Spinners to host 'Speed Dating with Tyler Seguin'


Spinners to host 'Speed Dating with Tyler Seguin'

The Lowell Spinners are masterminds at marketing and promotions, and theyve rediscovered a classic with the Boston Bruins best and most in-demand young player.

Speed Dating with Tyler Seguin will take place during a Lowell Spinners game at LeLacheur Field on Aug. 15.

Seguins teammate Dennis Seidenberg was part of Champions Night at a Lowell Spinners game earlier this season along with former Red Sox closer Keith Foulke, but Seguin gets his own night for a speed dating promotion during a game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds.

While ardent Bruins fans will probably want to know what Seguins involvement will be in the power play next season, there will also undoubtedly be star-struck female sports fans ready to swoon over one of Bostons most eligible bachelors.

Fans will have the opportunity throughout the evening to win a chance to spend time with the Bs All-Star during the game, and each winner will be allowed to bring their family to spend five minutes with Seguin in a private suite at the ballpark in Lowell.

The five-minute dating session will allow fans to ask Seguin questions, take photos, get autographs, enjoy the game and according to the Spinners release who knows, even score a phone number.

Who knows? Perhaps some intrepid Seguin fanatic can even get to the bottom of why the former No. 2 overall pick was late to the team breakfast meeting in Winnipeg last season, or try on Seguins Stanley Cup championship ring for size.

When we asked the question, Who would be the one person in the Boston area that a speed dating event planner would want more than anyone? the answer to us was Tyler Seguin, said Spinners Vice President of Corporate Communications Jon Goode, who also plays host to the Milan Lucic Rock & Jock Softball Classic on Aug. 22. He is one of Bostons most sought-after bachelors.

There wont be any rose ceremony, which should be a disappointment to Seguin as a big fan of The Bachelor television show. But winners will be picked throughout the evening via Spinners Game Day program, social media sites, online auction and gameday contests.

Tickets to the game are available now at www.LowellSpinners.com or by phone at 978-459-1702. The Speed Dating contestants will be selected before and during the game on Aug. 15.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Crosby scores in season debut


Wednesday, Oct. 26: Crosby scores in season debut

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while having a deep thought while watching commercials: how lost in your own quirkiness do you have to be to name your kid Beowulf?

*The Predators had a nasty case of food poisoning hit their team, and Adam Vingan has all the gory details.

*A great chat with FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jimmy Murphy and the legendary Russ Conway about the legendary Bobby Orr.

*Martin Biron says that Frederik Andersen looks like a much different player now with Toronto than he did with the Anaheim Ducks last season.

*An observation from a Tuesday with 1,000 decisions is that Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff has a really tough job.

*As mentioned above, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen is having a tough time in his new locale, and there may be several reasons why.

*An early Christmas present for Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop would be his two front teeth.

*Pro Hockey Talk has Sidney Crosby returning on Tuesday night, and immediately leading the Penguins in a balanced attack.  

*For something completely different: A. Sherrod Blakely has his Celtics preview, and says it’s a new year with tons of new expectations for the Men in Green.

Backes out at least two more games (and likely longer) after elbow procedure


Backes out at least two more games (and likely longer) after elbow procedure

The Bruins look like they’ll be without gritty veteran forward David Backes for at least the next couple of games, and probably more like the next couple of weeks.

It was announced that the gritty Bruins forward underwent a procedure on Monday remove the olecranon bursa from his elbow, and that “his condition will be updated after the weekend.” The procedure is commonly performed when bursitis in the elbow becomes an untenable, and seems more like an injury that worsens over time rather than anything that happened in a particular game this season.

Backes’ effectiveness did seem to be impacted after he got into a fight with Nazem Kadri in the second game of the season in Toronto, but it’s unknown if there’s any connection between that sequence and the forward’s elbow issues. According to the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) website, it may take “10-14 days” for the skin to heal following the procedure, and three-to-four weeks before a doctor would clear the average person to resume normal activity.

The 32-year-old Backes is off to a good start for the Bruins with two goals and four points in five games prior to missing Tuesday night’s loss to the Minnesota Wild, and his absence makes an already-thin Bruins forward group smaller, softer and much less dangerous. With Backes on the shelf for at least the next two games against the Rangers and Detroit Red Wings, the Bruins have recalled young center Austin Czarnik after his short stint with the Providence Bruins.