BY MILAN LUCIC
Growing up in British Columbia, I remember always watching
What’s up everyone!
Since we are about halfway through the season, I thought I’d check in and give you a “State of the Union” here in Boston.
The team has been playing well and I’m definitely happy about that. I think we have impressed our fans and surpassed the expectations of a lot of people outside our locker room.
There is a long way to go, but the fact we have put ourselves in the hunt for a playoff spot is a huge positive.
For me personally, things have gone very well so far.
I have been able to make the jump from junior to the NHL and have held my own. The jump wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be, but it still took a lot of work to get here.
I am not saying it has been easy by any means, but a combination of the players around me, the coaching staff and the effort I have put in has made it a smooth transition.
In the past handful of games I have been playing close to 13 minutes a game.
This is a big increase over the five to seven minutes I was seeing at the beginning of the year. I am proud my playing time has gone up over the course of the season and feel I’ve been contributing to the success of our team.
Hopefully I can continue to improve and make an even bigger impact as the games become more and more meaningful.
We have a great group of guys here and I am definitely enjoying my time in Boston. Everyone has been helpful – whether it be the players, coaches, trainers or team staff – and that has made things so much easier for me on and off the ice.
You play a lot better when you are having fun; and right now, I am having a blast.
Talk to you soon.
A native of Vancouver, Milan Lucic is a rookie with the Boston Bruins.