Bruins Jumping Head-First Into the Game

Bruins Jumping Head-First Into the Game As the Red Sox continue to chase a playoff berth and the Patriots kick off their 2009 campaign, the Bruins are getting down to business, too.

The upcoming season is already riddled with uncertainty — will Phil Kessel be around? Will David Krejci be healthy? — but one thing that is certain is that the Black and Gold are ready to put in the work to remain the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.

Because camp is shorter this year, the B’s are jumping right into games instead of focusing on practice — all the better for newly acquired players like Steve Begin and Derek Morris to get accustomed to the team’s system.

“It’s good,” Begin told NESN’s Naoko Funayama on Monday’s edition of SportsDesk. “When you play games, you catch [on] quicker. … They get everything on tape so they can let you know right after the game or the next day what went wrong.”

While there is little new information to report on the Kessel saga, the beat on Krejci is a little more encouraging. Despite the fact that the young center doesn’t expect to be ready for Boston’s season opener on Oct. 1, he put in about an hour of ice time on Monday. And he’s not worried about missing early games; he’d rather be healthy for the long run.

You can watch Naoko’s full report here:

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