If any members of the Bruins have any questions about playing season openers abroad, they can check in with recent trade acquisition Nathan Horton, who opened the season in Helsinki, Finland, last season with the Florida Panthers.
Horton agrees that while there are a few difficult factors that tie in to playing overseas in the first games of the season, the benefits are immeasurable. Despite the long flight and strange hours, Horton believes team chemistry will flourish abroad.
"I think it's going to be a good experience to get closer to the guys and meet everyone," Horton said. "To get to know everyone and come together as a team, we'll have some fun."
Horton also took the time to reiterate how excited he is to be playing in Boston. NESN's Mike Milbury, who played 12 years with the Bruins and coached them for another two years, gave Horton some insider advice on how to handle the passionate Boston fan base.
Be sure to check out Horton's interview with Kathryn Tappen and Milbury below.