Today in Hockey History: July 7

Today in Hockey History: July 7

July 7th, 2020 July 7 is a very important date in National Hockey League history as a pair of signings made it easier for players from Europe to come over, forever changing the game. There were also a handful of coaching moves and the birth of a Hall of Famer who is beloved in the Mile High City. Devils Pave...
Today in Hockey History: July 6

Today in Hockey History: July 6

July 6th, 2020 Some of the best players of the 1990s were rewarded for their performances on this date. July 6 also saw a number of coaching changes, roster moves and the birth of two players who left their mark on the game with brilliant National Hockey League careers. 1995 Postseason Awards The NHL...

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June 28th, 2020
Bruins History

Jarome Iginla will most likely forever be remembered for his time as one of the greatest players in Calgary Flames history. However, even though many people may not recall, he also spent one season as a member of the Boston Bruins near the end of his storied career. Bruins fans certainly remember. You should be proud of yourself, the way you play the game and the positive effect you had on every team you played for, and every player you played with.Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, in a June 24 Tweet reacting to Iginla's Hall of Fame election. On Wednesday, it was announced that Iginla has been selected for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. It's a well-deserved honor for a player who was a fan, and teammate, favorite no matter where he played. Making His Mark A total of 61 of the 1,300 points Iginla amassed over the course of his 20 seasons in the NHL came when he played for the Bruins in 2013-14. He played 78 games in that 30-goal, 31-assist campaign. The 61 points he...
June 28th, 2020
Bruins Prospects

At the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, the Boston Bruins did not have a first-round pick after trading it to the New York Rangers that February in a deal for Rick Nash. That left general manager Don Sweeney selecting in rounds two through seven. Related: Boston Bruins Logo History During those rounds, the Bruins selected three forwards and two defensemen. Not all five will see success in the Boston organization going forward, but some do have high ceilings for the future. Axel Andersson The Bruins' first selection in the draft in the second round was Swedish defenseman Axel Andersson with the 57th pick. He was in the Canadian major junior league with the Moncton Wildcats most recently. Sweeney delt the 6-foot, 179-pound 20-year-old blueliner to the Anaheim Ducks in February at the trade deadline along with their first-round pick and David Backes for forward Ondrej Kase. Moving on from Andersson won't hurt the...
June 28th, 2020
Bruins History

June 28 saw two huge trades go down that benefitted a pair of Original 6 franchises for years to come. Also, this date in 1994 was one of the busiest in recent memory with drafts, trades and coaching moves. Canadiens Change Their Future The first step in the Montreal Canadiens dominating the 1970s occurred on June 28, 1964. This was the day they acquired the goaltender that would lead them to six Stanley Cup championships over the course of eight seasons. The Canadiens traded Guy Allen and Paul Reid to the rival Boston Bruins in exchange for Alex Campbell and a 16-year-old goaltender named Ken Dryden. The Bruins used the 14th picked of the 1964 NHL Amateur Draft to select Dryden, but traded him just a few weeks later. Dryden opted to play for Cornell University before beginning his professional career, where he went 76-4-1. He finally signed with Montreal and made his NHL debut late in the 1970-71 season. After winning all six of his starts, he is named the starting...
June 26th, 2020
Boston Bruins

In today's edition of the Boston Bruins News & Rumors article, the topics range from a potential star trade target to a former Bruin making the NHL Hall of Fame and Jake DeBrusk's future as a restricted free agent. Bruins and Eichel Trade Rumors For weeks there has been speculation that Jack Eichel's time in Buffalo is limited. While the Sabres have made numerous changes to their roster, front office and coaching staff in recent years, the team has still struggled to turn a corner and find any success. Holders of the longest active playoff drought in the NHL and just one-season shy of tying the all-time record, the Sabres haven't been good in recent history and Eichel, the Sabres captain, has clearly grown tired of the stagnancy. Naturally, the rumors of Eichel to Bruins have floated around given the fact that the star forward is from the Boston-area and is close friends with Bruins' defender Matt Grzelcyk. On paper, the Bruins would love to have Eichel on the team...

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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