day.)

And really, the logic is the same: Studnicka isn’t a fourth-line player and the Bruins don’t want him on the wing.

Sorry, no room at the inn.

My theory is that no one really feels THAT strongly about the Studnicka thing, but that it’s something to talk about, which is fine with us.

He’ll get his shot — just not right away.

Today’s discussion topic

Are any of you baseball fans? What’s your take on the MLB playoffs thus far?