It’s a great sign of a return to normalcy for the Boston Bruins that they’re going ahead with a development camp for their prospects this summer.
In announcing a number of important offseason dates for the Black and Gold, the B’s also confirmed that they will hold Boston Bruins 2021 Development Camp from Aug. 2-6 at Warrior Ice Arena in the days following the 2021 NHL Draft. The Bruins, of course, skipped development camp last summer amidst the COVID-19 outbreak and protocols as the entire hockey world wrapped their brains around the best way to combat and contain the global pandemic.
Recent alums of Boston Bruins Development camp include Jeremy Swayman, Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, Jeremy Lauzon, David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic among others.
It will be an important week not only for this summer’s draft class, but also for last year’s group that never got to really got their indoctrination to the Boston Bruins way of doing things. As always, there will also be a few non-roster and non-draft pick invites with Mark Divver already identifying a few of the college hockey prospects that the B’s intend to invite to development camp workouts next month.
Some NCAA invites to Bruins development camp next month: F Reed Lebster (UMass), F Ben Meyers (Minnesota), D Travis Mitchell (Cornell), F Marc McLaughlin (BC)
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) July 6, 2021
With things beginning to get back into the routine way of doing things for the Black and Gold, here’s the rest of the BHN Puck Links:
*The Boston Bruins have a couple coaching vacancies to fill. Some pessimistic Bruins fans think this is a sign that things are falling apart in Boston or that people are jumping ship. Quite the contrary, it’s a sign that other NHL organizations like, respect and value what the Bruins have built in Boston. (Boston Hockey Now)
*Good get by our guy Adrian Dater in Colorado speaking with Nazem Kadri for the first time since his disastrous suspension during the Colorado Avalanche playoff run. Kadri said he was made to be “a poster boy” for the league. I would say he doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt based on his checkered past history. (Colorado Hockey Now)
*A look at what the Vegas Golden Knights may do to improve their roster with a seminal choice between Robin Lehner and Marc-Andre Fleury facing them in the offseason. (Vegas Hockey Now)
*Is veteran scoring winger Jordan Eberle expendable with the New York Islanders given the emergence of the skilled Oliver Wahlstrom at the NHL level? (NYI Hockey Now)
*Interesting piece from Pierre Lebrun about the reasoning behind the Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes going with relative unknowns for their head coaching spots. (The Athletic)
*Ever wonder what former Major League pitcher Dan Petry thinks about his son Jeff being smack dab in the middle of the Stanley Cup Final? Well, wonder no more. (The Athletic)
*The Tampa Bay Lightning have their chance to close out on home ice in front of their friends and family with Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final turning to Florida on Wednesday night. (Canadian Press)
*Boy, I guess that Pat Maroon shouldn’t have poked the bear with Josh Anderson. One two-goal game later the Canadiens have some momentum. (Instagram)
*Speaking of the Stanley Cup Final, some have been critical of Montreal’s handling of youthful players in these playoffs after the healthy scratch for Jesper Kotkaniemi. Yeah, not so much.
Between @nsuzuki_37, @colecaufield, @taikinajalka & Alexander Romanov, the @CanadiensMTL’s youth has been all over the score sheet, including at least one player age 21 or younger recording a point in each of their last 12 games. #StanleyCup#NHLStats: https://t.co/GMAN3AlHnI pic.twitter.com/w0mPd9Zhoc
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 7, 2021
*For something completely different: All the greats react to the passing of Hollywood directing titan Richard Donner, who was behind Superman, The Goonies and Lethal Weapon among other movies and television shows. (Variety)