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The Instigators

from MultiChannel News,

NESN Thursday will debut The Instigators, a weekly show featuring Boston Bruins’ studio analyst Mike Milbury, color analyst Andy Brickley and play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards debating and discussing the most controversial national hockey topics of the day.

The series drops the puck Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. ET on the regional sports network and will air at both 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. each week….

NESN is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally via DirecTV and Dish Network.

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Believing In The B’s

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

What we have here now, amid Garden sellouts Friday afternoon and last night, is reason to believe. Actually, many reasons to believe. To wit:

1. Claude Julien. His coaching thus far has been masterful, among the keys the standard he set with the yanking of a gritless Phil Kessel from last year’s playoffs. The only real motivating tool a coach has is his control of ice time. Lack of production has to be met with lack of allotted playing time, be it minutes or situations (line combinations, power-play time, etc.). Julien’s X-and-O scheme is simple, straightforward, and the minutes he doles out are earned, not granted.

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Wings In Another Measuring-Stick Game

via Fluto Shinzawa of the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

“Every night we play in the league, when you read the clips before, it’s a ‘measuring game.’ It’s a ‘measuring-stick game,’ ” said Detroit’s Mike Babcock. “This is our 23d measuring-stick game for the other team. Every night is for us. It’s going to be fun for us.”

“I think,” Babcock continued, “when I watch all the teams in the league right now, the two teams that seem to be the most excited and all playing together are Boston and San Jose. Those are the two teams for me.”

# On the other side, Claude Julien said tonight’s game will be a good test for the Bruins. “Right now, I think it’s a great way to show that we are a good team, but also with the type of talent that team has on the other side, a puck-possession team, it’s going to be a good test for us,” Julien said.

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The Early Surprise Bruins

from Craig Custance of Sporting News Today,

Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli trusts his team.  He knows this is a Bruins squad built on blue-collar character and toughness (with just the right amount of skill).

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Bep Guidolin—Youngest Player to Ever Skate in the NHL—Dies

From the CP via TSN:

Armand (Bep) Guidolin, who at 16 became the youngest player to skate in an NHL game and later went on to coach Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr, has died. He was 82.  Guidolin died Monday at a Barrie hospital, according to his family.

Guidolin, who was born in Thorold, Ont., made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins on Nov. 12, 1942, at the age of 16 years 11 months, becoming the league’s youngest player ever. The Bruins desperately needed his help to fill holes left by players who were serving in the Second World War.

He went on to play nine seasons in the NHL, recording 107 goals and 171 assists in 519 games with Boston, Detroit and Chicago.

more at TSN and his story at Legends of Hockey

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Bruins Go Black

from the Boston Bruins,

The Third Jersey System includes a new jersey and new socks, and is predominantly black.  The jersey itself is black with gold trim at the neck, and has two gold stripes and one white stripe on the arms.  The Bruins secondary logo, which is featured on the shoulders of the primary Bruins jersey, is featured on the chest of the third jersey. Alternately, the Bruins primary logo (the Spoked-B) is located on each shoulder. The socks are black with two gold stripes and one white stripe.

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Lucic Had Orders Not To Fight

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

Georges Laraque, itching to shed his gloves and teach the 20-year-old a lesson, was tapped to trail Lucic and goad him into a fight. On their first shift together, Laraque tapped Lucic on the leg with his stick, then got in his face, asking the Bruin to drop his gloves. Lucic didn’t bite. For the rest of the period, Laraque was talking to Lucic, no doubt questioning his courage in the most explicit of ways.

Lucic continued to decline, prompting the Montreal fans to boo the forward and chant his name. But Lucic had someone more important to answer to than Laraque.

“There was no way it was going to happen,” said coach Claude Julien, who had, before the game, forbidden Lucic from fighting Laraque. “[Shawn] Thornton was there, ready for Georges. Nothing happened. My tough guy was ready for their tough guy. Simple as that. I told him not to fight. It was me.”

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Bruins May Be Dealing With Laraque Tonight

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The Bruins will be in Montreal tonight to face Les Glorieux, and it’s a good bet big Georges Laraque, all 6 feet 3 inches and 253 pounds of him, will fill the role of Maitre’d pugilist at Bell Centre.

“Yes, come right in,” he might say to Messrs. Milan Lucic and Shawn Thornton. “How nice to see you gentlemen from Boston again. Might I find you a . . . seat?”

When Laraque and the Canadiens were in the Hub Nov. 13, he was equally as accommodating and gracious in the minutes after Lucic smacked elite Habs winger Alexei Kovalev with a hit near the Montreal bench that Laraque found, shall we say, objectionable.

Soon thereafter, Laraque asked Lucic to fight. Lucic wasn’t interested.

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The Entertaining Bruins

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

They’ve got arguably the best goalie in the league in Tim Thomas. The Bruins. With the best goalie in the league. If this keeps up, Harry Sinden’s “101 Ways to Rip Your Goalie” will finally go out of print.

They won back-to-back nights, 1-0, in Western Canada (kudos again to Thomas). Two goals. Four points in the standings. The Bruins. With regulation-size nets. No one needs bigger nets when one goal is enough to win. True today. True, too, for Eddie Shore’s Bruins.

In their last dozen games, they’ve lost once in regulation (3-2 at Calgary), playing their best hockey since before the lockout.

Now that’s entertainment.

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Modern Day Worsley

from Kevin Allen of Mucking and Grinding,

If someone asked me to describe Tim Thomas’ goaltending style I would probably say he reminds me of a 34-year-old insurance salesman who plays once a week in the Friday night midnight recreation league.

The man looks frightfully awkward at times.

But Boston Bruins fans need to just close their eyes and utter the phrase “I do believe. I do believe. I do believe.”

Thomas might have a body like Gump Worsley, but he is leading the NHL with a 1.78 goals-against average and .944 save percentage.

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