Bruins announce development camp, preseason dates

Bruins announce development camp, preseason dates

With the Stanley Cup playoffs about to wind down as the Predators and Penguins battle it out, the Bruins have officially released their offseason schedule. The B’s will be well-represented at the NHL scouting combine in Buffalo this weekend and at the NHL Draft at the end of the month in Chicago, of course, and have set post-July 4 week to kick off their annual development camp for their prospect group.

Development camp, where both Anders Bjork and Charlie McAvoy shined as top B’s prospects last summer, will run from July 6-9 at the Bruins' Warrior Ice Arena practice home and will be open to the public as usual. This is the 11th consecutive summer that the Bruins have run the development camp, which has seen David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Tuukka Rask, Tyler Seguin, Torey Krug, David Pastrnak, Dougie Hamilton, Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy, among others, pass through over the years.

Bruins training camp for the rookie players will open on Sept. 7 with the main camp opening a week later on Sept. 14. The B’s also announced a seven-game preseason schedule that will include games in Quebec City (Sept. 18), Detroit (Sept. 23), Philadelphia (Sept. 28) and Chicago (Sept. 30).

The Quebec City locale hosts a preseason meeting for the Bruins and Habs at the Videotron Centre that sits waiting for an NHL team to fill the place up.

The Bruins will also play three dates on TD Garden ice on Sept. 19 (Detroit Red Wings), Sept. 21 (Philadelphia Flyers) and Sept. 25 (Chicago Blackhawks) as their home dress rehearsals prior to the start of the regular season. 

Morning Skate: Another setback for Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick

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Morning Skate: Another setback for Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering what Melissa McCarthy is going to do now that Spicey is gone.

*The debut for Philadelphia Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick has been scratched due to “an infection in his face.” Boy, this kid can’t get healthy, can he?

*Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is 100 percent sure that the Winged Wheels will be making a return to the playoffs this season.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has hope returning to the city of Houston that they might get an NHL franchise one of these days.

*Travis Yost delves into shooting percentage and some of the nuances when properly trying to break it down statistically.

*There are new season ticket charges for Habs fans in Montreal, and boy are they pissed off about it. Feels like the kind of thing that could push them to riot in the streets or flood 911 emergency lines if the Canadiens aren’t too careful about it.

*Young Blues defenseman Colton Parayko signs a five-year deal with St. Louis to avoid salary arbitration while the D-man taken exactly one pick before him by the Bruins in the draft, Matt Grzelcyk, is going to be hard-pressed to move past the AHL level this season.

*For something completely different: What would Ivan Drago have been doing with his life after his showdown with Rocky in Mother Russia?