LOCKOUT: Day Seven – Auf Wiedersehen Herr Seidenberg


October 27, 2011; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) brings the puck along the boards during the third period against the Montreal Canadiens at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Well, ladies and gentlemen of Bruins Nation, I’d say this is starting to get serious. Another member of the Black and Gold is packing up and leaving the country. Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has decided to return home to Germany. Seidenberg wants to play for Germany’s Adler Mannheim. (His brother Yannic plays on that team as a winger.)  At the moment, both Seidenberg and Team Adler have come to an accommodation regarding a lockout length contract. All that stands in the way of Seidenberg making the move is a waiver from the Bruins, and insurances issues for him and the Bruins.  Our own ‘German Hammer’ has played for Adler Manheim before. He was contracted to the team between 1999 and 2001. He had played fifty-eight games for the team, scoring two goals and five assists in that time period.

Adler’s management argued that Seidenberg could be playing with the team as soon as September 28th if the aforementioned waiver and insurance issues are quickly dealt with. Seidenberg hasn’t decided on a departure date yet. On the chance that this all happens and Seidenberg does play for Adler,  he won’t be able to keep his number. The Adler team’s #44 is currently being used by one of their goaltenders, Dennis Endras.  He will need to be assigned a new number upon arrival.

For those in the nation keeping track, we’re up to four now. I don’t know about the rest of you, but this is really starting to depress the hell out of me. The Bruins have already had to shuffle some potentially sharp talent down to Providence or the OHL. Now we’re losing players to the European leagues.  Khudobin, Ference, Seguin, now Seidenberg. We will  probably lose Krejci, maybe Chara, possibly Rask….yikes.  Well, I guess it will turn into a parade any day now.