Sep 26, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand (63) during the first period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Hockey News a Bruin' for October 2nd, 2013

Well, the Boston Bruins have decided to give David Krejci the ‘A’ for his seven years of service to the Boston Bruins. It’s a well thought out gesture by one of the Original Six teams. It’s just a pity that the other squads seem to have a tough time picking their ‘Cs’ and ‘As’. Puck Daddy takes a look at the total captaincy disaster in Buffalo and the giving out the ‘A’ in Edmonton like it was a refill at Chuck-E-Cheese. I personally don’t know what’s worse…multiple captains, or an alternate captain committee.

Last night was the opening night for the NHL, and three games were played. The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3. The Chicago Blackhawks scored three goals in the third period and began their defense of the Stanley Cup with a 6-4 win against the Washington Capitals, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Edmonton Oilers (captained by ex-Bruin Andrew Ference) 5-4.

George Porros, forward for the Montreal Canadiens was injured in a freakish face-first collision with the ice during a fight last night. He was carted off by stretcher and taken to the hospital. His is the first serious injury of the NHL season.

The Bruins biggest opportunity for their last few seasons has been their anemic power play. Will the Bruins finally be able to address that problem this season? (Bleacher Report)

Of all the goalies in net last night, only James Reimer had a save percentage over .900 last night. It was an open shooting gallery.

Finally, Phil Kessel became an eight million dollar man yesterday, taking home an eight year, sixty four million dollar contract. While there is no doubt Kessel is an elite player, his slashing antics could find him in hot water if he decides to take another swing at a player.

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