Archives for January 15, 2004
'One of Hecht's biggest thrills in his NHL career has been being teamed with Dumont and Briere. "It's fun to be out there with them," Hecht said. "Everybody has a lot of creativity on the line. This is the first time in my career that I've been with guys that I've really clicked with like this. Earlier in my career I switched lines so much, I really didn't have time to click with anybody."' (submitted by: Eric)
'Patrick and his family still are grieving the loss of 17-year-old Kane VerVoort, who was stabbed while trying to break up an altercation after a New Year's Eve party in rural Alberta. VerVoort was Patrick's nephew, the oldest son of his wife's brother.'
'"When you come up from the minors, initially all you're trying to do is give the team a spark," Botterill said. "It's the middle of January, the guys have been working hard for 40-some-odd games. You just want to bring a little more excitement about being up here, just trying to create some opportunities."'
'The Bruins are 5-0-1 in their past six games.'
'"Thursday is a must-win," Ruff concluded. "We look at that game as a must-win, before we go on the road trip. That's what great about playing teams back-to-back on a short week. We've got to go back into Philly now, a weekend from now, and we've got Boston coming right back in our building, which gives us a chance to get fired up and beat a team that came back and beat us a couple late opportunities."'