Hockey News A Bruin October 28th, 2013


Oct 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) left wing Milan Lucic (17) and right wing Jarome Iginla (12) celebrate a goal with the bench during the first period against the New Jersey Devils at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins have another decent gap in their scheduele. They won’t be playing again till Wednesday where they’ll have another back to back run. The folks over at Stanley Cup of Chowder give their recommendations on what games to watch. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

The Boston Bruins are still listed as a top five team despite their 4-3 loss to one of the worst teams in the NHL. Take a look at Bleacher Report’s power rankings and see where the Bruins and maybe your other favorite teams are (Bleacher Report)

The Buffalo Sabres are in trouble. John Scott is facing a lengthy suspension, Thomas Vanek got sent to the Islanders, and Patrick Kaleta has chosen not to challenge the ten game suspension. Puck Daddy takes a look at how the Vanek suspension could spell real trouble for the NHL’s players union (NHLPA)

On the John Scott front, it looks like Loui Eriksson will be out for at least another week. He is still battling concussion symptoms. The length of his off-ice time could affect Scott’s suspension. Read the whole scoop on Eriksson’s recovery here. (CSNNE)

After the hit, I joked on Twitter that the league was ready to be done with players like Scott. Scott has found a most unusual supporter in his defense. Don Cherry, a former Bruins coach rose to his defense on Hockey Night in Canada. “Now here’s a story,” offered Cherry on HNIC. “He sits there for fifty five minutes. He’s put on the ice. He’s got to do something. He’s got to do something or he’s going to be gone. … It’s so unfair.” (Edmonton Journal)