Bruins trade tough guy McGrattan

Bruins trade tough guy McGrattan

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com

EDMONTON, AB CSNNE.com is reporting that Providence Bruins tough man Brian McGrattan has been traded from the Bs organization, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. McGrattanwas dealt to the Anaheim Ducks organization,and Bostonwill be gettingan unknownhockey assetin exchange for the veteran enforcer that never actually played a game in Boston this season.Rogers Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos tweeted that the deal was McGrattan andSeanZimmerman to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for AHL playersDavid Laliberte and Stephane Chaput, but that has yet to beconfirmed.McGrattan arrived in Boston as an invite to training camp, made the team out of camp and traveled with the Bs for their European Premiere games before eventually getting sent down to the AHL. The 29-year-old McGrattan played in 39 games with the P-Bruins and finished with four goals and an assist along with 97 penalty minutes at the AHL level following his demotion from Boston.
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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving two thumbs up to The Lego Batman Movie after a screening with my 3 1/2 year old.

*Alex Prewitt has a profile on Anaheim defenseman prospect Shea Theodore as he waits for his time with the Ducks.

*The Vancouver Canucks have a mumps problem this season, and we continue to wonder why this is becoming an issue again in a first-world society.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has Patrick Eaves dealt to the Ducks for what could be first round pick if Anaheim advances far enough through the playoffs.

*Flyers GM Ron Hextall says that Philly’s young team won’t be buying ahead of next week’s NHL trade deadline.

*Along with his “Sutter-isms”, diversity is a family value for the Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

*Dave Strader gets back into the broadcast booth with the Dallas Stars, and will be a welcomed addition to the national NBC broadcast of Bruins/Stars on Sunday afternoon.

*As cold as he was earlier in the season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is heating up now for the Blueshirts.

*For something completely different: Brie Larson is already prepping for her role as Captain Marvel by stepping up her game as an influence for positive change among her Hollywood peers.