Seven days to go. One week before the NHL’s trade deadline locks teams into their rosters, preventing movement and setting up the race to the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Seven […]
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By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent With names like Jarome Iginla, Martin St. Louis and Jaromir Jagr being casually tossed into conversation around Boston, it can be easy to get […]
Sunday afternoon, hockey insiders reported that the Dallas Stars were close to moving their captain, forward Brenden Morrow to one of two teams: The Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins. […]
With speculation growing about a possible Jarome Iginla deal, recent credible Twitter reports are suggesting Iggy has agreed to waive his No-Trade clause for the following NHL teams – […]
With a record of 20-7-3, the Boston Bruins are currently sitting in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, two points back of the division leading Montreal Canadiens (with a game in hand), and second only to the Pittsburgh Penguins in terms of goal differential (+22.)
With only a scant 18 games left to play in a shortened season, one would think that the Bruins would be a confident bunch heading down the stretch. Below the surface, however, there is cause for concern, and the Bruins have some work to do in the last week of March to avoid going into April looking more like lambs than lions.
The Boston Bruins are having a strange season. Strange in the sense that they’re considered a “struggling” team even with a top-five record in the NHL and strange in the sense that their once-sound defensive game is suddenly filled with cracks.
In conversations, columns and general musings, it has been difficult to classify this team. The Bruins have yet to really dominate a game but in the same breath, they haven’t exactly been bowled over either. They’ve made some pretty incredible comebacks but yet can’t hold a third period lead at times. Some players have looked elite at times while managing to disappear completely during stretches as well. We’ve been waiting for the team to take it to the next gear and finally break through for 30 games now. They haven’t.
It’s bad but it’s also not bad. Strange, right?
With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, it’s imperative that Peter Chiarelli add to the Bruins roster because the current team isn’t going to do much in the playoffs. But what does the team need to be successful? Glad you asked.
By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent Do you remember Rob Tallas? How about Blaine Lacher? Bill Ranford? Jon Casey? Jim Carey? John Grahame? Hannu Toivonen? Jeff Hackett? Steve Shields? I […]
In case you missed it over the weekend, Canadian Hockey League regular seasons are now in the books. Accordingly, it seemed like a good time to take a look at […]
Grow up around the game of hockey and three basic keys will be hammered into your head: skate as hard as you can, shoot the puck and hit something. Do each of these and you’ll be successful–whether it’s by scoring goals or winning hockey games.
For a full-60 minutes, the Boston Bruins had no problems going back to the basics to beat the Washington Capitals on Saturday, 4-1.
There’s an odd dichotomy bubbling up around the 2013 Boston Bruins. On one hand, this team currently boasts a record of 18-4-3, good for 5th overall in the NHL while […]
By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent There’s no doubting that the Boston Bruins are an extremely talented hockey team. When they’re on their game they can be a nightmare to […]
We’re a judgmental bunch.
That’s not to say that we think we’re better than anyone or that our opinion matters more, but as a society, we judge. It’s the nature of the beast and a big part of being a sports fan. From the comfort of our couches, seats and press box viewing areas, we have this unfair advantage to tell someone that they’re doing something wrong and be perfectly okay with saying it.
It’s a little much at times, but it’s expected. The players and the coaches get it and put up with it every day when they open up their favorite sports blog or read their favorite column on their iPad or Kindle. God forbid they see what’s being said on Twitter.
So here’s our contribution of guilt-free, good ol’ fashioned judging. The Boston Bruins started out the truncated 2013 NHL season with full marks. They’ve been very good but still have plenty more to show. What follows is a player-by-player midseason report card of the players and coaches, 24 games in.