The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Bruins won't look any different from how they did the past few games, not surprising really given the trades made leading up to the deadline day.
Ottawa made one final trade yesterday, sending Campoli to the Blackhawks for AHL player Ryan Potulny and a 2nd round pick in the 2011 draft. Campoli joins Fisher, Kelly, Ruutu, Elliott, and Kovalev in being the member of the Ottawa Senators that have been traded away in the past few weeks.
Ottawa certianly isn't any stronger this year after making the trades, but they'll be pretty busy in this year's draft. Who knows? If they draft well, maybe they'll be decent in two to four years. We just shudder to think of what the Senator's AHL team must look like with so many starters gone.
After the jump, Bruins are awesome, Charlie Sheen wins. The Bruins are rocking a five game win streak, their longest streak of the season. What can be attributed to this recent surge? Well naturally there are a lot of factors; the chemistry has been growing, the top line is getting their game back, and the trades seem to be working out, just to name a few.
But we think there is something more. That there is some sort of equation to their recent success, and what we've come up with is:
The Success of the Bruins is equal to or greater than to total amount of Charlie Sheen's win, or this for short:
Apparently, he wrote the book on winning.
Back to hockey, a win tonight and a loss by Tampa Bay tomorrow will put the Bruins in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. They'll have equal games played and wins, but the Bruins have won more head to head games this season and have a better goal differential.
Game Day Links:
- Buffalo was voted fourth Most Miserable Sports City by Forbes.com. No way their apology will be half as sincere as ours!
- We here at DOY love Dropkick Murphys. New Album is out today, here is one of the new songs.
- Mark Marino discusses the early deals by Chiarelli, making the Bruins a Cup contender at The Hub of Hockey.
- Disappointed about the boring trade deadline? Check out Matt Kalmin's second look at Horton's fight.
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Michael Ryder
Tyler Seguin-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Tomas Kaberle
Steven Kampfer-Adam McQuaid
Nothing new really, but looks as though Tuukka may get back to back starts!
Game Day Video:
I have a hard time believing that this actually happened...