The Bruins announced their lineup for Sunday's game against the Montreal Canadiens and both Zdeno Chara and Benoit Pouliot are slated to play. That means that Chara and Pouliot will not play tomorrow when the Bruins and Habs face off again at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
It's an interesting decision made by the Bruins coaching staff considering Chara and Puliot's history with Montreal. Chara, of course, was the subject of a criminal investigation in Monteral after laying a big hit on Max Pacioretty late last season. Pouliot was a member of the Canadiens last season and was signed by the Bruins as a free agent this offseason.
Maybe the Bruins feel like playing those two in Montreal might be more trouble than its worth during the preseason. Here's the full roster for Sunday night's game against the Canadiens in Halifax, Nova Scotia:Forwards: Campbell, Caron, Clark, Hamill, Horton, Marchand, Paille, Pouliot, Sauve, Seguin, Thornton, Whitfield Defensemen: Corvo, Chara, McKelvie, McQuaid, Kampfer, Warsofsky Goaltenders: Khudobin, Rask
Joe Haggerty looks at a number of trade possibilities for the Bruins with the NHL deadline little more than a week away
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Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.
*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.
*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.
*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.
*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.
*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.
*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.
*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.