The Bruins preseason started a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way from home 8 months ago But the team BONDED on that trip and that has carried over to this day The Winter Classic in South Bend was another bonding experience for the team. I have been fortunate enough to be along for most of the ride. Back in October, I had a memorable drive where I saw a wild bear on the drive between Edmonton and Vancouver and then by sheer luck saw Mark Recchi being honored in his hometown at a WHL game. Going into this season I felt like most of the HF Bruins pundits that Toronto on paper had moved passed us, Tampa would be a juggernaut and the B's would have competition to keep the 3 seed in the Atlantic. No matter what happens it is time to give Bruins management a stick tap. I'm just a roadie in all of this and I will be honest that I see and hear things that I will never post on HF but I will say this - This is the most focused group of athletes that I have ever been in involved with covering games.