Bruins 3, Canucks 1: Talking Points

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Bruins 3, Canucks 1: Talking Points

GOLD STAR: Who else but Milan Lucic. The Bruins power forward has always been known as a big-game performer, and he outshone everyone in the ultimate big game against the Vancouver Canucks in a four-day long heros welcome for Lucic in his hometown. Lucic finished with a goal and two assists, and bagged himself the game-winner in the third period of playoff-style heavyweight fight between two of the NHLs best at Rogers Arena. As storybook games go, it doesnt get much better for Lucic.

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Jumbo Joe energizes Team Canada

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Tuesday, Sept. 27: Jumbo Joe energizes Team Canada

Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering exactly what “semi-exact” means.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Josh Cooper has a piece on Jumbo Joe Thornton bringing an ageless energy to Team Canada.

*If you’re wondering where former B’s farmhand goaltender Jeremy Smith ended up, he’s now with the Colorado Avalanche.

*The Hockey News believes that the Bruins will be back in the playoffs this season after a two-year absence.

*While I appreciate the Hockey News linking to my work, I feel like it’s a key piece of info that I’m the Bruins Insider for CSN New England and not NESN.

*Is Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger the man with the plan to defeat a Team Canada juggernaut in the World Cup of Hockey.

*Dustin Byfuglien had an interesting take on the World Cup after flaming out with Team USA: “It is what it is. I didn’t really enjoy it.”

*For something completely different: this is not your father’s Converse, but it’s a sleek look that the kids are gonna love.