Found October 01, 2013 on BruinsLife:
         On Sunday, after finishing their morning practices, the Bruins took off to Stowe, Vermont to take part in their annual team building activities. The activities that take place are designed to help bring the team together, and to allow them to work, and bond as a whole. For years, the Bruins have taken part, and now, the core of their roster has seen how the non-hockey events work.“I think it helps,” said Milan Lucic, who has certainly been to through it before. “Every time we come back from it the team gets a little bit closer. Especially with some new faces in the locker room it’s an opportunity to hang out with guys in a different setting away from the rink to talk about other things other than hockey. It’s an opportunity for us to build team chemistry and that team bond and to make it stronger because it’s been a big part of our success the last couple of year.”       There's no doubting that this sort of thing can really help out a club, not only off the ice but on it

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