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Bruins decide to scratch Dougie Hamilton

May 1, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins have eased Dougie Hamilton into the mix in his rookie season, but Claude Julien apparently isn’t that comfortable with throwing the 19-year-old defenseman out there against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1.’s Joe Haggerty reports that Hamilton will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Hamilton scored 16 points while averaging a little more than 17 minutes per night in 42 games this season.

The Bruins laid out their six-man defensive rotation, in case you want to bicker about who “should” have sat out today’s game instead:

Zdeno CharaDennis Seidenberg
Andrew FerenceJohnny Boychuk
Adam McQuaidWade Redden

As you can see from this Tweet, the Bruins are definitely trumpeting experience:

  1. bigbadbruins77 - May 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Noooo!! I knew they would. Bs

  2. sportsfaninyyc - May 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Is that his real first name, or is it Doug, or Douglas? Why would a grown man allow himself to be called Dougie????

  3. rsl22 - May 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    It’ll be interesting to see what the Leafs do with Kessel. As a fan of neither of those teams, I’d take Phil over Seguin, but I guess the future of Hamilton is the key to who wins that trade.

  4. joshuakorr - May 1, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    As a bruins fan I’ll take Seguin over Kessel. I’ve watched them both for a few years and think Seguin has a better two way game and a bit more heart. Both are great scorers, but I’d rather have the better team player on my team.

  5. c4patsfan - May 1, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    His real name is Dougie, I understand it sounds like something you would call a 6 year old named Doug.

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