It saddens me to keep our readers up-to-date with how our beloved Boston bruins are faring overseas, but that is the nature of the business. We are one week away from Day 100 of the NHL lockout. It is very fitting that Day 100 lands on Christmas and the reason why hockey is still locked out is the opposite of what Christmas is all about-greed, but enough of the lockout talk. Let’s talk about some names that will make Bruins fans smile.
Patrice Bergeron has an unworldly 11 goals and 17 points in 18 games for HC Lugano. Bergy possesses a plus nine while on the ice. He is having a fun time overseas to say the least.
Boston’s boy Tyler Seguin has a jaw-dropping 24 goals and 14 assists in 26 games. It is safe to say Seguin is dominating the competition in Sweden although he is still a minus one while on the ice. I guess it doesn’t matter that much when you have 38 points in 26 games.
In 22 games David Krejci has 14 goals and 11 assists. He ranks third on the team with 25 points. His 14 goals tie him for the team lead with Edmonton Oilers stud Ales Hemsky.
Rich Peverley has eight goals and 11 assists in 22 games for JyP HT Jyvaskyla. He sports a plus two while on the ice and has been to the sin bin for 41 minutes.
Zdeno Chara’s stats may not jump out at you, but his four goals and five assists in 20 games is typical Chara. His physicality and presence is what makes him one of the best defensemen in the National Hockey League. His stability and endurance on the ice is instrumental in any team’s chances to keep an opponent off the scoreboard.
Dennis Seidenberg has one goal and 12 assists in 22 games for the Mannheim Eagles, but like Chara, Seidenberg intangibles make him a great defender.
Anton Khudobin sports a 6-13 record in 22 games played. He has a 2.83 GAA and a .916 save percentage. He will be backing up Tuukka Rask if the lockout ever ends.
Tuukka Rask played in eight games for Plzen HC and recorded a 6-2 record. He had a 1.85 GAA and a .936 save percentage.
Chris Kelly’s stats were unavailable (Sorry Ant) as well as Andrew Ference’s at this time. Hopefully the Lockout will end soon and order will be restored in the hockey world.