Bruins turn page to 2019-20 season, but Cup Final loss still fresh on minds of many in locker room

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Just 84 days after their season came to a crushing conclusion in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, over 10 regulars on the Bruins roster found themselves in a familiar spot — taking to the ice at Warrior Ice Arena.

Wednesday marked the start of informal captains practices in Brighton, with 31 total players participating in the first organized activities in preparation for the 2019-20 campaign.

A short turnaround after such a disappointing loss might seem like another way in which the Bruins will have their legs cut out from under them before the new season can even get underway. But Sean Kuraly begs to differ.

"I think when it’s a short summer, it’s a good summer," the Bruins pivot noted. 

Even as that defeat on home ice still lingers on, the calendar finally shifting to fall does provide some semblance of closure for this Bruins club — and an opportunity to start anew with another loaded squad this winter.