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 – and today’s Bruins Daily publishing schedule – for October 12, 2013.
Today on Bruins Daily
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In case you missed it
Dan St. Pierre posted on how Jean-Sebastien Giguere channeled his Conn Smythe performance from 2003 in the Avs shutout over the B’s Thursday night.
Chris Chirichiello states that the four-day layoff was costly for the Black and Gold in Thursday’s loss.
Here is a rundown of Bruins Daily’s weekly content, which debuts on Monday.
Know the enemy
With reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky between the pipes, the Columbus Blue Jackets – despite missing the playoffs by the slimmest of margins last year – are off to a 2-1 start in their first season in the Eastern Conference. Puck-Rakers discusses the CBJ bracing for the Black and Gold today.
NHL Network host and former NESN personality Kathryn Tappen gets “Tapped In” with Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky.
So much for the Bruins going 82-0-0 this year. (Ty Anderson/Hockey Buzz)
Zdeno Chara says the B’s need to screen goalies more. I’m sure that will happen more often when captain parks his 6-foot-9 stature in front of opposing net-minders. (Barbara Matson/Boston Globe)
The trade from the Avalanche to the Black and Gold changed Johnny Boychuk’s life. (Joe Haggerty/CSNNE)
Tyler Seguin had a four-point night in the Stars victory up in Winnipeg last night. To quote Bob Lobel “why can’t we get guys like that?” (Dallas Morning News). Bonus: Seguin wearing a cowboy hat afterwards. Oh boy! (Puck Daddy)
Blackhawks rookie Joakim Nordstrom scored his first career goal in the team’s win over the Islanders last night. (ESPN Chicago)
Jordan Staal and Nathan Gerbe have been quite the dynamic duo in Carolina so far. (The Sporting News)
Today’s projected lines
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Cam Atkinson-Brandon Dubinsky-Marian Gaborik
Nick Foligno-Ryan Johansen-R.J. Umberger
Matt Calvert-Artem Anisimov-Blake Comeau
Mark Letestu-Derek MacKenzie-Jared Boll
Jack Johnson-Daulton Prout
Ryan Murray-James Wisniewski
Nikita Nikitin-David Savard
Tweets of interest
Adam McQuaid (27) and Carl Soderberg (28) celebrate their birthday’s today:
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 12, 2013
Here’s an appropriate Vin Scully-Doc Emerick comparison by media notes guru Ken Fang:
Vin Scully calling postseason baseball is like having Doc Emrick call overtime playoff hockey.
— Ken Fang (@fangsbites) October 12, 2013
For something completely different…
This baby pitbull attempts to get on a treadmill. Although it failed this time, I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before this fella finally achieves success.