|Four scratched||09.15.10 at 6:58 pm ET|
BOSTON — As expected, the Bruins have four players as healthy scratches for their rookie game at the Garden against the Flyers: forwards Yannick Riendeau, Walker Wintoneak, defenseman Alain Goulet, and goalie Michael Hutchinson. Look for the same lines as used in practice this week and Adam Courchaine between the pipes.
In other news, it’s both awesome and unusual to hear NESN’s Jack Edwards manning the PA tonight.
BOSTON — So the photography isn’t all the way there yet, but it’s a work in progress. This one’s probably on par with the captain’s practice picture from this morning. See that poorly circled white dot above the Bruins’ blue line? That’s center Joe Colborne sitting by himself on the Bruins bench in shorts and a t-shirt looking at the empty ice at the TD Garden. The 16th overall pick in the 2008 NHL draft, Colborne hasn’t exactly been reserved in discussing his excitement for these two games against Islanders on the Bruins’ home ice this week.
Other Bruins youngsters have trotted out to the bench, taking it all in before they taking it to the ice in front of an expected crowd of around 10,000. Click here for Tuesday’s video of Colborne talking about skating on the Garden ice.
|Captain’s practice continues||at 10:40 am ET|
WILMINGTON — Michael Ryder, Blake Wheeler and Tim Thomas were among a fairly crowded group of veterans to take the ice Wednesday morning at Ristuccia Arena. Other vets in attendance included Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic, Shawn Thornton, and Tuukka Rask.
In other news, fans will get a taste of the future tonight at the Garden when Tyler Seguin, Joe Colborne and company will take on the Islanders youngsters in a rookie game. The puck drops at 7 there, so stick with the Big Bad Blog for as the Bruins top prospects get their first sample of the Garden ice.
|VIDEO: Chiarelli excited about Colborne, Colborne jazzed to play in the Garden||09.14.10 at 1:45 pm ET|
WILMINGTON — Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli had some nice things to say about that other center prospect in Joe Colborne, commending him on his improvements from rookie development camp earlier in the summer. Colborne on the other hand, has made no lie about how excited he is to skate at the Garden on Wednesday and Thursday for a pair of games against the Islanders rookies. Here’s the video of the two.
|Tyler Seguin, Bruins rookies take ice for third day||at 10:22 am ET|
WILMINGTON — After spending Monday in Bolton for the Bruins’ annual charity golf tournament, we’re back here at Ristuccia Arena for the third day of rookie practices. The same lines appeared to be out there as Sunday’s opening session in the first hour, with a shuffling occurring for the second session during special teams drills. Here’s how they looked:
Jamie Arniel – Tyler Seguin – Jordan Caron
Jared Knight – Joe Colborne – Max Sauve
Yannick Riendeau – Craig Cunningham – Ryan Spooner
Tyler Randell, Joe Pleckaitis, Antoine Rousel, Lane MacDermid and Walker Wintoneak rotated in and out during special teams drills.
The Bruins changed things up a bit and moved their noon captain’s practice up to before the rookie skate, meaning the vets are done for the day. Stay with the Big Bad Blog for what the rookies have to say Tuesday, their last day here before moving it to the Garden for a couple of games against Islanders rookies on Wednesday and Thursday.
|Tyler Seguin on Bruins rookie camp, Taylor Hall, and the offseason||09.12.10 at 2:46 pm ET|
WILMINGTON — Bruins top prospect Tyler Seguin took part in his first official practice of this year’s training camp on Sunday. After voluntarily skating with Bob Essensa‘s goalie camp last week, he skated alongside Jamie Arniel and Jared Knight as Peter Chiarelli, Cam Neely, and Claude Julien looked on.
“I’m very excited,” Seguin, the second overall pick in June’s NHL draft, said. “I just know that everything is finally here and this is where all the big impression are made. It’s nice to be out there to be able to show my stuff.”
The session was closed to the public, but Seguin has gotten plenty of attention in Boston since his selection. In addition to throwing out the first pitch at a Red Sox game on his first day in Boston, he saw the Ristuccia Arena stands packed for this summer’s rookie development camp. Seguin, who racked up 106 points in 63 OHL games last year, doesn’t mind the attention.
“I’m just going out there, having fun with everything, and working my hardest,” Seguin said. “Whatever comes with it is just a bonus.”
“Yeah I have. I’m pretty comfortable and confident in either position. I’ve played both over my OHL career, so coming in here, any position — whether it’s goalie — those two positions I’ll play to make the team.”
Seguin did catch himself after the last comment, clarifying that he is “brutal” in net.
Here are a few notes from what Seguin’s session with reporters:
- He’ll play in both rookie games at the Garden this week against Islanders rookies. Last week fellow center prospect Joe Colborne, when asked, said that he had Seguin to thank for the games being played on such a big stage.
“He’s all over my case lately,” Seguin said when told of the discussion with Colborne.
- Seguin hasn’t figured out where he’ll live if he makes the team. Could see a situation similar to the Patrice Bergeron/Martin Lapointe situation of a few years back.
- Remember those pictures of Seguin playing NHL ’11 with Taylor Hall? Seguin said Hall, his OHL nemesis and NHL draft rival, beat him.
“He’s like, ‘Yeah, I’ve been playing for the last three weeks online trying to get good for the tournament.’ I completely 100 percent forgot about the thing and the day we came in I was like, ‘I didn’t even know we had to play,’” Seguin said. “‘I thought we were just taking some pictures and interviews.’”
WILMINGTON — Any concerns over how happy Marc Savard is after hearing his name in trade rumors all season were met with some positive news Sunday, where Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the center was in town last week. Though he won’t be back in Boston for Monday’s golf tournament, Savard did hit the links recently by playing a round with Chiarelli himself.
“He was in good spirits and [is in a] good frame of mind right now,” Chiarelli said of their day together.
Savard had said in August that he was “hurt” by the idea of the team considering him in a potential trade. He signed a seven-year, $28.5 million extension in December.