Bruins Birthday Twin

Happy Birthday Marc! (Credit: Flickr/Victoria Welch)

Today as I turn the big 21+1, one of the Boston Bruins turns 35. Though you haven’t seen him play in a little while, today is Marc Savards birthday. I can think of no better Bruin to share my birthday with, just saying!

As we all know Savard hasn’t playing in a game since  January 23, 2011 due to a hindering concussion that has been following the forward since 2010. And unfortunately it doesn’t appear that he’ll be back on the ice anytime soon.

But Bruins fans will forever love Savvy for the many seasons he’s had for the black and gold so today we’re sending him some birthday love with a look at a few of the moments that made Savard a star for the Bruins.

This video is from the 2010 playoffs in which he got the OT game winner in game 1 against the Philadelphia Flyers:

And this one is a tribute video featuring some pretty awesome goals. Tribute videos on birthday are pretty key if you ask me:

Here’s to hoping that 35 means a healthier year for Marc Savard and that his post concussion symptoms will diminish.

If you want, you can send Savvy some bday love here!

72 more days til hockey season, now that’s how I plan on using my birthday money!

Daily Countdown: 83 Days

Are the days at work starting to get crazy hectic? Do you find yourself more irritable without your outlet? Bruins fans, we are all in the same boat and there is only eighty-three more days remaining until we see the men in Black and Gold skate once again. While they still haven’t made any BIG moves, there is still a 60/40 chance that Tim Thomas will be sent off to a different team. (At least that’s what Bruins reporter Jimmy Murphy responded when I asked him) Since we are still in double digits waiting for hockey season to begin, we need to find some other source of entertainment. What better way than to do a Friday Feature of the social media Bruins members. This is something new that we are going to try out, each week we are going to post the happenings around the social media networks and showcase the funniest or most heartwarming pieces.

This week’s feature: @tylerseguin92.

Generally on the fourth of July, many players will tweet Happy Fourth and simply leave it at that, but for Tyler, he had a more interesting and intriguing tweet:

As if this wasn’t enough of an eyebrow raiser, Segs couldn’t leave his Seguinistas out there hanging to dry so he tweeted a follow up Tweet the next day. One that was sure to get the proverbial ‘panties dropping.’

Tyler, you are probably right, you won’t hear the end of this one for a while, but I’m assuming that Brad will be your biggest pest. Have fun with that and please, don’t hesitate to post your photos for the world to see, you might get yourself qualified for the Hawt Trophy on Aerys Intermission Report with those.

 

No Big Moves in Boston

Kelly is officially a Bruin! (Credit: Flickr/Slidingsideways)

Today with just 88 days left til hockey season is upon us was the start of free agency. While there were around 50 free agents signing in the NHL none were in Boston. But July 1st did mean that Chris Kelly and Tuukka Rask were officially resigned as well as Alexander Khokhlachev being signed to an entry level contract.

But besides that the Bruins made no moves towards signing anyone new. General Peter Chiarelli has this to say:

“I’ve said this prior to going into today. I’m not actively looking for anything. If something can improve our team then we’ll look at it. Whether it’s the secondary market in free agency or the secondary market in trades, we’ll continue to look at that stuff. But we’re not actively looking.” (Via CSNNE)

With a ton of prospects in development camp right now, it doesn’t surprise me that Chiarelli and co. aren’t looking for any more additions to the black and gold. Players like Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug could very well be NHL ready come September.

Meanwhile free agents Joe Corvo and Greg Zanon are Bruins no more. Corvo returned back to the Carolina Hurricanes with a one year $2 million dollar deal while Zannon signed a two-year deal for $4.5 million with the Colorado Avalanche.

Today was only day 1 of free agency so there is a possibility for an addition the B’s and we’ll keep you updated as updates come our way!

 

Dougie Watch at B’s Development Camp

Dougie will be repping the Black jersey during camp (Credit: NHLBruins twitter)

Today is not only 91 days until the Bruins are back in action but it’s also the start of Bruins development camp. The camp is basically a look at the future of the Bruins organization as B’s prospects show off their skills in hopes of someday making it to the pro team. There is one player in particular that the Bruins will have their eyes on making pro by regular training camp in September and that’s 19-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton.

Hamilton was drafted in 2011 in the first round as the ninth overall pick for the Bruins and he was drafted with high expectations. The 6-foot-6 player played in the OHL last season for the Niagra Icedogs. He was named OHL defenseman of the year leading all defenseman in scoring with 17 goals and 55 assists in 50 games.

With a season like that it would look like Dougie has nothing left to do but show off his skills in the NHL with the black and gold.

Here’s Dougie’s prospect video if you wanted to see him in action:

But if you’re looking for some more Hamilton in your life than you should make the trip to Wilmington and check him and the other prospect out in the Development camp this weekend!

 

Daily Countdown: 94 Days

Tuukka Rask (Photo Credit: Steph Phillips)

We are yet another day closer to the start of Boston Bruins hockey people. We are in the double digits and getting that much closer to seeing the men in Black and Gold that seem to make the days problems vanish. There are only ninety-four days until we welcome Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille back to Boston. Ninety-four days until we congratulate Tuukka Rask on becoming the starting goal keeper and welcome Anton Khudobin to the big league. Ninety-four days until Zdeno Chara plants his first hit against the Philadelphia Flyers(hopefully Tom Sestito). Ninety-four days until we see #18 skating on the ice alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci. Ninety-four days until we begin, yet another countdown, of when defenseman Adam McQuaid will lose his footing and injure himself…again (I’m a firm believer we need to invent bubbles for the clutz skaters, ahem…McQuaid) The countdown continues on and until the opening day, we promise to continue to keep you up to date on anything and everything Bruins hockey related. Ninety-four days and counting. . .

Daily Countdown: 97 Days B’s 1st Round Pick

Welcome to the Boston Bruins Malcolm Subban (Credit:NHLBruins Twitter)

Tonight was round 1 of the 2012 NHL Draft and the Boston Bruins had the ever exciting 24th draft pick. As players were being picked and current players were being traded around, all remained quiet on the Boston front. But eventually the 24th pick came and it was…

MALCOLM SUBBAN

If that last name sounds a bit familiar, you’re not second guessing…that is in fact Montreal Canadien P.K Subban’s little brother. And yes I mean the Montreal that we in Boston loathe. I think our rivalry just took a whole new turn for the better/ I personally cannot wait to own a Subban BRUINS jersey!

Subban was 25-14-0 with a 2.50 GAA and a .923 save percentage with Bellville Bulls (OHL) last year. Going into the draft, he was the number 1 North American goaltender. He played for Team Canada at the 2011 World Under-18 Championships getting a shutout in his first game. He finished the tournament with 2.98 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.

With Tim Thomas leaving the team, it doesn’t really surprise me that the Bruins would select a goalie in the first round. So I think it was a great call.

Check out his prospect video below:

On being drafted Subban said:

“I’m just so happy…I’m going to work as hard as I can to crack the lineup sometime” (Via NHLBruins)

The Bruins organization is equally excited with General Manager Peter Chiarelli saying:

“Subban’s selection fulfills 2 criteria: top player, fillers a need. And with TT out of the system, a spot in the roster is open. He needs some seasoning, foundation is there”. (Via NHLBruins)

Just because here are some of Subban’s favorites courtesy of NHL.com:
FAVORITES
NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL player: Henrik Lundqvist …he wore number 30 for the Bulls in honor of Lundqvist
Goal celebration: Jaromir Jagr’s salute
Video game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Artist: Eminem and Drake
Movie: Fast Five
TV show: NHL on the Fly and TSN
Website: YouTube
Pump-up song: ‘Cinderella Man’ by Eminem

There have been many tweets talking about a Subban sporting a Bruins jersey but I think Tyler Seguin’s takes the cake:

And with that being said, Welcome to Boston Malcolm =)

Daily Countdown: 98 Days Bergeron Wins Selke

Congrats to Patrice Bergeron! (Credit: NHL Bruins Twitter)

Last night at the NHL awards, Patrice Bergeron was the winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy. The Selke Trophy is awarded annually “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.”

Bergy is the first B’s player to the win the award since Steve Kasper in 1982. And honestly I don’t think there’s anyone more deserving to win an award like this then Bergeron.

This is his first Selke in his 8 years of playing in the NHL.

In fact let’s take a second to watch some highlights of one of the Bruins key forwards:

When receiving the award, Bergeron was ever so gracious and said:

“Hockey’s such a team sport that I have to thank all my teammates for this right now, they’re the reason why I’m here.” (via NHLBruins)

If you want to watch his entire speech (just in case you missed it!), you can check it out below:

Congrats Bergeron!