To be quite honest when the Bruins traded Reilly Smith and Marc Savard’s contract to Florida for Jimmy Hayes, I didn’t know much about the kid from Dorchester. I knew he was wicked tall at 6′ 6″ and a big body.
But after watching his goals from last season, he has a relentless nose for the net.
He scores the dirty goals by parking himself out in front of the cage which former Bruin, Milan Lucic failed to do too many times.
I am excited to see how much energy, grit and determination Jimmy Hayes brings each night for the team he great up rooting for.
He seems like the prototype Boston Bruin…..is it October yet?
Looks like Bruins GM Don Sweeney’s master plan is coming into focus. However, many fans, myself included, had no idea what he was doing after the NHL draft commenced. Bruins fans were enraged, confused, and downright befuddled just like 10 year old Sam McDonald.
He went old school. No emails. No texts. No Facebook. No Twitter to voice his displeasure just a good old piece of paper and pencil….and he took Don Sweeney to task.
Well spot on little Sam! I was totally against the Rinaldo signing as well…maybe the Don will sign Martin St. Louis as you recommended to bring some more veteran leadership. He must have seen your letter and had been inspired today by trading away Reilly Smith and Marc Savard’s contract for local boy Jimmy Hayes….pure genius!
#NHLBruins have acquired forward Jimmy Hayes from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Reilly Smith and Marc Savard. More to come…
You may know him as the “Fist Bump” kid or USA Today’s fan of the year. Boston Bruins fans and the people of New England just know him as little Liam Fitzgerald. The boy that has taken on Downs Syndrome AND Cancer like a champion.
He does not know the word QUIT.
Learn more about this amazing little boy from ESPN’s E:60 documentary.
Being a Bruins fan right now sucks, as we are watching other teams play in the second season. But there is one thing we can do to ease the pain, that is to root against the Canadiens and their whiny, arrogant fans.
There are a lot of words that could be used to describe the 2014-15 season of the Boston Bruins. ‘Successful’ would not be one of them. Coming off of a Presidents’ Trophy a season ago, big things were expected from the Black and Gold, but they never got to showcase their full potential as injuries to several key players derailed their season and now there is only one team from the Garden that is playoff bound. Whether Claude Julienand Peter Chiarellireturn in 2015 is still up in the air, but the team did announce Monday that it will be parting ways with longtime fourth-liners and unrestricted free agents, Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell, as they look to improve in the goal-scoring department for next season. Before we completely turn the page to next year, however, let’s look back at the final two weeks of play, which featured a teenaged rookie setting a Bruins’ record and joining some pretty impressive company in the process, the first NHL goal for one young defenseman, the team’s most shots on goal in two years, a dismal scoreless streak against one playoff-bound team, a woeful piece of all-time history relating to a particular season series and Boston becoming the first team to miss the postseason the year after earning one of the league’s most impressive trophies. For the final time in 2014-15, this is Boston Bruins: Final Two Weeks By The Numbers.
The Bruins head off the ice after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season.
0: The Bruins did not allow the Rangers (this year’s Presidents’ Trophy winners) to have a power-play opportunity in their 4-2 win on March 28. It was the first time since Nov. 10 against the Devils that the Bruins’ opponent did not have a single power play and just the second time this season.
1: Zach Trotman scored his first career NHL goal – the game winner – to beat the Red Wings late in the third period on April 2.
1: The Wings led the Bruins, 1-0, after two periods in that game before the B’s rallied to win with three goals in the third. It marked the first time this season that the Wings lost a game in regulation in which they led after two periods (21-1-4).
.167: The Bruins had a .167 winning percentage this season when Torey Krug committed a penalty – the lowest of any regular player on the team. Zdeno Chara (.214) was the next lowest.
1.85: New York’s Henrik Lundqvist came into the March 28 meeting against Boston with a 1.85 goals-against average in 36 career appearances against the B’s before surrendering four goals in the loss.