It appeared a slam dunk that the Boston Bruins would travel to Montreal to take on the hated Habs with that game already in the books for the expected Jan. 19 opening date for the NHL season.
According to a report in the Toronto Star, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs very nearly walked out of Wednesdays late-night negotiation session between the NHL players and NHL owners.
The mood was both hopeful and wary in the dressing room after the local NHL players skated at a Boston rink on Thursday morning.
Bruins forward Daniel Paille indicated a few weeks ago thathe was getting close to the time when he would decide to leave for Europe.
The numbers are in, and the business of being the Boston Bruins is quite a lucrative one despite the ongoing NHL lockout.