It’s a tale as long as time, or at least as long as the NHL Department of Player Safety has existed.
Luckily for Dennis Seidenberg, he has one more season left on his contract with the Bruins.
Because without even hitting the ice in the Bruins’ Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the New York Rangers, the defenseman’s value has dropped in the eyes of many observers.
Few Bruins players conquered the Stanley Cup hangover better than Dennis Seidenberg.
And the veteran defenseman had more to overcome than nearly all of his other teammates considering his 27:37 of ice time per game in the run to the 2011 Cup championship was second only to Zdeno Chara, and by just two seconds.
BOSTON — The Bruins’ morning skate today provided Johnny Boychuk with a chance to skate in a practice setting for a fourth straight day in his attempt to return from a sprained knee. So although head coach Claude Julien wouldn’t give a definitive answer this morning on his lineup for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with Washington, it’s fairly certain Boychuk will play.
BOSTON — The news was mostly positive about the Bruins two ailing defenseman after an optional practice today at the TD Garden.
Dennis Seidenberg, who missed his first game of the season last night, said he’s feeling fine and could be cleared to return to the lineup over the weekend when the Bruins play a back-to-back against the two New York teams.
BOSTON — After six games as a scratch, Joe Corvo will get a chance to return to the Bruins’ lineup tonight against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden, head coach Claude Julien confirmed after his team’s morning skate.
LOWELL, Mass. — Travel considerations and family concerns caused Dennis Seidenberg to decide to keep his day with the Stanley Cup in the U.S. instead of his native Germany.
It seems readers of TheBruinsBlog.net loved the play of Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg as a shutdown pair so much they want it to continue into the 2011-12 season.
Although he might want to hold out for a cooler nickname, Dennis Seidenberg was called “a horse” so many times during the Bruins’ run to the Stanley Cup championship that you can’t really call him anything else.
BOSTON — You can count defenseman Dennis Seidenberg among those unsure how to celebrate with the Stanley Cup once he gets his hands on it for his allotted day this summer.
VANCOUVER — There are a lot of ridiculous statements made on the ice after the Stanley Cup is won.
But Dennis Seidenberg might’ve taken the cake.
VANCOUVER – Getting the right line and D-pair matchups on the road is so difficult because of the lack of the second change.
However, the Bruins did a masterful job of making sure Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg were on the ice almost every time Vancouver’s Henrik and Daniel Sedin, and Alex Burrows, were on the ice in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday.
But he passed today after Boston practiced at the University of British Columbia in preparation for Saturday night’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Canucks.
Now we know how astute readers of The Bruins Blog are.
They’re able to look beyond points and big goals to pick a Bruin of the Week.