The Fog Has Lifted
It appears the Boston Bruins post-Stanley Cup hangover has finally worn off. The Black-and-Gold have looked much like their old selves with wins against the Senators and Maple Leafs. Tyler Seguin achieved cult-hero status with his first career hat trick against Toronto. The Kid is starting to put together consistent exhibitions of the talent that get him here. Meanwhile, old friend (?) ---and league leading scorer-- Phil Kessel is absolutely snakebit against his former team…and that’s OK with us.
As the Bin writes this, the B’s lead the Islanders. Hopefully one of the players has stepped forward in the clubhouse in the best Mark Recchi mold and shook the team out of its funk. With some good bounces, the B’s can be back at .500 by the end of the week.
The Bin has tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets game on 11/17…looking forward to that, although the Jackets don’t seem to have a lot to see.
On another topic…interesting to see former Red Sox GM Dan Duquette signing on with the Orioles. Duke had his issues, but the Bin has always felt he didn’t get enough credit for setting the foundation of the Sox’ 2004 and 2007 Series wins. Don’t expect it’ll be long before Duquette and Buck Showalter butt heads.
View from the Sin Bin 2.4