Last Skate of the Day, January 24, 2014


Jan 2, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman

Dougie Hamilton

(27) controls the puck during the third period against the Nashville Predators at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

There is some great news coming out of Boston. Chris Kelly, who was sidelined with a broken leg since that infamous December 7th game against the Pittsburgh Penguins has once again been cleared for contact. While it will be probably be a game or two before he’s playing again that’s certainly a big psychological boost for the Black and Gold. Dougie Hamilton was also cleared for contact, and he’s listed as a game time decision for tomorrow. Read all about the good news from the Bruins themselves. (Boston Bruins)

This does leave the Bruins with a pressing problem in the near future, Who will the Bruins keep on their roster with Kelly’s return? Ryan Spooner or Jordan Caron. We address that issue in our latest blog. (Causeway Crowd)

Tomorrow is game # 50 for the Bruins, and it kind of makes sense that they get to re-kindle an old rivalry with the Flyers. The game will be on at 1pm, and will be showed on NESN. Here’s their take on the old rivalry getting a fresh coat of hate on it. (NESN)

The Philadelphia Flyers are 2-2-4 in their last eight games, and they’ve had a rough go of it their season. Here’s an amusing little snippet of them trying to play basketball. Hopefully, they’ll have the same luck firing off at Tuukka Rask tomorrow. (Philadelphia Flyers)

Just when you thought the Vancouver Canucks couldn’t be more obstinate over the whole John Tortorella mess, think again. A local organization that had created a ‘Free Torts’ T-shirt (that were given 5% of the sales to the Tortorella Family Foundation) received a ‘cease-and-desist’ order from someone inside of the Canucks organization. So much for the local crowd standing behind the coach eh? No wonder why Vaclav Prospal decided to say ‘No thanks Nucks’ and remain in retirement. (Vancouver Sun)