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Can Bruins Capitalize on Oilers' Injury Trouble?

Can Bruins Capitalize on Oilers' Injury Trouble?

August 15th, 2018 Desperate times call for desperate measures. Desperate times could be exactly the phrase necessary to describe the situation the Edmonton Oilers are in following the news that defender Andrej Sekera would be out indefinitely with a torn Achilles tendon. With a defense that already looked porous...
NHL Rumors: Seguin, Daley, Krug, More

NHL Rumors: Seguin, Daley, Krug, More

August 11th, 2018 In today's rumor rundown, there is some belief Tyler Seguin will hold out on contract negotiations until next summer to maximize his earnings, Trevor Daley may be a trade candidate in Detroit, there aren't as many rumblings about Torey Krug as there once were, and while one recent drafted rookie...

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August 3rd, 2018
Player Profiles

Combine a gritty style of play with quick hands and fast feet, throw in a swagger that sat well with his movie-star good looks, mix well with his fair share of nastiness and you have the young Derek Sanderson, better known by his friends and teammates as “Turk”. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, he played his junior hockey for the N.F. Flyers.  In 1965 Turk led his team to the Memorial Cup, symbol of junior hockey supremacy in Canada and in 1967 he was the recipient of the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the OHL’s leading scorer. Instinctively, Derek always understood the value of “the big stage.” In 1966, the Boston Bruins management, in the middle of a cellar-dwelling season, decided to arrange a game in the Boston Gardens between the Sanderson-led Niagara Falls Flyers and the Bobby Orr-led Oshawa Generals to showcase their up and coming talent.  Winning that night was not Sanderson’s agenda; enticing Orr into a brawl was.  The scouts and the fans...
August 3rd, 2018
Bruins Transactions

This offseason, the Boston Bruins signed Matt Grzelcyk to a two-year deal worth $1.4 million annually. The contract seems to state "prove yourself and a payday will follow." The defenseman's performance to this point has already proved one thing, however - the Bruins' bad luck with young, puck-moving defensemen may soon reach its end. During his rookie season, Grzelcyk put up three goals and 12 assists in 61 appearances, soaking up most of the action on the third defensive pairing. The Massachusetts native received chunks of power play time, however, averaging 16:44 of ice time per game. While plus-minus stats aren't always indicative of a player's overall impact on a game, a plus-21 rating supports the theory that Grzelcyk hasn't exactly been hazardous to his team. While his defensive play could use some work, the 5-foot-9, 174-pound puck-mover has plenty of time to improve his game behind his own blue line. The fact of the matter is that he is just 24-years-old and it...
August 2nd, 2018
Column

You win some and you lose some. When it comes to the Sabres acquiring Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes, the Bruins appear to be losers in the deal in more ways than one. For starters, the Bruins missed out on a versatile forward who can produce upwards of 30 goals and 60 points and who would immediately bolster the team's top-six for the 2018-19 season. Premier forwards like Skinner don't come available every day and when they do, the cost is usually significant. In the last three seasons, Skinner has scored 28, 37 and 24 goals respectively. He's eclipsed the 30-goal mark three times in his career and the 20-goal mark another three times in his eight seasons in the league. Though there has been an injury-prone narrative that has followed Skinner throughout his career - to get ahead of that, he's played in a total of 391 out of a possible 410 games since 2013-14 and 320 out of 328 over the last four seasons. He isn't injury prone. Another way the team loses in...
August 2nd, 2018
Bruins Management

The Boston Bruins struck gold when they were able to ink David Pastrnak to a six-year deal worth $40 million. After a long summer of waiting, the deal was finalized on Sept. 14, 2017. A sigh of relief proceded to echo throughout the winding streets of Boston. Prior to his first standard contract, Pastrnak was only reeling in a total of $2.75 million over the course of his three years. The entry-level deal only hit the cap for $925,000 per season during a span of time in which the then-prospect produced 123 points in 172 games. The agreement is widely considered one of the most team-friendly deals in the NHL today. Pastrnak was fresh off a 34-goal, 36-assist campaign at just the age of 21. The winger's great potential could have resulted in a more expensive price, but general manager Don Sweeney was able to corral him at a price tag that snuggles in between that of Patrice Bergeron ($6.875 annually) and Brad Marchand ($6.125 annually). The two players would go on to become...

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A Trade that Shaped a Franchise

In today's look at important off-season trades over the years, we set our sights back to 1967.  While this particular deal did not take place at the NHL Annual Meetings held in the first week in June, it is inextricably linked to the events that were scheduled for that gathering. June 6, 1967:... July 26th, 2018

Boston Bruins Logo History

The Boston Bruins: known worldwide as one of the National Hockey League’s Original Six…except they didn’t actually come along until seven years after the league began play. There were also only four teams in the NHL’s original iteration. Whatever. We’ll gloss over that. The Boston... March 23rd, 2018

Bobby Orr's Landmark Season

When the NHL announced the '100 Greatest NHL Players of All Time' Bobby Orr was, of course, one of the easiest choices. In a truly remarkable Hall of Fame career, Orr not only re-wrote the record books but reinvented the way hockey was played. In honour of the NHL 100 and the incredible hockey... March 20th, 2018

The Evolution of Brad Marchand

Boston Bruins left-winger Brad Marchand has developed himself from a fourth-line pest into one of the NHL's premier scorers. His path to joining the NHL elite was atypical, however. According to Hockey-Graphs, most players plateau in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) from age 22 to 25 and endure a slow... November 8th, 2017