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Alex Ovechkin and Dennis Seidenberg see each other coming, watch the end result…
From Bill Meltzer at NHL.com:
Sports enthusiasts in Germany still are abuzz over the NBA championship and playoff MVP award won by native son Dirk Nowitzki. But there is another compelling story for Germans taking place in the Stanley Cup Final. At the conclusion of Game 7 in Vancouver, there will be a German-born and -trained player lifting the Cup for just the second time in NHL history.
The only question: Will it be Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg or Vancouver Canucks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff? Both players have been crucial contributors to their respective clubs’ success, in the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Q. Patrice, can you talk about the third period, Vancouver talked about being able to establish their speed. From your end, talk about the neutral zone, cleaning up that area.
PATRICE BERGERON: Yeah, I think you’re right. The neutral zone, we weren’t getting pucks deep. That’s what was giving them I guess the speed that they want, the counterattack that they wanted.
We’re going to make a better job, especially in the neutral zone, at putting pucks deep and having a better forecheck.
DENNIS SEIDENBERG: I think it’s the same thing. If we don’t go through the neutral zone clean and get behind our Ds, they’ll pick it up on the blueline and counterattack quick. It’s tough for us to get a gap at Ds. If you don’t get a gap at D’s, they get more room and space and speed. That causes a lot of trouble and chances for them.
Q. Patrice, I know it’s rather an obvious question. How important is it for you guys to get out of here with a split tomorrow night?
PATRICE BERGERON: Yeah, obviously we want to get back in this series. It’s very important. We’ll approach the next game always as the most important one. Now it’s about Game 2. It’s the biggest game right now of the series. It’s always like that.
A ton of quotes from the Boston Bruins today, including Claude Julien, Patrice Bergeron, Mark Recchi, Tim Thomas, Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg.
BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN:
On if they are done celebrating the Game 7 win…
Well I think one thing that we were done celebrating was the next day. That night was an opportunity for us to enjoy the moment and rightfully so but next day it was about getting our rest. And we started working on things yesterday and so it’s preparation here for the, for what we feel is obviously the biggest part of the season coming up. So it’s sunk in. I mean it sunk in that we’re there. It also sunk in that we’re not done. We realize that there’s a lot of work ahead of us, probably the hardest games to win as you know will be against a team that kind of dominated the league this year. And we know we’re capable of doing it. We certainly don’t feel like we’re a team that is not capable of winning games against this team and we’re going to have to go out there and prove it. And that’s the thing that we want to do, is prove that we’re as good a team as they are and that’s where the challenge lies.
On how big a factor Tim Thomas’s experience will be in the Stanley Cup Final…
via a Boston Bruins tweet,
The B’s have signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a four-year contract extension.
via a Kevin Allen tweet,
Boston D Dennis Seidenberg will be out 8 weeks after successful surgery to repair lacerated tendon in his left forearm.
from Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel,
The Panthers are close to signing free-agent defenseman Dennis Seidenberg and a deal is imminent, an NHL source said Sunday.
According to the source, the team and Seidenberg’s agent, J.P. Barry, have been feverishly negotiating and have agreed to a one-year contract. They just need to settle on salary before the contract is finalized, which could happen as early as today.
Seidenberg’s signing would be a boon for the Panthers.
added 10:17am, TSN reporting 1yr for $2.25M.
via the Carolina Hurricanes,
Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Dennis Seidenberg on a one-year contract worth $1.2 million. Rutherford also announced that restricted free-agent forward Chad LaRose has elected to file for salary arbitration.