Let’s start off with another stick tap out to our new alternate captain, David Krejci. His seven years of service and dedication got him this honor, and it is far too well deserved. Congratulations Krejci!
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman may have forgotten what it means to be a player. He’s one of the louder voices leading the charge to have fighting kicked out of professional hockey. “Yes, I believe a player should get a game misconduct for fighting,” Yzerman told The Dreger Report. “We penalize and suspend players for making contact with the head while checking, in an effort to reduce head injuries, yet we still allow fighting. We’re stuck in the middle and need to decide what kind of sport do we want to be. Either anything goes and we accept the consequences, or take the next step and eliminate fighting.”
Read the whole story here: (TSN)
Cam Neely was asked yesterday if he watched the Chicago Blackhawks ceremony as they raised their Stanley Cup banner. The Bruins president was straight forward. “You have a hard time watching someone else win the Cup and raise a banner,” Neely said Wednesday. “So I didn’t watch it. Hopefully we’ll be watching one in the near future here.” Here’s the AP’s thoughts on tonight’s upcoming season opener for the Boston Bruins as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. (AP)
George Porros of the Montreal Canadiens suffered the first serious injury of the season, falling face first in a fight with Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs. While it is known I am no fan of the Habs, I wouldn’t wish this on their players.
Medical update on George Parros: he was released from the hospital, suffered a concussion, will be out indefinitely.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 2, 2013
The Bruins want to have a practice arena closer to Boston and the TD Garden. Talks are underway to make that happen. Here’s what Joe Haggerty over at CSNNE.com has to say about it.(CSNNE)
Finally, a wrap up of last nights scores. Patrick Roy nearly burst a blood vessel in a fiery tirade with the Anaheim Ducks staff after the Colorado Avalanche beat the Ducks 6-1. The Toronto Maple Leafs made it two in a row on the road as they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1. The Detroit Red Wings edged out the already struggling Buffalo Sabres 2-1.