With regular season hockey just over two weeks away, the Bruins, along with teams across the NHL, kicked off their official training camps today. Camp rosters were released as well as a tentative schedule, and so far it’s only good news from the Black and Gold.
One of the more anticipated non-game Bruins events in a while, NESN’s new all access ‘Behind the B’ show premiered with an hour long episode last night. Modeled after HBO’s 24/7, the show covered a variety of topics stretching from their defeat in the Finals all the way through this summer’s development camp. It was about what I expected in terms of content, but revealing and interesting enough for sure. If you missed it, you can catch it here.
It was a big weekend for Bruins rookie hopefuls as they traveled south for a weekend trio of games in preparation for full training camp which starts on Wednesday. Despite a loss to the Panthers and ties with the Lightning and Predators rookies, a number of players had impressive performances as they battle for attention.
If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, this trailer appeared on BostonBruins.com today:
…and I just went from six to midnight. With the rise in popularity of HBO’s 24/7 series many fans had been calling for a Bruins version of the show, and it appears the Bruins and NESN have finally got the message.
With just under a month before the puck officially drops, we continue our look at the suggested picks for your roster by examining the best fantasy hockey defensemen heading into the 2013-14 season. A strong defensive corps can significantly bolster your team’s stats, especially if you are struck by injuries or underperforming forwards. There are a few top tier defenseman who score like their offensive counterparts, and can make a big difference if you can land them on draft day.
The Top 10:
1. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
2. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
3. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
4. Keith Yandle, Phoenix Coyotes
5. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
6. Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
7. Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets
8. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
9. Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks
10. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks