Fans of the Boston Bruins don’t agree on much. One thing they do agree on? That the club should have moved on from David Backes during the off-season. The locker room does not share that sentiment, however. Sean Kuraly was the second Bruin to speak out in favor of Backes earlier this week, crediting the veteran with his adjustment to the NHL. Here are Saturday’s top stories.
Sean Kuraly spoke to a radio station in Maine this past week and backed his veteran teammate David Backes. Kuraly credited Backes’ leadership skills and experience. He was the second Bruin to publicly support Backes since May. (Boston Hockey Now)
The Edmonton Oilers will officially unveil their new third jerseys on September 14th. This will be part of the club’s second annual ‘Fan Day’ at Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton. (The Oilers Rig)
The LA Kings are going to look NICE on two occasions in 2019-20. Shortly after midnight eastern, the club announced that they will wear throwback uniforms on two occasions this coming season. The jerseys are a tribute to the Wayne Gretzky days in LA. (NHL.com)
Is Wayne Simmonds expecting a warm welcome back to Philadelphia as a member of the New Jersey Devils? Not exactly. The former Flyer will “be mad” if he doesn’t get boo’d in his return to the city. (NHL.com)