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Bruins Pound Ottawa

My good friends Jon Arnold and Jim Courtney get to do a little gloating this morning.  Boston fans, both, they are gleeful at Boston’s 3-0 defeat of Ottawa last night.  The Bruins were great.  Ottawa, not so great.  In fact, Jim couldn’t resist sending me this round up of stories from Google…  Enjoy it guys!

On hockey: Life okay (today) without Joe
MetroWest Daily News – Framingham,MA,USA
For one day at least, life without Joe Thornton was just fine for the Bruins. "This was definitely a confidence booster for us," said center Brad Boyes.
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Bruins pound Ottawa
MetroWest Daily News – Framingham,MA,USA
top of that, Hannu Toivonen (26 saves) gave the best Bruins goaltending performance Sturm, playing with former San Jose farmhand Brad Boyes, put the B’s on the

Reworked Bruins pull together
Boston Globe – United States
It was newcomer Marco Sturm who put the Bruins on the board 1:17 into the action. Right wing Brad Boyes, positioned along the right-wing boards in the Ottawa

Now GM is on the firing line
Boston Globe – United States
to: 1) break the team’s festering funk, and 2) make the wounded Bruins fandom forgive first goal as a Bruin, providing a doorstep redirect of a Brad Boyes relay

Ex-Sharks sink their teeth into fresh start
Boston Globe – United States
Just 1:17 into his Boston tenure, Sturm buried a pass from former San Jose teammate Brad Boyes behind Dominik Hasek to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

Toivonen and new players shine
Providence Journal (subscription) – Providence,RI,USA
The Bruins took a 1-0 lead at 1:17 of the first period. Brad Boyes collected the puck along the half-wall at the right faceoff circle and made a centering pass

New trio settles in
Boston Herald – United States
in Wednesday’s blockbuster deal — left a Sharks team that, like the Bruins, had high 1:17 after the opening faceoff on a feed from Brad Boyes, with whom he

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  • Randy Charles Morin December 2, 2005, 11:50 am

    Most teams would play their best game after they trade away the franchise player. Unfortunately, your buddies won't be too happy in a few months when the Bruins are eliminated from the playoffs and are watching the Sharks on TV. MHO. What a stupid trade!

  • Jim Courtney December 2, 2005, 6:20 pm

    Just to clarify a point on why a certain name is bolded above: Ten to fifteen years ago I watched Brad Boyes practice hockey with his older brother on their backyard rink through my dining room window… and have then been to many of his games when he was with the OHL's Erie Otters. The highlight was being with him and his GM following the game where they won the OHL championship in 2002 and he won the #99 OHL Playoff MVP award. (If you follow hockey you know who #99 was; there will never be another.) He also won the regular season OHL MVP award in his final two years with Erie.

    While he was with the Leafs's and Sharks' organizations on their AHL teams we could continue to see him play when those teams visited the Toronto area, but once he moved to the Boston organization, Providence, where he played during last year's NHL lockout, was a bit far to travel for an evening's entertainment.

    While eveyone believes I went into surgery a couple of months ago for a cardiovascular condition, the truth is that the auxiliary surgery had me leaving the hospital wearing a Bruins cap brought to me by his parents as he made the team while I was in hospital. (I have told my surgeon I would not tell the Leafs organization about his sdieline magic here.)

    His career and progress has given me some insight into the very different business model of professional sports from what we see in technology. For example, where Brad started out expecting to be a fourth line centre on the Bruins this year, his achievements, enthusiasm and energy, along with that of some of the other younger Bruins, have led to the point where Bruins management had enough confidence in him and his fellow rookies to unload a top level player who had effectively become a burden to the team. Havning watched him grow up in junior and AHL ranks, it is very interesting to see how his drive and commitment to the sport is producing significant results.

    Now here is my problem: Due to my surgery I had to give up my ticket to the first Boston game in Toronto and a personal comitment did not allow me to go to the second two weeks ago. But Ticketmaster is sold out for Dec. 23 so if you know someone who wants to sell or otherwise provide a ticket fot that game I would be most interested.

    Now, if the Bruins and Sharks ended up in the Stanley Cup final…. (oh, I forgot Alec has a mission here with the Senators….)

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