Today in Hockey History: Sept. 25

Today in Hockey History: Sept. 25

September 25th, 2020 Two of the most storied franchises in National Hockey League history were officially added to the league on this date. Plus, three key players from the most successful teams of the 1970s were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Finally, one of the best offensive defensemen the game has ever...
Brad Marchand: Hall of Fame Worthy?

Brad Marchand: Hall of Fame Worthy?

September 19th, 2020 Without a doubt, Boston Bruins' left wing Brad Marchand is one of the most polarizing active players in the National Hockey League. He is at the same time a masterful goalscorer and a pest for the ages. Bruins fans love him. Fans of just about every other team hate him. His relationship with...
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September 12th, 2020
Bruins Transactions

At the trade deadline in 2019, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney pulled off two trades that helped his club go on a run to the Stanley Cup Final. They came up one win short, though, losing Game 7 at home to the St. Louis Blues, but without those moves, the Bruins may not have even reached the Cup Final. Related: Do You Know Your Bruins Trivia? This season at the deadline, Sweeney made two separate deals with the Anaheim Ducks to add a pair of forwards in Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie. Those deals did not work out the way the Sweeney and the Bruins would have liked as they were bounced in the second round of the playoffs in five games by the Tampa Bay Lightning. It’s safe to say that Sweeney hit the jackpot in 2019 with the acquisitions of Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson, but this season, Kase and Ritchie were a post-deadline disappointment. 2019 Deadline Deals Sweeney first acquired Coyle from the Minnesota Wild for Ryan Donato and a fifth-round pick in the...
September 12th, 2020
Bruins History

On this date, one of the greatest National Hockey League defensemen ever made history even though his playing days were over. Also, a very popular and successful captain announced his retirement while a regrettable contract was signed on Long Island. Orr Makes More History Even though his playing career had ended the previous year, Bobby Orr made even more hockey history on Sept. 12, 1979. The Hockey Hall of Fame waived its three-year waiting period to include Orr with the 1979 class. At just 31-years-old, he is the youngest player to ever be enshrined. He was the highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history, at the time, with 915 points. He has since been passed up by 10 players. Joining Orr in the 1979 class were forward Henri Richard, defenseman Harry Howell and builder Gordon Juckes. Orr was the youngest player welcomed into the Hall of Fame. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images) Richard was one of many iconic Montreal Canadiens players over the years. In his...
September 11th, 2020
Bruins Prospects

College hockey in the United States is still up in the air after an official announcement. However, one of its top conferences has a target date in mind for the start of their 2020-21 season. Meanwhile, in Europe, two members of the 2018 NHL draft class had big games. NCAA Season Delayed Though it seemed inevitable, fans of the college hockey in the United States got some disappointing news on Thursday. The start of the 2020-21 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey seasons will be delayed. "The 11 Division I men's and women's ice hockey conferences, represented by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA), are committed to providing memorable experiences for our student-athletes during the upcoming season," was said in an official statement. "The conferences have been working together on plans to return to play with a focus on the health and safety of everyone associated within our campus communities. Due to the impact COVID-19 continues to have across the country...
September 10th, 2020
Editor's Choice

In this edition of Boston Bruins' News & Rumors, we look at Bruce Cassidy winning the Jack Adams Awards, Torey Krug's intriguing Instagram post and more. Bruce Cassidy Named Coach of the Year It should come as no surprise that Bruce Cassidy was named the NHL's coach of the year for the 2019-20 season. The recipient of the Jack Adams Award for the first time in his career, Cassidy would lead the Bruins to a President's Trophy win through 70 games prior to the NHL pausing its season. The Bruins were also the only team in the NHL to reach the 100-point mark. This marks the third time in three full seasons with the team that Cassidy and the Bruins would reach the 100-point mark, and pro-rating his 18-8-1 record from the 2016-17 season when he took over from Claude Julien would also put them at 100-plus points. Cassidy has done an excellent job at turning the Bruins into a legitimate Stanley Cup-contender...

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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 ages 22 to 25 and endure a... May 11th, 2020

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 21st, 2020

Esposito: The Trade That Shaped the Boston Bruins

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... February 20th, 2020