Boston Bruins

As mentioned in this article’s companion piece (which you can find here), the Boston Bruins have come out on the winning end of several of the most lopsided trades in NHL history. Milt Schmidt turned around a moribund franchise by acquiring Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield from Chicago for pennies on the dollar.
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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS) has suspended Boston Bruins’ forward David Backes for three games for interference. The incident occurred in the dying seconds of the first period of Tuesday’s tilt between the Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. Backes initiated late contact up high on Red Wings’ forward Frans Nielsen and was assessed
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It was one of the most memorable debuts in Boston Bruins history. With multiple defenders injured heading into the Bruins second-round matchup against the New York Rangers in 2013, the team was forced to turn to 21-year-old blueliner Torey Krug to step in and hopefully fill a role despite only playing in three NHL games
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The Boston Bruins have acquired forward Tommy Wingels from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the team announced Monday. The fifth-round pick can become a fourth-round pick if the Bruins advance past the first-round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs or if the Bruins re-sign
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The Boston Bruins have acquired veteran defenseman Nick Holden from the New York Rangers. In exchange for the 30-year-old blueliner, the Bruins sent 24-year-old defender Rob O’Gara and a 2018 third-round draft pick to the Rangers. This deal came shortly after the Washington Capitals sent a third-round pick to acquire Michal Kempny from the Chicago
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With less than two weeks to go until the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline, speculation, and rumor-mongering have been kicked into hyperdrive, filling the league’s news cycle. For several weeks every season, the games themselves seem to take a backseat to the exciting and occasionally maddening prognostication as experts and novices alike attempt to pinpoint who
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This isn’t the first time it’s been said, but hopefully, it will be the last. Brad Marchand is returning to the Bruins lineup Wednesday night after serving a five-game suspension for illegally elbowing New Jersey Devils’ forward Marcus Johansson, concussing him in the process. One of the best players on the entire planet, Marchand simply
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It didn’t take long for the Bruins to return to their winning ways after suffering their first regulation loss in 19 games against the Anaheim Ducks. Despite the team still missing Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, Noel Acciari and now Anders Bjork, the Bruins showed no signs of slowing down Thursday night in a 3-1 victory
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It didn’t take long for bad injury luck to strike the Bruins after the team was relatively healthy for a few months. After being recalled on an emergency basis and playing in a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, Anders Bjork was re-assigned to Providence for the All-Star Break before being recalled without the emergency
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The Boston Bruins are on a streak of epic, historical proportions, having recorded at least one point in 18 consecutive contests (14-0-4) as they emerge from the All-Star break. Eighteen. As in, the Bruins’ point streak can buy itself a pack of Marlboro and join the Marine Corps. Ok, so it hasn’t been quite that
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When a team is rolling the way the Boston Bruins have been, the hope is that nothing changes for as long as possible. Unfortunately, life isn’t always fair and things don’t always go as planned. For the Bruins, this was the case when Charlie McAvoy had surgery, Brad Marchand got suspended and Noel Acciari got
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The NHL has come down hard on Boston Bruins’ forward Brad Marchand, suspending him five-games for an illegal elbow to the head of New Jersey Devils’ forward Marcus Johansson. The play went unpenalized but the damage was long-lasting as Johansson was later diagnosed with a concussion. Notably, Johansson also missed a month of hockey in
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When the 2018 NHL trade deadline rolls around, the Boston Bruins will have an interesting decision to make. The team is white-hot with a 13-0-4 record in their last 17 games, propelling them to fourth place in the league with one to three games in hand on each of the three teams ahead of them.
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If you didn’t already know that Patrice Bergeron is one of the best hockey players on the planet, he’s doing his best to put everybody on notice in 2017-18. While the 32-year-old has scored over 20 goals in eight seasons, eclipsing the 30-goal mark three times in the process, Bergeron’s production this season has been something
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When looking at the 2017-18 Boston Bruins, one thing is abundantly clear; the team has more depth than any Bruins team has had in recent years. Arguably one of the deepest teams in the entire league, the Bruins are showing that they can roll four lines with confidence while also feeling comfortable in the fact
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This Boston Bruins team is the best the NHL has seen in years. From a Stanley Cup-winning team in the prime of their run with two appearances in a span of three seasons to missing the playoffs for two consecutive years, the Bruins have certainly seen their ups and downs in recent years. Still, with
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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
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