Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, March 10th, 2014


Mar 9, 2014; Sunrise, FL, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Chad Johnson (30) is congratulated by center Carl Soderberg as the Bruins defeated the Florida Panthers 5-2 at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

With the Bruins getting a few days off before another epic bout with the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins are out in the community. Bruins forward Daniel Paille spent some time at Parker Elementary School. He helped teach the third grade class simple math, and even got into a conversation with a young hockey fan who routinely used Paille in NHL 14.  Watch the Merlot Man talk interact with the young people here. (Boston Bruins)

Just when you think it can’t get any darker for Vancouver Canucks fan. A letter sent out by their GM Mike Gillis was supposed to inspire and remind their season ticket holders that the plan for the team is still to win a Stanley Cup. After reading it, I’d say the next change they need to make is to fire their GM. At the bottom there is a poll. It’s essentially a referendum on Gillis as a leader. Currently, the no confidence vote is hovering between 75% and 76% in the hopes of his removal. (Vancitybuzz)

While the NHL is certainly based on skill over fighting, other leagues are more balanced.  In the Quebec-based Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey, they tend to go a little rougher. So when two of their players decided to go at each other. They did so for a full sixty seconds unleashing everything they had on each other. What happened when they finally tired themselves out? They high-fived each other. Now that’s something you wouldn’t see in the NHL too often. (NESN)

A scary scene at the American Airlines Center tonight. Former Bruin Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during a match between the Dallas Stars and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Fellow former Bruins Tyler Seguin, Tim Thomas, and Nathan Horton could do nothing but watch as trainers rushed the unresponsive Peverley off the bench and to a hospital. He was taken to a local hospital and underwent an emergency cardiac procedure. The game ended up being postponed by the NHL. Peverley was conscious and responsive at the hospital, and seems to be out of danger. (Yahoo)

Stars head coach Lindy Ruff later addressed the media on the whole situation. (NHL)