Today on Bruins Daily
Tyler Seguin makes his return to Boston since being traded from the B’s to the Stars this summer. Anthony Travalgia will break down Seguin’s first appearance against his former squad at the TD Garden.
And of course, we will have live coverage of tonight’s game on Twitter. Be sure to follow us at @BruinsDaily and share your thoughts using #DailyLive in your tweets.
In case you missed it
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In addition to tonight’s watch party, we also have our third annual Frosted Fall Benefit for the Boston Bruins foundation Friday night at the Cask ‘N Flagon. Click here to purchase tickets and don’t forget to view the silent auction and raffle items.
Chris Chirichiello wrapped up the Red Sox World Series run by naming the Sox as his Player(s) of the week.
Know the enemy
Of course, all the attention turns to the returns of Seguin (15 points) and Rich Peverley (7 points) here in Boston. But the Stars have some other talented players, including captain Jamie Benn, who is second on the team with 13 points. Alex Chiasson is second among rookies with 10 points, while Erik Cole and Ray Whitney provide Dallas with experience.
Despite the talent, the results aren’t there yet for first-year Dallas coach Lindy Ruff. The former Buffalo bench boss is 6-6-2 in his first season, but the pieces are in place. The Stars haven’t made the postseason since 2008, but the new divisional format should benefit them in the long run.
Peverley’s return sparks quite the video tribute from the fine folks at Stanley Cup of Chowder.
Former Stars captain Loui Eriksson (concussion) skated with his teammates today and is hopeful for a return to the lineup tonight against his former squad. (Joe Haggerty/CSNNE)
Appropriately enough, the Bruins will host Military Appreciation Day on Monday (Veterans Day) against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Bruins.com)
In light of the Ray Emery-Braden Holtby scuffle, the NHL is discussing a 10-game suspension for goalies who drop the gloves. In other news, John Scott still only got seven games for his cheap shot on Eriksson. (Pro Hockey Talk)
Meanwhile, Mark Spector says that the league GM’s made progress by not putting a waiver claim on Patrick Kaleta. (Sportsnet.ca)
On the ice, Jen Neale wonders if the Pacific Division leading Anaheim Ducks are for real. (Puck Daddy)
Bruins’ projected lines
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson (Jordan Caron)
Reilly Smith-Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Matt Bartkowski (Adam McQuaid)
Stars’ projected lines
Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin-Valeri Nichuskin
Ray Whitney-Cody Eakin-Alex Chiasson
Rich Peverley-Shawn Horcoff-Erik Cole
Antoine Russell-Vernon Fiddler-Ryan Garbutt
Brendan Dillon-Stephane Robidas
Trevor Daley-Sergei Gonchar
Alex Goligoski-Jordie Benn
Tweets of interest
We’re asking you some of your memories of Seguin in a Bruins uniform:
Tyler Seguin makes his return to Boston. What are some of your memories of him in the Black and Gold? pic.twitter.com/EOVgzMdXKx
— Bruins Daily (@BruinsDaily) November 5, 2013
And the Red Sox owners make a classy gesture by thanking the city of St. Louis with a front page ad.
— Jim Delaney (@activate) November 5, 2013
For something completely different
Today is Election Day, and Bostonians are about to elect a new Mayor. That said, I am going to miss Mayor Mumbles. Without him, we wouldn’t have memorable quotes such as “Varitek splitting the uprights” and “KJ and Hondo.”