By Mike Miccoli Milan Lucic has a gash on his nose. Zdeno Chara is sporting a black-eye. Not even halfway through the 2013-14 NHL season and the Boston Bruins’ battle woundsRead More
Torey Krug burst onto the scene last spring as the Bruins fought their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. With just three games of NHL experience to his name, KrugRead More
For years, Carl Soderberg was a legend–just not in the way that you’d suspect.
Acquired via trade from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for once-promising goaltender Hannu Toivonen in the summer of 2007, Soderberg became a myth of a prospect. He was a player whose NHL rights belonged to the Bruins, but he never made an appearance anywhere in the organization’s pipeline.
The truth was, no one really knew if Soderberg would ever make his way to Boston, especially after playing six seasons in Sweden. Now, more than a quarter into the 2013-14 NHL season, it’s hard to imagine the Bruins roster without the presence of Soderberg on the third line.
Kevan Miller Miller made his NHL debut last night against the St. Louis Blues. He was thrust into duty after defensive mainstays Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid suffered injuries, andRead More
Whether it’s the trading deadline, the NHL Entry Draft, or the beginning of free agency, people are always talking about players that fit the Bruins mold. Typically, when people referRead More
Expectations, much like the Boston Bruins, have changed greatly. It’s not just about staying in games anymore, it’s about playing a full-60 minute battle that showcases the skill and grit of the roster. It’s not about just winning games anymore, it’s about winning games decisively. It’s a sharp contrast to where the team was years ago, but hey, win a Cup and get back to the final within two years of each other, and that happens.
It’s not about being a playoff contender, it’s about being a Cup favorite. Things change. Expectations become higher.