The Boston Bruins are headed out to sunny Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins will get to test out the skill set of new Bruins blueliner Corey Potter who already knows several of the Black and Gold. He went to school with Torey Krug, and played in the minors with Chad Johnson. Potter had this to say about his new team after practice this afternoon.
“They’re a great organization and they make it to the playoffs pretty much every year, and it’s gonna be a better fit for me, and I’m super excited.”
The Tampa Bay Lighting are getting back Steven Stamkos who was injured after crashing into the net the last time he played against Boston on November 11th of last year. Here’s how the new players look to generate chemistry and points tomorrow night. (Boston Bruins)
Here’s a great little video of Stamkos and his return to NHL hockey. It’s a great video timeline that takes you from the injury, through rehab, into his return to the ice against Edmonton this week. Stamkos is one of those players that is universally respected by teams and fans alike, and it’s great to see a man of his skill and character back on the ice doing what he loves. (Tampa Bay Lightning)
He was promoted to the captaincy to fill in the vacancy left by Martin St.Louis departure to the New York Rangers. It’s a well deserved honor, and that’s just one more stick tap sent out to him.
Gregory Campbell has been hot for Boston as of late. Four goals in four games has made the ‘Merlot Man’ stand out a little more. (Other than that jaw dropping piece of heroics with him skating on a broken leg.) He’s generating buzz in the hockey world, and it’s well deserved for the Bruins fourth line center. (CSNNE)
Roberto Luongo has become the latest hockey stud of the internet. After being the cats-paw in nearly two years of trade talk in Vancouver, the Florida Panthers get him for a steal. Luongo took to Twitter to lament (and revel in) the current collapse of the Vancouver franchise. I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but I’m finding myself liking this guy now. (Pro Hockey Talk)
If you think we Bruins fans roast the Vancouver Canucks, you should take a look at what their own fan base is saying about them. I think they are at the ‘tarring and feathering’ stage of their anger, and no one in the front office, and especially John Tortorella is safe. I’ve never seen Bruins fans rag their own team like this, and it’s a little sad to see a former Cup contender and President’s Trophy winner so severely collapse on itself.(Canucks Army)