For at least the third time this season, the Boston Bruins will play a team that’s retiring a sweater number of a former great of its franchise when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow night at RBC Center.
But this time, the Bruins will have a greater interest in the festivities. Glen Wesley, whose No. 2 will be raised to the rafters of the ‘Canes’ home prior to the game, spent seven seasons in a Bruins uniform before leaving for Hartford prior to the 1994-95 season.
Beyond that, one Bruins player has even more of a sentimental connection to Wesley. Boston defenseman Aaron Ward won the third Stanley Cup of his career skating alongside Wesley in ‘Canes colors in 2006, and one moment stands out in Ward’s mind as a prototypical Wesley moment. (more…)