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Video- Brad Marchand Spends Some Time With Cabbie

via TSN's YouTube channel,

Brad Marchand sheds his “little ball of hate” persona becoming a gentler, kinder and more likeable elite NHL scorer. Rehabilitating his image from agitator to friendly competitor, Brad Marchand explains showing love to Toronto's Auston Matthews via twitter and Leo Komarov with a good-natured kiss. Social media wise, there are dozens of fake Brad Marchand instagram accounts out there, but when he’s ready Cabbie provides a t-shirt for his first official post. Lastly, in order to ignite sales for his website, Marchand gets a handful of merchandise ideas including headbands, t-shirts and baked muffins.

 

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Video- Ivan Provorov Hit On Brad Marchand

Marchand left the ice for a few minutes but did return.

Provorov received two for a hit to the head.

 

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Video- You Make The Call - Boston/Pittsburgh

The whistle blew, the ref did not make a goal call.

 

 

Below, the written explanation from the NHL.

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The 2019 Winter Classic Will Be Held At Notre Dame Stadium

via the NHL PR department,

The 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Chicago Blackhawks® and Boston Bruins® outdoors on Jan. 1, 2019 at Notre Dame Stadium, home of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today.

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Not The Best Start For Tuukka Rask

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

Rask is on track to appear in 55 games. It would be his lightest workload as a No. 1 goalie since a 45-game run in 2009-10 (excluding the lockout-shortened season of 2012-13). In 2009-10, as a 22-year-old, Rask shunted aside Tim Thomas, who would require hip surgery that summer.

This year’s lighter pace has not resulted in better performance.

It has been a lousy start for both Rask and the Bruins. Through 12 starts, Rask was 3-7-2 with a 2.89 goals-against average and an .897 save percentage. Rask was unavailable for two games against Vancouver and Buffalo in October because of a concussion, the result of when Anders Bjork checked him into the Mass. Pike during a full-speed practice collision. He has been playing behind a JV lineup, most closely affected by the loss of stay-at-homer Adam McQuaid, and compounded by a one-line attack up front.

But the numbers are the numbers. They are not good.

more plus other league-wide topics...

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Morning Line- Bruce Cassidy

“Listen, I’m not going to use that as an excuse,” he said when asked once more about the negative impact of ongoing injuries. “We’ve got some young players up front, we know that. But the back end and our goaltending, there’s experience there. We’ve got to look at it and say, the two goalies [Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin], the 6-7 defensemen, other than Charlie [McAvoy] . . . these guys have played in the league and they’re gonna have to carry the team a little bit here until we find our scoring.

“That was a bit of an issue tonight. Guys are going to have to take ownership of that. We’ve got some leaders back there and hopefully they take it to heart.”

-Bruce Cassidy, head coach of the Boston Bruins after a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.  Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe has more on the game.

Watch the game highlights below...

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Why Is Jeremy Jacobs Being Inducted Into The Hockey Hall Of Fame?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The election and induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday of Bruins’ owner Jeremy Jacobs calls into question the independence of the 19-member selection committee that does its business in sworn secrecy.

Why Jacobs? The committee members can’t say, not even the four members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association who participate on the panel under the pledge of confidentiality. That seems a little bit too inside for my liking — creating news but self-censored from analyzing it — but then, that’s the view from the outside, isn’t it?

Jacobs is the man who has been the voice behind the voice of Gary Bettman for each of the three owners’ lockouts. Clawing back oodles of money for the owners is his claim to fame. This is also the man whose penurious ways forced Raymond Bourque to flee Boston in search of a Stanley Cup, never mind the irony of No. 77 himself having parroted management’s stance for years when his Bruins teammates sought higher pay.

The fingerprints of the commissioner and his lieutenants on the committee are all over this one.

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A Veteran And His Puck

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

“Inside the blue line in the Bruins’ offensive zone,” Dotson recalled. “He was trying to keep the puck in the zone. He goes at it. The North Stars player goes at it. Their two sticks collided. The puck goes over the glass. I’m sitting in Row 8. It came right to me and I caught it. I’m superstitious to begin with. To me, a puck off Bobby Orr’s stick three days before I’m shipping off to Vietnam is a good omen.”...

As platoon leader, part of Dotson’s duties was to track enemy installations and call in air strikes. His 14-man platoon would usually go out in two helicopters. Dotson was the last one to board and the first man off.

One day, as he prepared to board, Dotson noticed he had left his puck behind. He would not leave without his talisman. Dotson had a radio operator get off the helicopter to retrieve the puck. This delayed the helicopters’ departure.

“The squad leader wants to know why we’re not going,” Dotson said. “I say, ‘I had to pick up my puck.’ He says OK, walks back to the helicopter, and tells the pilot. This time, the pilot says, ‘What goddamn hockey puck?’ He was from California. In ’69, there’s hardly any teams out there.”

read on with Orr getting involved and more topics too...

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Morning Line- Harry Sinden On Jeremy Jacobs

"Mr. Jacobs makes a marvelous chairman because he's able to see all sides and corners of the table he sits at, and he has an understanding of all of those things. I think many owners, especially new owners, rely on him to answer some of their questions. He's been very good at it, and he's earned the position.

"He's a big part of the growth of this League. He's been a terrific sounding board for Commissioner [Gary] Bettman all these years. He has foresight, and he's able as well as anybody in the League to look at the big picture as it involves expansion or rules or such delicate items as the Olympics, things like that. He's well versed and well aware of every piece of business that goes on in this League."

-Harry Sinden on Jeremy Jacobs.  Dave Stubbs of NHL.com has more on this topic (Jacobs goes into the HHOF on Monday).

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Video- Bruce Boudreau Not A Happy Coach After The Wild Lose 5-3 To The Bruins

from Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune,

Following another spotty performance—and another loss—Wild forward Eric Staal couldn’t find any fresh words. “It’s not good enough,’’ he offered. “Not much else to say.’’

Amen, brother. The Wild repeated itself again Monday in a 5-3 loss at Boston, playing some small portions of solid hockey in the midst of many ugly ones. Staal said he “didn’t like the way we responded’’ after Boston scored twice in the first period to overcome an early 1-0 Wild lead. The second period was particularly horrid.

The Wild was outshot 15-4 in that period as Boston scored twice more. Both goals came off of Wild mistakes, sometimes in multiples. As coach Bruce Boudreau said, the Wild often looked “like we don’t know how to play,’’ an alarming idea at the start of a four-game, six-day road trip.

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Below, watch Boudreau post-game after a 5-3 loss to the Bruins.

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