Claude Julien and the Boston Bruins opened training camp on Friday, hitting the ice for the first time since bringing home the team's first Stanley Cup in nearly 40 years last season. While the celebration was great, and the victory was oh so sweet, it's all in the past now, and the B's won't be focused on it anymore according to Julien.
"What we accomplished last year really doesn't matter this year," Julien said. "It's going to be starting from scratch and building our team up to go through the highs and lows of a season and battle through it and work your way into a playoff spot and be ready to battle for it. There's a lot of things that need to happen throughout the course of the season for us to have success again.
"The famous Stanley Cup hangover that everybody talks about, I don't think we should be different from anybody else. What we've got to be better at is how we're going to handle it.... Obviously it is a real thing, and we need to be ready this year even more than last year." (via WEEI)