Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by TP, Apr 17, 2014.
Continue... to get better, boys!
Most of the top players will have had 6 full days off before the playoffs...I don't remember this ever happening.
The Bruins are an organization that have always put the player's health before the team which shows a lot of respect for not only their players but also the family of injured players. No way in hell will they rush a player back. Remember the year Bergeron had that terrible concussion and everyone except Bruins management thought he was coming back late in the playoffs?? Well this year we have a very similar situation with Seids. I really don't think Bruins will let him play even if he thinks he's game ready. Especially with playoffs, it's a war zone out there for a player coming back from an injury and you can be sure he'll be a marked man.. As for Paille and Kelly, I expect Kelly is good to go for game one and Paille being day to day status might be good to go also....Personally, I'm praying all the boys will be good to go. I anticipate a very successful playoff run. I'm so tired of hearing how everyone is scared as hell of the Wings. They are good and I have the utmost respect for the whole organization and their fans..But THEY ARE NOT THE WINGS OF YESTERDAY. Pavel is just returning from injury and Zetteberg likely wont be back at all. I have 100% confidence in my Bruins and believe we still have not seen the best of them yet. So hang on boys and girls, we're gonna have some great hockey to watch!!!
Hearing that the Bruins placed McQuaid on LTIR on the last day of the season retroactive to January 20th.
Not sure of the benefits of this - no cap implications that I can figure for this season. Only benefit I can come up with in the CBA is that they could place him immediately on LTIR on the first day next season because it is a pre-existing injury.
Bummer, was hoping Quaider's injury wasn't that bad. Thanks for the update Dom.
interesting indeed. can a quad injury be that bad they think he might not be ready to start the season next year?
Probably should have been more clear pal.
Just because I can't figure out a reason why they would put him on now doesn't mean one doesn't exist. It's the only reason I could find. Example: IF it somehow did carry over to next year, and he wasn't on LTIR now, he would have to wait until he missed 10 games to go on LTIR (unless it was something obvious like a broken leg and it was obvious he was going to miss 10 games). But seeing that it's a pre existing injury and he is on LTIR, he can go on LTIR on day one.
I just can't find any benefit (cap wise) for this season to making the move now. Maybe someone else has the answer?
Also, capgeek now showing McQuaid on LTIR retro to January 20
Thanks. It is puzzling for sure though if there is not cap help this year. maybe they are doing it as you said just in case for next season as it can't hurt at this point.
Maybe a silly question, but I honestly don't know....Does this affect his playoff status?
Nope. Not at all. He was already on injured reserve.
could it affect their ability to trade him in the offseason?
Just saw on BBTV that while there was no update on Paille or Kelly, Paille did skate before the B's practice today. Didn't say for how long, or how he looked.
What's up with Miller?
Looks like Miller and Bart are ready to play tomorrow (hopefully)
But what this team really needs is Paille or Kelly back.
At least Pie is skating but until he takes contact hard to say when he returns.
Not like we don't know what his injury was.
Kelly and Pie are missing pieces that we just don't seem to be able to fill well. Hope they heal soon.
Gotta have Miller back, as strange as that sounds. Can't play with the full JV again.
Side note I thought Caron played well, shockingly.
He did. But leave him on the 4th line even if Paille returns.
In the media thread there's a Haggs tweet saying Bergeron confirmed he's been battling a stomach bug. Not sure if it was ever confirmed. I guess that's good news for us though, since this kind of thing usually improves drastically out of nowhere from one day to the next. Hopefully he's 100% for tomorrow night.
Quaider and Seids get to join the optional, for "encouragement" as per Claude.
Not questioning the others ability to play while being hurt/sick; but Bergeron is a warrior. It seems like you can't take him out of the lineup.
What's the latest on Kelly and Paille? Any chance they are back for this series?
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Heard Bart and Paille might be able to go tonight. They traveled and practiced with the team.
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