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from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
“The frustrating thing is that we get 17 minutes into the penalty box when we should have been on the power play. It’s as simple as that,” said Julien. “It’s frustrating because tonight – as everybody saw – there’s a lot of embellishment. This is embarrassing for our game: the embellishing. Right now they’ve got over 100 power plays [this season] and it’s pretty obvious why.
Watch parts of Julien's post-game presser below (auto play)
Emelin had just crosschecked Tyler Seguin in the ribs.
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
Chiarelli chatted with Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren for the entire intermission between the second and the third period before the Flyers held on for a 6-5 victory at the CONSOL Energy Center.
It’s the second time that Chiarelli has spent time personally watching the Flyers players as he also was in the press box for Philadelphia’s Jan. 22 game against the New Jersey Devils. It’s no secret that Philly has stumbled out of the gate and needs major defensemen help with the injuries they’ve sustained along their blue line, and that Boston has good NHL depth with seven capable guys on the Boston roster along with at least four able-bodied blueliners (Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski, David Warsofsky and Zach Trotman) ready to help an NHL club from the AHL level.
The question is what the Bruins might be looking for in return, and whether Chiarelli was in Pittsburgh watching the Penguins or the Flyers. It’s no secret the Bruins general manager is looking for depth and perhaps a little scoring ability at the wing position, and there was plenty of that on display for the Penguins and Flyers....
Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy has been on the hot seat after Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero said he needed to “pick up his game” about a week ago, and he is in the final year of a contract paying him $2 million per season.
from Caryn Switaj of BostonBruins.com,
It doesn't happen often in writing, and especially in covering a team day in and day out, that you don't even know where to begin - that something is just so beyond words.
Only an emotion or feeling could really do it justice.
That the little moments and encounters and smiles are much, much more important than the soundbites.
Such was the case Monday in Newtown, CT, where Coach Julien and members of the Black & Gold visited with families affected by the tragedy that struck at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
While that day will never be forgotten, Monday was not meant to relive the burden and heartbreak of the past couple of months - it was about looking forward to a reason to smile, a day filled with hockey, laughter and excitement.
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
“I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this team,” Ference said. “The makeup and the fabric of this room – the environment.”
Ference’s time in Boston, however, may be ending. He is in the final season of a three-year, $6.75 million contract. Ference, Nathan Horton, and Anton Khudobin are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after this season.
Ference will be 34 March 17. His next deal might be his last crack at a multi-year contract. So it is quite expected that Ference’s next contract is very much on his mind.
“My radar? Yeah. Of course. This is my career,” Ference said when asked if he’s been thinking about a deal. “It has been going all the way back to the moment that we had the ability to extend. As a player, you want to have some grasp of your future.”
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 12, that the team has signed forward Jay Pandolfo to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2012-13 season and then placed him on waivers. The contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $350,000 at the AHL level.
I am going to assume most of you were not around to see this great rivalry take shape.
Sit back and enjoy this 3 1/2 minute video touching highlighting some of the games these two teams played.
Bruins defeated the Leafs 1-0.
You make the call...
added 10:45pm, Boston could have a complaint that they lost a goal too. Watch below and this one is not reviewable, since the ref had the intent to blow the whistle.
from Mike Cole of NESN,
Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff called a timeout with just 13.6 seconds to play and his team leading 7-4. Ruff defended the move by saying he didn’t like having Lane MacDermid, a noted fighter, lined up against one of his own skill guys.
So, he called timeout and changed things up, which involved sending John Scott over the bench to keep the peace, so to speak.
“MacDermid was with one of our skill players,” Ruff said after the game. “I didn’t want anything to happen.
That’s really what it all was about.” That didn’t go over with at least one Bruins player.
“Yeah, [Ruff] wants to be a big shot, and that’s not the best play to do,” Brad Marchand said. “That’s pretty disrespectful. If he wants to be like that, that’s fine. We just have to move on.”
read on for a quote from Bruins coach Julien...
Bruins have announced Thornton is done for the evening.
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