Tomorrow is the start of Pre-season Rookie Camp for the Bruins who have invited 22 players to participate. The rookie group will proceed on Friday to Antioch, TN, to play a tournament against the rookies of Tampa Bay, Nashville and Florida over 5 days to include practices, scrimmages and games against the other teams. Thirteen of the rookies are expected to return next week and join the Bruins for the start of their Pre-season Camp. The other nine rookies are invites to participate and if any of them are impressive enough, they could earn an invite to Pre-season Camp as well. The Bruins rookie squad will be highlighted by forward David Pastrnak, 2014 1st round draft pick, defenseman Linus Arnesson recently signed to an entry level contract this past spring and goaltender Malcolm Subban, Bruins goalie of the future.
Here's who will be on the roster:
Forwards: David Pastrnak, Matt Lindblad, Anthony Camara, Mitchell Dempsey, Allex Fallstrom, Brian Ferlin, Seth Griffith and Ben Sexton.. Invited: Andrew Aamon, Spencer Asuchak, Corey Kane, Dawson Leedahl and Kevin Sullivan.
Defensemen: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto and Frankie Simonelli...Invited: Bryce Aneloski, Mickael Beauregard,
Lee Moffie and Mike Young.
Goaltenders: Malcolm Subban and Adam Morrison
Yesterday, saw the arrival for Captains Practice of Brad Marchand, Niklas Svedberg and David Krejci. With the absence of Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask still in NYC for NHL media day activities. Notable Bruins practicing were Chara, Seidenberg, Boychuk, McQuaid, Lucic, Krejci, Eriksson, Marchand, Kelly, Paille, Campbell, Caron, Soderberg, Fraser and Svedberg. No word yet on the Arrival of PTO players Ville Leino or Simon Gagne. Other players not yet arrived include Barkowski, Hamilton, Miller, and of course RFA's Krug and Smith. Many P-Bruins were also skating around and rookie and veteran hopefuls.
Yesterday, Las Vegas gave it's odds for the President's Trophy winner for the coming new season and suggested the Bruins would repeat. To look at the odds for all the teams check out www.Bovada.lv
While checking out www.nhlnumbers.com I looked at the Salary Cap numbers for the Bruins. With 11 forwards signed, 7 defensemen and 2 goalies the Bruins Cap hit was $65.009 million. Adding Matt Fraser hit of $625 thousand and the Bonus hit from last year of $4.75 million and subtracting Marc Savard LTIR $4.001 million it leaves $2.623 million against the Cap to sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. Don't forget to add the cost of a 13th forward as the Bruins usually carry 23 players against the cap for total of 13 forwards, 8 defensemen and 2 goaltenders. The Bruins also like to have $2-3 million in buffer space against the cap and I'm not sure if the Bruins will adjust that number this year.
Until Next Time!