So, I feel like an idiot for saying that it’s “hard to complain” after the Bruins 5-0 win last night. The possible best defenseman in the world isn’t playing tonight (it hopefully and probably isn’t that serious), and, more importantly, the team’s second best defenseman is out for the year. Dennis Seidenberg is a huge loss, and that can’t be understated.
Carl Soderberg is also out tonight, meaning that Nick Johnson, Ryan Spooner, and Matt Fraser can play together on the third line with the chemistry that they’ve already built from Providence.
Tuukka Rask is starting tonight because of the fact that Chara and Seids are out (along with Kelly and Eriksson of course, two great defensive forwards), as Niklas Svedberg was almost assuredly going to start tonight. He was sent back to Providence today, so you gotta feel bad for the kid there.
The next post will be about the possible replacements for Seidenberg at the trade deadline if there are any. Stay tuned.