For the most part, the Bruins have a relatively easy schedule for the first third or so of the season. They’ll only face two teams that made the playoffs last season in their first 15 games, but one of them is the Rangers, and they’ll face them three times.

Everybody was on the ice and the lines and defensive pairings were as expected as the Bruins held their morning skate in anticipation of Saturday’s season opener against the Rangers.

Claude Julien said that Adam McQuaid has been given clearance to play after recovering from blood clot surgery over the last few months, so expect to see him in the lineup.

It took long enough, but the “2012”-13 season is finally here. 



WILMINGTON – In some ways, Dougie Hamilton and Tyler Seguin have a lot in common. In other ways, the two couldn’t be more different. 



WILMINGTON — It was a very scary scene at Ristuccia Arena Thursday as one fan had a cardiac episode in the stands, stopping the Bruins’ practice and providing Terry Gardner to be an unlikely hero.

Chris Kelly’s line has one new member on it heading into this season. That’s enough to make it the most radically changed line on the Bruins. 



Tuukka Rask still can’t think about the last time he was a No. 1 goalie.



Tuukka Rask tried to call Tim Thomas recently, only to find that the embattled netminder had changed his phone number. That’s not a huge surprise for Thomas, who lost much of the good faith he had built up in Boston as he made his political beliefs increasingly public over the course of last season before eventually deciding to take this year off.

Nathan Horton is back, and with a healthy Horton comes a line that was drastically different without him. 



The Bruins aren’t kidding anyone. Top prospect Dougie Hamilton is going to make the team and stay in the NHL for the season. Peter Chiarelli said as much as training camp opened, making clear that there isn’t a person in the organization who doesn’t think the 19-year-old is legit.