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Anthony Travalgia
Joined: 04.26.2018

Sep 21 @ 10:30 AM ET
Anthony Travalgia: Zdeno Chara signs one-day contract, retires a Bruin
glove_was_stuck
Location: In an abusive relationship with the Boston Bruins, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Sep 21 @ 10:40 AM ET
Anthony Travalgia: Zdeno Chara signs one-day contract, retires a Bruin
- Anthony Travalgia





Nice blog Anthony! His arrival changed everything for this team.
dothedougie
Boston Bruins
Location: My advice to you.....is to start drinking heavily, CO
Joined: 10.24.2013

Sep 21 @ 10:43 AM ET


Nice blog Anthony! His arrival changed everything for this team.

- glove_was_stuck



33 will be a great addition to the rafters.
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Sep 21 @ 3:28 PM ET
And then (hopefully a few more years down the road) #37. It will be nice to add a couple more Bruins to the HHOF as well.
geta02it
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 11.10.2007

Sep 21 @ 6:07 PM ET
33 will be a great addition to the rafters.
- dothedougie

And an automatic for the HHOF when he's eligible...
dothedougie
Boston Bruins
Location: My advice to you.....is to start drinking heavily, CO
Joined: 10.24.2013

Thursday @ 8:31 AM ET
And an automatic for the HHOF when he's eligible...
- geta02it


Chara and (eventually) Bergeron will both no doubt be in there.
glove_was_stuck
Location: In an abusive relationship with the Boston Bruins, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Thursday @ 10:10 AM ET
33 will be a great addition to the rafters.
- dothedougie


Agreed. Perhaps it will raise the standards for getting up there. No disrespect to Middleton but, I think that one is a little soft.
glove_was_stuck
Location: In an abusive relationship with the Boston Bruins, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Thursday @ 11:32 AM ET
So Stralman is here on a PTO:

https://985thesportshub.c...-Lvo-M2UE_on5Ed1SNIHObblo

Interesting...
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Thursday @ 2:47 PM ET
Agreed. Perhaps it will raise the standards for getting up there. No disrespect to Middleton but, I think that one is a little soft.
- glove_was_stuck

Really??? I always thought Nifty was incorrectly overlooked.
glove_was_stuck
Location: In an abusive relationship with the Boston Bruins, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Thursday @ 4:29 PM ET
Agreed. Perhaps it will raise the standards for getting up there. No disrespect to Middleton but, I think that one is a little soft.
- glove_was_stuck


I know he was good, but I've heard a lot folks who watched say that one was borderline.
shoreorrpark
Joined: 04.03.2016

Friday @ 11:21 AM ET
I know he was good, but I've heard a lot folks who watched say that one was borderline.
- glove_was_stuck

Nifty belongs up there. He was a great player for us.
77emac77
Boston Bruins
Location: Duct tape cant fix stupid but it can muffle the sound, MA
Joined: 04.22.2010

Friday @ 12:14 PM ET
Agreed. Perhaps it will raise the standards for getting up there. No disrespect to Middleton but, I think that one is a little soft.
- glove_was_stuck


yeah, that one bothered me too, he was good, not great.
77emac77
Boston Bruins
Location: Duct tape cant fix stupid but it can muffle the sound, MA
Joined: 04.22.2010

Friday @ 12:16 PM ET
Nifty belongs up there. He was a great player for us.
- shoreorrpark

he was a good player for the B'z, not great IMO. I like him, I lke PJ Axelson too, but he shouldnt up there either.
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Friday @ 1:23 PM ET
yeah, that one bothered me too, he was good, not great.
- 77emac77

Come on, if for no other reason he was a Bruin who won the Lady Byng.
Until Marchy, he owned the short-handed goal record. Still holds the Bruins single season points record for a RW. 40+ goals five straight seasons including a 51 goal season. 33 points in 17 games in a single post season. Just shy of a point per game for his career.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Friday @ 1:52 PM ET
Anthony Travalgia: Zdeno Chara signs one-day contract, retires a Bruin
- Anthony Travalgia



This guy will forever be a legend. One of the most feared guys to set foot on the ice, and nearly 700 career points on the Blueline. He played on the Ice with Gretzky, and Makar. Unreal guy no matter how you look at his career.
T-Rask
Boston Bruins
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 10.30.2014

Saturday @ 11:41 AM ET
Come on, if for no other reason he was a Bruin who won the Lady Byng.
Until Marchy, he owned the short-handed goal record. Still holds the Bruins single season points record for a RW. 40+ goals five straight seasons including a 51 goal season. 33 points in 17 games in a single post season. Just shy of a point per game for his career.

- bluemoon737


He had his career cut short as well. Had to retire when he was around 32 I think. Concussion from a puck to the temple in a practice.
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Saturday @ 11:41 AM ET
Finally some Bruins hockey tonight!
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

Saturday @ 6:40 PM ET
he was a good player for the B'z, not great IMO. I like him, I lke PJ Axelson too, but he shouldnt up there either.
- 77emac77


Well those two are night and day so mentioning them same sentence seems kinda silly.

Multiple years > 100 pts
> 400 goals.
Close to a point/game (0.983) over his career. How many Bruins have done that?


bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Sunday @ 9:43 AM ET
Well those two are night and day so mentioning them same sentence seems kinda silly.

Multiple years > 100 pts
> 400 goals.
Close to a point/game (0.983) over his career. How many Bruins have done that?

- Nasty_Duck

And technically, he's over a point/game as a Bruin. Take out his first two years with the Rangers and he has 898 points in 881 games as a Bruin.
Mahewman
Season Ticket Holder
Boston Bruins
Location: NH
Joined: 07.01.2009

Sunday @ 10:23 AM ET
Zboril played pretty strong last night. Liked what i saw. That is good news.

Lysell looked good on the power play and had some nice little plays but wasn't all that noticeable throughout the game. The skill is there. I do hope he starts with Patrice and Zacha.
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Sunday @ 2:10 PM ET
Zboril played pretty strong last night. Liked what i saw. That is good news.

Lysell looked good on the power play and had some nice little plays but wasn't all that noticeable throughout the game. The skill is there. I do hope he starts with Patrice and Zacha.

- Mahewman

Yeah, 25+ minutes...probably more than he has ever played in a pro game.
glove_was_stuck
Location: In an abusive relationship with the Boston Bruins, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Yesterday @ 8:44 AM ET
Zboril played pretty strong last night. Liked what i saw. That is good news.

Lysell looked good on the power play and had some nice little plays but wasn't all that noticeable throughout the game. The skill is there. I do hope he starts with Patrice and Zacha.

- Mahewman


I've read several articles saying he took this offseason and his ACL recovery seriously. Which is encouraging. They need him.
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Today @ 6:40 AM ET
Greer looked great last night. Decent size with lots of energy and a scoring touch. Stud played well too. Frederic could find himself odd man out.
glove_was_stuck
Location: In an abusive relationship with the Boston Bruins, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Today @ 7:57 AM ET
Greer looked great last night. Decent size with lots of energy and a scoring touch. Stud played well too. Frederic could find himself odd man out.
- bluemoon737


Loved Greer's game last night. Also Stralman looked steady. Not going to light the world on fire, but makes good decisions with the puck.
dothedougie
Boston Bruins
Location: My advice to you.....is to start drinking heavily, CO
Joined: 10.24.2013

Today @ 8:26 AM ET
Loved Greer's game last night. Also Stralman looked steady. Not going to light the world on fire, but makes good decisions with the puck.
- glove_was_stuck



Going to be interesting to see who cracks the team this year. A lot of competition and young kids looking for a spot.

Stralman did look steady. Want to see a few more games out of him. I hope they play him throughout the preseason. If he can continue that play, and sign for cheap, then it might be just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully then they can ditch one of the other, higher paid contracts on the back end (ideally reilly or gryz) for spare change.