Hockey News A Bruin, December 1, 2013


Nov 29, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman

Zdeno Chara

(33) reacts after scoring a goal during the third period against the New York Rangers at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

There were questions from a lot of us Bruins fans (myself included) about the Boston Bruins’ choice for back up goaltender. I think we were a little surprised when the Bruins chose to sign Chad Johnson rather than promoting Niklas Svedberg from Providence. So far, Johnson has quieted many of the critics so far this year. Currently, Johnson has a 4-1 record with a sub-two (1.97) goals against a respectable .918% save percentage. Read how Johnson thinks the season is going for him and the Bruins here.(CSNNE)

Former Bruins coach Don Cherry seems a little nervous over the multi billion dollars deal that gave Rogers editorial control over Hockey Night in Canada. First, the thought of anyone containing Grapes just seems impossible. Some days he’s more a force of nature than a hockey commentator. Check out his thoughts on what the change might mean for him, and Hockey Night in Canada. (Yahoo)

Many players spend their careers playing for many teams, and some play only for one. Daniel Alfredsson was perceived to be a player that would spend his entire career as a member of the Ottawa Senators. He floored Ottawa and the hockey world in general by asking for a trade at the end of last season. Last night, he got to spend his first time back in the land of the Sens as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. The crowd was thrilled by his return. Watch the video of Alfie’s return to Ottawa that was made by the Sens organization. I’ve always thought they were a classy organization, and this just cements that opinion. (Puck Daddy)

The National Hockey League may have a disaster on their hands. At the moment, the number of NHL alumni added to the class action lawsuit against the league is over two hundred. More ex-players are expected to add their names to the suit. They allege that the league chose speed over safety in the game. These alums are charging negligence led them to sustain serious and life altering injuries due to the lack of safety pushed by the league. Read all the messy details here. (CBC Sports)