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July 20, 2010

Our wonderful new banner, designed by Stephen Slesinski.

I’m sure you’ve noticed a lack of posts recently. No, we haven’t given up. We’re having far too much fun for that.

We’ve been working with the Bloguin staff on a network change. We’re officially part of the Bloguin sports blog network. We’re very excited about the move.

The Bloguin folks were incredible in building/designing the site for us. The Days of Y’Orr staff basically hung out with Patrice Purr-geron all day while Bloguin did the work. So if you hear us complain about all the hard work, know now that we’re lying. Like when Chiarelli said the Ference contract was a great deal for both sides.

If you have us book marked, simply change the old WordPress address to and you’ll find us. See you over there!

Catching up with the Bruins

July 14, 2010

News has been slow for the Bruins. Thomas and Savard are still Bruins. Development camp has come and gone. The biggest news for the Bruins has actually been the rumor that the team might waive Savard if he doesn’t waive his NTC.

It makes no sense, but then again, nothing about this “Bruins are trading Savard” scenario has made much sense from the get-go. It’s a lot of speculation and poppycock.

That’s right, we said it. Poppycock. What of it?

Captain Planet Ference goes to the Gulf
Boston Bruins resident super hero Andrew Ference (and some other athletes) visited the BP Oil Spill the other day. The goal was to look at the damage first hand and talk to the locals.

We’ve been known to be hard on Ference, but we’re also anti-BP, “Big Oil” and “Drill-baby-Drill” over at the DOY HQ. We were torn between mocking Ference — we had a “He can’t plug the Bruins defense, he might as well plug the oil spill” joke — and actually supporting this initiative. We figure we’d side with Ference against a common enemy this time.

That’s right, we’re not going to take the insensitive assholes route this time. Stranger things have happened.

We used the word “poppycock” didn’t we?

We just hope this is more than another athlete talking the talk. Ference just signed a (overpaid) new deal this spring. He can pony up a little cash to help.


Wheeler weds; off to arbitration
Bruins still have yet to sign Campbell and Wheeler who was in Hawaii celebrating his wedding this past weekend. This according to Kevin Paul Dupont, so take it for what it’s worth. He also decide that the Bruins would play Savard against the Sabres because he saw Savard on the ice. We had fun mocking him for such lazy reporting. But I we digress…

Wheels got married. Rumor has it that Wheeler kept trying to kiss the bride before the priest told him to.

That’s our attempt at a “Wheeler is offsides” joke. It’s funny. Laugh dammit.

Anyways, he’s slated to go to arbitration in a couple of weeks. Matt Kalman has an interesting post, comparing Wheeler’s salary situation with other players similar in stats, etc. — $1.55 – $1.9M range is what Matt came up with. We wish we could file for arbitration and make that amount.

————————————————–Captain Planet Ference goes to the Gulf
Boston Bruins resident super hero Andrew Ference visited the BP Oil Spill

Back in action…

July 12, 2010

Things have been a little slow here at Days of Y’Orr. We’ve been on vacations with girlfriends. Or passing kidney stones. You know, the usual.

Seriously. These are awful.

Justin held down the fort all by his lonesome last week. Send him cookies. And candy. Seriously.

Not much going on in the world of the Bruins this week. Last week was prospect camp, and we came away impressed with Seguin, Colborne and Knight. We’ll have more on that later this week. But we’re back. Patrice Purr-geron is back. We have some good shit coming your way soon.

For now, we thought we’d reminisce a little bit. If you haven’t checked out Boston Sports Then and Now yet, do yourself a favor and click the link. They cover everything that is currently going on in Boston sports as well as provide some historical aspects.

One of their writers, Carl Desberg, recently wrote an article talking about the history of Fenway’s Green Monster. That got us thinking about the old Boston Garden. We have the following post going up over at Boston Sports Then and Now and thought we’d share it with the Days of Y’Orr readers as well.

After the jump, a small tribute to the greatest arena the world has ever seen…

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Puck eating Stuart re-signs for one year

July 9, 2010

Another Days of Y’Orr favorite, Mark Stuart, re-signed with the Bruins last night.

We’re stoked. Not as stoked as when Shawn “Wayne” Thornton and Johnny Boychuk re-signed, but we’re still giddy. Before going down with a craptastic (and embarassing) finger infection, Stuart was on a tear, throwing bodies left and right. He was a man on a mission those final several weeks of the season.  For example:

Or better yet, this game against the Flyers a few days later. Something crawled up Stuart’s shorts and he was not pleased…. meaning, we were pleased as fans by his play.

He won points with us for taking on Shit-Stache, but more importantly, he was taking on a leadership role with his physical play at the end of the year. He’s physical. He showed grit and heart. That’s what being a Boston Bruins is all about. That’s why we’re glad he’s back.

The deal is for $1.675 million and Stuart will be an UFA next summer. Bruins now have a little over a million left in capspace and three guys to sign. We have a feeling they’re not going to want to split the bill, so we expect a rush of trade rumor wagons to roll into town starting this afternoon.

But for now, we leave you with this beauty on Kopitar.

Development camp starts doday

July 6, 2010

Development camp starts today for the Bruins.

Oh, hai...

On this year’s roster:

Forwards: Tyler Brenner, Jordan Caron, Joe Colborne, Craig Cunningham, Alexander Fallstrom, Justin Florek, Mark Goggin, Jared Knight, Tyler Randell, Max Sauve, Tyler Seguin, Ben Sexton, Ryan Spooner, Nick Tremblay

Defensemen: Yuri Alexandrov, Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Button, Marc Cantin, Tommy Cross, Ryan Donald, Steve Kampfer, Zach Trotman, David Warsofsky

Goaltenders: Adam Courchaine, Matt Dalton, Zane Gothberg, Mike Hutchinson

It’ll be Bruins fans first real look at “The Second Coming”, aka Seguin. There was so much hype around Hall before the draft that we think many people don’t know much about Seguin. Should be interesting to hear how he fits with the prospects. DOY favorite Matt Kalman, of, has a great post on what he’s looking for at development camp this week. We await his assessment.

On a side note: We envy anyone who’ll be there this week, especially today. It’s hot as balls out in Boston and the idea of spending the day in an ice cold hockey rink sounds pretty good to us. Most of the camp is closed to the public. Apologies to all the OMGHOCKEYPLAYER girls. Here’s a schedule of the camp.

In other news:

Wheeler and Campbell filed for arbitration. We’d laugh if arbitration ruled Wheeler to make less than before. Obviously, that won’t happen. But it’s still a funny thought. Really, as long as the following doesn’t happen, we’d be OK with it… maybe.

We’re hoping Wheeler’s regression last year was just a sophomore slump and not Ryder’s bad habits rubbing off on the kid. *fingers crossed*

Kovalchuck remains unsigned. This is getting ridiculous hilarious. His contract demands are  outrageous. We feel bad for whatever franchise dishes out the cash to get him. Some team is going to overpay the guy, only to see Cooke or anyone on the Flyers take a cheapshot and knock him out for the rest of the season. It’ll happen. We’ll laugh. Also, if you tie too much money up in one player, you don’t have a team. You have a superstar on an AHL-talent team. Kovy’s good, but he’s not as good as he thinks. He can’t single handedly win the Cup by himself.

Stay cool, friends.

Happy Fourth!

July 3, 2010

Quiet day at the office for Chiarelli, Bruins

July 2, 2010

Chiarelli’s big move of Free Agency Opening Day was re-signing Paille to a two-year deal. To really show how excited we were about this signing, we went over to Patrice Purr-geron’s Mom’s house who said she was throwing a wild party in celebration of the re-signing.

Not bad for a cat with no opposable thumbs

DOY favoite, Joe Haggerty had this tweet:

Excited… or surprised?

Chiarelli also brought back locker room favorite, Jeremy Reich. Reich must’ve listened to some Bon Jovi before signing.

Reich’s contract is two-way so he’ll probably spend most of his time in Rhode Island unless someone like Thornton and/or Campbell go down. But if he suits up in Boston, we’ll get to see more of this.

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Paille re-signs: Two more years of missing breakaways and solid PK

July 1, 2010

Daniel Paille re-signed with the Boston Bruins today. A two year, $2.15M deal.

People are already getting uppity about this signing. Saying he’s overpaid and the Bs should’ve let him walk.

We get it. He can’t score.

He scored one goal between February 11th and the end of the season.

We’ve made plenty of digs on Paille about the same thing. Like how he can’t score on a breakaway if his life depended on it. Apparently we were wrong. There’s actual video evidence of Paille scoring on a breakaway.

Practice counts, right?

In somewhat seriousness, the guy’s solid on the PK and he’s going to be making less than he did last year. PC could’ve done a lot worse. He’ll be fourth line and PK specialist so we probably won’t see him on too many breakaway attempts. And if he does, he should dish it to Shawn “Wayne” Thornton.

Free Agency Day!

July 1, 2010

Free Agency Day begins. Also amused that it falls on Canada Day. Not surprised. Just amused.

Half the Days of Y’Orr staff took the day off from work for this.

Bruins aren’t expected to be very active in the free agency market this year. Cap is tight. That’s why there’s been “Trade Thomas” and “Trade Savard” rumors running around galore. If anything, the Bruins might make a trade or two to improve the roster. That might not happen until more free agents go off the market.

We’d love to see Ference, Ryder and Sturm shipped off, but that’s unlikely to happen.

Our friends over at The Pensblog are hosting a live chat in celebrating of this happy occasion. We’ll be participating during the day. There’ll be representatives from different NHL team blogs. Join in the fun.

Keep checking back here for our takes on any moves, non-moves, trades, etc. the Bruins make. We won’t break the news. We’ll just ridicule it into a pool of sorrow.

Happy Free Agency Day!

Elevator Buddies

June 30, 2010

After the Bruins epic collapse, Recchi was more than willing to air his frustrations with the lack of heart and work ethic from some players on the team. He didn’t call anyone out by name, but it was clear to anyone following the Bruins last season who was dogging it and who wanted to earn their keep. We’re sure he had choice words behind doors for those moochers. And after re-signing with the Bs, he joked that he thought about hanging up his skates after his first round of off-season workouts.

We wouldn’t have blamed him. He’s got nothing to prove to anyone at this point in his career.

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone currently wearing a Boston Bruins uniform or playing in the NHL that works harder or is more driven than Old Man Recchi. The guy’s 42 years old. We were still crapping our diapers when he played his first NHL game. He’s played almost 1600 games in his career and has scored nearly 1500 points. He’s won two Stanley Cup titles. He has a street named after him. He’s done it all and has nothing to prove.

But he’s a man who plays with pride and heart. He cares about winning and about his team. He doesn’t want his career to end in epic failure.

“I think there was some unfinished business. I’ve never been so disappointed to end the way we did.” –Mark Recchi, (

So, he kept close tabs with Chiarelli and watched the moves PC was making during the early part of the off season. Younger and faster. That’s how Recchi described the route Chiarelli is taking the Bruins — a tad ironic since Rex, at 42, is the oldest active player in the league and isn’t a speed demon on skates. He’s no longer the 100 point player he was when he donned a Penguins & Flyers jersey during the early-90s. Yet on any given night you’ll find him out hustling, out working and out playing guys half his age. He’s driven by the hunger to succeed and a strong work ethic, and that’s why we, and Bruins fans nation-wide, love Rex.

And it’s why PC brought him back into the fold. To have him pass along that grit, work ethic and know-how from 20+ years of experience to the Bruins youngsters — specifically, Nathan Horton, Blake Wheeler, Milan Lucic and, of course, Tyler Seguin.

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