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Lead Boston Bruins writer for The Hockey Writers. Also contributing to the THW Next Ones NHL Draft prospect profile series. Previously created & edited a sports-based website called Score Nation, and has also written for THW Combine.

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Recent Articles by Ian C

Patrice Bergeron was Boston's best player in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Icon SMI)

Bruins Core Goes Way Back

The Boston Bruins made some news over the past couple weeks by locking up two important members of the team via long-term contract extensions: Patrice Bergeron signed for 8-years, $52 […]

by · July 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Hockey History
The Pittsburgh Penguins were swept by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals a year ago. (Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

Is the Boston Bruins Cup Window Getting Smaller?

When the Boston Bruins acquired 3 draft picks in exchange for the rights to Phil Kessel back in 2009, they were afforded the unique opportunity to add some pieces to […]

by · July 9, 2013 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins
Tyler Seguin (Icon SMI)

Boston Bruins Send Clear Message To Tyler Seguin

In the hours leading up the 2013 NHL Draft, a firestorm was sparked when various hockey insiders began to send out some tweets regarding Tyler Seguin. This was a big […]

by · July 1, 2013 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
(Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports)

Bruins Proud, Even in Defeat

The Boston Bruins may have lost in the Stanley Cup Final, but there’s still much to be proud of about this bunch and what they accomplished.

by · June 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Bruins On The Brink (Again)

The Boston Bruins find themselves in familiar yet altogether foreign territory heading into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. One on hand, they face the task of holding serve […]

by · June 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks
Bruins vs Blackhawks: The Hockey Night in Canada Montages

Bruins vs Blackhawks: The Hockey Night in Canada Montages

With an extra day between games in the Stanley Cup Final, it seems like a good time to look back at what has transpired through the first 4 games of […]

by · June 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey Media
3rd period rest for Jagr (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Stanley Cup Final Proving To Be A Wild Ride

Written by Ian C McLaren, Lead Boston Bruins Writer. If there was a common term used to describe Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, it was “roller coaster.” That […]

by · June 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks
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Bruins Dominating the NHL Stats Leader Board

Quick: go to NHL.com, click on the stats home page, and check the league leaders in all major NHL stats categories heading into Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. […]

by · June 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Seguin will be a Star in 2013-14 (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Tyler Seguin Taking His Shots For The Bruins

“What’s wrong with Tyler Seguin?” It’s a common question these days, one that I get asked all too often by those who know that I follow / cover the Boston […]

by · June 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Boston Bruins: Opportunity Lost, But All Is Not Lost

written by Ian C McLaren, Lead Boston Bruins Writer After a few hours a sleep and a couple cups of coffee, it’s proving difficult to assess the result for the […]

by · June 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Tuukka Rask In Line For Some Serious Hardware

Written by Ian C McLaren, Lead Boston Bruins Writer There seems to be a bit of a trend developing over the course of recent NHL playoff seasons, and, if the […]

by · June 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, NHL Goaltending
Nathan Horton (Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE)

Boston Bruins: A Second Chance For Nathan Horton

After a dismissive and decisive sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final, the Boston Bruins have their second chance in the past two years at raising the […]

by · June 10, 2013 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins