The Bruins are in Florida as we speak, no doubt recovering from their first practice in a couple of days.
Yesterday, in an effort to rest the skaters, promote some team unity and show the B’s dads (and family) a good time, the team commandeered (nautical term) the S.S. Friendly Fisherman, a 72-foot boat, and took to the waters off of Tampa.
The weather was beautiful, the sea was calm, there was no humidity -- but there were no fish to be had.
Andrew Alberts’ dad, Dale, had the lone notable catch by reeling in a Red Snapper.
Others tried, and failed, to bring in anything else worth noting.
All-in-all, however, the Bruins had an outstanding time. And the fun continues later today...
Tonight, after some golf, the team will be meeting at a restaurant for some good food and hockey talk. Rumor has it that the fathers will be "required" to tell their favorite hockey story about their sons after the meal.