Yesterday at the Stanley Cup Final Media Day, players from both teams addressed the many reporters in attendance.
The Bruins' Shawn Thornton touched on a subject much bigger than hockey when he discussed how the Boston Marathon Bombing effected the city and their team. He described the bombing as "absolutely unnecessary" and "very crazy." He went on to say, "It's still there... When it happened people reached out [to the team] and said thank you for the distraction."
On a much lighter night, Viktor Stalberg again found a white jersey waiting for him at practice Tuesday morning before the Media Day interviews. Possibly the quickest skater in the NHL, Stalberg is as good as gone next season.
Not only is Viktor probably sick of being the odd man out deep in the playoffs, but he was already going to be looking for more money and ice time as a top 6 forward else where in the league next season.
Filling in for Stalberg will be enforcer Brandon Bollig. Bollig is a top scrapper in the NHL and does have a playoff goal under his belt from last year against Phoenix.
Only time will tell if Q's decision to trade top notch speed for grit will pay off. Yes the Bruins are big and bad, but the Blackhawks beat a similar team in the LA Kings with skill and speed.
It will be very interesting to see if Q's magical jumping lines will get the job done against the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
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