Hockey News A Bruin, October 17, 2013


Oct 3, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas (34) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at American Airlines Center. The Panthers defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins attempt to get back on track and avoid going .500 tonight with an away game against the Florida Panthers. Under normal circumstances, the Bruins would go to Sunrise, collect their two points and see what was next on the horizon. Not so in this case. Yesterday, the Florida Panthers announced that Tim Thomas would be their goaltender for tonight’s game. With that announcement, a lot of old feelings about Tim Thomas come back. The Bruins have similar feelings and expressed them (mostly positive, especially Tuukka Rask) on the Bruins web site. (Boston Bruins)

The Associated Press takes a look at the karma and chemistry of Tim Thomas as he prepares to take on his old team tonight as well. (AP)

Alain Vigneault has had a rough early season. He moved from the Vancouver Canucks to the New York Rangers. The New York Rangers chose that moment to oddly implode. The Rangers have gone from a playoff contender to a laughing stock, and a lot of people are looking at the only new variable, the head coach. The folks over at Bleacher Report take a look at the Rangers growing pains, and wonder if they have to break out the morphine. (Bleacher Report)

The Tornoto Maple Leafs currently lead the Atlantic Division. Yeah, it sounds a little strange saying that. Their play has been consistant and aggressive, and it has led to their success. It has also led to a series of injuries that could hamper and curtail that success. Our friends over at Editor in Leaf take a look at the mounting casualties in Toronto. (Editor in Leaf)

Causeway Crowd published an article on the possibility of Oilers forward Nail Yakupov coming to Boston. The team at Blackhawk Up ponder that same question and wonder if the Oilers star will be learning ‘Chelsea Dagger’ (Blackhawk Up)

It’s still way to early in the season, but the Bruins will need a win tonight, they’re currently in fourth place in the Division. The puck drops at 7:30.