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Seguin will be a Star in 2013-14 (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

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
Seguin will be a Star in 2013-14 (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

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 […]

Pekka Rinne (Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

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 […]

Claude Julien (Icon SMI)

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
Anton Khudobin (Marc DesRosiers-US PRESSWIRE)

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
Martin Brodeur (Andy Martin Jr)

Top 10 NHL Players 35-Years-Old And Older

With the skill level of young players getting higher, the amount of young NHL talent has spiked over the years. Every year there is a new crop of future star […]

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

The reviews are in – this year’s free agency period gets…a yawn.  The free agent crop was thin going into this offseason, and player movement has slowed to a crawl […]

Alex Khokhlachev looks-on at the Boston Bruins 2012 Development Camp. (Photo: Amanda Mand)

Boston Bruins’ Future Bright after 2012 Development Camp

The Boston Bruins’ 2012 Development Camp concluded on Monday with the proto-B’s pointing their sticks at the rafters saluting yet another packed house in Wilmington. The five-day event prompted significant […]

by · July 7, 2012 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins, Prospects
Same Ol’ Chiarelli: Bruins Stay Conservative In Free Agency

Same Ol’ Chiarelli: Bruins Stay Conservative In Free Agency

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent When your team wins the Stanley Cup, you also receive a free pass for twelve months of bragging rights. Once those twelve months expire, […]

by · July 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Free Agents, The Business of Hockey