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Fresh Links: Former Bruins Haunt Bruins

Because of course the ghosts of Reilly Smith, Colin Miller, and Malcolm Subban would come back to haunt the Bruins.

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Boston Bruins v Vegas Golden Knights
Go ahead and paint that mask, Malcolm Subban, it looks like you’ve found a home.
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

After their 3-1 loss to the Golden Knights, the Bruins have four days to ice their injuries and stew in their juices until the Canucks visit on Thursday evening.

  • Losing Malcolm Subban to waivers led to losing to him in Las Vegas. Boston Globe
  • Knowing Subban as they do, the Bruins were looking to capitalize on the rebounds and second shots- and did not. Providence Journal
  • And speaking of losing, an already injury depleted roster was further stressed. Adam McQuaid was felled by a Colin Miller shot (of course) and Ryan Spooner sustained a lower body injury. WEEI
  • Wait, wasn’t this game supposed to cap a feel-good road trip? WEEI
  • The bright spot has been the hardworking fourth line, anchored by Tim Schaller and Sean Kuraly playing alongside Danton Heinen or the now injured Noel Acciari. Frank Vatrano has been switching off duty with Austin Czarnik. Boston Herald
  • Perhaps most disturbing is how many games of this initial road trip can be categorized as “no show” performances. Now injuries are mounting as well. Bruins Diehards
  • Here’s why the Golden Knights should be tested for diabetes immediately. Days of Y’Orr
  • It may be hard to believe, but the Bruins DID win in Arizona 6-2 on Saturday night- both Anton Khudobin and Zdeno Chara had themselves a game. MassLive
  • The defeat of the Coyotes showcased how the Bruins would like to integrate the youngsters with the veterans. Boston Herald
  • Hooray! Patrice Bergeron is likely to return to action against the Canucks. CBS Sports
  • Teams have been asking about Zdeno Chara ’s availability. The Bruins already have plans for him. Sportsnet
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the Marlies squeaked past the PBruins 3-2 on Saturday night despite having been heavily outshot. Providence Journal
  • Belated birthday greetings to Willie O’Ree. @NHL
  • Godspeed Roger “Naples” Napolitano, Boston Globe/Legacy who will now be watching the Bruins from far, far above the ice and in exalted company. @GlobeKPD
  • The ordinarily amusing and fresh Golden Knights Twitter feed fell flat by stooping to milking sexism for laughs, and then doubled down. Pity. USA Today

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Hi, I’m Chad Johnson and Benoit Pouliot played key roles in the Sabres victory over the Ducks. TSN Meanwhile, the OTHER Chad Johnson was ready for action. BarDown Colin Miller was not above wishing to prove the Bruins wrong in leaving him exposed in the expansion draft. SinBin Milan Lucic’s fight was for naught as the sluggish Oilers were trounced by the Senators. (With video) Sportsnet But maybe he inspired Tyler Seguin, who threw down for the first time in his career. FanRag Sports On Friday, Dougie Hamilton potted two and now Jaromir Jagr has earned his first point with the Flames. TSN
  • Ken Dryden knows how the NHL can take specific, simple steps to reduce concussions, but is The Bettman listening? Macleans
  • It is fun and all, but wouldn’t both players and NHL honchos prefer to focus on Olympic and international participation than the usual All-Star Game? Sportsnet
  • It looks like Doc Emrick will be down for a couple of weeks, he need a software tweak. NO, REALLY! Elbow News