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High five! Dougie Hamilton helps out 5-year-old Caroline with a penalty shot attempt during a street hockey clinic in Somerville, MA.

Hamilton surprised Somerville Youth Hockey with the visit.

“He did a wonderful job with those kids today,” said Bruins alum and Youth Hockey Ambassador Tommy Songin. “I think he knows what it takes, and I think being there today showed those kids that they need to stay active just like he is.”

Some kids were affected right away by Hamilton’s presence; others may realize the effects down the road.

One young girl, five-year-old Caroline, was trying hockey for the first time. Amidst all of the older kids, including her older sister, who was decked in her Somerville Youth Hockey jersey, Caroline ended up being awarded a penalty shot after receiving the brunt of an errant hockey stick.

As tears were forming in her eyes from the fall, Hamilton gave her a few words of encouragement and preoccupied the goalie for her as she walked in and scored. A quick high-five later, she flashed a smile.

Caroline may not understand the moment in the present, but years from now, Hamilton will have been the one to assist on her first goal.

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It’s probably the easiest thing, to just lay back and act like the hard part is over. But it’s the exact opposite. Just making this team, it was a big challenge, but sticking with it is a whole different story.
Bruins winger Reilly Smith, on cracking the B’s roster and earning a spot on the third line with Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg

Obviously a tough end of the playoffs for him - we all missed him, he’s such a great teammate. He recovered so well and he worked so hard to be back so he wouldn’t have to miss any games or time from the beginning of the season, and he did a tremendous job to be able to be in great shape. He’s such an important part for our team; it’s hard to replace guys like that.
Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara, on having Gregory Campbell back in the lineup tonight against Detroit in his first game since breaking his leg on June 5 during the Eastern Conference Final

"Hey, Marchy!"

For the first two days of Training Camp, the B’s went through photo and video shoots before hitting the ice. I thought I would make the rounds to the different “stations” at TD Garden before the first skate at 10:00 a.m.

Team photographer Steve Babineau, or “Babs” as he’s known around these parts, was taking the portrait photos near the locker room hallway. I popped in to find Brad, with his fairly new haircut in check, locking down the pose, and then taking a minute to say hello before making sure the photo was up to his standards.

His new portrait will go up in this hallway in the B’s offices. (Sorry, all new photos being taken this year, so say goodbye to Quaider’s mullet…)

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Good morning from TD Garden!  #nhlbruins #boston

Good morning from TD Garden! #nhlbruins #boston

Training Camp Officially Opens

With physical testing kicking off Boston’s 2013-14 Training Camp on Wednesday (before they hit the ice on Day 2), the players have worked themselves into their best physical shape, on and off the ice.

But, their mindsets need to be in order, as well. All of the physical tests take place in front of the B’s brass, so the sharpness and focus has to be in line.

"Oh man, the anxiety," Torey Krug said, when I asked him from a player’s perspective, what the emotions are heading into the first day of camp. "You prepare all summer. You know, I have so much confidence going into the testing that I’m going to do better than last summer and pass all of the tests, but there’s just something about it, with the management and coaching staff sitting there, watching the tests and it adds that little element to it."

"And your heart’s racing, and you expend a lot of energy. It’s a tough day, but everyone in here is prepared for it, so it’s something you look forward to."

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Bruins Extend Chiarelli

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins President Cam Neely announced today, August 29, that the club has signed General Manager Peter Chiarelli to a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

To read the full release on Chiarelli, who is entering his eighth season as GM of the B’s, click here or the link above.

GM Peter Chiarelli has been given a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. #nhlbruins #boston

GM Peter Chiarelli has been given a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. #nhlbruins #boston

WILMINGTON, MA - There was a welcome sight on the ice Tuesday morning in Wilmington at Ristuccia Arena, the training home of the Bruins.
While organized practices won’t begin until training camp in early September, a handful of Bruins, including Tuukka Rask, Daniel Paille, David Krejci, Dennis Seidenberg and Jarome Iginla, hit the ice for an informal skate.
It marked the first time these eyes had seen Iginla in the spoked-B…Check out more from Captain’s practice in the B’s Blog update.^CS

WILMINGTON, MA - There was a welcome sight on the ice Tuesday morning in Wilmington at Ristuccia Arena, the training home of the Bruins.

While organized practices won’t begin until training camp in early September, a handful of Bruins, including Tuukka Rask, Daniel Paille, David Krejci, Dennis Seidenberg and Jarome Iginla, hit the ice for an informal skate.

It marked the first time these eyes had seen Iginla in the spoked-B…

Check out more from Captain’s practice in the B’s Blog update.

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Found a new shooting partner for Tuukka yesterday during the “Back-to-School Celebration” at TD Garden…
Rask is indeed back in Boston and training for camp in September, and he and his teammates will soon be hitting the ice. But this day at the ‘Gahden’ was for over 4,000 Boston-area kids to get to have some fun playing hockey, learning about health, and picking up school supplies and backpacks for the upcoming school year.
The event was sponsored by the B’s Foundation, and was a collaboration among Garden Neighborhood Charities, Salvation Army and the City of Boston. Bruins Principal & Alternate Governor Charlie Jacobs was here to kick off the festivities, along with Mayor Menino. More about the day can be found here on BostonBruins.com.
School’s almost back in session, which means, hockey isn’t too far behind…^CS

Found a new shooting partner for Tuukka yesterday during the “Back-to-School Celebration” at TD Garden…

Rask is indeed back in Boston and training for camp in September, and he and his teammates will soon be hitting the ice. But this day at the ‘Gahden’ was for over 4,000 Boston-area kids to get to have some fun playing hockey, learning about health, and picking up school supplies and backpacks for the upcoming school year.

The event was sponsored by the B’s Foundation, and was a collaboration among Garden Neighborhood Charities, Salvation Army and the City of Boston. Bruins Principal & Alternate Governor Charlie Jacobs was here to kick off the festivities, along with Mayor Menino. More about the day can be found here on BostonBruins.com.

School’s almost back in session, which means, hockey isn’t too far behind…

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