It wasn’t me. No, really, do you smell that? Of course you do, because that’s the smell of cooler air moving into New England and more importantly, zamboni fumes at Risuccia Arena in Wilmington. As unofficial skates for the Bruins started today many thoughts of sugar plums danced in every Bruins fan’s head. So, with happy thoughts, wishful thinking, and high hopes of a successful season I bring you a list of “one-liners” that summarize my questions leading up to training camp.
-Who or what is coming back for Phil the Thrill?
-(as reported this morning)How great would it be if Krejci really were ahead of schedule and ready for opening night?
-Tuukka or Dany behind Timmy?
-Line combos…more options for the top three lines than an algebraic equation
-Who’s Chara’s right hand man?
-Pete, as much as I would have liked Boullion because of his style, what’s with all these former Hab additions addiction?
-Is Bergy’s brain back on track?
-With the increase in ticket prices and most of the upper bowl sold out, will I be attending a Bruins game this year?
-Did this team really improve over the off-season?
-Who is going to step up from Providence this year?
-Did Rene Rancourt stay in shape enough to do that fist pump all the way into June?
Is Wheels going to play on the right side or the left?
Is Sturm going to produce like he used to?
Can Recchi endure a full season plus playoffs here?
Can Savard serve it up like last year without Kessel?
Did Savy work on his triple deke with Charlie Conway?
Do non-hockey players/fans who have seen the Mighty Ducks still think the triple deke is actually a move rather than standard puck handling?
How far will the Black & Gold go this year?