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Ask And Maybe You Shall Receive

A fan has a request for Tim Thomas.

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Shelley Suspended Two Games

via Frank Seravalli tweet,

Jody Shelley received a two-game suspension by the NHL this morning for his hit on Saturday in Boston.

If you missed the hit, watch it here.

added 11:24pm,

TORONTO (December 13, 2010) – Philadelphia Flyers forward Jody Shelley has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $11,827.96 in salary for delivering a hit from behind to Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid in NHL game #425, on December 11, the National Hockey League announced today.

      Shelley’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

      The incident occurred at 5:08 of the second period. Shelley was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct.

      Shelley will miss games Tuesday against Pittsburgh and Wednesday at Montreal. He is eligible to return Saturday when the Flyers host the Rangers.


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Shelley’s Dangerous Hit On McQuaid

from Douglas Flynn of NESN,

...first-year Flyer Jody Shelley doesn’t possess the reputation of a dirty player. A tough guy sure, his 1,420 penalty minutes in 569 career games in the NHL, most coming in five-minute chunks against willing opponents, attest to that.

But the last 15 PIMs were a little different. They came 5:08 into the second period Saturday night when Shelley appeared to shove Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid from behind as they raced to chase down a puck behind the Boston net. McQuaid crashed face-first into the boards and remained down for several minutes before being helped to the locker room.


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  Tags: adam+mcquaid, jody+shelley

Sturm To The Kings

BOSTON, MA – Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that Boston has traded forward Marco Sturm to the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations. The trade is contingent upon Sturm passing a physical conducted by Los Angeles’ medical staff.

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Video- DiPietro Another Hasek School Of Stickhandling Candidate

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins with the shorthanded goal.

Bruins won 5-2 tonight.

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  Tags: brad+marchand, rick+dipietro

Bruins Lose Mark Stuart For 4-6 Weeks

BOSTON (December 8,2010)- Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following update today on defenseman Mark Stuart, who was injured in the first period of the Bruins/Sabres game on December 7:

Mark sustained a fracture to the 4th metacarpal of his right hand (ring finger) and dislocated his 4th metacarpal phlangeal joint. He was evaluated by Dr. Matt Leibman at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is expected to miss approximately 4-6 weeks.

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Video- Tim Thomas With The Save Of The Year On Francois Beauchemin

Thomas with the save in OT, Bruins did lose in the shootout.

added 10:11pm, via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Beauchemin on Thomas save: “When I shot, there was no one in net. If we had lost the shootout…” (Stopped and shook head.)

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Video- Marc Savard Feature

Elliotte Friedman of Inside Hockey sat down with Marc Savard earlier today.

Take six minutes out of your day and watch it.


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Toronto Still Paying For Kessel Trade

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

If the season ended today, the Bruins would land another lottery pick, since the Leafs entered play Saturday 28th overall in the 30-team league.

“If it happens, it happens,” Seguin said, breaking into a wry grin.

“We’ll see how it works out.”

Thus far, it has worked out well.

All because Burke, rightly or wrongly, believed so strongly in Phil Kessel.

When Burke coughed up first-round picks in 2010 and 2011 plus a second-round selection in order to snag Kessel, it never entered his mind his Leafs would finish in the bottom five of the 2009-10 standings.

That being the case, he must be in a state of shock to find his team dwelling among the bottom feeders for a second-consecutive season.


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Is Chara An Elite Defenseman?

Adam Proteau of The Hockey News answers some email…

Why is Zdeno Chara always talked about as one of the NHL’s top defensemen? When the Bruins gave him a seven-year extension this year, I had to shake my head.

Sure, he’s got a heck of a reach and a blistering shot, but it seems like (a) he’s always getting burned at the blueline by small, agile skaters (like Martin St-Louis); (b) his shots are never on net; (c) he turns the puck over every time he takes more than two strides with it; and (d) he’s always taking mental-mistake penalties at the worst times….

Certainly, there are people in the hockey industry who feel as you do, but I’m not one of them. Which isn’t to say I put Chara at or near the top of my Norris ballot each year – in fact, he wasn’t in my top five last season.

That said, the guy averages two more minutes of ice time than any other Bruins skater; has missed an average of just five games in each of the past eight seasons; currently is tied for second on the team in plus-minus (at plus-13); and, since he was traded from the Islanders organization in 2001, has been a plus-156 in 639 regular season games.

That may not qualify him for Hall of Fame status, but in today’s NHL, Chara’s skill set is more valuable than you imply….

more Q & A inlcuding Detroit trading Jiri Hudler and a pick for Martin Brodeur….

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