Posts Tagged ‘Scott Walker

24
Jul
09

Kessel Resigns With Bruins; Aaron Ward Back To Carolina

OK, well this is not entirely true, but you can mark this post. Loge19.com is making the call that the Bruins will be resigning Phil Kessel for the 2010 season any day now. How can we make such a claim with unwaivering confidence? Look at the facts: Today the Boston Bruins traded defenseman Aaron Ward to Carolina for Boston College Alum Patrick Eaves and a 2010 fourth round draft pick. Here’s the catch, as soon as the transaction was completed, the Bruins immediately put Eaves on waivers in hopes of another team picking up the contract, or the Bruins buying him out.

Why does this matter? With the Ward trade and Eaves on waivers, this clears up about $2.5 million in cap space that the Bruins were to pay Ward this season. Additionally they may not have to put forward the $1.7 million to Eaves, if someone picks him up. Hopefully you’re starting to see the light here.

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15
May
09

Boston Loses Game 7; 3-2 in OT

Not much to say about tonight. Boston took it on the chin with a 3-2 OT loss. Ironically Walker with the OT goal. I really don’t want to go over the game right now, nor do I care, I wish the B’s had played better. But from what I did see, Boston had 35 shots blocked or miss the net. Among the entire team, Boston had THIRTY FIVE SHOTS BLOCKED OR MISS THE NET. In a Game 7 that goes to OT, give me 5 shots that hit the net, and I’ll show you a game that ends in regulation. And for a team to get 36 shots on goal for the entire game, that’s terrible. Not to mention that Boston had 4 PP chances to Carolina’s 2. But, I’m not going to dwell on this, I need to go to bed and sleep it off.

Either way, rest assured a few things. For one, don’t tune away from Loge19.com, we’re going to continue covering the NHL playoffs. Although give us the weekend, I don’t think much will be posted. Second, I’m looking forward to another Bruins season in a few months. Third, lets go Blackhawks, I think they may do it.

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13
May
09

Boston Bruins Force A Game 7

Game 7 Here We Come!

First off I want to apologize for those of you who visited this morning looking for the Game 6 recap. Last night I was too tired to create a recap and Commissionerdangle needed his beauty rest, and trust me, he needs all he can get. As for the rest of the day, here is my mini rant, some of you may get some enjoyment out of it. On Friday I’m leaving for New York City, New Jersey actually, for my girlfriend’s sister’s wedding. Because of that, I have about 2 weeks of work to do in 4 days. I literally have 47 projects that need to be completed before I take off Thursday night. Here’s where the comedy comes in, on top of that I need to make my own travel arrangements to Red Bank New Jersey. See, I’m not leaving with my girlfriend tonight to go to the wedding. I told her I’m missing her sister’s rehersal dinner in order to go to Game 7. If any of you saw fireworks in Boston last night, it wasn’t the Fourth of July. It was me deciding to watch the Bruins Game 7 at the Garden Thursday night, instead of head to the Garden State. Now I’m taking a 6:30am Mega Bus, Friday morning, to some corner in New York City, walking 6 blocks to Penn Station, taking a train to Red Bank, NJ, and somehow making it to the wedding by 4:30pm. Mind you, I don’t know where the wedding is at, the hotel, or the reception. If you think the Bruins have pressure tomorrow night, call me around 3pm Friday and see where I’m at.  Continue reading ‘Boston Bruins Force A Game 7’

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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11
May
09

Scott Walker Will Not Be Suspended

NHL.com is reporting that Scott Walker will not be suspended for his sucker punch on Aaron Ward in last night’s Game 5. Instead, Walker will receive a $2,500 fine for his actions. This is absolutely ridiculous that Walker is not suspended for atleast one game. It is in black and white, any player assessed an instigator penalty with less than 5-minutes to go in a game received an automatic one game suspension. Obviously Cambell overturned that judgement, and Walker is eligable for Game 6. In a weird twist, this may be more of a punishment considering Walker will now have to deal with Ward, Thorton, and Lucic looking for revenge.

From NHL.com

RALEIGH, NC — The National Hockey League today announced that Hurricanes forward Scott Walker has been fined $2,500 for an incident that occurred at the 17:13 mark of the third period of Game 5 against the Boston Bruins. There will be no additional punishment assessed.

“We are satisfied with the league’s ruling,” said Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford. “After our team received several punches throughout the series leading up to Game 5, it was a matter of time before one was going to be thrown back.”

“I accept the league’s decision,” said Walker. “Based on what was said on the ice as I was dropping my gloves, it was my understanding that I was engaged in an altercation.”

Walker commented on the league’s actions in saying:

“I accept the league’s decision,” Walker said in a statement. “Based on what was said on the ice as I was dropping my gloves, it was my understanding that I was engaged in an altercation.”

While Carolina’s GM Jim Rutherford had this to say:

“We are satisfied with the league’s ruling,” said president and GM Jim Rutherford in a statement. “After our team received several punches throughout the series leading up to Game 5, it was a matter of time before one was going to be thrown back.”

Boston.com is reporting Ward should be available for tomorrow’s Game 6.

10
May
09

Boston Shuts Out Carolina 4-0; Thomas With First Career Playoff Shutout

I am exhausted right now so I’ll make this a quick recap. Great win tonight for the Bruins, the Garden was louder than I’ve heard it in awhile.  It has become blatantly obvious that Claude Julien and the Boston Bruins have been hanging out in the Loge recently. After our last 2 game breakdowns, the Bruins made every correction the Loge suggested

Boston came out a little timid, but still put a lot of pressure on Carolina. So much pressure they did not give up a shot to the ‘Canes until midway through the first, all the while the ‘Canes had a powerplay. Toward the end of the first Recchi scored his second goal of the postseason, a tip in from Chara’s shot from the point. Four minutes later Kessel rounded out the first period scoring after a nice setup from Savard and Lucic. 

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