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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
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Stanley Cup: Boston Escapes Chicago With Series Tied

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent It’s often said that visiting teams must “weather the storm” for the first 10 minutes of a hockey game. By then, play should settle […]

by · June 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Replacing Gregory Campbell: Kaspars Daugavins Getting The Call

With the news that Gregory Campbell will be out for the rest of the playoffs with a broken leg suffered while blocking an Evgeni Malkin shot in Game 3 on […]

by · June 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Boston Bruins’ Success Is No Accident

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent While the New York Rangers fans and media speculate over the future of head coach John Tortorella and superstar roster player healthy scratch Brad […]

by · May 23, 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 Lines Remain Blurred

One of the great strengths for the Boston Bruins during their 2011 Stanley Cup run – and in the time since – has been their ability to consistently and effectively […]

by · May 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Bruins Shouldn’t Panic About Game 3

By Mike Miccoli In Game 2 on Saturday night, the story wasn’t that the Bruins couldn’t keep up the momentum, it was that the Maple Leafs played on a higher […]

by · May 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Late Season Struggles Nothing New For Boston

Late Season Struggles Nothing New For Boston

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent A lot has been made of the Boston Bruins lackluster play as of late. Despite sitting at 4th place in the Eastern Conference, with […]

by · April 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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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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Rich Peverley: The Long Road To NHL Milestones

It’s no secret that the Bruins 3rd line has had its struggles in 2013. The combination of Rich Peverley, Chris Kelly and any one of Chris Bourque, Jay Pandolfo or […]

by · March 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Player Profiles
Jordan Caron’s Return Sparks Optimism, Intrigue for Boston Bruins

Jordan Caron’s Return Sparks Optimism, Intrigue for Boston Bruins

    The Boston Bruins opening-season successes have come in spite of an absence of depth scoring – specifically on their once vaunted third line. In a single offseason, what […]

by · March 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Boston Bruins: Bourque Experiment Over; Trade On The Way?

Earlier this afternoon, USA Today’s Kevin Allen broke the following Boston Bruins news: Bruins have put Chris Bourque on waivers. — Kevin Allen (@ByKevinAllen) March 7, 2013 And so ends […]

by · March 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins