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Bruins Daily: Foligno Silences Critics; Kessel; NHL Rumors



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The Boston Bruins have gotten offense from all over the lineup but not many saw some of that coming from bottom six winger Nick Foligno this season.

That, more Boston Bruins, and NHL news. Also, the latest in NHL trade and free agent rumors in the latest Boston Hockey Now Bruins Daily:

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Counted out and labeled as ‘washed up’, 34-year-old veteran Boston Bruins winger Nick Foligno has rendered his critics to mere crickets so far this season.

National Hockey Now

NYI: The New York Islanders went 0-for-2 on their early season Sunshine State tour.

PGH: Former Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins winger Phil Kessel is set to tie the Iron-Man streak while playing for the Vegas Golden Knights.

PHI: New Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella has never been one to shy away from sending messages and he’s doing that very early in his stint as the Flyers bench boss.

WSH: Could the Washington Capitals send forward Connor McMichael to Hershey and the AHL?

FLA: The Florida Panthers used a fast start to beat the New York Islanders on Sunday.

DAL: Sam Nestler looks at the week that was for the Dallas Stars.

COL: Old friend and New England native Adrian Dater thinks Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichuskin’s goal against the Vegas Golden Knights was reminiscent of Bobby Orr.

VGK: Owen Krepps takes a look at six memorable moments during the career of Phil Kessel as he gets set to break the Iron Man streak.

SJS: Maybe the San Jose Sharks goaltending tandem of James Reimer and Kaapo Kahkonen won’t be that bad afterall.

Canada Hockey Now

MTL: Could the Montreal Canadiens acquire defenseman Ethan Bear on waivers or on the NHL trade market?

CGY: He may not have any even-strength goals yet but Calgary Flames winger Tyler Toffoli has been en fuego on the power play this season.


If the Vancouver Canucks want to generate more offense, they may want to focus on their blue line to get things going.


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Gee. I know you need to write contentious articles to get people’s attention. But come on. Foligno scored 2 goals in over 60 games last season. There isn’t a “critic” alive that wasn’t completely justified in questioning Foligno’s role on this team. As to “silencing” his critics, I completely disagree. Far from being silenced, I’m more than happy to admit that so far, it seems I was wrong. And to Foligno’s credit, even he admits that his “magical vindication tour” is only 5 games old. Still, if he keeps it up, with the “culture” and identity Foligno’s leadership is helping… Read more »


Orr fan ,A very good write up by you

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