Last Skate of The Day, February 7, 2014


Jan 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie

Tuukka Rask

(40) and Boston Bruins defenseman

Zdeno Chara

(33) celebrate win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The Bruins defeated the Flyers, 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Today was the opening of the twenty second Winter Olympic Games. While a lot of us are routing for Teams USA and Canada (and those small countries that only bring one or two athletes to the Games), Bruins fans from all around the world were treated to this fantastic spectacle in the middle of the Parade of Nations.

While Chara is in Sochi for the Olympics, the Boston Bruins looked like they might be in trouble with three big blueliners out. Joe Haggerty doesn’t feel that the young blueliners did a bad job at all in last night’s defeat in overtime to the St. Louis Blues (CSNNE)

This will be Chara’s third Olympics. He’s not just the flag bearer but the captain for Slovak team. Chara was awed and humbled by the chance to go to the opening night. It’s a great moment for Chara, and a lot of respect has to go out to the Bruins organization for willing to lose a valued player for two games. (He’s also following his father who competed in the Olympics in ’76.) Congratulations Chara, you’ve earned this magnificent honor for yourself and your country (Bruins)

The Bruins were looking to add more depth to their blue line in the Bruins organization and they did that today by completed a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Carter Camper was traded to Columbus for the services of Blake Parlett. While Parlett has yet to see any NHL games in his professional career, the damage to the blue line as of late could likely signal his NHL debut in the near future. (CBS Sports)