You can count Don Cherry among those not impressed by Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference’s decision to publicly classify teammate Daniel Paille’s hit on Raymond Sawada of Dallas Thursday as “a bad hit.”
WILMINGTON, Mass. – What would the second half of the NHL season be without the Bruins getting caught in a controversy over a hit to the head?
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Without naming names, Bruins winger Daniel Paille responded today to a question about a teammates’ comments that the hit from Thursday night’s game that cost Paille a game misconduct and an ensuing four-game suspension was a “bad hit” and the type of play that the league is trying to take out of the game.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli had a lot to say during his weekly radio hit with Toucher & Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub today.
BOSTON – You can criticize the Bruins for a lot of things, but hypocrisy is not one.
TheBruinsBlog.net looks back at the top 10 Bruins moments of calendar year 2010.
Nothing was easy for the 2009-10 edition of the Boston Bruins.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien will be without one of his best pests tonight against Anaheim at TD Garden.
Had the Buffalo Sabres sat back at 2-2 in the third period and crossed their fingers for a shootout tonight, you couldn’t have blamed them.
Of course, Buffalo took advantage of a power play and then hung on for the 3-2 home over the Bruins, but without Boston’s shootout specialist Tyler Seguin in the lineup the Sabres, already 3-0 in shootouts this year, would’ve been heavily favored in the post-overtime spectacle.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — One day after Daniel Paille was called for boarding Atlanta rookie Alexander Burmistrov in the Thrashers’ win over the Bruins, the Atlanta winger didn’t practice and the Boston forward was accepting of the punishment he received.
Where would we be without CapGeek.com?
Buried under a bunch of notepads and calculators? Actually demanding the NHL share salary cap info?
WILMINGTON, Mass. — While one Bruins perennial healthy scratch ventured down to the Providence farm club on a conditioning assignment over the weekend, another remained with the parent club to practice and stay sharp.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — It would’ve been easy for Daniel Paille to feel like a fall guy when the Bruins set their lineup for the second game of their series with Phoenix in Prague and he was left off of it.
He barely reached 10 goals in 74 games played for the Bruins last season, despite playing for stretches on lines centered by the likes of Patrice Bergeron and Marc Savard.
But Daniel Paille was a leading performer on Boston’s solid penalty kill last season, and general manager Peter Chiarelli believes the 26-year-old winger is capable of even more contributions. So the GM re-signed Paille to a two-year deal worth $1.075 million per season Thursday.
According to TSN.ca writer Darren Dreger, winger Daniel Paille has re-signed with the Bruins for a two-year deal worth a total of $2.15 million — $1 million this season, $1.15 next.
Officially, Daniel Paille joined Boston in October in the first-ever trade between the Bruins and Buffalo (the official classification of Peter McNab for Andre Savard in ’76 notwithstanding).
That wasn’t the only history made in that deal however. Paille’s arrival with the Bruins also gave backers of the boys in black and gold a new “Aww” player. You know the type. He has the speed and knowledge to get free for breakaways and golden opportunities only to miss the net or shoot the puck into the goaltender’s midsection and incite a collective “aww” from the hometown crowd almost every time.