A resurgent Boston Bruins squad has arrived in Sunrise for a prime time match-up with our Florida Panthers. Both teams seem to have found a groove, despite Boston's poor start and the Panthers recent injury woes. With that in mind, and a likely split crowd at the BB&T tonight, we checked in for three questions with Cornelius.
Claude Julien is still a good coach, but everyone knows that he's sort of been kept on to eventually be fired. As long as he doesn't go all Al Golden on us, he's probably here for at least another little while. If he loses too many in a row, though, we're definitely wondering which of Cam Neely's buddies is going to coach the team with one defenseman into the ground for the rest of the season. I hear Auston Matthews is good, though...
Jimmy Hayes scored a goal last game, and he went to a children's hospital in a costume since. Therefore, current Jimmy Hayes status is: GOOD DOT BOY DOIN GOOD THINGS IN THE LEAGUE LOVE THAT ATTA BOY JIMMY!
Rask is in a slump, but since this question was sent to me he did post a shutout in our first home win. It's tough to look good when you've got Adam McQuaid in front of you. I feel bad, as Rask basically has to be perfect or he's trash.
Hartford now has the Whale again, in the form of an NWHL team. They're currently the only other team from Boston in the NWHL without a loss. They don't play until late next month, which should be a good showdown. People interested in that should check out our Women's Hockey section: http://www.stanleycupofchowder.com/womens-hockey/