BOSTON -- During Sunday’s firs training camp practice, Claude Julien mostly went with the same lineup that has worked for the Bruins the past two seasons. With the exception of Chris Bourque being added to the Bruins’ third line, Julien kept the forward combinations the same as they were last season.
The top line consisted of Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Nathan Horton. Patrice Bergeron centered Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin on the second line, while Bourque, Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley were on the third line. Boston’s energy line of Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille was also back together.
Defensively, Dennis Seidenberg was paired with rookie Dougie Hamilton. Zdeno Chara was paired with Johnny Boychuk, while Andrew Ference and Adam McQuaid skated together. After the hour-long practice, Seidenberg said he’s been impressed with Hamilton.
“He’s a player that very talented and gifted,” Seidenberg said. “He knows the game and has had big leadership roles on his junior team and for Team Canada. He knows what’s going on. There are little hints here and there you can give him, but for the most part he knows what’s going on.”