The feeling around the Boston Bruins dressing room over the last few days of training camp has been akin to that of high school seniors in those final weeks before graduation finally ends their experience. In both instances the restlessness is palpable and in the Bruins’ case they are gleeful to be finished with their three weeks of training camp.
It’s a necessary part of the process in readying for the regular season of course but that feeling of “senioritis” really hit a crescendo this weekend when the Bruins veterans traveled to the hinterlands of Canada for final dress rehearsals in Winnipeg and Saskatoon.
“As soon as we stepped on a plane that was headed to Winnipeg and Saskatoon everybody said ‘let’s just get this thing done.’ [Training camp] hasn’t been too long” said B’s goaltender Tuukka Rask who appeared in three games for the Black and Gold during the preseason including Friday night’s 5-0 shutout win over the Winnipeg Jets. “But we’ve had enough games now.”