Morning Skate: Saturday, September 29


Morning Skate: Saturday, September 29

Bob Francis fighting for his quality of life in an eye-opening story in the USA Today.

Another story of redemption for Mike Danton as he continues moving on with his hockey life after the bizarre murder conspiracy with David Frost.

Will Claude Giroux sign with a KHL team? Its the same decision Tyler Seguin was faced with when he turned down twice the money from Russia to go play in Switzerland instead.

Former UNH standout Bobby Butler has already tasted success with the Ottawa Senators, and is now on the road back with the New Jersey Devils organization.

Adam Henrique is in AHL camp with the Devils right along with Bobby Butler, and should form a pretty decent AHL team once things get going this season.

A great column from Adrian Dater that sheds a little light on the thinking of the NHL players, and what exactly is at stake when it comes to resentment toward Gary Bettman and the NHL.

For something completely different: my wifes favorite show, Homeland, is coming back with new episodes and gets the treatment.

Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings


Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on


FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.