Great American Hockey Show: April 19
Tributes to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, the City of Boston and some hockey questions and answers
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Exactly he's great. American hockey show nice to be on -- my partner Joseph Hagerty Aaron nice to be great in American by the way you out a very difficult week obviously -- -- Bostonians Americans in general. And I had a tough time. And you know you'll lean on sports to help Biggio and certainly what we saw from the Bruins in their game the first game back in the city. Since this happens in the marathon -- explosions and bombings on. Sort of helped to get to that process of picking up and get back to normalcy -- it definitely helped it was the first step but I think every. He needed and it did everything that need to be done and said everything that needed to be put out there. I you memorializing. And you honor the victims and people that. You know foul ball. Injured and the ones that passed away in this horrendous tragedy. Recognize the first responders that work at the game eighty strong at least eighty probably more than that. And a great development afterwards the Bruins a few of the players took those first responders so for Beers in Boston afterwards and kind of you know slapped each other's backs that was great and above and beyond all that. It was also. Huge show of strength and unity in defiance. The people are still gonna get together and live their lives and Bostonians are gonna change one iota of what they do. Despite these cowardly acts of terrorism so I'm not afraid to admit it got a little dusty in the ninth floor last night -- all this was going on. Here's a great video from Adam Hart. It was it will help him. And see what I can win. It was just me just -- or maybe injured. And he's. We have an opportunity here to -- To me cursing neutrality and I think we're all we're all important. -- There and bomb sniffing dogs working the perimeter they've moved trash can. And recycling bins outside TD garden as well you expect him -- We'll stand in the future pearls -- effective. I think they'll do. Adrenaline Justine. -- -- -- So it. We've got some three. Closing minutes of 'cause we looked you don't know when wounds that. Football one blown flu specialist. Best for the next live on the we -- -- -- You know. Yeah. Don't departure from the usual. To take you one of our favorite places. The library for the great American Lee Dunn might take us there yeah. -- -- You did you weren't there. The hockey word of the week this week from the great American hockey show library comes via Brad Marchand. And my son one of the guys do that is. Extending himself here in light of the tragedy. Yeah I've really nice gesture he's donating his own personal box. At the garden for the first bruins' home playoff game of the year with all of the proceeds to go towards -- richards' family the eight year old. That was tragically struck down. On it during the Boston Marathon and it's gonna go directly to his family in Dorchester and you know what can be better than I think that is the kind of selfless action you've seen the Bruins. Perform in these couple days since the marathon tragedy and Marchand I think it's just. Beginning to take more of a leadership role and more of an ownership role of being a Bostonians fantastic. And the hockey word of the week you delivers it probably and strong week. The hockey word of the week is -- -- job. You know I think less often and everyone around. To show us. You know how how the Boston community and it's it is due to uniting the situation. And come together and it shows that nothing -- sitting down. You know obviously the people. Policy come together and it's. Really spectacular thing and it shows that nothing can keep this city down and never going to be -- about three things. That time Twitter Twitter took the took that it -- either. I like yanks -- totally honest I would be -- the truth about Mike. Who says now what is wrong is not a movie but it could be -- but they've gotten -- -- What's wrong with -- injured back happy after a contract extension. Pulling -- Beckett. You know I know you don't that'll earn you one way ticket out of Boston as soon as possible go directly to jail and do not pass go. I don't. If he's injured I think he's healthy and he has been healthy all year. Fat and happy I. Certainly maybe the contract plays into it and he's got three years -- in six million dollars a year I is going to be the most expensive forward on the team. That is certainly a factor but. And he's not fat I don't think it's that it's he's about shape. I think it's my own personal opinion. It's a he was out playing shape he went five for adrenaline on a couple weeks the beginning of the year because he's angry and everybody was saying about him. Played well for the first couple weeks but not skating in November and December not really doing what you're supposed to do about athletes they appreciate. -- for when the lockout ended in January I think starts to catch up -- -- wants the grind of the regular season parents and I think that's we've seen you look sluggish he's looked slow he's looked tired he has -- without emotion and a lot of these games. All the things that he needs to get going he hasn't shown I think it comes down that he just doesn't have a gas because he didn't work hard enough. During the lockout and that's going to be disappointing first teammates ever thing. -- -- -- we talked on Thursday and the man needed a hug after we talked to yeah confidence is down that is it is very down and and disappointed that it doesn't Glenn Close for one to promote the press box. For Friday's game against the -- Our next question comes from -- real deal -- Brazil. Royals I don't know I was my Sandberg has been unstoppable this season -- they don't make the jump off. Next year we love the Providence Bruins questions that we can dig down into the farm. But as you know knowledge accountant and I thought that I think -- -- he will get a look next year I think there's a sense and an understanding. Among the Bruins in Dover might not be coming back you might be going to Russia may be more comfortable there may be wants to play in the cage Al and they're gonna have spent very. They are to be able to come and potentially -- grass back up and it wouldn't shock me if in the final handful of games here in the regular season. He's brought up to Boston ends up actually playing a game just so they can take a look at the NHL level and see how he's done. I was just named this week the most outstanding NHL goaltender the entire league. This season he's been lights out. And I think he just needs to prove it. The next level but I think with him. They have a guy that can step right in next year and they don't have to go hunting from backup goaltender if not would open goes back to number one goaltender has experienced that. Our next question until it comes from. -- monster and has a lot of it is on the hand and -- They crazy younger sort of our lines forcing the. I'm not sure about younger and -- she they put that line together for one game I Claude Julien and immediately busted it up. I'm not sure -- life -- -- -- it's interesting yeah I think on the power play especially if I've won three like to have younger and -- together. Because they're so creative because their offensive players because they have some -- similarly. But I think there are also players -- used to have the puck understood people like puck possession. I think with two of those guys together and it invites chemistry issues -- -- despite problems whether or not he'll function together. Because they're two similar as players and some of the things that they do it might be better off see what we saw on the line combinations. On Thursday which was sort of very Kelly and younger on that third line and creature and Orton being reunited on the second line but. -- whether it's power player five on five you're gonna see plenty of that to check guys together being wild and crazy guys I think that. And everybody is looking for an analyst is down Damaso birthday gift because we have -- frequently we don't know is all about. -- game translate yeah they're talking like you will pull we have to see you out. Before tonight. Well but he's the the big Swedish hope he's a big Swedish -- in the middle and -- an MRI it's not a with the guys and guys. And finally to. Last. Pitch between two week like I'm like that who did you Jeff bids. But the twins didn't think that. Just this Jay is the FB IZ tweets. How much money should -- bunt put aside the cover of a playoff spot. And looked -- without -- deal. Yeah so I'm very well so -- are -- does that count us out when I'm Terry bought himself some nice things about I'm hoping for his sake that he left at least a 75 tail off to the side. I think that's a fair amount I think he's gonna do a couple of nasty plunges during the playoffs a -- of magically just falls back and they're gonna have to -- him with a couple of -- And you know it's funny Mike is. It really looks like if you if you kind of put your -- to the ground around the league that he might win the Norris trophy this year is the best offense this year he's having a great year it was awesome I'm one of the games your boss when he skated over thirty minutes. He's -- game but it doesn't even matter I think even if he wins the Norris trophy at the league level. He's still gonna be a flopping a little have. Artists here in Boston fresh. A lot of words could -- that I want the cable Internet like. 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