Posts Tagged ‘David Krejci


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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Carolina rides Cam Ward to Game 2 win

Cam Ward sighted on Canal Street outside the Garden after Game 2

Cam Ward sighted on Canal Street outside the Garden after Game 2

Cam Ward made some unbelieveable saves tonight in a 2-0 3-0 (corrected, even though we all know who empty net goals are for…) shutout win over the Bruins. The Hurricanes beat the Bruins for the first time this year while handing them their first loss of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Frustrating game to watch from a Bruins perspective.

Bruins did not deserve to win this game. They were sloppy from the top of their circles to the blue line and had a bunch of give away. I thought that the goal controversy might possibly spark them in the locker room after the 2nd period but no dice. Here is the non-goal:

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Habs Book T-Times; B’s Book Flight To Second Round

Kovalev Golfing

A quick note, I meant to post this last night, but my computer called it quits at the end of the Hawk game. Something tells me it may have called it quits for good.

It goes without saying the Bruins swept the Canadiens tonight in an absolute route. I’m pretty beat right now from staying up to watch the Blackhawks make the comeback of a lifetime only to lose it on a bogus non-call. Stanley Cup of Chowder has a great breakdown of the Bruins/Canadiens game. I did want to mention one thing, Price’s jesture towards the fans was, well, priceless. Way to go Montreal, way to stick it to the player the franchise is building around. Your antics never surprise me. has some great coverage on it. Basically Higgins and Laraque think you’re a joke.

Chris Higgins, another forward, agreed.

“We had 100 percent faith in him,” Higgins said. “The goalie is always going to face a lot of heat when the team does bad. In this city, you face a lot more than in others. It’s a tough situation for him to be in, especially when we’re losing and people start getting on him. It’s really hard on him. He plays with his heart.”
Laraque was even more blunt, expressing anger not only at the mocking of Price, but also the chants of “Carbo” — references to
Guy Carbonneau, who was fired by Gainey as coach last month — that began to make the rounds of the Bell Centre in the last five minutes of the game.

“To blame Carey like that, singularly, is very frustrating,” Laraque said. “We have the best fans in the world because it’s sold out every game; but best fans means they are proud of the team, whether you win or you lose.
“The best fans don’t embarrass our coach, they don’t embarrass our team, they don’t embarrass the players, they don’t embarrass the goalie. When you’re a proud
Montreal Canadiens fan, you bleed the Canadiens; you don’t do stuff like that.”

The press conference is here.

A few quick game notes before I hit the sheets :


Bruins do their best impression of the Dow Jones


B’s earned their way to 2-points tonight against the Senators. Much like the Dow Jones, the B’s seemed to be showing signs of life after 2 straight losses and and going 2-4-0 so far in March. However, much like their last home win, the Bruins gave up a commanding lead to make it interesting in the third. It was great to see the Bruins get it going early, and show November like spunk, but that all washed away as the Senators overcame a 3 goal deficit.

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Krejci and Kessel participate in morning skate

Update: According to the Boston Herald’s Bruins Blog Kessel and Krejci are in the lineup tonight. Yelle will miss his third consecutive game due to an upper body injury. Therefore, Bitz will center the fourth line, flanked by Thorton and P.J.

In other news reported on the B’s blog,

Milan Lucic, Matt Hunwick, and Byron Bitz have been named to Providence’s 22-man Clear Day roster. The three Bruins are eligible to participate in the AHL playoffs by being placed on the roster.


According to the Boston Herald’s Bruins Blog, Kessel and Krejci both participated in the optional skate this morning. Signifigant considering the blast Kessel took again the Blue Jackets, the same game Krejci took a shot in the foot. Claude Julien has not discussed the condition of these two, however you can assume it is nothing to serious. It is unclear if either Krejci or Kessel will skate tonight because Manny Fernandez, Matt Hunwick, and Shane Hnidy were the only other players participating. In my opinion, these may be the guys not seeing any ice tonight, so they are getting some conditioning in this morning. Lets see if that ends up being the case. Hnidy could be replaced by Montador, Hunwick could be playing almost anywhere or nowhere, and you can safely assume Fernandez will be keeping track of beer and hotdog sales from the end of the bench.

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