The Bruins’ 48 hours of stress are finally over as of noon today. After signing Marty Turco on March 5 to maybe get a veteran presence backing up Tim Thomas (yo Michael Hutchinson, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but…I’m just not feelin’ your ability to perform under what must be a metric ton of pressure), Bruins fans held their breath for 48 hours, enduring the fact that Peter Chiarelli didn’t think Turco the Bruin was a 100% sure thing, the fact that Ottawa has been having some tendy issues, then the fact that Tampa Bay was too, the fact that they’re both not huge fans of Boston doing well…It was looking worrisome. But thankfully, he cleared waivers and began practicing with his new teammates very soon after that.
I wrote about it more coherently here, but really just want to emphasize these things:
- This kind of sort of not really counts as a Chicago-Boston trade, right? Can I empathize with Krista over this?
- Turco is literally alright with postponing a family Italy vacation to get back to work in the NHL
- Claude Julien liked Turco’s enthusiasm and work ethic in practice
- Turco is a really funny guy who I bet would be a fun interview. Observe below these videos.
He was mic’d up during the third period of the 2007 All-Star Game, which was in Dallas:
A little door check on St. Louis’ Roman Polak:
(Could Tuukka Rask do this more often when he returns?)
A little man check on Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler:
Turco reminds a father that the NHL season began:
He doesn’t care much for Pierre McGuire:
(Hey, we have some NBC games coming up–just saying)
Having a bet with a Habs fan:
And getting pranked on an NHL road trip:
Welcome to Boston, Marty. I hope you enjoy your time as a Bruin!