Found June 15, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
ESPN's Pierre LeBrun's Friday night "rumblings" first aired on TSN's "Insider Trading" segment, and I was tipped off to it by a QMI News Agency story noting that Sidney Crosby received a punch to his jaw by one Zdeno Chara during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final (take the fact that the Penguins provided the video to TSN for what you will). The Insider Trading video isn't available in YouTube format, so here are its highlights, as related by Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie, James Duthie and LeBrun: As the NHL Awards are being held in Chicago, "Insiders" have apparently learned via players' travel schedules who has won certain awards. McKenzie says that the leak about P.K. Subban winning the Norris Trophy is true, and the fact that Jonathan Huberdeau is heading to Chicago indicates that he will win the Calder Trophy; Dreger says that attendance is not mandatory, and neither Crosby nor John Tavares are going to Chicago, but nor...

Jagr's favorite player was ...

Boston Bruins forward Jaromir Jagr was asked who his favorite players growing up was, and he gave a pretty funny response.

Penguins Okay with Second Best

After reading Phil Krundle’s passionate, well-thought, and superbly crafted feature on the state of the Penguins (and coach Dan Bylsma), I almost didn’t post this piece. It’s not nearly as comprehensive as Phil’s, but it represents a different point of view. In that spirit I decided to post it: I never thought I’d see the day when the Penguins organization embraced being...

Bruins' Horton set to play in Game 2

Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton said he's ready to skate in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night at United Center. Just as crucial, his coach agreed hours before the puck dropped. "He feels really good, "Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "He looked really good out there, the last two days. There's absolutely no reason he shouldn't play...

Bruins Earn Split In Game 2 With OT Win

For as much criticism as Coach Claude Julien gets for babying his top line and not changing them at all, he doesn't get nearly enough credit for the more minor changes.  Those minor changes won the game for Boston last night. After total domination by Chicago in the first period, outshooting the Bruins 19-4, Julien shuffled the bottom lines around to try and get something going...

Torey Krug’s shine has worn off, but should he be benched?

Going into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Bruins coaching staff will be faced with a decision that they probably never envisioned having to make – to bench rookie defenseman Torey Krug, or not to bench rookie defenseman Torey Krug? The 22-year old Krug burst onto the scene for the Bruins during their Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Rangers, during which Krug...

Bruins’ Nathan Horton will play in Game 2

Per various sources, Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton will play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against Chicago tonight: Claude Julien on Nathan Horton: "He looks really good. He feels really good. There's no reason for him not to go." #BruinsTalk — Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) June 15, 2013 Julien says Horton is a go for tonight. He...

Jaromir Jagr Screams to Heavens After Hitting Crossbar With Shot in Overtime (GIF)

Overtime hockey is a stressful affair, where every mistake and opportunity is magnified. Jaromir Jagr is certainly feeling that stress in Game 2, after he hit the crossbar just over a minute into overtime against the Chicago Blackhawks. After the near miss, Jagr — who hasn’t scored yet in the playoffs — let out his frustration with an angry yell to the sky. Check it out in the GIF below.

Boston Finds Their Game Just In Time

from Bruce Arthur of the National Post, In a game that could have been a formality, Boston won 2-1 in overtime to tie the series 1-1, with Game 3 Monday in Boston. “If somebody would watch the first period, I would’ve said, ‘Oh, give them the Cup right now,’” said Boston’s Jaromir Jagr. On two overtime games to start the series, Jagr said, “Old people don...

Boston Bruins: Torey Krug Not Letting Mistake Hurt His Confidence

Photo credit: Steve Babineau/Getty Images By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Bruins rookie Torey Krug spent the majority of the regular season playing for the Providence Bruins, Boston’s AHL affiliate, despite a one game appearance with Boston after being called up on an emergency basis the night Boston believed they had dealt Matt Bartkowski in a package for Jarome Iginla. After...

What's Next: Douglas Murray by @KyleFourOneTwo

The What's Next series is part of an ongoing look from the Pens Initiative staff taking a look at the Penguins UFAs, RFAs, and most polarizing personalities heading into the next season.  We look at the year that was and the year coming and wonder: What's Next.The Legend of CrankshaftFrom the first time he took the ice donned in the Black and Vegas Gold, Pittsburgh...

(Most) NHL Awards Announced

Due to the lockout the NHL Awards have become an afterthought that is shoved in during the Stanley Cup finals and that is a real shame.   Worse, the media reported the winners before they were announced officially for many of the significant awards.  We still haven't seen an announcement of the first and second All Star Teams and at this point I have no idea when that will...
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