How Does the Unusual Start Time Impact the Bruins?
As the Boston Bruins stare down another unusual 12:00 P.M. Eastern time puck drop, the classic question of readiness will undoubtedly be asked. Many fans and pundits alike see afternoon games as a detriment to the teams involved, as the earlier start time may interrupt the players’ typical gameday routine. Pregame naps must be moved […]
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Bruins’ Game 3 Blowout Loss Puts Spotlight on Weaknesses
Less than 24 hours after a heartbreaking overtime defeat on Tuesday night, the Boston Bruins looked to rebound in Game 3 against a Tampa Bay Lighting team still without captain Steven Stamkos. It didn’t take long for the emotion of Game 2 to wear off, as the Bruins looked flat for most of the contest, […]
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Halak’s Playoff Dominance Is No Surprise
When the Boston Bruins announced Tuukka Rask had left the team for personal reasons just hours before their Game 3 matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes, fans went into a frenzy. Once the dust settled on the archaic, “How could he do this to the team?” debate, most Bruins fans turned their attention to the man […]
When Do the Bruins Start to Worry?
Overall, the Boston Bruins have not played up to their usual standard through the opening stretch of the NHL’s return to play. The reward for relinquishing the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference was a Round 1 rematch with a very talented Carolina Hurricanes team. Despite some obvious rink rust, there have been some […]
4 Takeaways From Bruins’ Exhibition Loss to Blue Jackets
As the Boston Bruins returned to exhibition action Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, many questions lingered. How would the club deal with the absence of Nick Ritchie and Ondrej Kase? How would the players perform following the extended layoff? After an ugly 60 minutes resulted in a 4-1 loss, some questions have been […]
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Did the Bruins Lose the Kessel Deal?
Public opinion of the Phil Kessel trade has swung back and forth dramatically over the years. Dealing a 22-year-old potential superstar, fresh off of a 36-goal season, initially received a lukewarm reception. Faced with a trade request, and staring down a potential cap crunch, Boston Bruins’ general manager (GM) Peter Chiarelli made the controversial yet […]
Do the Bruins Have the Best Olympic Roster?
The recent extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement until 2026 is positive news. While most of the focus has been on the NHL’s Return to Play plan, the agreement also includes potential Olympic participation in 2022 (Beijing) and 2026 (Milan/Cortina). I say potential because let’s be honest, there is still plenty of time between now […]
Bruins May Be Unable to Afford Torey Krug
The recent ratification of the NHL’s Return to Play protocol, along with an extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, was excellent news for hockey fans everywhere. While most of it was positive, one cause for concern is that the salary cap will remain flat for at least the next two seasons. That means the Boston […]
Bruins Impacted the Most by NHL Shutdown
Earlier this month, we looked at which Boston Bruins were most likely to benefit from the lengthy pause in the NHL season. Today, we steal a page from Harvey Dent’s book, and look at the other side of that coin. Which B’s were hurt the most by the unexpected stoppage? Who would have benefited the […]
Demystifying the Bruins’ 2013 Game 7 Comeback
When ranking the greatest comebacks in hockey history, one would be hard-pressed to find a game that receives more praise and adulation than the Boston Bruins’ Game 7 comeback against the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Bruins rallied to overcome a 4-1 deficit with just 10:42 […]
Bruins’ All-Time Best Draft Picks
Over the years, the Boston Bruins have had some great success in the NHL Draft. From late-round steals to future Hall of Famers, the B’s front office has managed to draft and develop a number of solid players in nearly every round of the draft. The following is an exhaustive look at each round, and […]
Bruins Benefit from NHL Pause
While the world has endured many difficulties in recent months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL’s recent announcement of a 24-team playoff has sparked a sense of optimism. Daily tracking of the outbreak has mercifully been replaced by the analysis of potential match-ups of the 24 postseason teams. Although the 16 play-in teams can […]
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