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How the East Has Fared Post-Lockout

As fans CONTINUE to patiently wait for the NHL and NHLPA to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), many are reminded of a time just eight years ago when […]

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Quotes of the Week: About Bobby Orr

The subject of this week’s quotes of the week is the one and only Bobby Orr, arguably the greatest hockey player of all time. He could take his speed to […]

by · August 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Hockey History, Player Profiles
The Alan Eagleson Auction: 10 Most Offensive Items

The Alan Eagleson Auction: 10 Most Offensive Items

The Alan Eagleson story is well-known. He began representing NHL players in contract negotiations in the 1960s, and wasn’t making much of an impact until Bobby Orr came along. Eagleson […]

by · August 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists
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2012-13 NHL regular season predictions: Eastern Conference

August is the time of the year where things are very slow regarding NHL news, especially since the free agency “frenzy” has cooled down and that NHL training camps are […]

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Could a Shortened NHL Season Benefit the Boston Bruins?

On Thursday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman explained that the league and its owners would be prepared to lockout its players if a new Collective Bargaining Agreement wasn’t settled upon by September 15. Considering just how far apart the two sides are currently, it seems likely that a lockout—yes, another one—is looming. While it may not have the same implications or length as the last NHL lockout during the 2004-05 season, the effects could still be devastating…at least for the most part.

It’s not farfetched to believe that teams will suffer if there is a shortened NHL season, but could there be some teams that would benefit from one? Possibly—and the Boston Bruins might be one of those teams.

by · August 10, 2012 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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Does the Boston Bruins’ Tyler Seguin Possess 100-Point Upside?

The 2010 NHL Draft will forever be remembered for “Taylor vs. Tyler,” the debate between Windsor’s Taylor Hall and Plymouth’s Tyler Seguin for the top overall selection. That June, scouts […]

by · August 4, 2012 · 4 comments · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
Tim Thomas and the Evolving World of Social Media

Tim Thomas and the Evolving World of Social Media

note: Whether you agree or disagree with what Thomas said is your own opinion. This isn’t the forum to address whether his comments are right or wrong. Tim Thomas knows how […]

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The Best Late Round Gems of the NHL Entry Draft Since 2000 (Part II – ’03-’07 Drafts)

Last month, I documented some of the NHL’s best late round picks of the 2000, 2001, and 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Players such as Henrik Lundqvist, Kevin Bieksa, and Brooks […]

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Perfect Fit: Head Coach Claude Julien, Boston Bruins Agree on Multi-Year Extension

On Monday, the Boston Bruins came to terms with Claude Julien on a new multi-year extension that will keep the coach with the Black and Gold through (at least) the […]

by · July 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
P.J. Axelsson, former member of the Boston Bruins. (Dan4th/flickr)

Boston Bruins Notes: B’s Add Depth Defenseman, Aaron Johnson

On Wednesday, the Boston Bruins announced the signing of defenseman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way deal. Johnson spent last season with the Columbus Blue Jackets – where he set […]

by · July 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Uncategorized
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Is Tuukka Rask ready to be the Boston Bruins starting goaltender?

It’s officially Tuukka’s team–for now, anyways.

The Boston Bruins re-signed Tuukka Rask to a one-year, $3.5 million deal making him, officially, the team’s starting goaltender for the 2012-13 season. Rask, a restricted free agent, gets a significant raise from last season’s $1.5 million salary.

It’s a curious agreement, at first glance. Rask has been aptly-named the goaltender of the future for the Bruins since he was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Andrew Raycroft back on June 24, 2006. The once-highly touted prospect has had to deal with Tim Thomas’ brilliance in net as well as injuries over the past two seasons. Now that he’s healthy and Thomas is out of the picture, it seems as if the starter’s role is Rask’s to lose.

So, why the short-term deal?

by · July 18, 2012 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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Boston Bruins’ Riskiest Summer Move is No Move

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli’s offseason movement – or absence thereof – places the B’s in a precarious position heading into the 2012-13 season. So far, the ‘gem’ of […]

by · July 17, 2012 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary