BOSTON -- With the blizzard not forecast to end until Saturday afternoon, the Bruins announced moments ago that the starting time for tomorrow's game against the Lightning has been moved from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
It's not surprising that the game is being moved back six hours and not postponed, since the Bruins and Lightning are both in Boston. And a season with a 48-game condensed schedule means neither team has a lot of wiggle room to reschedule before the end of the season in April.
This situation, however, pales to one Bruins coach Claude Julien experienced when he was member of the Moncton Hawks.
I was on a team in Moncton back in 1991-92 where they broke the record with five feet, six feet of snow that came down," he recalled Friday. "The whole town was closed and I think our trainers were stuck in the rink for a couple of days eating out of the concession stands. Nothing like a good hot dog, right?
"I had just made it out myself and made it back home because it was a morning skate, but I had to plow through snow myself. But it was interesting. The only thing that could clear the streets was pay-loaders because there was too much snow for the plows. That was an interesting storm.
The Bruins are hoping this one isn't nearly as "interesting".
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading with Bruins captain’s practice set to kick off this coming week.
*The Rangers sound like they’ll be a strong candidate for Kevin Shattenkirk, and the Dallas Stars seem willing to stand pat at the goalie position.
*PHT writer James O’Brien speculates on who might be the next Artemi Panarin to break into the NHL ranks from overseas, and make a big impact.
*Yahoo fantasy hockey is making some changes this season, and those that liked to draft Dustin Byfuglien and Brent Burns are going to bummed about it.
*An original St. Louis Blues jersey from the old time hockey days has found its way back to its original home in St. Louis.
*Steve Simmons says that Dave Bolland has earned the right to be more than a punch line at this point in his career.
*Looking back on Phil Esposito’s classic speech amid the 1972 Summit Series.
*The All-Snub team for the World Cup of Hockey would be a talented lineup, and would no doubt be captained by P.K. Subban.
*For something completely different: those looking for signs of a rift between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady need to call off the search.
Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2016-17 Bruins. Today: Jake DeBrusk.
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Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, after a busy morning celebrating my 3-year-old’s birthday at the trampoline park. Yee-ha.
*PHT writer Joey Alfieri says that adding toughness was a big offseason priority for the Montreal Canadiens.
*There’s at least one big fan of the Edmonton Oilers trade that brought defenseman Adam Larsson from the New Jersey Devils, and that fan’s name is Mark Letestu.
*Here’s everything you need to know about the Ice Guardians movie premiering this fall that takes a long, balanced look at the NHL enforcers.
*Roberto Luongo has an alibi for the robbery in Winnipeg with one suspect getting away in goalie equipment, and it’s funny as you would expect it to be.
*CSN Washington takes a look at the New York Rangers in their season previews for the Metro Division.
*I’m not entirely sure whether this “RIP Harambe” thing is genuine or meant to be ironic by the largely millenial group that seem so enamored with it, but I think it’s just stupid. I think the same with the crying Jordan meme…also stupid.
*For something completely different: a look at how Triumph the Insult Comic Dog learned how to poop on Trump’s politics.