|Sunday Skate Live Chat: 30 Kisses edition||02.21.16 at 5:55 am ET|
Pucker up, because Sunday Skate is live from 7-9 a.m. Among today’s topics: Brad Marchand scoring (and trying to kiss opponents), the trade deadline and the Bruins actually beating a playoff team. Click here to listen live and chat below.
|Chat Bruins, NHL trade deadline, whatever else at 1 p.m.||02.19.16 at 11:25 am ET|
Are the Bruins going anywhere this season? Are they buyers or sellers? What’s happening with Loui Eriksson? Are the Canadiens dumb enough to trade P.K. Subban? Discuss all these things and whatever else you want with DJ Bean at 1 p.m.
|Sunday Skate Live Chat: ‘Brad Marchand might score 3 goals during this episode’ edition||02.14.16 at 12:02 am ET|
Are the Bruins good or do they just play in a bad division? Is there anything that would make you want them to be buyers? Will Brad Marchand score one hundred goals this season? Discuss all that and more on this week’s Sunday Skate. Click below to join the live chat and click here to listen from 7-9 a.m.
|Bruins’ Malcolm Subban out at least 8 weeks after surgery on fractured larynx||02.11.16 at 4:25 pm ET|
Goalie Malcolm Subban is expected to miss at least eight weeks after undergoing successful surgery on his fractured larynx, the Bruins announced Thursday.
Subban suffered the injury when he took a puck to the throat during the Providence Bruins’ game against the Portland Pirates on Feb. 6.
“Malcolm underwent successful surgery on February 8 at Mass Eye & Ear Hospital in Boston to repair his larynx fracture,” the team said in a statement. “He is doing well and has been released from the hospital. While there is no definitive timetable for his return at this time, he is expected to be out a minimum of eight weeks.”
Subban has a 14-8-5 record and .911 save percentage in Providence this season.
|Matt Beleskey: ‘I’m not Milan Lucic’||02.09.16 at 10:59 am ET|
Bruins forward Matt Beleskey has similar numbers to Milan Lucic a season ago, but he’s trying to avoid the comparison to the former Bruin.
“He’s a great player. If anyone put me in that [class] I’d take it, but like I said [when I came here] I’m not Milan Lucic,” Beleskey said Monday. “I won’t be that player. I’m different. I’m my own player and that’s the way I’ve been playing all year.”
Beleskey, who signed a five-year contract worth $3.8 million annually this offseason to replace Lucic, has nearly identical goals per 60 (.68) to what Lucic had in his final season in Boston (.70). He currently finds himself in a scoring slump that’s seen him score just one goal in his last 16 games, a slump that Lucic himself had last season.
Claude Julien said he’s happy with Beleskey, whom he feels the Bruins signed for his physicality rather than raw numbers.
“It’s his production that’s maybe thrown things off a little bit,” Julien said Monday. “Do people have the right view of what he is as a player vs. looking at last year’s stats and thinking that’s what it should be or even better. We knew what we were getting. We were getting a guy that, [after] losing Lucic, would give us some grit, would be able to contribute offensively here and there as well. So far he’s given us that. To me, he’s a player that, when you look at our group up front, he’s a player that we really need.”
To read more on Beleskey’s season and how it compares to Lucic’s final season in Boston, click here for Monday’s story.
|Sunday Skate Live Chat: ‘It starts at 7 a.m. again’ edition||02.07.16 at 12:45 am ET|
|Sunday Skate Live Chat: P.K. Subban, Chewbacca, Jaromir Jagr, Skills Competition, Vince Gill or whatever else edition||01.31.16 at 2:37 am ET|
Sunday Skate has its final one-hour show of the season before moving back to two hours next week. Call in at (617) 779-7937 and chat with Pete Blackburn, DJ Bean and Joe McDonald starting at 8 a.m. Click here to listen live.