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No coasting by for Bruins rookies

Boston's youngsters must earn playing time no matter experience, draft pick

Updated: February 10, 2011, 9:45 AM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- With the Boston Bruins' pregame announcement Wednesday that rookie forward Tyler Seguin would be scratched for the second time this season after watching his production, play and, subsequently, his playing time drop, coach Claude Julien sent a message to his team and especially the rookies: Anyone is fair game to sit up top.

The Bruins are a contender with a deep lineup, and if the rookies, or even the veterans, want to play, they need to earn the ice time.

Julien made that ...

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