Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 6, 2014


Apr 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; The Boston Bruins celebrate a goal during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins are heading on the road for one of their final road trips of the season. They’re heading of to take on the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets before they come back to play their last home game in the regular season. Here is the latest of all the current Bruins’ comings and goings as they get ready to take on whomever ends up in the eighth seed in the East (at the moment it’s still the Columbus Blue Jackets) (Boston Bruins)

The Minnesota Wild Foundation has raised over eight million dollars for local charities and local hockey since it was created in 2000. The Foundation also works with non-profit organizations to help improve the lives of people in Minnesota. They are a solid organization, and they’ve done a lot of good for the people of Minnesota. (Minnesota Wild)

That being said, I’m still not a fan of Matt Cooke.

When Andrew Ference was an alternate captain for the Bruins, he began a series of “player of the game” awards to give to his brother Bruins after every game in the post season. While Ference has moved on to Edmonton, the tradition remains alive in Boston. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has picked up the mantle and added a little touch of the Bruins legacy to it. He asked Bruins legend Johnny Bucyk to help out with the new Bruins jacket.

“I asked if [Bucyk] be willing to donate something to the team. There’s a lot more meaning to the team than just a jacket,” said Chara. “It’s an expression of the meaning of being a Bruin, all of the history, the pride, the humbleness and the hard work. It’s just something to [help make us] aware of the privilege playing for this organization with such history, and so many great former players.

“It’s a huge honor and we have to recognize it, and really kind of respond to those things. There is a lot of history behind the jacket. It’s a small reflection of how traditions are carried on, and the whole history of the organization. We’ll add a few more pieces to it, but we were very honored that Johnny [Bucyk] was able to donate that to the team. There’s a lot of pride, and honor, and humbleness with this team.”

Milan Lucic was the first recipient of the jacket, and even a powerhouse like Looch had to be humbled by receiving the jacket from the Chief. (CSNNE)

Could Jeremy Jacobs turn over control and ownership of the Boston Bruins to one of his children and make a run to own the Buffalo Bills? Could that scenario play out the other way around? Apparently, Jeremy Jacobs is one of the front runners to buy the Buffalo Bills. While nothing has been set in concrete yet, this deal could be a monumental shake up for the Black and Gold if this deal moves forward. (Bleacher Report)