During last nights scrimmage with the their AHL affiliates, it wasn't just the Boston Bruins who were shaking off the dust. Collectively, across New England and beyond, we, the forever loyal Boston Bruins fans, snapped and shook the **** from our jerseys and began to prepare mentally for what will be most definitely be a whirlwind thunder-**** of a season. We have giggled giddily at pictures broadcast through Twitter, stared slack-jawed, drooling, at the 3 second clips of the boys running drills at Agganis Arena on the 5:00 news and yet, at least for me, it really didn't feel real until last night. The moment I sat down in front of my television, cracked open a beer, and watched the greatest game on earth being played, after what felt like a lifetime of being forced to watch The English Patient on a loop, did it truly feel real.
Hockey is back.
Now, my thoughts of the scrimmage last night against the Providence Bruins:
The rust was fully visible in the first period but wh...