The Black and Gold kick things off tonight at the Garden with their annual inter-squad scrimmage. The Bruins printed 17,565 free tickets and all were claimed by 1:30 on Monday. The game will feature the entire Bruins roster as well as players from the Providence Bruins of the AHL.
With the season starting on Saturday teams will not have the opportunity to play any real pre-season games so the Bruins will try to make this scrimmage as game-like as possible with refs, two intermissions and three full periods.
If there was any doubt the fans would be reluctant to return to action it was squashed by the heavy interest in the scrimmage. True hockey fans don't care if it's an 82 or a 48 game season they just want to get back in the stands and watch their team.
The bruins basically have three types of fans:
1: True diehards and season ticket holders. We haven't gone anywhere. We're ready to go and are practically banging on the Garden doors to see some pro hockey. We...