WINNIPEG, CANADA - FEBRUARY 17: Boston Bruins' head coach Claude Julien talks to David Krejci #46 on the bench in a game against the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action at the MTS Centre on February 17, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
Not a good start to the 6-game road trip for the Bruins, but they'll look to get back on track in Minnesota this afternoon in a nationally televised game against the Wild. It being Hockey Day in America today, it only makes sense that the Hub of Hockey takes on the State of Hockey.
Links will be a little shorter today as I'm typing this on a bus from Portsmouth (England, not Rhode Island), but hopefully that just means the selection will be better. Happy Hockey Day!
- Local boy Josh Hennessy (Brockton) made his debut for the Bruins Friday night. Could you even imagine getting to suit up for your hometown team? Hopefully he'll stick long enough to make it through the road trip and play at the Garden. [ESPN]
- Could a trade solve the Bruins' recent woes? I think it depends on who they get and what they have to give up. They certainly need some help up front right now. [WEEI]
- Chris Kelly got his two front teeth shattered when he crashed headfirst into the boards during an intense practice Saturday morning, but returned later in the practice with blood on his sweater to finish the practice. Only in hockey. [CSNNE]
- Tyler Seguin was also at that practice, according to Claude Julien, but was not on the ice with the team. Julien said he expects Seguin to play this afternoon but did not explain why he was not on the ice. Hopefully this isn't another disciplinary thing. Maybe Seguin just really hates Winnipeg? [CSNNE]
- The Flyers added Pavel Kubina from the Bolts for draft picks a few days after acquiring Nicklas Grossman from Dallas. [Puck Daddy]
- The Jackets reportedly want two prospects, an NHL-ready player, and a first-round pick for Rick Nash. That's a high price but not too high considering they might have to settle for less than that. Pencil in Dougie Hamilton for any scenario that has the Bruins getting Nash. [Pro Hockey Talk]
- After a 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh that saw Ilya Bryzgalov pulled, his teammates were on the defensive for him and Sergei Bobrovsky. Bryz gave up an atrocious shortie to Jordan Staal that tied the game at 2. They've got a humongous beeg goaltending issue over there you might say. [NHL]
- Pittsburgh gave James Neal a six-year extension worth $30 million. I'd say that's pretty smart. [TSN}