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Big game for rookie Dougie Hamilton (Photo Credit: SlidingSideways/Flickr CC)

Dougie Hamilton’s Early Emergence Big News for Boston Bruins

The thousands on-hand watching the Boston Bruins’ comeback victory over the New York Islanders Friday began to chant a young defenseman’s name as time wound-down in the third. Four games […]

by · January 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Shawn Thornton will have an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday concerning his attack on Brooks Orpik. (Icon SMI)

Bruins’ Fourth Line Shines in Win Over Islanders

There were several reasons why Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli re-signed Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton to new contracts before his fourth-line trio hit free agency this past season. On Friday night, it seemed like almost each of those reasons were on full display.

The Bruins skated to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night at the TD Garden, largely in part to the effort put forward by the team’s Merlot line.

by · January 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
Big game for rookie Dougie Hamilton (Photo Credit: SlidingSideways/Flickr CC)

Bruins’ Defensive Depth Tested in Win Over Winnipeg

It didn’t take long for the Boston Bruins to call upon their seventh defenseman to enter their starting lineup. On Monday’s 2-1 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets, the Bruins were forced to dress newly-acquired defenseman Aaron Johnson in place of Dennis Seidenberg, who was ruled out of the second game of the year with a lower-body injury.

Paired with Johhny Boychuk, Johnson made his presence felt early in the first period after connecting with a flattening hit on Dustin Byfuglien against the boards in Boston’s own zone. Johnson saw 15:14 minutes of ice time in his first game as a Bruin while spending time on the penalty-kill.

by · January 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Dennis Seidenberg - along with other Bruins defenders - will probably have to take on some added responsibility while the team plays without superstar d-man, Zdeno Chara. (Slidingsideways/Flickr CC)

Boston Bruins: The Fragile Nature of Defensive Depth

“Well if there’s one area (where) I would say that our depth is extremely good, it’s on defense.” This is a quote from Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien from Monday […]

by · January 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Hockey Night In Boston

Hockey Night In Boston

  There was no “Thank You Fans!” message patronizingly painted on the ice of TD Garden on Saturday night. Beyond Jeremy Jacobs’s teeth gritting, kinda-sorta-apology (ripe with backhanded allegations towards […]

by · January 20, 2013 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
Five Major Questions for the 2013 Boston Bruins

Five Major Questions for the 2013 Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins step into the abbreviated 2013 with an excellent opportunity to continue their solid run of success in the Claude Julien era. However their season’s story depends on […]

by · January 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Setting Realistic Expectations for the 2013 Boston Bruins

It’s possible that in six months, when the 2013 NHL season is said and done, the Boston Bruins will have won their second Stanley Cup in three years.

It’s also possible that the Boston Bruins will fail to win the Northeast Division and will have to face a stacked team such as the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins or Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.

Realistically though, the expectations for the 2013 Boston Bruins team should be somewhere between legitimate Stanley Cup contenders and strong front-runners for first place in the Northeast Division, making them among the top three teams in the Eastern Conference. If all goes well, then yes—the Boston Bruins have a real shot at playing deep into June for Lord Stanley’s Cup. If injuries begin to surmount and deplete the team’s offensive depth and Tuukka Rask is unable to stay healthy than the Bruins could very well see the latter of the scenarios listed above.

by · January 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Projecting the 2013 Boston Bruins: Part 2 – Defense and Goalies

Projecting the 2013 Boston Bruins: Part 2 – Defense and Goalies

    The Boston Bruins approach the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season as a favorite in the Eastern Conference. With talent and experience throughout the lineup – and a few dynamic […]

by · January 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Projecting the 2013 Boston Bruins: Part 1 – Forwards

Projecting the 2013 Boston Bruins: Part 1 – Forwards

The Boston Bruins approach the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season as a favorite in the Eastern Conference. With talent and experience throughout the lineup – and a few dynamic youngsters including […]

by · January 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Nathan Horton  (Icon SMI)

What The Lockout Robbed The Boston Bruins

It’s been 256 days since the Boston Bruins took the ice, and that number will most likely come close to 270 by the time the puck’s actually dropped in 2013.

by · January 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
Photo Credit: SlidingSideways/Flickr (CC)

Boston Bruins: Ranking Their 2013 Projected Roster

We love our hockey.

We love our hockey so much that on the first Sunday of 2013, we’re able to forget about almost everything else in our lives and welcome the NHL, and all that comes with it, back into our lives. The NHL lockout is over and while many of us have had our team’s goal song on repeat for most of the morning, others have been carefully plotting their teams’ odds for a Stanley Cup in what will be a shortened season of 48 games or so.

by · January 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Malcolm Subban looks to join his older brother, PK, as a NHL draft pick (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Highs and Lows for Boston Bruins Prospects at the World Juniors

After ten days, four Boston Bruins properties head home after the IIHF 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Only one future-Bruin earned a medal in the competition – Alex […]

by · January 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, International Hockey, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship