To whet your appetite -- as compiled by crack Boston Bruins media intern, Lindsay Daly.
Defenseman, #44, Aaron Ward On his role with the Bruins: My role is to do what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed to play a simple game, block shots, and make physical contact in our zone. Maybe I can help some of the younger guys along with their game. It’s the type of presence I bring to the locker room.
I like to think that (I’m a leader). Coming to a new team, you like to integrate yourself and hope you’re good component to the locker room.
Defenseman, #6, Dennis Wideman On the pressure of his first game in Boston: There are a couple of things different here, and we play some teams I haven’t played at all, but I’ll get used to it. I’m feeling a little nervous right now, so I’m sure the adrenaline will be going when I get out there. I’m looking forward to the game and being a Boston Bruin. It’s very exciting.
On what he hopes to bring to the team: I’m hoping to bring more...offense and get up there and move the puck. I want to play solidly and help every night.
Forward, #16, Marco Sturm On his new teammates: (Ward) is a solid defenseman who stays back and blocks shots, and that’s what we wanted and needed. Wideman I have never seen before now, but he looks good and looks like he can move the puck and help us on the power play. There are some changes, and now it’s just us. The (organization) believes in us, so we have to stick together for this last run. We’re back 6 or 7 points, but it’s still not over.