Khudobin Is Key for Bruins Crease

Khudobin Is Key for Bruins Crease

June 18th, 2018 The Boston Bruins are prepared to have a rather difficult summer. With eight combined UFAs and RFAs, the Bruins are exploring opportunities that will allow them to be competitive in the near future. With rumors that they may have interest in re-signing Rick Nash and discussions about bringing Ilya...
Would Bruins Trade DeBrusk for Hanifin?

Would Bruins Trade DeBrusk for Hanifin?

June 18th, 2018 Two things are clear at this point in the 2018 NHL offseason. The Boston Bruins are in need of a two-way left-shot defenseman, and former first-round pick Noah Hanifin may want out after a rather bitter end to the 2017-18 season for the Carolina Hurricanes (36-35-11, 14 points out of a playoff...

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June 9th, 2018
Bruins History

Rookies (or "first-year players" as captain Zdeno Chara prefers) figured to play an integral role this season for the Boston Bruins. Eschewing the big-name free agent signings of years past and opting instead to ride the youth wave, success was to be largely predicated on the readiness of several promising prospects within the pipeline. It was somewhat of a risky proposition for General Manager Don Sweeney and the Bruins front office. After all, with just six playoff games to speak of over the previous three seasons there was little room for regression; it's not a stretch to say that seats (though not yet "hot") were beginning to warm up.   Pondering the recent success of Charlie McAvoy and Jake DeBrusk led me to wonder, "What are the best rookie campaigns in Bruins history?" Let's find out. In no particular order: Sergei Samsonov, 1997-98 As one of three players drafted with the picks acquired from the Hartford Whalers for Glen Wesley, Samsonov vastly...
June 8th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

It has been more than six years since the Boston Bruins agreed to send Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik. At the time many felt the trade was a win for Peter Chiarelli and company, as the veteran winger played a key role in helping the club win the 2011 Stanley Cup and some still believe that to be true to this day. The beauty with so much time having elapsed since the swap was made, is the history we can now look back on to help determine who came out on the better end of the deal..and it has been some time. It may not seem like it has been that long but the Thrashers haven’t been a thing in the NHL since the end of the 2011-12 season when the franchise left town and became the second incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets. Bruins Paid a Steep Price Of the four players who were involved in the trade, Wheeler is the only one currently playing in the NHL and still has plenty of gas left in the tank. , the...
June 2nd, 2018
Boston Bruins

When it comes to offseason decision making, the Boston Bruins are in one of the most difficult positions in the league. With a combined 17 unrestricted and restricted free agents, the Bruins are attempting to keep a successful system together with a projected cap space of only $8,884,333. General manager Don Sweeney has already announced that defenseman Paul Postma and forwards Brian Gionta and Kenny Agostino, will not be receiving contract extensions this offseason. But his comments regarding Austin Czarnik’s future were most interesting. “Czarnik is intrigued by what may exist elsewhere. We certainly haven’t closed the door. We don’t think he has as well,” said Sweeney. Is Czarnik Nearing a Breakout Season? The 25-year-old center has played in 59 career games with the Bruins and scored 17 points between two seasons. Czarnik’s production at the NHL level has yet to take off; however, after an extremely impressive season with the Providence Bruins, many teams...
May 31st, 2018
Editor's Choice

With the 2018 NHL season winding down and only two teams remaining in competition for the coveted Stanley Cup, 29 other teams are looking towards the offseason to figure out what the future holds for their clubs. In the near future, there will be the NHL awards, the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and then the opening of the free agency period on July 1. On top of those league-wide events, the Bruins will also be holding their annual development camp at Warrior Ice Arena on Jun. 26 until Jun. 29. They'll also be holding their main training camp starting on Sept. 10. During those two camps, the Bruins front office and coaching staff will get a chance to evaluate their prospects and see where each individual player is at in their development. The Bruins were able to benefit in a big way from rookies in 2017-18 and given their current crop of players still looking to make the jump to the NHL is so strong, it seemed interesting to start a round-table discussion between The Hockey Writers...

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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

A Trade that Shaped a Franchise

Phil Esposito was inducted into the Hockey Hall of fame on this day in 1994. For a look back at his impact on the league, THW presents this article, originally published in June, 2015. In today's look at important off-season trades over the years, we set our sights back to 1967.  While this... September 25th, 2017