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Bruins practice was suppose to start at 11:30, but somewhere between last night’s win and this morning, practice became optional. I didn’t know this, and arrived at Ristuccia at 10:30, and saw Patrice Bergeron arrive, with laptop. (Maybe he had some e-mails to catch up on?) Bitz and Julian arrived shortly after. When my friend Colleen arrived, we headed into the Ice Box.
As we waited (And waited) for the Bruins to take the ice; Wheeler, Morris, Boychuk and Savard all came in together through a side door. I yelled out “HI Blake Wheeler!” and got nothing in return. Whatever, Wheels! Denis Wideman arrived, alone, and quickly went into the locker room.
The waiting continued and Colleen and I debated whether or not the Bruins were going to hit the ice, or if they were doing off ice training. Finally we decided to brave the weather and stand outside to see the players arrive (leave?). Outside were about 7 – 10 autograph hounds, with their stuff to sell on E-Bay. These people amaze me! For the most part, none of them know one player from the next and constantly ask “Who’s that?” then scramble to find something for that player to sign.
We saw Thornton and Bitz leave, each with their own Winter Classic jersey. Neither said why they had them. Wheeler came out, no jersey in his hand, and walk right by me. Again, I said “Hi Wheels!” and NOTHING!! Now, I know I’m short, but he’s not deaf! Blake Wheeler, you are dead to me!
Wideman came out then and no one….NO ONE stopped him for an autograph. I actually felt bad. So bad, that when Wideman said hi to me, I said hi back. But I didn’t like doing it.
Now I could hear noise coming from inside the rink and went in to see who was there. Milan Lucic, Mark Stuart (yay!) Adam McQuaid and Patrice Bergeron were on the ice, with Tuukka Rask in net. Bergeron was working with John Whitesides, on one side of the rink; while the others trained with Doug Houda. Bergy did mostly skating and shooting drills, while the others did a timed shooting drill that turned into a skating drill. After Looch and Stuey failed to score on Rask; each had to skate back and forth, on the short part of the rink, four times. However, when Looch did score on Rask, Tuukka had to do the same, resulting in an over excited Tuukka slamming into the boards and sliding into the net. Needless to say, everyone had a good laugh. I thought Stuart looked great out there and was keeping up easily with Lucic. It will be a race between him and Bergeron on who will return, to the line-up, first.
Chara made an appearance, inside the rink. He spoke with a few people and said hello to the four fans, myself included, sitting in the stands. (See Wheeler! Chara said HI to me!).
By now it was 2pm, and everyone was finishing up. I had to leave to pick up my little guy from school, plus my feet were so cold, they were starting to hurt.
@ComicGirl8 is back and she wants to share with you her thoughts on the Winter Classic that just occurred. I’ll be posting later on about the game….I’ve finally recover somewhat. haha If you want, comment on what you thought of the Winter Classic and who do you think should be showcased next time around! – Cameron Frye
I, sadly, did not attend the Winter Classic. In the words of my favorite hockey player, “It wasn’t meant to be”. However, since the same game that was played at Fenway; was also on my tv, here’s my two cents. Continue reading
Hell has frozen over. Miroslav Satan has arrived in Boston and practiced with the Bruins this morning in Wilmington. Unfortunately, my car is about as good on the ice as Dennis Wideman, and I did not make it, but I had sources on the inside and can still tell you what went down.
Satan isn’t exactly fresh off his 2009 Stanley Cup-winning season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, so he was rocking a red “no contact” jersey when he took to the ice at Ristuccia. Joining him in red was Milan Lucic, who is still nursing his high ankle sprain. Both Satan and Lucic are expected to be game ready in 7-10 days. Mark Stuart was also skating, but did not participate in the practice drills. His return timetable is still unknown, but obviously due to the severity of his injury, it will be awhile before he suits up with the rest of the boys.
Most notable was Satan’s choice of numbers. In Pittsburgh, Satan wore #81. And who was 81 for the Bruins last year? None other than Spencer Pratt, err, I mean, Phil Kessel, our own version of The Devil. Once again, the Bruins will have an 81, so if you’ve covered Kess’ name with a demonic slur of some sort, your protest jersey now isn’t too far from fact.
Seriously folks, the jokes write themselves.
Much to the dismay of many people, Mark Stuart is still recovering from a broken sternum and more than likely not be participating in this years Winter Classic. The iron man, who many of us thought could give Cal Ripken a run for his money, isn’t as strong as we thought he was. *sob*
So while the Bruins are in Florida playing, we couldn’t help but wonder what Stuey has been up to. Now I’m sure he’s doing whatever he can to occupy himself during his time away from the ice, from reading to playing video games. Heck, we know he was freeballin’ in Wilmington – but I’d like to think he’s making some time for fashion.
We know the lad is a Ben Sherman fan and much like his European teammates, a fan of tight pants. But I didn’t know he was graduate from the Sonny Crockett School of Style.
Yes, Mark is desperately trying to keep the flashy suit & shoes with no socks look that Don Johnson pioneered going. I wonder if Mark lives on a houseboat with his pet alligator, Elvis and if we was married to a pop star played by Sheena Easton? Finally a reason to link ‘STRUT’!
While we’re dropping Miami Vice references, can we talk about ‘Tubbs’ in the picture. Ok, we’ve covered the face to protect the innocent. But did homeboy have an accident? Major fashion faux pas and I don’t think club soda or a Tide pen is going to help that bitch. Although, the dude could have made cummsies. I mean, Mark is a handsome devil. You never know….
Whatever Mark is doing, we wish him a speedy recovery. Hopefully he’s not remaking this. Don’t mess with greatness, son!
Even after last night’s 2-0 victory in Ottawa against the Senators, the Bruins were back in Boston this morning and ready for practice. The team had a bit of a late start, allowing injured forward Milan Lucic to take the ice. Lucic skated with assistant coach John Whitesides for about 15 minutes; doing fast laps and stick-handling/passing drills. He bounced a lot of shots off the glass, which were received by shrieks from the fangirl troupe huddled near the doors. Note: hockey is loud, keep this in mind before coming to Ristuccia. It is also cold, so stop whining loudly about how the heat’s not working.
Lucic left the ice, and in the lull before the regular practice, Tim Thomas strolled by me, decked out in tight Under Armor and gym shorts. The Starbucks barista in me noticed that he was drinking generic coffee. For shame, Timmy. He made up for it by wishing me a Merry Christmas.
Also spotted was Vladimir Sobotka, rocking a taped up right lower-thigh and workout gear. As you will recall, Sobotka took a Chara shot to the leg and left the ice for part of last night’s game. Mark Stuart was also wandering around off ice, which pleased me greatly. Not only because I like the defenseman, but because his shorts were very, umm, flattering in the crotchal region, and he seemed to know it, the way he was parading himself around the arena. He and Sobotka appeared to be doing off-ice workouts, and contrary to other reports, they were both in attendance.
The rest of the team took to the ice about a half hour later than scheduled, wearing their Winter Classic pants and helmets. The pants are dark brown with a gold stripe down the leg, and apparently Johnny Boychuk’s were too big, as he had to drop his gloves to tighten and readjust himself.
Practice consisted mostly of game situation drills. They all looked pretty confusing to me, but one in particular even tripped up the players. Luckily, they all found their confusion hilarious. The offensive lines were pretty messed up, due to absences, but it worked out well in the end.
Other observations worth noting: Dennis Wideman did not fall. Adam Wozniewski almost did. The Bruins began practice by shooting on a child-size two-foot high goal with Tuukka Rask defending. I’m not sure what purpose this served, but it was pretty comical to watch. Sobotka, Stuart, Derek Morris, and Michael Ryder were missing from the on-ice festivities. And the fangirl squad ended up leaving before the team even came out. *** By @SweetCaroline04
Ingrid Newkirk is a harsh mistress and you know she had something to do with it.
That new Red Sox [team stats] hurler John Lackey’s bride, Krista, may be rethinking her decision to urge her hubby to move to the Hub. Because when Lackey and his lovely wife – a Maine native and University of New Hampshire grad – were in town last week, they popped into a Kenmore Square boite for a bite. Krista put her fur coat on a chair, where, we’re told, an inebriated patron puked on it!
**I probably should have used faces of Red Sox players – but this just felt right.
John Bishop just twitter’d that Shawn Thornton is will more than likely not play tonight. Thornton didn’t practice yesterday with the team in Wilmington and there’s been grumblings that he might be more hurt than he’s letting on.
[Douche Bag Edit]
I will hopefully be at the game tonight. More on that story tomorrow. haha
Yeah, so – I didn't see that happening. But then again, I should be use to disappointment. I am from Boston. Anyways, I've gone through the death stages already and I'm pretty much over it. I've done my best Rupert Pupkin and wished Cancer upon Scott Walker, I got teary eyed and had a boo-hoo, I've denied the goal was even scored and tried to convince myself that due to terrorist activities in the United State – Gary Bettman canceled the playoffs and we'll take it up next year.
But it did. So now what? Will I watch the rest of The Stanley Cup Playoffs? Probably. But I swear, if it's another Pittsburgh/Detroit series – I'm going to throw my tv out the window. I'm tired and over the same teams getting in the finals. No one wants to see that! My only hope is that The Chicago Blackhawks make it and win it all.
There's still the Red Sox. *snore* Baseball is getting painful for me to watch and the games are just a snoozefest. I'll save you from the David Ortiz rant. Listen, it was bound to happen one day. Whether we want to admit it or not, he is human.
Celtics? *eye roll* I'm over them. I was a big C's fans when I was a kid, but I have no emotional attachment to the team anymore. Well other than for Big Baby Davis. But somethings are left unsaid. So godspeed to them.
So what am I going to do? How am I going to distract myself? I'm going to watch The Memorial Cup ! The Cup starts tonight in Canada and thank GOD, the NHL Network is airing it. So if you live in one of the 16 houses that gets the NHL Network, cheers to you! You're in luck! Go Windsor Spitfires! Plus The Providence Bruins are taking on the Hershey Bearsin the Eastern Conference Finals. So you can go heckle Simeon Varlamov, I know I will and maybe if we're lucky, Vladimir Sobotka will stab someone with their skate.
This is it, people. Game seven! Someone is going to be setting up tee times tomorrow and while the other will be prepping to play the Penguins. The momentum has shifted and the B's have won the last two games. So this will be easy, right? Who knows.
But after the performance we got during Game 6, I'm thinking the people in Boston are going to be very happy tonight. I cannot wait for the game – it's going to be amazing! I could say more, but it's already been said. We all know what they need to do.
LET'S GO B'S!!!
Mike Wendt made this great video – add him on Twitter!
If the Bruins needed another reason to win – do it for Mikey!
By the way, congrats to the Pittsburgh Penguins who demolished the Washington Capitals last night! I recommendy you watch the video Puck Daddy, Greg Wyshynski, did. Mike Green was just not having it when it came to the handshake. I guess that's what happens when you get pulled in the third period for playing like crap. At least he has his sack to come home to.