It’s a tradition every season that the Boston Bruins get dressed up for Halloween and interact with young B’s fans, and this year was the same. This time it was a Snow White and the Seven Dwarves-themed complete with rookie goaltender Jeremy Swayman getting the “Snow White” honors.
It’s that time again. 🎃 👻 pic.twitter.com/MfgPdhEQeE
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 29, 2021
Here’s the rundown on the Bruins players that were dressed up: Charlie McAvoy went as “Doc,” Jeremy Swayman as “Snow White,” Charlie Coyle as “Sleepy,” Nick Foligno as “Happy,” Brandon Carlo as “Grumpy,” Karson Kuhlman as “Dopey,” Mike Reilly as “Sneezy,” Connor Clifton as “Bashful,” and Derek Forbort as “The Evil Queen.”
For a guy like Nick Foligno, who had personal experience with one of his children being treated at Boston Children’s Hospital, it was something he wouldn’t have missed.
“I’ve been on the other side as a parent,” said Foligno. “That little moment, where you can change a kid’s day when they’re going through something so hard, is so gratifying to see as a parent. I think (the team), we get a reward out of it as well, so it’s a win-win, and it’s really fun for us.”
The Boston Bruins have Monday off completely, so it sounds like the players might have been able to go out and enjoy their own team Halloween party this weekend as well. Hope everybody had a safe and candy-filled Halloween!
Now on to the BHN Puck Links:
*The Boston Bruins handed out the first loss of the season to the Florida Panthers after pushing it to the shootout. Here are the Talking Points. (Boston Hockey Now)
*Washington Capitals rookie Hendrix Lapierre is “living in the moment” even as the Caps struggle a little bit to start the season. (Washington Hockey Now)
*One of the Hanson Brothers needs your help after being diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. (Detroit Hockey Now)
*Anders Lee is inspiring others and returning strong with the New York Islanders from his recovery from ACL surgery (The Athletic)
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) and former NHL defenseman Ian Moran is dropping some straight truth about those parents that yell at referees during youth hockey games. The bottom line: You’re a loser.
Ian Moran letting loose with some truth. If you’re a parent yelling at the refs in a youth hockey game, you’re a loser https://t.co/fPAxsopfAo
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) November 1, 2021
*Florida’s Spencer Knight and Detroit’s Mason Raymond are making an impact in the Atlantic Division as rookies this season. (NHL.com)
*The NHL players hold Donald Fehr’s fate in their hands and they aren’t happy about the way the Chicago Blackhawks/Kyle Beach situation was handled. (New York Post)
*This follow-up story on disgraced former Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich using young interns to build up his business is pretty stomach-turning. (TSN)
*Interesting look at Rule 48’s origins with the Matt Cooke/Marc Savard hit, and why a suspension for Cooke at that time might have hindered the NHL from making a change that’s really altered the direction of the league for the better. It’s crazy that it’s been a decade since this happened. (ESPN.com)
*And in the spirit of Halloween, a great tribute to the masked men of hockey.
OTD in 1959, after taking a shot from Andy Bathgate in the nose, Jacques Plante leaves the game & returns wearing a mask.
— The Hockey Samurai 侍 (@hockey_samurai) November 1, 2021
*For something completely different: Steve Buscemi wins Halloween this year after dressing up as the most popular meme he’s involved with.
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) November 1, 2021