Bruins' Boychuk Trade Paying Off With Carlo

Bruins' Boychuk Trade Paying Off With Carlo

April 5th, 2020 Former Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made 63 trades during his nine-year tenure with the franchise. He made some minor deals and even pulled off some big deals that led to a Stanley Cup championship in 2011. One deal he made prior to the 2014-15 season was sending defenseman...
Today in Hockey History: April 4

Today in Hockey History: April 4

April 4th, 2020 This date might be one of the most significant in the history of the National Hockey League. Some of the most legendary players in the game had huge moments including some playing in their final regular-season games. Records were broken, streaks were continued and something happened for the final...

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April 4th, 2020
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One of the best defensive forwards of his era, there is little doubt that Boston Bruins center and alternate captain Patrice Bergeron will be, or certainly should be, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame when he chooses to hang up the skates. But, his Hall-of-Fame resume goes far beyond back-checks and big goals. In 1,089 games played to date in the National Hockey League, all with the Bruins, Bergeron has put up 869 points, including 352 goals and 517 assists. Of those goals, 67 have been of the game-winning variety, with eight scored in overtime. In addition, the Quebec native boasts an incredible career plus-minus rating of plus-201. Related: Zdeno Chara - 7 Cool Things About the Big Guy With a total of 61 games under his belt in the 2019-20 season before the league put play on hold in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bergeron had 31 goals, making it his sixth career 30-goal campaign, as well as his third straight. Perhaps unfortunately for his opponents, it seems this...
April 3rd, 2020
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The end of the National Hockey League regular season was scheduled to be this weekend on April 4. The two-plus month grind to a Stanley Cup championship for 16 teams was about to begin before the league put the season on pause on March 12 amid the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Some teams give out season-ending awards that are voted on by fans. One award that the Boston Bruins hand out is the 7th Player Award, given to the player who performed above expectations for the season that is voted on by the fans. The past three winners have been David Pastrnak (2016-17), Charlie McAvoy (2017-18) and Chris Wagner (2018-19). Related: Derek 'Turk' Sanderson - A Boston Legend There are several possible winners for this year's award, but below are three players that are deserving of the award. Each has played a role in the Bruins sitting on top of the NHL standings and in position to win the Presidents' Trophy should the season start up again. 3. Jaroslav Halak This is an out of...
April 2nd, 2020
Bruins History

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. BOSTON, MA - 1972: Derek Sanderson #17 of the Boston Bruins talks with goalies Eddie Johnston #1 and John Adams #31 before their NHL game circa 1972 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images) 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...
April 1st, 2020
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the San Jose Sharks might have a need for a goaltender that may not get the deal he wants in free agency. The Edmonton Oilers are recouperating during this pause in the NHL and the coach says two injured players are good to go. Finally, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask felt the need to clarify comments he made about possibly retiring. And no... none of these are April Fools jokes. Sharks Interested in Holtby? Larry Brooks of the New York Post took a look at what's in store for goaltender Braden Holtby who is becoming an unrestricted free agent at an inopportune time. His lower-than-average save percentage combined with what is expected to be a flat salary cap doesn't bode well for him getting the kind of contract he might like. Braden Holtby (Jess Starr/ The Hockey Writers) Brooks wondered if the San Jose Sharks might have interest as their goaltending has been dreadful over the last two seasons, ranking next-to-last in...

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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

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