Time to end the pleasantries.
There is a great video out there on the internets that maybe I will find for the comments. In it, a fake reporter asks then -Senators player Dany Heatley if "to be a Senator, do you have to be really good or are you just randomly appointed by Stephen Harper?" It's pretty excellent. Heatley plays right off of it, joking about how Harper could make the team if he had a really good camp, etc. Hilarious.
Anyways, no one cares about my dumb stories, have some links. Did you know Patrice Bergeron played pond hockey at Lake Placid during the break? What a cool guy.
- The Bruins are recharged and ready to go after the break. But will any trades be made before the deadline? [ESPN]
- Peter Chiarelli says Tim Thomas is going nowhere. [TSN]
- Patrice Bergeron went to Lake Placid over break; admits it was cool, but would have been cooler if he were American. [WEEI]
- Zdeno Chara and Daniel Alfredsson are ready to clash again, this time in the TD Garden. [CBC]
- For the Bruins, the testing ground is now. These games are crucial down the stretch. [South Coast Today]
- Here is another set of Bruins report cards. [Telegram]
- Prospect update - Jared Knight, sidelined with what they're calling a "neck injury" is back in action as of last weekend. Look for a prospect update tomorrow. [Battle Creek Enquirer]
- Sidney Crosby skated before practice yesterday. STill no timetable for his return. [Seattle Times]
- Tim Gleason signed a new contract with the Hurricanes yesterday. [News Observer]
- Zach Parise isn't going anywhere, says Lou Lamoriello. [Post]
- Brendan Morrison gets to start right off with Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp on the Blackhawks. Now that's an upgrade. [CSN Chicago]
- Andy McDonald is getting closer to a post-concussion return. [STL Today]
- Anaheim really wants the 2014 All-Star Game. [OC Register]
- Cory Schneider is starting against the Blackhawks tonight. For all this talk of "rivals", the Canucks certainly do like playing their backup against the teams they hate most. [TSN]