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NHL News & Notes: Andersen, Murray & More

NHL News & Notes: Andersen, Murray & More

October 18th, 2018 In today's News & Notes, both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins will be getting their starting netminders back in action, the Boston Bruins have signed a player to a PTO with the Providence Bruins and Ryan Suzuki has high ambitions for himself thanks to his...
Are the Bruins and Kovar a Good Fit?

Are the Bruins and Kovar a Good Fit?

October 18th, 2018 The Boston Bruins have signed Jan Kovar to a Professional Tryout Offer with the Providence Bruins. The 28-year-old center has spent his entire career playing overseas, spending five seasons with Plzen HC in the Czech League and five seasons with Magnitogorsk Metallurg in the KHL. It was his time...

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October 12th, 2018
Editor's Choice

With their victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, the Boston Bruins have battled their way to a 3-1-0 victory. They have outscored opponents 14-4 in their last three games. It is a sizeable feat for a team who lost their opening-night matchup against the Washington Capitals by a score of 7-0. As the Bruins look to gain more victories as a unit, they also have ones to look forward to at the individual level. A number of players on Boston's squad are within shouting distance of career milestones. This includes many of the team's most notable players such as Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, and Torey Krug. Bruins Looking for Goals There is quite the number of Bruins who will be looking to meet a milestone in the goal department. This includes Bergeron, Pastrnak, and Chara. Patrice Bergeron - 300 Goals Bergeron entered the season with 288 goals in his career, but two empty-netters and a hat trick later, the alternate captain rests just six scores shy of the...
October 12th, 2018
Long Read

It's Mailbag time! With the 2018-19 season underway, it's time to start a monthly mailbag answering any and all questions regarding the Boston Bruins. In this mailbag, I will attempt to answer all of these questions fairly and objectively while paying attention to the past, present and future of players, drafts, trades, standings and whatever else may come up in questions. With that said, let's get this mailbag underway: "Would You Consider Trading Debrusk to Edmonton so He Can Come Home? Who Would You Want in Return?" (Rudistic via Twitter) I think it's safe to say that the Bruins don't plan on moving Jake DeBrusk any time soon. I'm on the same page in that regard as I think DeBrusk does everything a team should want from a player, especially one who's only 21 years old (though soon to be 22 years old on Oct. 17). In his rookie season, DeBrusk showed continued improvement through the year. While he didn't necessarily blow the roof off of the TD Garden with offense,...
October 11th, 2018
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Earlier in the week, we heard rumblings that Rick Nash was officially filing papers to retire from the NHL. The report came from Rear Admiral of Barstool Sports, who tweeted on Tuesday that a source indicated to him that Nash was filing the paperwork and would announce his retirement. TSN's Darren Dreger, per Nash's agent Joe Resnick, reported later in the day that Nash would not be retiring at this time. The Bruins brought Nash in at the trade deadline a year ago with the hope that the power-forward would complete the club's top-six forward group. He looked great right off the hop but eventually ran into injury trouble and never got it going at his expected level as a Bruin. Boston has a want for a big-bodied forward to win puck battles and increase team size up front. Nash, a proven top-six option, was a perfect fit for the club. The dream was that Nash would get healthy, get back to himself, and eventually return to Boston later in the season. That dream is...
October 10th, 2018
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Patrice Bergeron earned a hat trick in the Boston Bruins' home opener against the Ottawa Senators on Monday, making him the difference-maker as the Bruins won 6-3. https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/1049469761774604289 The beauty of Bergeron's three-goal afternoon was in the execution. Each goal was distinctly different and required unique skills. One goal was the result of hard work in the crease, another was thanks to a well-placed wrister, and the last was due to reading the play and deciding that the best option was to toss the puck on net. Bergeron Capitalizes on Chaos The Bruins' alternate captain potted his first goal of the game 30 seconds in, sparking a fire within the hometown faithful, which is often lacking during a matinee game. Charlie McAvoy began the sequence with a skillful play, pinching along the boards and sending the puck below the goal line with his backhand. David Pastrnak scooped it up in the corner and, seeing that he had ample space, skated to...

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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... October 15th, 2018

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

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