If you have some free time this week, you might want to take a trip to the Boston Bruins' practice facility in Wilmington late some morning. The Boston Globe blog reported the Bruins will begin informal skates at Ristuccia Arena starting this morning. The skate will start at 11 a.m. and players are not known yet.
Informal skates are a precursor to training camp. Some of the full-time NHLers and some of the prospects that are "too old" for rookie camp who are returning the area should skate. It is worth checking out if you have the time and are craving hockey. You might see Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic or Tim Thomas.
I am planning to go to a few skates since my schedule is wide open the next couple of weeks. I can't wait to freeze my butt off and watch the Black and Gold!