The Daily Buzz is a column devoted to the best Boston Bruins and NHL news and links around the world wide web. With that, here is the best that the internet has to offer for October 7, 2013.
With a 2-0 mark, the Boston Bruins are taking The Hub of Hockey by storm. But there’s been plenty of news around the league in the first week of the season, including the canning of Flyers coach Peter Laviolette earlier today. Here’s a look at some of the top links and other tidbits from the world wide web.
In case you missed it on Bruins Daily/Boston.com
Fellow colleague Anthony Travalgia posts on Jordan Caron’s start to the 2013-14 season.
And last, but not least, Chris Chirichiello discusses Jarome Iginla’s debut with the Black and Gold on Thursday.
Patrice Bergeron posts his second diary for ESPN Boston. Some of the topics the longest-tenured Bruin discusses include opening night jitters and the Red Sox playoff run.
Torey Krug came through against his hometown team Saturday night (Joe Haggerty/CSNNE).
The fine folks from Days of Y’Orr are quite happy about the Bruins giving Dennis Seidenberg a 4-year contract extension, but really who isn’t?
More on the firing of Laviolette and the subsequent hiring of Craig Berube as his replacement (Joseph Santoliquito/CBS Philly)
Alex Ovechkin, Lars Eller and Marc-Andre Fleury (yes that’s not a misprint) are your three stars of the week (NHL.com).
What did Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy learn this week? That Canucks forward and Boston villain Alex Burrows’ injury was a “body-crushing inevitability.”
Tweets of interest
Shawn Thornton had quite the blast beating Tuukka Rask while the B’s were doing shootouts with the opposite hand at practice today. Dan Cagen of Metro West Daily News was quite impressed.
— Dan Cagen (@DanCagen) October 7, 2013
Puck Daddy’s Sean Leahy is enjoying the “suit off” between Jamal Mayers and Kevin Weekes on NHL Tonight.
Quite the Suit-Off b/t Weekes & Mayers on NHL Tonight – pic.twitter.com/IY2ew84ffv
— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) October 7, 2013
I imagine Don Cherry might have something to say about this too, but hopefully he can keep his tweets to 140 characters.
Stat of the day
3 – The number of games that Laviolette coached in the 2013-14 season before getting axed. That’s the quickest firing ever to start an NHL season, but not the quickest coaching change according to TSN’s Kevin Gibson.
This is also a good time to remind everyone that Claude Julien is the second longest tenured coach in the Eastern Conference (trailing Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings) as well as the second longest tenured coach in Boston (behind Patriots coach and “philosopher” Bill Belichick). The longest tenured coach in Philadelphia? Chip Kelly, who is currently 2-3 in his first season with the Eagles.
For something completely different…
Proving that some people just don’t get it, Fox Philadelphia anchor Joyce Evans compared a local shooting to the TV Show “Breaking Bad” on Twitter. No word on whether or not there’s a petition to have Evans banned from the internet, but it is confirmed that the debut edition of Daily Buzz is full of bashing all things Philly, apparently.