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Bruins 2012 Report Card: Thornton, Campbell, Paille, Caron

Easily one of the best fourth lines in the NHL for the second straight season, this line brings energy every single shift they get. Thornton and Campbell once again took on a big part of the team sparking role with well timed fights while Paille does his best work while penalty killing. Part of the […]

Bruins 2012 Report Card: Pouliot, Kelly, Peverley, Rolston

Throughout the regular season and the playoffs, the Bruins third line was extremely productive. Chris Kelly established a new career high in goals, and if Rich Peverely didn’t miss 25 games due to injury, he would have been challenging for the team lead in scoring. Benoit Pouliot, a former top five pick, had his best […]

Bruins 2012 Report Card: Milan Lucic, David Krejci, Nathan Horton

Injuries kept this line from building on a strong first season together. Several different players filled the vacant spot at right-wing left by Nathan Horton. If Horton is healthy heading into next season, this line will likely stay together and play at a high level. Report Cards: Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin | Lucic-Krejci-Horton Milan Lucic  C+ Coming off […]

Bruins 2012 Report Card: Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin

As the NHL playoffs roll along, we’ll be taking a look back at the Bruins season that was. First, we review one of the Bruins’ top lines… Report Cards: Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin | Lucic-Krejci-Horton Brad Marchand - B+ There was no sophomore slump for Marchand in his second full season as a Bruin. He had 28 goals and 27 assists […]

Dice-K: Was it Worth the Hype and Money?

Daisuke Matsuzaka cost the Boston Red Sox over $100 million, with $51.1 million allotted for the posting fee and another $52 million for the six-year contract. With only 49 wins in 105 starts to go along with a 4.25 earned run average, the $100 million seems like a little bit too much for that production. […]

Bruins Can’t Capitalize on Home Ice, Washington Wins Game 7 in OT

All seven games in this series were decided by one goal – the first time in the history of the NHL playoffs. Four of those games needed more than 60 minutes to be decided. Joel Ward was the hero for the Capitals in overtime just 2:57 into the extra set to send Boston home in […]

Patriots Host Free Agent RBs Ryan Grant, Tim Hightower for Visits

The New England Patriots hosted two guests for visits on Friday. Both Ryan Grant and Tim Hightower were in New England, as the Patriots are on a search to fill the void left by BenJarvus Green-Ellis. If either player or both find themselves taking hand-offs from Tom Brady next season, it will be a small, […]

Bobby Valentine is the Red Sox Manager, So Let Him Manage!

Owner John Henry said this in October of 2011: “Larry Lucchino runs the Red Sox.’’ That was made clear when new general manager Ben Cherington was sent on a hunt for a new manager of the Red Sox soon after Terry Francona was fired. Cherington soon found out that Lucchino was making the decision on […]

Could the Patriots Actually Trade Up in the 2012 NFL Draft?

With the NFL draft only about two weeks away, the New England Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds. In past years, the Patriots would trade out of the first round and get multiple later-round picks. One of the main reasons we saw that happen year after year was the rookie salaries were […]

Bruins Fall 5-3 to Penguins, Boychuck Injured

With the Boston Bruins locked into the number two spot in the East, the game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins should have had no meaning. In a 5-3 loss, the Bruins may have lost more than the game. Johnny Boychuck was on the wrong side of a knee-on-knee collision with Aaron Asham midway through the third […]

Bruins Beat Rangers 2-1, Clinch Division Title

It was clearly a playoff atmosphere Sunday night at Madison Square Garden as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers for the first time this season, winning 2-1. Tim Thomas stole the show with 33 saves, as the veteran goalie has really turned his game around at the right time. Patrice Bergeron got it […]

Bruins Wait to Clinch; McQuaid Suffers Eye Injury, but No Concussion

The Boston Bruins needed two points Thursday night against the Capitals to clinch a playoff spot but came out of the game with only one in a 3-2 shootout loss to Washington. The Bruins found themselves down two in the third period and battled back to force overtime and a shootout.  David Krejci and Andrew […]

Rask Getting Ready for a Playoff Return

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask told ESPNBoston and other outlets Wednesday that his recovery from an abdominal strain/groin strain is going well and that he hopes to be ready for the postseason. Rask has been out since March 3 and at the time of the injury the team hoped he would be ready for playoffs. There are two ways to […]

Bruins Steal One in Anaheim, Win 3-2 Over Ducks

The Boston Bruins have now won four of their last five games, ending the west coast trip with a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks. The Bruins have now opened up a five point lead over Ottawa and still have a game in hand. Marty Turco recorded his first win since February 1st of 2011 […]

Rich Peverley Could Return to the Bruins Lineup Sunday

The Boston Bruins have been without the services of Rich Peverley since February 17. Peverley suffered a knee injury and is returning to action faster than expected.  Before Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings, Peverley participated in pre game warm ups, but did not play. There is a chance that he will play Sunday against […]