“I pride myself on not dragging anyone down,” Lucic said. “If Krech is going to push me to get my game legs back right away, that’s going to be a good thing for me. That’s what I’m going to be looking for from guys like him.
“All the guys that went there, they’re going to be the ones pushing the pace. It’s up to me to catch up as quickly as possible. In every level that I’ve had to catch up, I’ve always been able to do that. We’re back in that scenario heading into this year.”
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Nine Bruins practiced Tuesday at BU: Lucic, Marchand, Thornton, Campbell, McQuaid, Tuukka Rask, Andrew Ference, Dennis Seidenberg, and Johnny Boychuk. Seidenberg (Germany) and Boychuk (Austria) were the latest additions to the group. Seidenberg played for Adler Mannheim, his former club, and was teammates with younger brother Yannic. “I haven’t been home for seven years,” said Seidenberg. “I was able to enjoy hanging out with people I hadn’t hung out with in a long time. Just getting to play for the team I used to start with was a good time.”