Judging by his Twitter account it appears that Bruins prodigy Tyler Seguin is getting along famously with Chicago bad boy Patrick Kane out in Switzerland.
The 20-year-old Bruins forward tweeted out a series of pictures on Tuesday taken with the Blackhawks forward during a Swiss magazine photo shoot along with Switzerlands top wrestler. Picture a tag team match of Kane and Seguin against the closest thing Switzerland has to Andre the Giant, and youve got an idea of what the pictures looked like.
In the words of Seguin the wrestler was kind of a big guy" and tweeted out two other pictures with the wrestler body-slamming Kane and lifting both NHL players up in the air like ragdolls.
Both Seguin and Kane are wearing some kind of costume for the photo shoot -- though nothing like the Photoshopped shots of the two in medieval garb wielding axes that surfaced recently. According to wikipedia, they were engaging in Swiss wrestling known as "Schwingen." It's a "Swiss style of folk wrestling native to common to the German-speaking parts of Switzerland. Wrestlers wear Schwingerhosen ("wrestling breeches") with belts that are used for taking holds. Throws and trips are common because the first competitor to pin hisher opponent's shoulders to the ground wins the bout."
To his credit Seguin appears to be a good sport during the surreal photo shoot, and has a big smile on his face while posing for the bizarrely humorous series of pictures.
Seguin spent last week in Boston and Toronto during a nearly two week break in the Swiss Elite League schedule, but returned to Switzerland over the weekend while games set to resume this week. It appears he left a little bit early to make sure he got in the photo shoot with fellow EHC Biel teammate Kane.
For the people of Switzerland, they are clearly getting their moneys worth out of the Bruins forward. Hes good-naturedly done what theyve asked him to do, and hes performed on the ice with 13 goals and 23 points in 15 games for Biel.
PHOENIX -- The Patriots pulled off what many considered a surprise free-agent signing when they acquired corner Stephon Gilmore. As it turns out, before they picked up the former Bills cover man, they inquried about a separate move that would have been even more eye-opening.
According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, ahead of coming to a deal with Gilmore, the Patriots were among the teams that spoke to the Seahawks about a potential trade for Richard Sherman.
During the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday morning at the Arizona Biltmore, Seattle coach Pete Carroll acknowledged that multiple teams have contacted the Seahawks about Sherman. But, Carroll said, "I don't see anything happening at all."
Sherman, who turns 29 next season, will make $11.431 million for 2017. He's due $11 million in the final year of his contract in 2018.
BRIGHTON, Mass -- Life as an emergency practice goalie can be pretty rough.
Take, for instance, Mass State Trooper Keith Segee, who has suited up a couple of times for the Boston Bruins this season during times of need, and did exactly that during Wednesday’s optional practice for the Black and Gold.
Segee got caught with a Zdeno Chara cranked slap shot right in the family jewels, and then had to walk…er, crawl it off like any normal human being would after getting bombed by a guy that can shoot it 108-mph.
“He’s got the hardest shot of anybody I’ve ever seen,” said Segee, with a smile. “I had to take two or three laps around the rink after that one and skate it off.”
Give Chara credit for moving right over to Segee and giving him a tap on the backside for skating it off, and risking life, limb and perhaps a lot more to stop a few pucks for the Black and Gold.
Segee played at Revere High and Salem State College before joining the Mass State Police, and got the emergency gig through Bruins goalie coach Bob Essensa when Boston needed a practice goalie at the end of last week in Tuukka Rask’s absence.
Let’s hope Segee is okay at this point, or the Bruins captain could be looking at a few more moving violations in his future.