Bruins are Chomping at the Bit to Tackle 2008-2009

Shawn OwensAnalyst ISeptember 9, 2008

Camp hasn't started yet and the Bruins are chomping at the bit to get going.

At the Bruins' practice home at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA Captain Zdeno Chara was seen in the building, but did not participate in an informal scrimmage.

The scrimmage did include goalies Fernandez, Regan, and Rask, as well as skaters Andrew Alberts, Andrew Bodnarchuk, P.J. Axelsson, David Krejci, Phil Kessel, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Shane Hnidy, Marc Savard, Mark Stuart, Marco Sturm, and Nate Thompson.

An informal scrimmage, eh?  Looks and sounds like a practice to me.  This is a good sign.

The Bruins are on the rise and the players and management know it.  They had a great run at the end of the season last year and then a nice seven-game series in the NHL Playoffs that could get any player amped for the upcoming season.

It is great to see the players showing up early and wanting to get going.

Seven days until camp opens.