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Remember when I said yesterday that this wasn’t the time to panic, that we had no need to do that just yet? Well, we are getting a step closer after being defeated by the Isles, 1-0. That wasn’t the actual biggest loss of yesterday: Matt Grzelcyk went down with an injury in the third period. He went down hard with Jordan Eberle favoring his left wrist/ arm when he got up.

The Bruins had a solid effort throughout the game only giving up the one goal to JG Pageau late with 4:09 left. It is really apparent though that they can’t score a goal at even strength or sometimes any strength and that is a problem.

Uh oh

Also, Ondrej Kase was officially placed on IR yesterday with his upper body injury. So, our whole contingent of Czech right wings is out for a period of time.

If Grzelcyk is out for any significant amount of time, it’ll be interested if Don Sweeney makes a call to Florida to see if Keith Yandle is still on the market. A week ago, it seemed that Florida no longer wanted his services and even though they have still played him since, they still would probably like to rid themselves of that contract. But, Yandle has all the control in this situation since he has a full NMC. He can’t even be waived to the taxi squad. Since Yandle is from the Boston area, no doubt he would like to come play for the Bruins. At 3 years of $6.35 million, to take him, Boston should insist on salary retention- up to half for the remaining term.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

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Stripes
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Stripes

Good Morning!
Yup, the Bruins lost. Pageau doing what he does best. I feel that he has done that to the Bs a number of times. A solid effort against a stingy team. Losing Grizz hurts, but we should get some Cliffy Hockey, so that will be fun.
I thought I had an agreement with this tablet, but it is still changing names. Grizz = Fries, Cliffy is Fluffy, Pageau is Payday, and Zboril is somehow Abortion….. Aw c’mon, he wasn’t that bad!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Yep, I thought it was a better performance last night. They created some good chances – starting to develop some chemistry maybe. The goals will come if they keep that up.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

A more complete game, certainly. I still expect some goal scoring – even with Varlamov coming off a shutout. On the one hand, I can see that they looked pretty good in most of the aspects of the game I was paying attention to, but on the other hand – I expect to come out of a game like that with at least 1 standings point. So I’m disappointed in them, but I feel dumb for feeling this way.

Ah well, they are only 3 games into the season.

Stripes
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Stripes

Although it seemed like they controlled play for long periods of time, they did not have many quality scoring opportunities. Part of that is the Jake’s game plan, part is the Bs not getting it done. They still need a goal scorer!