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How the Bruins Get Back to the Stanley Cup Final: A Trade Deadline Anti-Love Story

The NHL Trade Deadline is a weird time. For the next week, endless rumors and speculation will come across all channels about teams looking to improve or sell off their […]

by · February 26, 2014 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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Act Two: New Jersey Devils Who Were Twice As Nice

Love is lovelier the second time around.  Reunited and it feels so good.  Life is all about second chances.  Wait, we’re still talking about hockey here right?  Well, that theme […]

by · April 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, New Jersey Devils
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What the Bruins Need to Be Successful

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 · March 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Minnesota Wild: A Tradition of Busted Hopes

Much like the New Year, a new NHL season is also a time to hope. Minnesota Wild fans have hopes that cross and are at a crossroads this New Year: […]

by · January 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Minnesota Wild
Minnesota’s Devilish Connections

Minnesota’s Devilish Connections

July 4, 2012 was the day that Zach Parise and Ryan Suter broke free from their original squads to sign with the Minnesota Wild.  The day that Wild fans broke […]

by · December 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils
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Boston Bruins: Which Young Gun Cracks the Lineup?

While speculation runs wild on the status of a 2012-13 NHL season, one of the more interesting developments in Boston comes down to the Bruins’ openings on the forwards’ depth chart.

With all of the lines intact as they were last year and the assumed return of right-winger Nathan Horton, a vacancy opens up on the Bruins’ third line. The departures of Benoit Pouliot, who was traded to Tampa Bay in the offseason where he signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal, and Brian Rolston, who remains an unsigned free agent, open a spot on the left-side of Chris Kelly and opposite of right winger Rich Peverley on the team’s third line. While the expectation is that Jordan Caron reclaims the gig once again, the deep group of forwards with Boston’s AHL-affiliate Providence Bruins present some interesting options

by · November 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Boston Bruins, Prospects
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Parise and Suter Sign With Minnesota: The Day That Changed The Wild

Minnesota is the state of hockey. However, it has very rarely been the state of NHL hockey. The city lost its NHL franchise in 1993 when the Minnesota North Stars […]

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Five free agent forwards that the Boston Bruins should target

The Boston Bruins’ breakup day came approximately six weeks earlier than it did the season before. During the day’s interviews and meetings, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli indicated that while he didn’t foresee any major changes, he would like to “add some pieces.” The Bruins will need bottom-six players with one or two to have the potential to move into the top-six group, if necessary. With the current situation as is for the Bruins, here’s a look at five free agent forwards that the Bruins should target.

by · May 15, 2012 · 7 comments · Boston Bruins, Free Agents
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Boston Bruins Off-Season Preview: Let’s Make a Deal?

Two weeks have passed since the Boston Bruins dropped game seven in overtime to a Washington squad led by a plucky young goaltender. As the sting fades and with the […]

by · May 9, 2012 · 5 comments · Boston Bruins
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Chris Kelly, Bruins spoil Braden Holtby’s impressive outing

BOSTON– The story coming out of Game 1 between the Washington Capitals and the Boston Bruins should have been about the performance of rookie goaltender Braden Holtby.

Chris Kelly had other plans.

Just 1:18 into overtime, Kelly scored the Bruins’ first and only goal of the game to seal the victory and take the 1-0 series lead for Boston.

by · April 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized, Washington Capitals
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Bruins vs. Capitals Series Preview, Part III: Goaltending and Special-Teams

The second-seed Boston Bruins will face off against the seventh-seed Washington Capitals on Thursday in TD Garden. There, the Bruins hope to start their title-defense with a bang and the […]

by · April 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Previews and Predictions, Washington Capitals
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Boston Bruins Weekend Clinching Scenarios and Notes

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor Thanks to Sid the Kid and the Pens, the Boston Bruins clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs Friday night. The Sabres loss to […]

by · March 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Injury Report