There is practice. And then there are games.
While the Bruins staff has been doing its best to evaluate players for the open slots on the club during training camp sessions in Wilmington and at TD Garden, that isn’t quite the same as seeing those players in game action. Up until now, it was more about establishing systems, about drills, as the coaches worked through the opening days on the ice.
But that changes Monday, with the Bruins heading up to Montreal for their first preseason game, followed by their second in Baltimore Tuesday against the Capitals. So, now, the judging begins in earnest. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.