In today’s News & Notes, a veteran member of the Montreal Canadiens will be playing in a huge milestone game, a Pittsburgh Penguin is out long-term with an injury and the NHL has announced their Three Stars of the Week. Plekanec to Play in 1,000th NHL Game When the Montreal Canadiens take the ice Monday,
With their victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, the Boston Bruins have battled their way to a 3-1-0 victory. They have outscored opponents 14-4 in their last three games. It is a sizeable feat for a team who lost their opening-night matchup against the Washington Capitals by a score of 7-0. As the Bruins
It’s Mailbag time! With the 2018-19 season underway, it’s time to start a monthly mailbag answering any and all questions regarding the Boston Bruins. In this mailbag, I will attempt to answer all of these questions fairly and objectively while paying attention to the past, present and future of players, drafts, trades, standings and whatever
Sean Kuraly, Noel Acciari and David Backes. All three players are or have been capable of playing center in their career and have been reliable in the spot when called upon. Despite this, there’s a clear distinction between a player who can play center and a player who can play center in a top-nine role.
With the NHL’s regular season right around the corner, many are excited for what is sure to be another action-packed year of hockey. Right at the center of that fun should be the Atlantic Division, which may be one of the NHL’s weirdest and hardest divisions to project for the 2018-19 season, but for very
The Bruins invited both Lee Stempniak and Daniel Winnik to training camp earlier this month with the hope that one or both would emerge as an NHL option. One could make the argument that both of these players have earned a spot in Boston. Winnik seems to be the ideal extra forward, able to play
The 2017-18 season both went better than expected and worse than expected for the Boston Bruins. Entering the season, the Bruins were fresh off of a first-round playoff loss to the Ottawa Senators and the hope was that the team would be able to progress from there. After all, the team went from perennial Stanley
The Boston Bruins got a very unique experience over the past few weeks, heading to China for a week of practice, bonding and a pair of preseason tilts against the Calgary Flames. Boston is leaving China with two victories over the Flames, but more importantly, they are leaving ready to roll for the 2018-19 season.
The NHL regular season is just around the corner and hockey fans everywhere are drooling like a dog awaiting dinner. The Boston Bruins are poised to have another rock-solid season after finishing the 2017-18 campaign just a win shy of the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. With a young core set to start
Twelve years ago, Boston Bruins goaltender Andrew Raycroft took the National Hockey League by storm. Boston’s fifth-round pick in 1998 had spent the previous three seasons bouncing back and forth on Interstate 95 between Boston and Providence. In fact, a majority of Raycroft’s early professional career in the AHL, playing in 121 games on the Bruins’ farm
The dog days of summer are still here – and while the 90-degree heat may fool you into thinking that hockey is a dream that’s still far, far away, that really isn’t the case. With the calendar turning to September, the start of the NHL regular season is just over a month away. The drama
Widely considered one of the best lines in hockey last season, the Boston Bruins’ leading offensive unit had eyes on them throughout the 2017-18 campaign. Consisting of Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak on Patrice Bergeron’s flanks, the three players tallied a combined total of 228 points. The line was a huge reason why Boston found
In today’s rumor rundown, Patrik Laine new deal with the Jets may not happen for a while, there is speculation the Oilers and Bruins might be talking trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs might waive a goaltender and the Sharks may have to enter the 2018-19 regular season making fewer changes than they would have liked.
In today’s rumor rundown, there is some belief Tyler Seguin will hold out on contract negotiations until next summer to maximize his earnings, Trevor Daley may be a trade candidate in Detroit, there aren’t as many rumblings about Torey Krug as there once were, and while one recent drafted rookie decides to join the NHL,
You win some and you lose some. When it comes to the Sabres acquiring Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes, the Bruins appear to be losers in the deal in more ways than one. For starters, the Bruins missed out on a versatile forward who can produce upwards of 30 goals and 60 points and
Championship or bust. It’s a term that’s thrown around a lot in sports. With good reason, too, as the ultimate goal for every professional sports team, player and fan is the immortality that comes with being a champion. It’s for that reason that so many teams push their chips to the middle of the table
In today’s rumor rundown the Anaheim Ducks and Brandon Montour have come to the consensus a long-term deal is out. As a result, the two sides are working on a bridge deal. There is some speculation an Eastern Conference team may have interest in Artemi Panarin and Chicago learns a little more about the status
In today’s rumor rundown, there are questions about what kind of contract Jacob Trouba should get from the Jets, Tyler Seguin talks about his potential contract expectations, questions arise as to the future of Tuukka Rask in Boston and we update the status of Tom Wilson and the Washington Capitals. What Will Jacob Trouba Get?
There have been tremors of possible Boston Bruins activity since the 2017-18 season came to a close in June, yet there is little to show for all the commotion. General manager Don Sweeney landed John Moore, Jaroslav Halak, Chris Wagner, and Joakim Nordstrom once July 1 rolled around, marking the beginning of free agency. These
In this edition of our Bruins roundtable, we asked our B’s writers which rookie exceeded their expectations the most in the 2017-18 campaign. Unsurprisingly, Jake DeBrusk’s name rang through the answers as the player who began the season on the bubble but who cemented himself into a fan-favorite with his talent and, more importantly, his
In today’s rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are letting teams chat with Erik Karlsson about a contract extension, the Leafs are looking to upgrade their defense and might have a target in mind and the Bruins might be shopping one of the more high-profile blueliners. What’s Happening With Erik Karlsson? After failing to get Erik
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 spot). Noah Hanifin,
The Boston Bruins have re-signed defender Matt Grzelcyk to a two-year contract worth $2.8 million, the team announced Friday. The deal will carry a $1.4 million in each of the two seasons and was first reported by Marisa Ingemi. The extension will keep Grzelcyk under contract through the 2019-20 season. Bruins sign @Matt_Grzelcyk5 to a
Entering the offseason, the Boston Bruins have a number of items on their agenda. That includes decisions on Rick and Riley Nash, as well as reeling in restricted free agents like Sean Kuraly and Matt Grzelcyk. In addition, general manager Don Sweeney will have to make the call on bringing back Tim Schaller and Anton
If the 2017-18 season made anything clear, it’s that the Boston Bruins’ championship window is firmly open. Part of what comes with such a situation is that teams must identify all of their potential short-term and long-term moves and decide which decisions will give them the best chance at winning a championship. After all, nothing
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
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
When the Boston Bruins fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the postseason, a glaring issue on their roster was unveiled for the entire hockey world to see. While their roster was solid from top to bottom, the team’s lack of a defensively responsible left-shot defender outside of Zdeno Chara made for some ugly results
Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. This was true for the 2017-18 Boston Bruins who fell short of their ultimate goal of winning a Stanley Cup following a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second-round of the postseason. Related: Bruins Exceeded Expectations in 2017-18 Though the Bruins were unable to capture hockey’s
In Game 5 of their second-round matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Boston Bruins were eliminated from the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Their quest for ice hockey’s most-saught-for trophy was over. Thus the blame game ensued in Boston. Fans and media alike began pointing the finger – most in one of two places: goaltender