Post Tagged with: "Chris Kelly"

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Loui Eriksson: Patience Will Pay Dividends

When the Dallas Stars shipped former All-Star Loui Eriksson to Boston as part of a package for Tyler Seguin, the general consensus was that the Swedish winger would be a […]

by · March 12, 2014 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins
Bergeron has one power play goal this postseason (Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

Special Teams Dooming the Boston Bruins

Under Claude Julien‘s regime, the Boston Bruins have never had a major problem with killing power plays and with it’s special teams. Well, that is until now. The Boston Bruins’ […]

by · January 16, 2014 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
Patrice Bergeron may be the most complete player in the league. (Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE)

Helping Claude Julien Sort the Boston Bruins Line Combinations

With Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton returning this weekend, and Chris Kelly not far behind, the Bruins forward group is beginning to look like one of the deepest in the […]

by · January 14, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Can the Boston Bruins Survive the Injury Bug?

For the last few seasons, the Bruins have achieved great success, thanks in large part to their superior depth.  One when player goes down, they are more than ready to […]

by · December 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Injury Report
Carl Soderberg's dual-position eligibility makes him all the more attractive as a potential sleeper pick. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Bruins Battling Bangs and Bugs

The list of ailing players for the Boston Bruins continues to grow as the Bruins are battling bangs and bugs. When the Bruins hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden […]

by · December 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Injury Report
Carl Soderberg's dual-position eligibility makes him all the more attractive as a potential sleeper pick. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Legend of Carl Soderberg is Coming to Life

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.

by · November 26, 2013 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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Bruins Team-First Philosophy is Key to Success

Before the Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins could drop the puck on Thursday’s game, Claude Julien’s simple answer to a question about a former teammate set the tone for the entire night.

“They’d be right,” said Julien, when asked if the Bruins don’t win a Stanley Cup without Tim Thomas. He went on a bit further.

“Tim Thomas doesn’t win the Stanley Cup, if our team doesn’t play as well as they did in front of him,” finished the Bruins’ head coach. “So, this is an honest statement: Tim played well but I think our team played just as well in front of him.”

Forget what he said about Thomas. Julien set the tone by stressing the importance of playing as a team, in order to be successful. It was a common theme that came full circle. The Bruins needed to go back to the basics and play their game in order to win. After a bumpy first period, it’s exactly what they did.

by · November 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers
In fantasy hockey circles, Loui Eriksson seems to be the wrong kind of lightning rod. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

What’s Wrong With the Boston Bruins?

When the season started, everything looked so bright for the Boston Bruins. I mean after all they are the defending Eastern Conference champions and pretty much have the same core […]

by · November 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Brad Marchand has scored 9 goals on only 20 shots in 2013. (Icon SMI)

Boston Bruins: Three Up, Three Down From the First Two Weeks

After the first two weeks, there have been some bright spots and some causes for concern for the Boston Bruins.  With a 5-2-0 record through seven games, the Bruins can’t […]

by · October 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Jordan Caron of the Boston Bruins chasing Tyler Ennis (Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE)

Did Jordan Caron Finally Turn a Corner?

Much has been said of Jordan Caron making the Boston Bruins opening night roster, seeing as how Nick Johnson and Ryan Spooner outplayed him. However, last night, Caron may have […]

by · October 4, 2013 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins
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The Resurgence of the Boston Bruins’ Third Line

Down 1-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bruins’ head coach Claude Julien shuffled up his bottom-six forwards to try and generate some chemistry, putting together a third line of Chris Kelly centering Daniel Paille and Tyler Seguin. Since then, including a 2-0 Game 3 Boston victory over Chicago, three of the four Bruins goals in Games 2 and 3 have come from the new-look third line. Something stuck, and really, it has always made sense–we’ve just never notic

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

Tyler Seguin Taking His Shots For The Bruins

“What’s wrong with Tyler Seguin?” It’s a common question these days, one that I get asked all too often by those who know that I follow / cover the Boston […]

by · June 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins