The Boston Bruins and their fans will raise the 2013-14 NEFHL Championship Cup banner on Sunday October 5th when the Arizona Coyotes visit beantown part of a home and home to open the 2014-15 NEFHL season. Some members of the 2009-10 NEFHL Bruins, who fell in 7 games in the finals to the Kings, will be in attendance for the ceremony including Slava 'Old Balls' Kozlov and Tomas 'Vkunt' Vokoun. Boston Red Sox Big Papi Dvid Ortiz will be in attendance for the ceremony as well as other Boston celebrities Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
The 2014-15 Bruins will begin the season in Arizona on Wednesday October 1st and have quite a few new faces in the lineup. Joining the Bruins in the offseason included winger Evander Kane, goaltender Ben Scrivens, and former Flyers Brian Boyle and Colin Greening. Scrivens will get the start on Wednesday but coach Ken Hitchcock maintains the season will be split between him and James Reimer. The Bruins are in great shape cap wise with only $41.7 million on the books, as the season progresses that will increase to allow them to add at the deadline if the opportunity exists.
The Bruins have a couple of holdouts, defenseman Dylan Olsen and Nicklas Grossmann, and while GM Chris Ransom maintains he would like to sign both as soon as their contract demands come into line with what the team can afford, it isn't outside the realm of possibility that either is dealt as the season progresses. The Bruins also spent a few bucks on adding new seats to TD Gardens bringing the capacity up to 23,000 so fans will have lots of opportunity to watch James Neal and Jeff Carter score goals.