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Mix well, then let Simmer
Jack Falla
November 05, 1984
Former King Charlie Simmer is one reason the Bruins are cooking again
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November 05, 1984

Mix Well, Then Let Simmer

Former King Charlie Simmer is one reason the Bruins are cooking again

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"He mucks in front and that makes room for me and Kenny [Linseman]," says Middleton. Simmer's a Bruin.

Then there's Sinden's most recent addition, Louis Sleigher, a journeyman forward acquired on Oct. 24 from Quebec. "Nothing wrong with the journeyman label," says Sinden. "It means you've achieved a certain proficiency in your trade." Sleigher's trade is forechecking. That may go unappreciated in Quebec, where a puck in the corner means "Apr´┐Żsvous, Alphonse,"but not in Boston.

"They play my style here," says Sleigher, who's obviously a Bruin.

"When you make moves like this, you want to do it early in the season," says Sinden. "It gives your team a longer time to jell." On Saturday, the Bruins not only looked as if they had started to come together, they also sounded like it. "There isn't some unwritten rule that says the Boston Bruins can't lose," says Middleton, "but I don't think people should be burying us too early."

Hold the flowers. After whomping the Islanders, the Bruins moved into Manhattan Sunday and beat the Rangers 6-4, Linseman scoring two goals with Simmer getting an assist on one of them. Suddenly, those theretofore faceless apparitions in the black and gold sweaters were in clearer focus. The Bruins looked a lot like, well, Bruins.

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