April 25, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; A general view of TD Garden before the start of game seven of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Busy day for the Bruins.


The Boston Bruins are still getting ready for the season. (If that season arrives or not is still up in the air.) The players continue their series of informal practices at Ristuccia Arena. The players are keeping up their internal intensity, and having a little fun in the process. “You know we’ve been through a lot together. Obviously ups and downs.” said forward Rich Peverley. “I think we’ve learned from our mistakes, and we can be better. I think it’s a challenge for everyone in this room, but I think we’ve got the right guys to do it.”

It always makes me a feel a little better when I see the B’s getting ready for the 2012-2013 season. It feels right. It looks like that we’ve got the right combination of energy and talent to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston. One of my Facebook friends once described hockey as “the world’s biggest fraternity.”. The Bruins seem to agree with that. Merlot man Gregory ‘Soupy’ Campbell reflected on that. “You talk to anybody on this team, we’ll all give you the same answers. In regard to the fac

Also, members of Bruins Nation have headed up to New York to do what they can with and for the NHLPA to avoid the lockout which will very likely take effect on Saturday. Players like former players’ union rep Andrew Ference, recently re-signed Tyler Seguin, and Dennis Seidenberg were caught on Twitter sending their friends and fans pictures. Hoping for the best there as always fellas. I sincerely hope the owners myopic vision and desire for you to pay for their mistakes doesn’t consign this season to oblivion.

This is not the only thing that has occurred today in Bruins Nation.

The NHL has given the teams an expanded waivers period. The Boston Bruins have used this extension to place Garnet Exelby, Christian Hanson, Jamie Tardif, and Trent Whitfield on waivers. TSN first reported the transactions.  The impending lockout had caused uncertainty regarding both the preseason and regular season.  To help compensate for this instability, the NHL has introduced the expanded waivers period. The Boston Bruins are scheduled to open camp on September 21st at Ristuccia Arena. When the players clear waivers, they will be free to report to Providence and dress for AHL games. The P-Bruins will open their training camp on September 28th.

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