Bruins beginning to line things up
|09.28.11 at 2:15 pm ET|
The B’s have some decisions and cuts to make before they begin the season on Oct. 6, but Wednesday’s practice saw the B’s bust out the multi-colored practice jerseys in color-coded line drills.
The first line, wearing its usual white, was the Milan Lucic–David Krejci–Nathan Horton group that worked so well last year. Rich Peverley donned a gold sweater along with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, while the third line, wearing green, consisted of Benoit Pouliot, Chris Kelly and Jordan Caron. Wearing grey sweaters were Chris Clark, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille, with Tyler Seguin, Max Sauve, Lane MacDermid and Shawn Thornton wearing merlot.
“We had five lines and eight D. I think we’re pretty close to the group that we want to be able to work on the stuff that we want to work on as a team. I still think we have room — even with these two games — to evaluate players, because I mean, most of our team is back so it’s not like we’re evaluating ten new players,” Claude Julien said after the skate. “We’ve got some spots that are open and there’s certain players that we want to have a better look at and we’ve got that opportunity.
“I think our guys, with just having a couple of months off, I don’t think they’ve lost that chemistry. I don’t think they’ve lost much and you can see it out there that they’re pretty comfortable with each other whenever you put those guys back as lines so we’re going to continue to evaluate as far as I’m concerned and probably till the last game and our full squad you may see for the first time in the first league game.”