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Spinners to host 'Speed Dating with Tyler Seguin'

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Spinners to host 'Speed Dating with Tyler Seguin'

The Lowell Spinners are masterminds at marketing and promotions, and theyve rediscovered a classic with the Boston Bruins best and most in-demand young player.

Speed Dating with Tyler Seguin will take place during a Lowell Spinners game at LeLacheur Field on Aug. 15.

Seguins teammate Dennis Seidenberg was part of Champions Night at a Lowell Spinners game earlier this season along with former Red Sox closer Keith Foulke, but Seguin gets his own night for a speed dating promotion during a game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds.

While ardent Bruins fans will probably want to know what Seguins involvement will be in the power play next season, there will also undoubtedly be star-struck female sports fans ready to swoon over one of Bostons most eligible bachelors.

Fans will have the opportunity throughout the evening to win a chance to spend time with the Bs All-Star during the game, and each winner will be allowed to bring their family to spend five minutes with Seguin in a private suite at the ballpark in Lowell.

The five-minute dating session will allow fans to ask Seguin questions, take photos, get autographs, enjoy the game and according to the Spinners release who knows, even score a phone number.

Who knows? Perhaps some intrepid Seguin fanatic can even get to the bottom of why the former No. 2 overall pick was late to the team breakfast meeting in Winnipeg last season, or try on Seguins Stanley Cup championship ring for size.

When we asked the question, Who would be the one person in the Boston area that a speed dating event planner would want more than anyone? the answer to us was Tyler Seguin, said Spinners Vice President of Corporate Communications Jon Goode, who also plays host to the Milan Lucic Rock & Jock Softball Classic on Aug. 22. He is one of Bostons most sought-after bachelors.

There wont be any rose ceremony, which should be a disappointment to Seguin as a big fan of The Bachelor television show. But winners will be picked throughout the evening via Spinners Game Day program, social media sites, online auction and gameday contests.

Tickets to the game are available now at www.LowellSpinners.com or by phone at 978-459-1702. The Speed Dating contestants will be selected before and during the game on Aug. 15.

Morning Skate: Habs' Pacioretty blames himself

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Morning Skate: Habs' Pacioretty blames himself

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while watching the Montreal Canadiens crash and burn in the Atlantic Division.  

*Max Pacioretty is certainly falling on his sword up in Montreal calling himself “the worst one on the ice” as the Habs really struggle to get going this season.

*Brad Marchand was on the Twitter machine after Thursday night’s win and having some fun with what his video game controller probably looks like when he plays hockey.

*Pro Hockey Talk has the details of the Erik Gudbranson boarding hit on Frank Vatrano from last night that looks like it’s going to get the Vancouver D-man suspended.

*Oliver Ekman-Larsson is still adjusting to the changes that are taking place with the Arizona Coyotes as they struggle in the desert.

*The Maple Leafs are looking and acting like contenders early on up in Toronto, and that would be a very good thing for the NHL.

*For something completely different: The Backstreet Boys are going country? Now I’ve definitely seen it all.

 

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid’s leg is broken, will have surgery Monday

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid’s leg is broken, will have surgery Monday

BRIGHTON, Mass – Another serious injury has hit the Bruins in the first few weeks of the season.

Adam McQuaid’s right leg is broken, he'll have surgery Monday and he’ll miss some significant time after he blocked a shot that knocked him out of the Thursday night victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The rugged, stay-at-home defenseman took multiple pucks of in successive games off his leg in the past two games against the Golden Knights and the Canucks.

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Bruins GM Don Sweeney, in a Bruins statement released after practice Friday, said McQuaid sustained a broken right fibula and is scheduled to have surgery on Monday at Mass. General Hospital. He is expected to miss approximately eight weeks.

It’s a tough blow for McQuaid, 31, after he was able to play 77 games last season before missing the playoffs with an injury and has consistently battled injuries in his career while playing a hard-nosed, fearless brand of hockey.

“Adam [McQuaid] is seeing the doctors as we speak, so there will be an announcement about him,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said earlier Friday at practice. “With Bergie [Patrice Bergeron] it’s a maintenance day where we felt it would be better after 20 minutes of ice to let it rest, and the same with [David] Krejci. Miller is a maintenance day as well. He got whacked, but he should be fine as well. We’ll have a better idea in the morning, but we expect all of the [maintenance players] to play.”

Bergeron, David Krejci and Kevan Miller were all missing from practice on Friday morning at Warrior Ice Arena, but it was maintenance days for all as they’re expected to be back in the lineup on Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres. 

Tuukka Rask is out indefinitely while in the concussion protocol after his practice collision earlier this week, but the good news is that Bruins goaltender was up and around at the practice facility on Friday rather than at home convalescing in a dark room.

Here are the line combos and D-pairings for the Black and Gold with a few bodies missing from practice:

Marchand-Schaller-Bjork

DeBrusk-White-Pastrnak

Agostino-Nash-Backes

Beleskey-Kuraly-Vatrano

 
Chara-Carlo

Krug-McAvoy

Postma

 
Khudobin

McIntyre