BOSTON — While most of the current Bruins players share the brotherly bond that comes with having won last June’s Stanley Cup Final, Joe Corvo and Benoit Pouliot are trying to find their place among their championship teammates.
Pouliot and Corvo were the only NHL regulars imported by the Bruins to make up for the loss of Mark Recchi, Tomas Kaberle and Michael Ryder over the summer.
Here’s my NHL.com story looking at how the two newcomers were fitting in after their first day of camp yesterday.
Didn’t really get a chance to write about the fact that Pouliot skated a lot with Patrice Bergeron during drills. They know each other a little bit because they share an agent. Pouliot figures playing with the Bruins’ alternate captain can ease his transition to a new team.
“It’s fun,” he said about playing with Bergeron. “He’s been here for so long, he knows how to do things, where everything is, and he’s a great player, so it makes my game a little easier out there. So it’s fun.”
Perhaps this could be Pouliot’s early opportunity to establish himself as Recchi’s replacement on Bergeron’s line.
Corvo, meanwhile, figures that it won’t take long for him to feel like a full-fledged Bruin.
“When you start the year with a new team, it’s a lot different than being traded at the deadline because you’ve got these few weeks to just kind of practice and have practice games and what not. I think it’s a lot easier to adjust,” said Corvo.