Yeah, I know. It's preseason. And the Providence Bruins will have the assistance of the Bruins' top line in taking on the Canadiens. But every day draws us closer to a real game - and for now, after the display of awful football I watched this weekend, I'll take it.
Roster, per Bruins.NHL.com.
Forwards: Anthony Camara, Craig Cunningham, Alex Fallstrom, Rob Flick, Matt Fraser, Jarome Iginla, Nick Johnson, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille, Carl Soderberg, Ryan Spooner, Shawn Thornton
Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Tommy Cross, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Zach Trotman, Ben Youds
Goaltenders: Chad Johnson, Malcolm Subban
Based on camp, they'll line up:
(Up all night to get) LKI,
Paille-Fallstrom-Thornton. Flick's the odd man.
You always hope that someone will seize the day, but I would be willing to bet this is the end of the line for Johnson, Fallstrom, Flick, Youds, and Cross for sure. Could be the end for Camara (first camp) and Miller. I'll be a little disappointed if it's the end for Cunningham, Spooner, Fraser or Trotman. I'll plotz if they drop Bartkowski or Krug.