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Nation's best kick off new season in Beantown

Updated: October 10, 2008, 3:27 PM ET
By David Albright

BOSTON -- The Bruins like to refer to New England's largest city as The Hub of Hockey. That's a stretch when it comes to the current-day NHL, but it's more than accurate for the current day of college hockey.

Think about it.

The puck drops on the 2008-09 season Friday afternoon, and the last three national champions will be playing within about a 2½-mile stretch of Commonwealth Avenue.

Defending champion Boston College will raise the banner at 6:30 p.m. ET at ...

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