It's official. The Boston Bruins signed Sheriff Shane Hnidy to a one-year deal. And just in time since Ference went down with an "undisclosed lower body injury" last night -- a ULBI smells an awful like another groin injury to everyone in Boston.
Still, Hnidy is at least a month away from being game-ready. We're partially stoked because, if ever sees playing time, we'll get do a ton of western/cowboy photoshops for DOY. Like this:
We turn it now to Brian Fantana who has been following Hnidy closely this week.
"Thanks guys! The signing gives the Bruins depth on D for a cheap rate which is always good when you're up against the cap. And if last night shows us anything, with Ference and Boychuk leaving the ice, more defense is better than no defense. The only difference between Boychuk and Ference is Boychuk is a beast and Ference has a glass made of groin... or is it the other way around?
Anyways.... Sure, Hnidy might end up being the defensive version of Paille but the real problem is what am I to do now that Hnidy Watch 2011 is over? Think he'll take me on as his deputy?"
Prooooobably not. Back to the unemployment line for you... at least until the playoffs where we'll debut PLAYOFF BEARD WATCH! Dum-dum-duuuuuum!
To commemorate the (re)signing of Shane Hnidy, we've created a special Sheriff Hnidy t-shirt, in the same spirit as our Captain Ference one.
After the jump... video interview with the Sheriff.
Interview from BostonBruins.com