Little, Kubina return to practice

We are back for the morning practice report on Wednesday. I’m getting ready for three games in four days. I trust you are as well.

The news today is Bryan Little and Pavel Kubina are back on the ice and practicing. We will check further on their status after practice, but it looks like they will be ready for Boston on Thursday.

Ilya Kovlachuk is not practicing today. Will ask why. Probably just a precaution with the broken foot. No Boris Valabik either.

Special teams practice today. Here are the line combinations:

Blue: Little-Antropov-Afinogenov

Grey: Kozlov-White-Peverley

Orange: Kane-Reasoner-Armstrong

Red: Boulton-Slater-Thorburn

Let me pose this question, as I get more comfortable with the routine of covering games. Is there an interest in live blogging from the home games? I know there will be more local TV games coming up, so that won’t be an issue. I willing to try it for a couple of periods before I would need to turn my attention to writing.

Just curious what the interest would be?

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KLS1

November 20th, 2009
9:08 am

Kill the maroon jersey!

MB

November 20th, 2009
10:30 am

Well, at least we got a point, and maybe a lesson in playing against a team that plays a grittier, “uglier” style of hockey (or at least did so last night). Props to Boston for playing a solid road game…physical, diligent checking on both ends of the ice, and great with getting sticks in the lane.

Took our boys a long while to acclimate, which was a little disappointing to me. First period was like watching those sumo guys play hockey at intermission. Top line was especially guilty of one of EOB’s chief gripes, the cross-ice pass, and the Bruins picked them off left and right.

Team REALLY seemed to defer to Kovy on the PP last night even with the Bs clearly shadowing him…ignored a lot of empty ice in the middle. Then again, seeing Kovy rip the twine on that PP blast, it would be tempting to give it to him as much as possible.

KLS1, I hate to be superstitious, but I’m with you on killing the maroon!