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Training Camp Moves

First Cut - 11 players

Reporting to the Providence Bruins: Scott Fletcher, Kevin Nastiuk, Levi Nelson and Wacey Rabbit.

Three players will be returning to their respective junior teams: Jamie Arniel (Sarnia), Michael Hutchinson (Barrie), Denis Reul (Lewiston) and Maxime Sauve (Val d'Or).

Three players are released from Amateur Tryout Agreements (ATO): Yuri Cheremetiev, Arthur Fritch and Doug Krantz.

Sources: http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=3...mp;service=page

http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=3...mp;service=page

Second Cut - 13 Players

Andrew Bodnarchuk, Zach Hamill, Mikko Lehtonen, Brad Marchand, Matt Marquardt, Adam McQuaid, Kevin Regan, Byron Bitz and Martins Karsums have been assigned to Providence.

Johnny Boychuk, Mike Egener and Ryan Stokes have been placed on waivers, and if they clear waivers, will be assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).

Unsigned draft choice Jordan Knackstedt has been released from Boston’s camp and will join Providence’s camp.

Sources: http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=3...mp;service=page

http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=3...mp;service=page

Third Cut - 4 players

Defensemen Matt Lashoff and Jeff Penner as well as goaltender Tuukka Rask have been assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL). Center Martin St. Pierre has been placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Providence.

Source: http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=pa...rticleid=384493

Of note is goaltender Tuukka Rask

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You can't rely on this team for anything. They get up 2-0 on the Sabres last night (good for the Habs!), but then they squander it, but not before getting themselves a point in regulation, making it a 3-point game. :angry:

Chara and Savard both fanned on the their shoot-out shots. :blink:

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It's official I hate Lucic, he is just a Edit ballerina... He always fights against defenseman, like this afternoon against Brendan Witt...

But when Laraque was on the ice, he was so afraid Edit.

Lucic doesn't mind fighting (and giving himself a "headstart", to boot) when it suits him. See his mini-jump on Boynton.

Laraque always asks his counter-party to say "go". :rolleyes::lol:

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I have never seen a player being so chicken like Lucic was against Laraque....He was all brave when he fought Komi in Boston but what a difference in Montreal against Laraque...Lucic go back to you MAMA and hide under her skirt

Would you want Komisarek to fight Boogaard? Why would a first liner like Lucic fight a goon that's out of his weight class?

I don't like the guy either but he did the right thing.

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Would you want Komisarek to fight Boogaard? Why would a first liner like Lucic fight a goon that's out of his weight class?

I don't like the guy either but he did the right thing.

Komisarek doesn't taunt his opponents. Any player who skates by the other team's bench, 'wooohooo-ing' after winning a fight should be ready to pay the price.

You gotta walk the talk, sorry. It might have been the right thing not to fight Laraque in order to avoid getting a beating, but considering the circumstances it remains a cowardly act in my books.

I got no respect for such kind of behavior, regardless of who the player is.

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Komisarek doesn't taunt his opponents. Any player who skates by the other team's bench, 'wooohooo-ing' after winning a fight should be ready to pay the price.

You gotta walk the talk, sorry. It might have been the right thing not to fight Laraque in order to avoid getting a beating, but considering the circumstances it remains a cowardly act in my books.

I got no respect for such kind of behavior, regardless of who the player is.

Correct. And just as Laraque feels. Problem with Laraque is, he is busy giving Lucic a "lecture". Guys like Lucic don't mind (private) lectures -- as long as they avoid getting whupped.

Laraque has got to start earning his $1.5MM -- and that's in the ring, laying on whuppings, not sitting in the jaccuzzi tub in the physio's room.

Otherwise, IMO, Laraque should quit, free up some of BG's cap room, and go "lecture" at McGill or UdeM.

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Correct. And just as Laraque feels. Problem with Laraque is, he is busy giving Lucic a "lecture". Guys like Lucic don't mind (private) lectures -- as long as they avoid getting whupped.

Laraque has got to start earning his $1.5MM -- and that's in the ring, laying on whuppings, not sitting in the jaccuzzi tub in the physio's room.

Otherwise, IMO, Laraque should quit, free up some of BG's cap room, and go "lecture" at McGill or UdeM.

No doubt, Laraque has to find ways to make his potential partners more "willing" to dance. If some words of wisdom won't do it, just get under their skin differently. That's his job after all. He's got the reputation, which is why people seem to be a little afraid to fight him. This can't be an excuse though, he's gotta find ways to make the opponent pay and, ultimately, to earn his salary.

But we're getting a little off-topic here I'm afraid ;)

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I have never seen a player being so chicken like Lucic was against Laraque....He was all brave when he fought Komi in Boston but what a difference in Montreal against Laraque...Lucic go back to you MAMA and hide under her skirt

chicken? or smart? Lucic is a good player AND an agitator. I have read sports reports that say that it was a foolish waste of time and energy (and Patrick Roy deserved better on his night) to have Laraque try to engage Lucic. Did it work?

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Wow the bruins sure have a nice team this year, very solid all around.

About Lucic and Laraque, if you remember the first game we played against the bruins, Lucic was just dominating. The habs looked soft and scared because of him. And the Bruins just owned us that night.

The point of sending Laraque was to intimidate him and send a message to Julien and the bruins. IMO it worked because Lucic didnt produce the same effect that game.

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The point of sending Laraque was to intimidate him and send a message to Julien and the bruins. IMO it worked because Lucic didnt produce the same effect that game.

Lucic may not have looked the same (9 hits, 1 goal) but he got us off our game. The funny thing is, we think by playing a 4th line goon on our first line we were getting them off their game, but who's to say that line doesn't score with a capable offensive player on it and win us the game? I just don't like it.

Sure, what Lucic did was unclassy, but watch the last 10 seconds of this video,

I don't see why Georges is calling it "classless".

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Lucic may not have looked the same (9 hits, 1 goal) but he got us off our game. The funny thing is, we think by playing a 4th line goon on our first line we were getting them off their game, but who's to say that line doesn't score with a capable offensive player on it and win us the game? I just don't like it.

Sure, what Lucic did was unclassy, but watch the last 10 seconds of this video,

I don't see why Georges is calling it "classless".

I disagree. We had to do something against Lucic after the beating we got from him and the Bruins, especially on home ice. Lucic was - despite of the goal he scored while Laraque wasn't on the ice - a non-factor in that game. We did in fact get him off his game and we had to send a message to the Bruins aftter they physically dominated us the game before. Taunt us again and you will have to pay the bill, easy as that. I can understand that Lucic 'chickened' out but it was still the right thing to do by Carbo and Laraque in my eyes. Granted, the Bruins won that game in a shootout but they actually had no business winning it at all, just like they had no business winning against Detroit the other night. But that's what happens when you're on a winning streak, things fall in place, and you get a few bounces and breaks.

About the 'classless' argument, I won't go there since I don't know which game that scene is actually taken from, i.e. for me it's an isolated event. What if the other team did something similar to the Oilers before? What I'm saying is, I don't know the context of that fight and thus I'm not going to draw conclusions and judge

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This team is solid down the middle:

Savard (31 yrs old) - 34 pts

Krejci (22 yrs old) - 29 pts

Bergeron (23 yrs old) - 17 pts

Then you add Kessel (who is 21 yrs old with 31 pts, 19 of those goals for 3rd in the NHL) who is a natural centre but I believe is playing on the wing

Face off winning percentage:

Bergeron - 57.1% (7th in the NHL)

Savard - 50.3%

Krejci - 49.3%

Kessel - 53.3%

Some notes on the team:

Boston is 17-2-1 since Oct. 25, and has outscored the opposition 72-35.

The Bruins have won 10-straight games at TD Banknorth Garden for the first time.

Manny Fernandez has won seven straight games.

Phil Kessel has 10 goals and 6 assists during his 12-game scoring streak.

Boston is first in the League with 55 goals allowed.

Source: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=397222

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