Today on Bruins Daily
It’s Monday and that means its time to reveal our player of the week. Anthony Travalgia will take over this week’s duties for Chris Chirichiello, so find out who he chooses as this week’s Bruins Daily Player of the Week.
In addition to the player of the week, I will weigh in on how the Bruins-Stars blockbuster trade this summer is benefitting both teams.
In case you missed it
Speaking of Chris, he chimes in on Brad Marchand finding his groove again on Boston.com.
A day after sending Zach Trotman, Nick Johnson and David Warsofsky back down to Providence, the Bruins recalled Kevan Miller on an emergency basis to replace Seidenberg. (DJ Bean/WEEI)
Nobody is feeling sorry for the Bruins’ and their injury situation, but they can take a page out of the Penguins’ and Lightning’s book. (Joe Haggerty/CSNNE)
Tuukka Rask got his 20th win Friday night and continues his stellar season despite being pulled in Ottawa Saturday night. (Mike Miccoli/The Hockey Writers)
Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Kane are just half of Harrison Mooney’s top 10 players of 2013. (Puck Daddy)
The Minnesota Wild have cooled off in recent weeks and are hoping to avoid a second half slide. (Adam Gretz/SB Nation)
Team Canada is making a goaltender switch in the World Junior Championships just two days after their loss to the Czech Republic. (Bill Beacon/The Globe and Mail)
Tweets of interest
Here is a closer look of the Winter Classic ice…
Here’s the little side rink where kids will be playing before the game pic.twitter.com/XFT5VeDWPf
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) December 30, 2013
…Followed by a view that is a little higher up at “The Big House.”
Stat of the Day 131 - The number of successful attempts the Bruins special teams have converted on the power play (23 goals) and penalty kill (108 kills). That trails only the Pittsburgh Penguins (143) for tops in the NHL.
For something completely different… The circus is coming to Tampa for the New Year and these Elephants think that they already own the venue:
Elephants just casually strolling through the plaza, no big deal https://t.co/FwovjSCEi1
— Caity Kauffman (@caitykauffman) December 30, 2013