Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Thank you Michigan State. Torey Krug has become kind of a rock star in Boston. The Boston Bruins (16-6-2), first in the Eastern Conference are 7-0-2 in their past nine game at home. Torey Krug also has points in three straight games (1g-2a—3pts) and has scored (7g-8a—15pts) on the season and is fourth on the Bruins in scoring.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Grand Forks Herald: UND has only 11 available forwards for weekend games http://t.co/blc2v2TYAf
— North Dakota MHockey (@UNDMHockey) November 21, 2013
That's unreal. “@BartRhett: BU and UND are essentially the same team right now pic.twitter.com/jEZyNpGoSj”
— Joshua Kummins (@JoshuaKummins) November 19, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
This is a scary video. Tampa Bay will be without their superstar forward Steven Stamkos who was injured today during the second period of today’s game against the Boston Bruins.
The Tampa Bay Lightning forward broke his fibula when he crashed into the Boston Bruins goal post. Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher and transported to a Boston Hospital. Stamkos will undergo surgery to fix the broken fibula. Stamkos was also going to be a member of the 2014 Canadian Olympic team, that’s a huge loss for the Canadians.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
In my opinion, this suspension, isn't long enough. I would like to see this be a 10-game suspension. Just for the record, Loui Eriksson hasn't played since October 23rd, because he's suffering from a concussion. Also, during his NHL Career, John Scott has scored a grand total of (1g-4a—5pts) in 187 NHL games. Not known for his offensive prowess, the Sabres' pylon has racked up 320 PIM.
Blog: Sabres' John Scott suspended seven games for hit on Eriksson http://t.co/uWf8MJDcXj #bruins
— Boston Globe Bruins (@GlobeBruins) October 31, 2013
- Sabres Hack John Scott Pounds Bruins Forward Loui Eriksson in the Head (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
2012-13 HOCKEY EAST MEN'S PRESEASON COACHES POLL
|Team (1st Place Votes)||Pts.|
|1.||Boston College (9)||90|
|4.||New Hampshire (1)||63|
Thursday, July 18, 2013
.@SoccerrProblems Patrice Bergeron. pic.twitter.com/zaszIXBh5o
— The Hockey Gods (@HockeyGods) July 19, 2013
This tweet was very funny. Although, it's very true when describing hockey players.
- SCF Game four: Patrice Bergeron first goal of the game (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- Bruins Sign Patrice Bergeron To 8-Year Extension (conversehockey.wordpress.com)
- Bruins Sign Patrice Bergeron to Eight-Year Contract Extension (nesn.com)
Friday, June 28, 2013
Wow! The Chicago Blackhawks organization is a first class organization. Very touching gesture.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have taken out a full-page advertisement in The Boston Globe thanking the city and its fans.
The Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins on Monday to win the Stanley Cup championship. On Friday, Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and team chairman John McDonough ran an open letter to the Bruins and the city of Boston. In the letter the Blackhawks extended their ‘‘heartfelt appreciation’’ to the Bruins and the citizens of Boston.
The Blackhawks say Boston ‘‘demonstrated respect, good sportsmanship and a genuine love for the great game of hockey.’’ The letter remarks on Boston’s ‘‘big heart and gracious spirit.’’
Sunday, June 23, 2013
|English: NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The Big News off the bat is that both teams suffered key losses in this game. In the second period, Bruins star Patrice Bergeron left the game having only played 49 seconds of the second period. He never returned. He went to the hospital via ambulance between the second and third period.
This is a HUGE loss for the Bruins, but a baffling loss for those of us fans who watched the game. The commentators tried to rationalize and tell us what happened but when you see his last full shift (playing on a 4 on 4 at the time) he seems to stand up straight and cannot seem to gather any speed or ability to quickly change direction. However, he doesn't favor any leg or even seem to wince in any sort of pain. Initially, I thought it might be a muscle spasm in his lower back, hip, or left side. But I have absolutely no clue. The injury occurred while he was along the boards alone. No one touched him. In fact, the replay showed that there was no other player in the picture. VERY odd.
The second injury came to former UND standout Jonathon Toews. He got absolutely CRUSHED by Bruins defenseman Boychuk. And yeah, folks, it was a CLEAN hit. Toews was between the circles lining up for a shot when Boychuk comes from out of the picture from center ice and a high rate of speed and absolutely destroys Toews. The hit occured on Toews' left shoulder. However, I believe the injury occured when Toews hit the ice. The hit occured so fast and so violently that Toews had no time to cushion is fall, so he took the fall on his right shoulder and his helmet bounced off the ice. Take into consideration that Boychuk also fell on top of Toews with his knee ending up either hitting his shoulder or coming awfully close to hitting Toews' head, and it's very plausible that the injury occured on the play. The Hawks have him listed as "Day to Day with an upper body injury." Toews did not play the entire third period but he was on the bench and skated out to do the stick salute after the game. To me, this is good news as I doubt Toews would be allowed to do this if he had a concussion.
In News that reeks of the more things stay the same...
Officiating was again brutal. I noticed several absolutely BRUTAL noncalls. To start the game, Chara armdragged Bickell (I think?) to the ice by his arm, an act that took Bickell from in front of the net to almost beside the goal post, and there was no call.
Second, Boston was assessed a hooking or tripping penalty when Frolik grabbed the stick of the Boston player and fell to the ice. It may have been a legit call on Boston but come on!
Third, absolutely loved the noncall when Lucic was high sticked by Kane. Saying that sarcastically really. First off, I don't like Lucic. Second, I'm no fan of Boston. However, you HAVE HAVE HAVE HAVE to make this call! YOU HAVE TO! It's a PLAYER SAFETY issue! I'm becoming more and more concerned that the only way you will see penalties in the finals is if there is an injury involved! Don Adam officiating is dangerous! Just ask Chay Genoway, Robbie Bina, and that UW player... Smith? I can't recall right now.
Finally, assist to the officials on the empty netter. Frolik (again) BLATANTLY tripped B's defenseman Krug that set up Bolland for the empty netter. You could come up with some hair brained excuses for the previous three penalties or non calls but this one? I was rooting for the Hawks (sorry Goon) and good LORD!
I'll reiterate my conspiracy theory and Doc Emerick stated part of it early in the first period: The officials aren't making any calls so there is lots of action! This is Gary Bettman's plan. The NHL is hurting for ratings and media attention. Instead of looking at the PR campaign that everyone knows was pretty poor, he decides to have the officials pretty much ignore the rule book. If everything goes, the game flows. Maybe that's Bettman and Campbell's slogan. Sorry, I don't buy the NHL officials being poor or incompetent. There's REAL accountability in the NHL (even if it is a moving target for players thanks to the sad interpretations by Shanahan). It doesn't go from "ok" to "Bad" depending upon regular season to post season. It just doesn't happen. This is all Bettman. All of it.
The first period was pretty even, in my opinion, if you take out statistics. Statistically speaking, Boston dominated the first period in shots on goal and hits. They dominated the entire game in hits to be honest. And they targetted Toews... A LOT. And Chara had a VERY poor first and second period, which was unusual.
In the end, Kane ended the first period on a high note for the Hawks with a cleanup play from an Oduya shot that had puck luck written all over it. The Oduya shot hit and broke the stick of Seidenberg (or maybe it was Ference? Memory is hazy). This alterred the path of the puck enough for it to get behind Rask and slightly wide and behind the net. Kane came in and tucked it home.
Kane again struck in the second period after a nice set up by Toews and Bickell. However, again Seidenberg may have helped Kane and the Hawks when it appeared that he got a bit tangled up in Rask's pads preventing Rask from getting all the way over to make a play on Kane's shot.
The second period was ALL Chicago. It surprised me that Boston didn't give up any more goals during that period. Likewise, the third period was ALL Boston. Chara's goal was an exercise in stupidity by Chicago. Watch the replay. You'll notice only ONE Chicago player making any play at all to defend (Bickell IIRC). The rest are standing and watching as Chara comes in uncontested and snipes a shot high and glove side.
By the way, can anyone else name a goaltender with a worse glove hand than Crawford to make it this deep in the playoffs as the #1 goaltender? I mean, Crawford has given up 13 goals this post season, which is good, but of those thirteen NINE have been high glove side. NINE!
It's my opinion that Tuokka Rask is by far the better goaltender of the two. Unfortunately, he can't win games by himself that often.
That being said, both sides missed golden opportunities. Sharp is still kicking himself over an open net and getting absolutely robbed by Rask (though to be fair, if he'd've elevated his shot it would have been an open net). I think he missed just wide again in the second period as well. Boston should have tied the game again but Jagr's shot went high over the open net.
Where I currently stand
Ok, after game 3, I told Goon that there is NO WAY the Cup doesn't change hands in Game 5 or 6. Now, I think the series goes 7 games. And, depending upon Bergeron and Toews, that may very well determine who wins the Cup. If Bergeron cannot play I think that Chicago will win it all even if Toews can't play either.
But the big factor (pun not intended) is actually Chara. When Chara was playing poorly, especially the second period, Chicago was running away with it. Chara was much better in the third and the Hawks almost (perhaps should have) lost the game.
With Game 4 being an anomaly, my player of the playoffs has to be Tuokka Rask. That guy has been amazing.... and he was basically a throwin player from Toronto in the Kessel trade. It isn't as bad of a trade as the Wild trading Leddy for Cam Barker, but looking at Toronto's goaltending situation.... Leafs fans can't be too happy about it.
Monday, June 17, 2013
This was an amazing goal by Patrice Bergeron, I guess you can't blame some for wanting to watch Bergeron and Jaromir Jagr go to work to score the second goal for the Boston Bruins...
@HBAdventure That's harsh...
— Eric J. Burton (@goon48) June 18, 2013
Sunday, June 09, 2013
|Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Kevin McGran, Sports reporter -- Leaf Nation must look at how the Boston Bruins manhandled the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins and wonder what might have been . . . if only the Maple Leafs had held on to that Game 7 lead.Sounds like Maple Leafs are still smarting from their game seven collapse to the Boston Bruins.
The Leafs, however, aren’t wondering any such thing.
“We lost,” head coach Randy Carlyle said emphatically, putting the notion to rest.
“You can look at it and hypothesize we would have had success, but that’s far from guaranteed,” added goalie Ben Scrivens. “And I’m sure if you would have asked the Rangers (about the possibility of) playing Toronto, they probably would have thought they’d have had a pretty good shot against us.
“There’s a lot of speculation. I don’t know if I would go so far as to say we would have had as much success. Obviously we have a lot of faith within our group that we can get the job done.”
In a surprising twist given the one-sided Boston-Toronto matchup the past few seasons, the Leafs had more playoff success against the Bruins than did the playoff-experienced Rangers and talent-loaded Penguins.
And figure this out: Phil Kessel’s four post-season goals vs. Boston are more than Rick Nash (2), Brad Richards (1), Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin (zeroes) combined.
What did the Leafs do that Pittsburgh should have?
Sunday, May 26, 2013
See the latest stats on Torey Krug profile yes Penguins beware.bruins.nhl.com/club/player.ht… twitter.com/sixtimesb/stat…
— Tom Miller (@sixtimesb) May 26, 2013
I don't think that its' much of a stretch to say that former Michigan State Spartan Torey Krug is trending on Twitter. While he not be very big, the 5’9” 180 pound Krug has the heart of a lion and the shot of a 155 howitzer.
“It’s been a crazy year,” Krug said. “When I signed, I chose Boston for this reason. I wanted to win a Stanley Cup. I knew that they were expected to win the Stanley Cup year after year, and I knew that we were going to be in contention every year. [Boston.com]
RT @_timrosenthal: Another appearance on the front page of @bostondotcom for my Krug story? Don't mind if I do... twitter.com/_TimRosenthal/…
— Bruins Daily (@BruinsDaily) May 26, 2013
Boston has a new superstar! And you know how Boston loves dmen...#krug twitter.com/woodstick10/st…
— john Doherty (@woodstick10) May 26, 2013
- Torey Krug and Carl Hagelin goals; Rangers vs Bruins game (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- (video) The legend of Torey Krug keeps growing; four goals five games. (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- (Video) Torey Krug scores his second goal in two games for the Bruins (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Saturday, May 25, 2013
No fight in the hand shanke line @pucknut9 RT @bruinsdaily: Best tradition in sports twitter.com/BruinsDaily/st…
— Eric J. Burton (@goon48) May 26, 2013
There is a new drinking game; every time the Boston Bruins fourth line/Merlot Line is mentioned drink a beer, or take a shot or you can take a drink. You would never make it through the game sober, unless you're drinking water or pop.
That being said, the Pittsburgh Penguins probably aren't going to be as impressed with the Boston Bruins fourth line, because they're a really talented hockey team, but the fact remains you can't discount what they accomplished during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here's the stats for the Merlot line Shawn Thornton (0g-3a—3pts), Gregory Campbell (3g-2a—5pts), Daniel Paille (1g-3a—4pts).
Jagr back in Pitt. Iginla saying no to Boston and yes to Pitt..Matt Cooke's hit on Savard..Two great hockey cities. 4 lines vs 4 lines. Yes.
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) May 26, 2013
- (video) The legend of Torey Krug keeps growing; four goals five games. (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Thursday, May 02, 2013
After I saw this elbow, I had a feeling that Andrew Ference was going to get some scrutiny from the Department of Player Safety for this elbow on Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovskiand, and he will. Ference has a hearing today with the Department of Player Safety. I have to think that he will be getting at least a game suspension for this hit.
Word out of Boston. #Bruins Ference will have an #NHL discipline hearing mid-afternoon 2day for his elbow on #Leafs Grabovski.
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) May 2, 2013
- Andrew Ference elbow on Mikhail Grabovski (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Friday, April 19, 2013
Forget suspect 1&2. Share pictures of Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lu Lingzi & Officer Sean Collier #wcvb twitter.com/russnelligan/s…
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) April 20, 2013
Let's not forget the innocent victims of this faceless, cowardly, gutless act. They didn't get a chance to go home to their families. The victims are as follows, Krystle Campbell 29, of Medford, Mass., Martin Richard 8, of Dorchester, Mass., Lu Lingzi 23, of Shenyang, China and Boston University & finally MIT Police Officer Sean Collier 26, of Somerville, Mass.
Per release, final decision on rescheduled day/time of game will be made by NHL, Bruins & Pens by 8:30 am ET tomorrow, Saturday, April 20^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 19, 2013
Another good move by the National Hockey League and the Boston Bruins. The Boston Police and Federal Law Enforcement officials can track down the terrorist without having to worry about 1000's of people in harms way.
NEW YORK/TORONTO -- The game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins scheduled for tonight at TD Garden has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced today.
The game has been tentatively rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, at TD Garden beginning at 12:30 p.m., Eastern time. The game's status will be formalized no later than 8:30 a.m.
The game between the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres, scheduled for Saturday night in Pittsburgh, has been moved to Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., ET.
Boston Bruins playoff ticket onsale postponed. bbru.in/11KcnAt ^BB
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 19, 2013
My thoughts go out to the people in Boston, Massachusetts. It's been a crazy week.
According to Bruins spokesman Matt Chmur the team has made no announcement on whether it will proceed with Friday night’s NHL game at TD Garden.
Bruins and @penguins have cancelled their morning skates today. Will provide further updates on the day's schedule when appropriate ^BB
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 19, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Unbelievable night in Boston, Massachusetts. I don't believe that there were very many dry eyes in the arena tonight, I know there wasn't in my living room at home tonight. According to Mike "Doc" Emrick, every Boston Bruins player lives with in the city of Boston.
“Boston is a tough and resilient town," President Obama said. So are its people
#SweetCaroline #PrayForBoston twitter.com/brendanloy/sta…
— Brendan Loy (@brendanloy) April 17, 2013
Thank you @nhl and the many Trans that have had moments of silence for Boston! Hockey community is a family! #prayforboston
— Rhonda R. McClure (@MamaBruin) April 17, 2013
Reports of Marathon Runners that crossed finish line and continued to run to Mass General Hospital to give blood to victims #PrayforBoston
— NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) April 15, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
"Continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin." Full statement from Bill Richard: on.fb.me/17jqbmd twitter.com/ABC/status/324…I can't even make sense out of this senseless act, the sub human animal(s) that perpetrated this disgusting, vile, faceless act of terror needs to be brought to justice.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 16, 2013
TATEMENT FROM BILL RICHARD:
“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.”
|Boston Bruins (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
NEW YORK/TORONTO – The postponed game between the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins, originally scheduled for Monday night, has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 28, at TD Garden. Face-off will be at 7 p.m. ET. Broadcast information for the game, NHL Game No. 624, will be announced when available.The game between the Bruins and the Senators is going to be the final game of the regular season before the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
B's practiced w/heavy hearts today & hoped they could bring even a small sense of relief by representing Boston: bbru.in/ZynpFb ^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 16, 2013