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21
May
09

Kessel’s sugery successful

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Reporters from both the Boston Globe and TSN are reporting that Boston Bruins forward Phil Kessel is now in recovery from a successful left shoulder surgery that repaired a torn rotator cuff. Although the surgery was successful, Kessel is expected to be in rehab for six months which will put him out for the start of next season. He becomes a restricted free agent July 1, and at this point it is unclear whether or not he will be back in Boston for the 2009 / 2010 season. 

Regardless, all of us at the Loge wish Phil a healthy and full recovery.

20
May
09

Quennevilles cursed: good news for the wings

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Here is a little trivia for all you Loger’s this morning, and this doesn’t have anything to do with the Kiiid’s t-shirt giveaway, but I find this very interesting regardless. How many times have the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley cup after beating a Joel Quenneville team in the playoffs?

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18
May
09

Not an excuse but…

Boston Globe beat-writers are reporting that a number of Bruins were pretty banged up for much of their Stanley Cup Playoff run. Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has reported that Phil Kessel and David Krejci will both undergo surgery this offseason. Kessel will have shoulder surgery on Thursday to repair a torn rotator cuff and labrum and Krejci will have hip surgery sometime next month. Both are expected to miss the start training camp this summer. There are also a number of other injuries that are now being reported by the team.

“There’s a variety of injuries we had throughout the course of the playoffs,” said Chiarelli this afternoon. “Every team has injuries. But we seemed to have a few more than other teams. I have to hand it to the players for playing through those injuries.”

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13
May
09

Game 7’s: Same old routine?

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I found this on NHL.com today and I thought it was pretty cool. It is a look at how teams handle game 7 situations and their pre-game routines. With three game 7’s coming up in the next two days I thought it was only fitting.

ARLINGTON, Va. — If there’s one thing hockey players don’t want to do, it’s treat Game 7 like it’s different from the 43rd game of the regular season.

“It’s the same boring schedule as all we had before,” Washington right wing Viktor Kozlov said about how the Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will handle the hours leading up to Game 7 Wednesday night at Verizon Center. For Kozlov and most every other Washington player, that means going according to this schedule.

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12
May
09

This one’s for the Coach

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I would just like to send a Happy Birthday shout out  from all of us at Loge19 to the Coach. He is the third oldest member of Loge19 crew.  Unfortunately his Rangers didn’t make it out of the first round but hopefully he will be celebrating a Bruins win tonight.

11
May
09

My Take On The Scott Walker Fine

As a Bruins fan I am utterly disappointed in the leagues ruling this afternoon to fine Scott Walker a mere $2,500 for his cheap shot on Aaron Ward late in the third period of Game 5 Sunday night. I guess though what I am more pissed off about is the blatant inconsistency in rulings on disciplinary action that Collin Campbell has dolled out this post season.

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08
May
09

Bruins face adversity: Game 4 preview

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Well if the Bruins really want it as bad as I do, they better get there heads out of their ass or as “The Kiiid” always says, “they will be in for a summer long tee time”. Now I know this isn’t a do or die situation yet and that the Bruins are only down 2-1 in the series, but in my eyes, tonight is basically it for the Bruins. In the History of the NHL playoffs there has been 229 occasions when a team has been down 3-1 in a best of seven series. Of those 229 times, only 20 times has a team come back to win that series. That is a mere 8.7%.  As a betting man, I certainly wouldn’t put money on those odds.

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06
May
09

Bruins keys for Game 3 success

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After their sweep of Montreal and the drumming they gave Carolina in Game 1, I can relate to the B’s collapse in Game 2. Boston defenseman Aaron Ward said after game 2.

“If we thought we were going through here 16-0, we’re kidding ourselves, and it’s a big test for us now”

A big test is right, and I am very excited to see how the Bruins respond to the lacksadaisickle performance they put forth in Sunday’s 3-0 loss. The good news is that I don’t think it is going to take anything drastic for the Bruins to rebound.

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05
May
09

Hunwick and Sturm Skate

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The Boston Globe was in Willmington today watching the Bruins last practice before they head to Carolina, and caught a glimpse of Defenseman Matt Hunwick and Forward Marco Sturm skating with strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides. Sturm has been out since December 18th when he suffered a knee injury against Toronto. Matt Hunwick was injured when he was checked during the second period of Boston’s 4-2 over Montreal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal resulting in a ruptured spleen.

It is unlikely though that both will return during the Bruin’s 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff run, but it is great to see them back on the ice. Hopefully it will spark some motivation in the team after Sunday’s 3-0 loss to the Canes.

04
May
09

Ovi’s Online Romance

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If I was making roughly 9 million dollars a year playing in the National Hockey League, I really hope I wouldn’t have to use the internet to meet a nice lady friend. Apparently this isn’t the case though for Alexander Ovechkin who met, and briefly dated a girl back in 2008, on the world wide web.

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