November 7th, 2013 by

Daily Buzz: November 7, 2013

Daily Buzz: November 7, 2013

Photo credit: Associated Press

Today on Bruins Daily

Even though Tim Thomas won’t start against his former team, your’s truly, Anthony Travalgia, Peter Manderino and Joe Makarski will be on scene for tonight’s Bruins-Panthers matchup.

We’ll have plenty of tweets and pics to share from tonight, but you can add to the discussion too. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @BruinsDaily. Share your thoughts using #DailyLive in your tweets. Have a pic you want to send us? You can tag it using #BruinsDaily on Twitter and Instagram.

In case you missed it

Anthony’s three takeaways from Tuesday’s loss to the Dallas Stars are up on Boston.com. We also have postgame video reaction from the B’s locker room.

Your’s truly says Brad Marchand is showing positive signs of breaking out of his early season slump.

And last, but not least, Chris Chirichiello explains how the B’s defense is chipping in offensively this year.

Know the enemy

The Bruins will not see their former Conn Smythe recipient and two-time Vezina Trophy winner. But that didn’t stop Claude Julien from making waves with this comment after the B’s optional morning skate at the TD Garden.

“Tim Thomas doesn’t win a Stanley Cup if our team doesn’t play as well as it did in front of him,” Julien said about Thomas. “That is an honest statement.”

I can’t say that this is an accurate statement by Claude, but I can’t say its entirely inaccurate, either. Sure, Thomas posted record numbers in the Stanley Cup Final against Vancouver, but on the other hand, the team, and perhaps Thomas, doesn’t get a spark in that series if Nathan Horton doesn’t sustain a concussion in Game 3. Horton, for his part, helped the B’s get to the Cup with overtime winners against Montreal and the Game 7 clincher against Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Finals.

In the meantime, Boston College alum Scott Clemmensen gets the start for the Panthers, while Tomas Fleischmann leads the team with 11 points on the year (3 goals, 8 assists).

Like the B’s, the Panthers are slumping in their last 10, going 1-5-4 in that span. It is a perfect opportunity for the Black and Gold, who are 1-3-1 in their last five, to get back on track against an Atlantic Division foe.

Bruins linkage

The Merlot Line of Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille are still looking for energy in the early part of the season. (Joe Haggerty/CSNNE)

There is a fake art on “winning trades” as evident by Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley’s return to Boston Tuesday night. (Mike Miccoli/The Hockey Writers)

Our friends at Days of Y’Orr are taking it a step further with their Movember campaign. (DOY)

League linkage

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Adam Pardy got checked through the glass in Chicago last night, and some intoxicated fan wise Blackhawks supporter decided to steal his helmet in the process. (Sean Leahy/Puck Daddy)

Edmonton Oilers star Taylor Hall is ready to return tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (NHL.com)

The Habs and Senators renew acquaintances after a heated five-game first round series in the spring. (Ian Murray/Eyes on the Prize)

Bruins’ projected lines

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Reilly Smith-Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Panthers’ projected lines

Jonathan Huberdeau-Aleksander Barkov-Tomas Fleischmann
Kris Versteeg-Marcel Goc-Tomas Kopecky
Sean Bergenheim-Shawn Matthias-Brad Boyes
Scottie Upshall-Nick Bjugstad-Jesse Winchester

Brian Campbell-Tom Gilbert
Dmitry Kulikov-Mike Weaver
Erik Gudbranson-Ryan Whitney

Scott Clemmensen
Jacob Markstrom

Tweets of interest

Don’t underestimate Horton’s impact on the Bruins’ cup-winning team in 2011:

And it wouldn’t be a Tim Thomas reunion of sorts without a Twitpic, would it?

For something completely different…

Even men take selfies too including your’s truly so here are 25 different types of selfies that every guy takes.

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