Ruthie Polinsky” ONE OF THE DOWN-FALLS IF NOT THE ONLY DOWN-FALL OF GOING TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS – LET ALONE GAME SEVEN OF THE STANLEY CUP FINALS – IS THAT YOU ONLY HAVE A THREE-MONTH OFF-SEASON… THAT’S THE CASE FOR THE BOSTON BRUINS WHO KICK OFF THE REGULAR SEASON ON THURSDAY IN DALLAS… JP SMOLLINS SPOKE WITH THE TEAM AT MEDIA DAY TODAY AND HAS MORE FROM BOSTON… AFTER A 3-1 PRESEASON, THE DEFENDING EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPION BRUINS, ARE READY TO DROP THE PUCK FOR REAL, BOSTON STARTING THEIR DEFENSE THURSDAY, WITH A FOUR GAME ROAD TRIP. “WE HAVE TO ENJOY THE PROCESS, GO SHORT TERM GOALS, SET THAT UP, LIKE WE’VE DONE IN THE PAST, THAT’S ALL YOU CAN REALLY CONCENTRATE ON, AND FOCUS ON, IT’S ABOUT THAT FIRST ROAD TRIP, AND BONDING AS A TEAM, AND GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW GUYS AND MAKE THEM FEEL PART “THE BRUINS ROSTER RETURNS MANY OF THE PLAYERS THAT HELPED THEM REACH GAME 7 FO THE FINALS, WITH NOEL ACCIARI AND MARCUS JOHNASSON THE BIGGEST LOSSES, THAT ROSTER STABILITY ANOTHER REASON THE GROUP FEELS CONFIDENT IT CAN MAKE ANOTHER DEEP PLAYOFF RUN RECOGNIZING WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR AND HOW WE DID IT, AND TRYING TO RECAPTURE THAT, WE STILL HAVE THE SAME CORE GROUP OF VETERANS, THAT ARE LEADING BY EXAMPLE ON AND OFF THE ICE “OBVIOUSLY WITH WHAT HAPPENED WE’LL NEVER GET OVER THAT, BUT I THINK WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS SEASON AND WHAT IT WILL BRING, HAVING A MAJORITY OF THE GUYS BACK AND A COUPLE OF NEW PLAYERS, SO WE’RE JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT STEP, AND GETTING THINGS GOING AGAIN ON THURSDAY” AT WARRIOR ICE ARENA, I’M JP

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