Hockey News A Bruin, October 23, 2013


Oct 12, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Daniel Paille

(20) chips the puck ahead as Columbus Blue Jackets center

Derek MacKenzie

(24) trails the play during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Boston defeated Columbus 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

For four years, Bruins winger Daniel Paille has been a member of the Merlot Men. Before that though, he was a dependable member of the Buffalo Sabres. The free fall of the Sabres has been a topic of conversation as of late, and Paille takes a moment to lament the Sabres current position. (CSNNE)

The Hockey Gods do not often reward the overly prideful, the resentful, and the obnoxious. So, you had to assume that when Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller said this of the Edmonton Oilers in a pre-game interview: “It can be anything, you know? They play a little bit like a junior team.” Read the rest of his rant and his opinion on the Oilers here. (Pro Hockey Talk)

The Edmonton Oilers used that remark to fuel them to a tight 4-3 win over Montreal. Head Coach Dallas Eakins even invokes the Hockey Gods as part of the Oilers’ fight in last night’s game. (Edmonton Oilers)

With tonight’s Bruins game verses the Buffalo Sabres, the folks over at Puck Daddy argue the value of the ‘underrated rivalry’. Twenty years ago, those two teams fought tooth in nail against each other.  The Bruins continue to do well and the Sabres have practically imploded, will tonight’s game perhaps bring a new spark into that old rivalry? (Puck Daddy)

The Buffalo Sabres need something to get their team going. Anything. The team over at Sabre Noise take a look at who just might be able to give the Sabres the spark to lift the team out of the basement in the Atlantic Division (Sabre Noise)

Speaking of old rivalries, the Toronto Maple Leafs (the second team in the NHL that has the nicest fans you could ever disagree about hockey with) came up with a 4-2 win over the very hot Anaheim Ducks. Phil Kessel scored a hat trick in that endeavor, and our cohorts at Editor in Leaf gleefully share all the details of that match. (Editor in Leaf)