On June 25, 2010 many in Boston believed the Bruins had selected a future superstar, a savior in the eyes of some, when they drafted Tyler Seguin second overall inRead More
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By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent With names like Jarome Iginla, Martin St. Louis and Jaromir Jagr being casually tossed into conversation around Boston, it can be easy to getRead More
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.
This is a guest post written by Adam Williams Scott Niedermayer sits at a table at the head of the Kamloops Blazers board room, on his right sits MarkRead More
On Sunday, the Boston Bruins clinched the Northeast Division title with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers, the reigning number one seed in the Eastern Conference. With the win, they would lock themselves into the #2 seed with three games still remaining. Although the number may indicate that the Bruins are the second-best team in the Conference, their overall record says otherwise.
Tell me who you think the top two teams in the Eastern Conference are. Here, I’ll answer my own question; it’s the Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Think again about who the top three teams are and you’ll hear some arguments for both the Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. However, many would believe that a trip to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals runs through either the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh or Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Bruins might be the defending Stanley Cup champions, but they’re already the underdogs to repeat as Eastern Conference Champions, let along back-to-back Cup winners.
This is accurate. The Bruins are underdogs. Again.
They were last year, too.
Jim Neveau, Senior NHL Columnist Another trade deadline is now in the books in the National Hockey League, and despite the huge expectations and people calling it the league’s “Christmas”,Read More