I hope you enjoyed your summer because it is officially O-V-E-R.
I’m, like, 90 percent talking to myself when I say that, I admit. But when the sun rises and shines on the tarps over the windows at Brighton’s Warrior Ice Arena, the Bruins will open their doors for their first (somewhat organized) on-ice activity of the 2023-24 season, as the team will hold a captains practice with media availability at 11 a.m.
It will be the first time we’ve seen the Bruins since their break-up day following their stunning first-round exit to the Panthers, and boy oh boy, have things changed since then.
Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci both called it a career, the Bruins lost an assistant coach they still haven’t replaced, and pretty much every free agent the B’s had landed somewhere else.
It wasn’t fun, but it also wasn’t boring.
And with such a busy offseason, even if it was for the wrong reasons most of the time, it’s time to turn the page and give one last look at what was, what never became, and what’s next for Jim Montgomery and the Bruins.
Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 985TheSportsHub.com. He has been covering the Bruins since 2010, and has been a member of the Boston chapter of the PHWA since 2013. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter/X: @_TyAnderson.