BostonBruins.com — The colors of the already-turning leaves and the changing weather in New England are sure signs that September is rapidly approaching and for many of us that means that our summer vacation plans are already fulfilled and we’ll soon be returning to school or the office or regular working hours.
For hockey players, however, those regular working hours have already begun and preseason practices are hitting new levels of intensity. Last week, when we visited Tyler Seguin in Toronto, the forward was already skating (nearly) everyday and was mixing in a wide array of off-ice work from stretching, to plyometrics to pilates.
TORONTO, Ontario — I’m sitting here typing with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (filmed locally) playing in the background, chomping on pizza (pizza) washed down by chocolate milk (as I couldn’t track down any Coke Zero) contemplating my whirlwind Tuesday tour of Toronto with local boy (and Bruins forward) Tyler Seguin and his GTA-based entourage of 20-somethings.
The whole day, beginning with my own late-night stop at Sonic Boom (a terrific record shop) all the way through apps at Real Sports had me reminiscing about my own college days. But the surprising thing was that Tuesday’s trip around T.O. had Seguin recounting his own school days, too.
In the process, I uncovered yet another facet of Boston’s budding superstar.
GUELPH, Ontario — Given what he’s achieved, Rich Peverley could be excused if he were satisfied.
But even as the Ontario-native showed us around his beautiful new home in Guelph, he pointed out that in his experience — and there’s been plenty of experiences for Rich in the NCAA, ECHL, AHL and NHL — nothing feeds dreams like achieving them.
Bruins fans may still be learning about defenseman Torey Krug on the ice, but when BostonBruins.com visited with TK in his training home of Stamford, CT, he offered insight into his life off the ice as well.