"He mucks in
front and that makes room for me and Kenny [Linseman]," says Middleton.
Simmer's a Bruin.
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�svous, Alphonse,"but not in Boston.
"They play my
style here," says Sleigher, who's obviously a Bruin.
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
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,