The Boston Bruins make their way to Edmonton to face the Oilers on their Canadian road trip. The players took out some time to hang out with former teammate and friend, Andrew Ference. Ference was and still is one of the most beloved players to wear Black & Gold.
Reunited and it feels so good…..well until game time that is.
You can at least give the Bruins’ enforcer credit for facing the music, however.
A lot of players might have avoided speaking after an incident like this one, at least until the morning. But Thornton didn’t, addressing the media, apologizing, and answering questions after the game.
Well looks like Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens is back to his old DIRTY tricks. Yes, the same Max Pacioretty that was injured in 2011 by the Bruins Zdeno Chara with a freak hit into the stanchion which sparked the whole city of Montreal to call 9-1-1. And don’t forget the bogus criminal charges that they were trying to be pin on Chara for assault.
Pacioretty was perceived as a victim as prey to the monster known as Chara.
But poor old little Max Pacioretty has displayed predator like tendencies….
In the first period of the game between Montreal and Boston on December 6th, Max Pacioretty boarded Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Pacioretty was assessed a minor penalty and Boychuk was carried out a stretcher.
“It was deserving of a two-minute penalty,” Julien said. “I looked at it and it was, and I’m being honest, I don’t think it was more than that. I think it’s probably the way he went into the boards that did most of the damage. I don’t think it was the severity of the hit.”
All Bruins’ forward David Krejci has done in his career is lead the NHL in playoff scoring in 2011 and 2013 as his team split their Stanley Cup appearances. He has been nothing but a stalwart on the Bruins first line centering the likes of Milan Luic, Nathan Horton and future hall of famer Jarome Iginla. To no one’s surprise David Krejci was named the new alternate captain upon Andrew Ference’s departure to Edmonton and it’s well deserved. Krejci has become a cornerstone of the Bruins franchise this millennium.
So let’s step into the Black & Gold time machine and look back at David Krejci’s hockey journey.
Members of the Boston Bruins conducted their annual holiday toy shopping spree at Target in Everett, MA today. Shawn Thornton, Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara, Jarome Iginla, Reilly Smith, Loui Eriksson and Dennis Seidenberg all took part in the fun for a great cause.
The toys purchased at the Holiday Toy Shopping event presented by Wynn Everett will be delivered to hospitals and charities around Boston and given as gifts to over 600 children who are unable to celebrate the holidays at home. Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque started the holiday toy shopping and delivery tradition when he was captain, and the event has continued through the years. Bruins Alternate Captain Patrice Bergeron will spearhead the Bruins Toy Shopping and Delivery for the fourth year.
The organizations receiving this year’s toy donations include Boston Children’s Hospital, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospital for Children, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Toys for Tots Malden Campaign, and Housing Families of Malden.