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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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Counting Down the Days: New-Look Roster, Positional Battles

BostonBruins.com - Training Camp is less than a month away. As I wrote in Part One of “Counting Down the Days,” mid-August is one of the toughest months for a hockey fan. It’s close enough to ramp up the countdowns until the preseason, home opener, and so forth. But just far enough away to feel like an eternity to the fan waiting for the first glimpse of ice.

Among all of the countdowns, there is one date I look forward to the most - the start of camp. This year, the Bruins’ 22-day preseason consisting of a full Training Camp and slate of seven exhibition games, kicks off on Wednesday, September 11.

The previous blog post highlights how the absence of a lockout, and the Black & Gold’s clear focus heading into camp this year will help this new-look B’s roster (and you as hockey fans) get ready for 2013-14.

I also gave [pretty obvious] reasons why I look forward to camp, and why it’s a significant time for the team — teammates get acclimated into the locker room, different linemates begin to develop chemistry, coaches try various line and defensive pairing combinations to find a player’s best fit and healthy competition breaks out among those vying for a spot on the opening night roster.

Read the full feature by clicking here or on the link above.