What the Bruins Need to Be Successful

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The Boston Bruins are having a strange season. Strange in the sense that they’re considered a “struggling” team even with a top-five record in the NHL and strange in the sense that their once-sound defensive game is suddenly filled with cracks.

In conversations, columns and general musings, it has been difficult to classify this team. The Bruins have yet to really dominate a game but in the same breath, they haven’t exactly been bowled over either. They’ve made some pretty incredible comebacks but yet can’t hold a third period lead at times. Some players have looked elite at times while managing to disappear completely during stretches as well. We’ve been waiting for the team to take it to the next gear and finally break through for 30 games now. They haven’t.

It’s bad but it’s also not bad. Strange, right?

With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, it’s imperative that Peter Chiarelli add to the Bruins roster because the current team isn’t going to do much in the playoffs. But what does the team need to be successful? Glad you asked.

The Best Late Round Gems Of The NHL Entry Draft Since 2000 (Part I – ’00-’02 Drafts)

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Hockey fans might know that there are some great expectations that are placed on players that come out of the first round of the NHL’s Entry Draft. However, the same …

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Blues Defense May Have a Slightly Different Look

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Playing in a division that stresses defense-first, the St. Louis Blues are on the cusp of losing the only three defensemen on their roster over the age of 29. Kent …

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Five free agent forwards that the Boston Bruins should target

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The Boston Bruins’ breakup day came approximately six weeks earlier than it did the season before. During the day’s interviews and meetings, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli indicated that while he didn’t foresee any major changes, he would like to “add some pieces.” The Bruins will need bottom-six players with one or two to have the potential to move into the top-six group, if necessary. With the current situation as is for the Bruins, here’s a look at five free agent forwards that the Bruins should target.

Boston Bruins Off-Season Preview: Let’s Make a Deal?

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Two weeks have passed since the Boston Bruins dropped game seven in overtime to a Washington squad led by a plucky young goaltender. As the sting fades and with the …

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Tom Gilbert Boosts Minnesota’s Offense

Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher has had some difficult decisions to make over the last few weeks. He has been watching his team slide further and further down the standings, he …

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Boston Bruins Pick Up Needed Depth in Trade Deadline Deals

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor The Boston Bruins made two moves at the deadline which, while not particularly awe-inspiring, improved the team. In acquiring veterans Brian Rolston, Mike Mottau and …

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Yawns All Around: NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

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Jim Neveau, Senior NHL Columnist Another trade deadline is now in the books in the National Hockey League, and despite the huge expectations and people calling it the league’s “Christmas”, …

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NHL Rumors Galore: Deadline Edition Part 2

With only about 72 hours before the February 27 NHL trade deadline, rumors are swirling all over the Internet, and especially on Twitter, as fake insiders try to get the …

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