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Former Boston Bruins In The News


Blake Wheeler was part of the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup team. While he’s moved on from the Black and Gold, he still believes in certain traditions when it comes to hockey. Keeping NHL jerseys clean and free from ads is on that list. Earlier this week, sportswear company Adidas bought the rights to making NHL jerseys. This caused concern among current and former NHL players.

I’d say Wheeler is on point here. European jerseys look hideous. Thankfully, the last time NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked about ads on jerseys, he objected to the idea. At the moment, it looks like Adidas won’t get to mess up our sweaters too badly.

Former Bruins forward Tyler Seguin(another member of the 2011) has been commenting about all the problems he had with the Bruins organization. Seguin has said that it has motivated him to do better with the Stars. He’s had two great years in Dallas, but his team has had trouble getting over the postseason bubble.

Shawn Thornton has declared that he will be living in Boston once he retires from hockey. For the second straight year, the Florida Panthers has made his annual trip to Fenway Park in Boston to deliver a $50,000 donation to the Jimmy Fund.  The annual telethon raised over three million dollars to fight cancer.

Boston Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs made a $25,000 donation to the Jimmy Fund as well.

Nathan Horton was also on the 2011 Stanley Cup Team. He’s trying to stay positive while trying to fight off the need for surgery that will end his hockey career. He had been traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier in the year in a trade that brought David Clarkson over to the Blue Jackets.

“Yeah, I’m doing all right; I’m living my life,” said Horton recently. “Obviously, my back’s not great but I have my good days and some OK days. I’m just taking it easy. Eventually it’s going to go away — I hope. I’m just enjoying my life. I’m healthy and I’m happy. It’s obviously tough because I want to play.”

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