The Bruins rookies completed the first ever undefeated season in the NHL as they went 2-0 in the rookie season against the Islanders to win the Rookie Cup that we just made up right now.
Max Sauve continues to make a good case for a roster spot. That sound you hear is Mikey Ryder shitting himself. Julien loves his vets so Ryder will certainly still have a chance to earn some trust back but Caron and Sauve are on his ass.
Yeah.... we know we're not the first to make this joke....
Oh yeah, and this time we REALLY promise to be outside by the Orr statue handing out "We Want Cusick!" flyers and being awesome. Due to circumstances (sorta) beyond our control, we were not around before the yesterday's game. Whoops!
The rookies for the Bruins and Islanders will hit the ice again tonight, and once again people will flock to the general admission seats that they'll never be able to afford for an actual regular season game (ourselves included).
Meanwhile, they are still scraping the several gallons of blood that Coulborne's head negligently left on the ice...brutal. Sadly he will not be playing tonight, but after a broken nose, chipped tooth, and probably a massive headache, he deserves the rest.
Tyler Seguin will hopefully give those of us who took him in our fantasy leagues more to be hopeful about, and I will never get enough of Sauve. Though admittedly, that has a lot to do with his name.
According to a woman who was sitting behind me last night, Yuri Alexandrov is the second coming of our lord and savior Bobby Orr. While he was great to watch and could evolve into a solid player, the Days of Y'Orr crew is resisting the urge to strike her if we run into her tonight.
Anyways, the puck drops at 7pm and we highly recommend checking it out. Tickets are a steal, the proceeds go to charity, and at the very least, you get to see some damn entertaining hockey before preseason starts.
He better start scoring more hat tricks like Caron, or we want him traded! (we kid, we kid).
The Days of Y'Orr crew excitedly attended the first Bruins game of the season as the Bruins rookies faced off against the Islanders rookies and completely dominated the future Kansas City Islanders. Watching these two teams face off was even better than the movie Faceoff!
Seriously..... this movie was awful. Wow.
More than 11,000 fans showed up to see all the Bruins "rookies." And by rookies we mean Tyler Seguin. Seguin-mania was in full force. But seriously, the Bruins have plenty of good prospects not named Tyler that were on full display.
The game was a tale of goals, triumph, defeat and violent revenge! Join us now as Days of Y'Orr takes you on a trip called "recap."
Ahhhhh...... look at that sweet sweet ice....
After the jump, a quick recap and players who impressed us.....
We're beyond the draft, development camp, the off-season trade rumors. Tonight we get our first look at the Second Coming Seguin in a game situation. We'll also get our first look at second-round pick Jared Knight and see how fellas like Sauve, Hamill and Colborne have progressed since last year.
We're stoked. And we'll be there, handing out "We Want Cusick!" fliers.You can also download and print the flier on your own. We have it in JPG and PDF form.
Tickets are still available via Ticketmaster for $5.Proceeds go to the Boston Bruins Foundation.
“I’ve been dreaming of this for 20 years, I guess. I’ve wanted to do this all my life and this is the first time I get to put on the B’s logo and go out and play someone else rather than just scrimmaging with the guys. I know it’s just a rookie game that it’s an exhibition that doesn’t mean anything for the regular season or anything like that, but it’s going to be a huge honor for me and I know I’ll have chills when I first pull that jersey on.” --Colborne, via TheBruinsBlog.net
* Holy shit! HubHockey is back after their website crash disaster. This isn't about tonight's game, we know... we're just excited these guys are back. Don't get them confused with Mark Marino's Hub of Hockey site -- also great.
* Lastly, Haggs had a nice one-on-one interview with Seguin recently. We love the job interview questions at the end of the session:
"What do you like to do outside of hockey? ... Tell us more about your personality.... Where do you see yourself five years from now."
Haggs: Five years from now, are you a Stanley Cup Champion?
With the season fast approaching, we thought it would be a great time to reignite our "We Want Cusick" movement. We had a lot of help in the offseason with this and the word certainly got around. We were featured on ESPN, Boston.com, etc.
But we're not done! Not at all. Not until this happens.
"So we ask you for you help fellow Bruins fans. If you're a season ticket holder, call your rep. If you're not, call the Bruins offices. Call the Bruins Fan Relations Department at 617-624-2327. Email them at
. Make signs at games when the season starts. Tell your friends. Tell people you don't like. Tell your dog. Spread the word. Tell 'em Days of Y'Orr sent you. Tell them that "We Want Cusick". Together, we can make this happen."
The Days Of Y'Orr crew will be heading out to both rookie games this week against the Islanders (Wednesday and Thursday). We'll have plenty of fliers for you to bring into the game if you are attending. On both days we'll be hanging out by the Bobby Orr statue passing out the fliers.
Remember, Fred Cusick is Bobby Orr approved! Do it for Bobby! ;)
On Wednesday we are fortunate enough to be attending a player meet and greet until 6pm so you should see us out by the statue by 6:15. We'll be hanging out by there until about 6:50.
Same deal Thursday. We'll be out there around 6pm and staying there until around 6:50 before we watch the Bruins rookies abuse the Islanders rookies.
Stop by and take some for you and your friends or loved ones. Or tape them to your children. Or just put 'em up in the bathrooms. Whatever gets them seen!
We'd really appreciate it if you could hold them up at the games. The Bruins know we want this. Now that the season is approaching it is time to keep on the pressure and let them know we really, really want Cusick's voice back in Bruins games!
If you could all help us spread the word once again that would be great. Even if you hate us, do it for Cusick! We'll keep you updated about the progress.
Next week at Days of Y’Orr we’re doing our season preview posts by position. A bit early? Maybe. But we’re super excited about the season.
This week? One simple overall preview.
What are we expecting out of the Bruins this year? A lot.
We’re seeing some skepticism among writers and fans. We get that. The Bruins have broken our hearts. A lot.
Most recently, they suddenly couldn’t score and lost in OT in 2009 against Carolina. What happened in 2010 doesn’t need to be spoken about yet again. The Bruins just keep getting in their own way. But not anymore.
They haven’t sniffed a Cup finals since the early 90's. What a painful three years to be a Bruins fan. Lost to the Oilers machine in the 1990 Cup Finals. Lost to Lemieux and the Penguins machine in the '91 and '92 Wales Conference Finals.
These clips are still painful. But sometimes history is.
Some fans are optimistic, but seem to be looking more towards the future, citing the fact that the Caps and Pens are still the class of the east. Many are still skeptical.
But you won’t find that here at Days of Y’Orr. We expect AT LEAST the Conference Finals this year. And why not the Bruins?
After the jump, our prediction for the Bruins this season.....
Today's Season Ticket Day for Bruins fans. Season Ticket Holders have been hawking the FedEx website, tracking every turn of the beloved package that holds their tickets. We're still at our day jobs, so we're not sure if our tix are waiting for us as impatiently as we're waiting for them, but a few of our STH friends have received their packages and shared what they look like.
Thanks to our buddy Rupam Som for the photo
Not bad looking. Not bad at all.
We're a little disappointed that there aren't pictures of Boychuk killing people on the ice, but maybe they're saving those images for the playoffs.
It's been a slow Friday, so here are some links to kick off your weekend.
* Matt Kalman of the BruinsBlog is asking fans who should pair up with Zdeno Chara. You know who we voted for, and he's currently in the lead. We're going to need a good nickname if Chara and Boychuk team up. That's a world of hurt for opposing teams. #boychukisabeast
* Hockey Blog Adventures -- a blog you should be reading when not reading us -- has a great feature on the future of Tuukka Rask. They dug deep into his heritage and came out with some disturbing news for opposing teams. #tarrasque #D&D #bruinsmythos
* Things Shawn Thornton Says is the best website ever created in the history of mankind, dinosaurkind and the universe. A quasi-recent quote: "I had to apologize to him because we were pretty tight this year, and that’s obviously why he got moved." -- Thort on why Dennis Wideman got shipped to a retirement home in Florida for Horton.
Tyler Seguin is here, with a pristine Bruins sweater, No. 19, set aside for the taking. All he has to do is reach for it, eagerly wrap his strong but adolescent arms around the black-and-gold fibers and slip it over his muscular, well-sculpted torso. Simple. Ready to wear. Such an easy fit. --KPD, practicing his erotica writing skills
* Lastly, Tom Brady's Car Accident 911 Call video.
We're a little under a month before the Bruins fly across the Atlantic to take on their greatest threat to a Stanley Cup -- the Belfast Giants Select.
Paul Thompson, GB National Team and Coventry Blaze coach, had some nice things to say about the Bs.
"Make no mistake about this, the Bruins are bringing the real deal to Belfast in October." --Paul Thompson
It's called Bruins.
While we assume the Bruins aren't going to field an AHL squad against the Giants Select, the Giants are busy going through the EIHL rosters to pick their All-Star team. The just filled four more roster spots, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
Coventry Blaze forward Luke Fulghum and defenceman Jonathan Weaver will join forces with Giants captain Colin Shields and defenceman Jon Gleed to take on the Bruins in October as part of the Giants Elite League select squad, a team made up of the best players from around the UK. -- Belfast Telegraph, Sept. 9
Colin Shields (5'11, 175lbs) '09-10 stats
Jon Gleed (6'2", 212lb) '09-10 stats *
* Gleed played for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL
Apparently Blaze fans don't care about stats because the Blaze website has no player stats beyond age, weight and hometown. Don't want to give too much info to the enemy, of course.
Jonathan Weaver is 5'11, 193lbs and Luke Fulghum is 6'0, 195lbs, if you care.
"These four players are an indication that we are not just trying to have an All-Star team. We are looking for a complete team that can push the Bruins for 60 minutes." --Thompson, BelfastGiants.com
Thompson means business. Keep checking www.belfastgiants.com for more roster updates. There'll be a lot more coming out.
The Belfast Giants have several players on the squad that have ties to Boston. No word yet if any of them will make the Giants Elite team to face their hometown squad.
The Garden Crew started the magic yesterday by painting in the spoked-B on what will become center ice.
Beautiful. At five weeks old, these guys were already coloring inside the lines while the rest of us were still drooling on ourselves.
Yesterday also marked Day II of "Captain's Practice." No big changes to who showed up from Tuesday (i.e., Savard is still at home... or someplace). Recchi hit the ice with the kids after skating by himself on Tues. Matt Kalman got some video of Lucic talking about Savard's "hurt feelings."
Apparently Ice Girl auditions were a couple of weeks back, meaning super tans and midrifs were running wild in the Garden. No idea where we were when this madness was going down. Maybe next year we'll get picked to be special guest referees judges. We can wish. Six new girls have joined the squad to be drooled over, hit on, and have crappy beer spilled on them by college frat boys during the upcoming season. And they'll do it all with a smile on their face. BostonBruins.com put together a short video highlighting the event.
We're a little disappointed no one went in with a "We Want Cusick" flier strapped them. We're not angry; just disappointed.
We are amused that the Ice Girl Wanna-bes had to go through a t-shirt throwing exercise, complete a trick-throwing competition and having to toss a t-shirt to a make-believe crowd while being covered like they're in the NBA.
This defense is still tighter than the Washington Capitals' D
Bet they felt like idiots, especially with that camera on them.
We've been to enough games to know that no fan jumps around in an Ice Girl's face like this. They'll wave their arms like they're flagging a cab, send their kids to the front lines, and wrestle in the stands over a loose t-shirt, but doing jumping jacks in an Ice Girl's face just doesn't happen... they might spill their beer. Pretty sure security would take them out fast, too.
And if you're really looking to hang with the Ice Girls, the Boston Bruins have opened up a part-time position to be the Bruins second mroe popular mascot -- Blades. Apparently you need to be a good dancer to be Blades... because, y'know, Blade does all that dancing at games and events. *rolls eyes*
Doesn't matter. No one can top the Bear dancing anyways.
Today is like Christmas. Just had our first fantasy hockey draft of the season and the Bruins held practice.
In our eyes this mornng's "Captain's Practice" officially starts the 2010-2011 NHL season. About time. We were getting bored with all the "Are the Red Sox still in it or done?" banter on the Interwebs lately.
We're celebrating the start of the new NHL season only way we know how. With Kool and the Gang.
We stumbled across this site called Paper.Li this morning. You can basically turn hastags and your Twitter lists into an "online newspaper" format that updates every 24 hours. it shows tweets, stories, videos, photos, etc. It looks pretty interesting. We're not sure exactly what to do with it yet, but we created two for you to gander.
The first, being Justin's (me) "Bruins and Other NHL" list. You'll find a great mix of main stream media and Boston Bruins bloggers on here, plus some of our favorite general NHL writers.
The second being a generic #Bruins hashtag one. Lot of the same content shows up. We figure this one might get dicier when college sports fans start ranting about UCLA.
Bookmark those and give them a try. Let us know what you think of them. Looks like a nice way to read what everyone's posting on Twitter without having to sift through the random babble that can clutter Twitter. *shrugs*
As for the "Captain's Practice," it was closed to the general public. Something about rennovations and throngs of fans and pinkhats flooding the arena to catcha glimpse of Boychuck, Seguin, Lucic and whoever else the ladies are swooning over these days.
Look how intense Chara looks. He's gonna choke a bitch.
We weren't at the event, but some people were. Here are their stories for you to read.