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Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 9, 2014


Apr 3, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins forward

Jarome Iginla

(12) reacts to a goal scored by forward

Milan Lucic

(not pictured) on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender

Jonathan Bernier

(45) at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Boston 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jarome Iginla and Kevan Miller were back on the ice practicing with the team in Winnipeg. The Bruins take on the Winnipeg Jets tomorrow, and we are likely to see another ‘Julien Jambalaya’ assortment in the B’s lines. Torey Krug played as a fourth line forward in the Black and Gold’s shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. (Boston Bruins)

While it’s clear the Winnipeg Jets are playing only for pride, they’ve got several young players who have been bouncing between the Jets and their AHL affiliate, St. John’s Ice Caps. The Jets take a look at several of their young guns who did their best to help the Jets in the regular season. Among those players was former Providence Bruin Michael Hutchinson, who got to see some ice time in Winnipeg. (Winnipeg Jets)

So, what is going on in Washington DC? (No, this isn’t a political joke.) Jaroslav Halak‘s agent is calling out Capitals coach Adam Oates for comments he made regarding how comfortable Halak was taking on his former team, the St. Louis Blues. It’s turning into a feeding frenzy for the media as questions swirl around Oates and Halak, and why Oates would discuss something that personal with the media. (Washington Post)

The Vancouver Canucks decided to fire Mike Gillis after the team didn’t make the post season. So, how did the Canucks chose to regroup? By hiring a man with absolutely NO experience but a recognizable brand name to head the organization. Trevor Linden, the most popular player in franchise history, is now the Canucks’ new president of hockey operations.  The announcement led to mixed reviews, and it’s going to be a very interesting couple of months in Vancouver. (I’d offer more commentary, but I’d rather not be threatened with a lawsuit by the Canucks owners. (Yahoo)

Trevor Linden was an outstanding player for the Canucks. This is from the ceremony where his number was retired. (Vancouver Canucks)