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Tim Thomas off to Historic Start

Coming into the 2010-2011 Boston Bruins season, goaltender Tim Thomas was a certifiable afterthought. With 23-year-old Finnish backstop Tuukka Rask coming off a stellar campaign, most figured Thomas, the 2009 Vezina Trophy winner as the league’s top goalie, would be relegated to a backup role at best. Hell, many so-called fans would have been content […]

Tyler Seguin Staying With Bruins a No-Brainer

After the Boston Bruins 2-0 victory over their Northeast division rival Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday at the TD Garden, Claude Julien announced to the media that Tyler Seguin, the club’s #2 overall pick (and potential superstar-in-the-making) in this year’s past draft, would be staying with the team for the remainder of the season. In other […]

Armando Galarraga Perfect Game Lost By Bad Call: Expanded Instant Replay Needed

The NFL has it. The NBA has it. Hell, even the NHL, that red-headed step brother of a professional sports league has it. What is “it,” exactly? Expanded instant replay. After a certain gaffe on Wednesday night involving a near-perfect game, it’s become clearer than ever that Major League Baseball needs to finally step into […]

Miroslav Satan Nominated For NHL Goal of the Year

The 2009-2010 Boston Bruins will be remembered for a lot of things: underwhelming performances and epic collapses, mostly. Still, that’s not to say the whole season was a waste. Exhibit A: Miroslav Satan. Signed out of retirement in January, the 35-year-old Satan took his time getting his legs under him before kicking things up a […]

Bruins Sign Defenseman Yuri Alexandrov

The Boston Bruins announced on Sunday they had agreed to terms on a contract with Russian defenseman Yuri Alexandrov, the club’s 2nd round pick, 37th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The lanky Russian blueliner, 21, has been plying his trade for the Cherepovets Severstal in the Kontinental Hockey League, considered by many to […]

The Lost Boys on the Bruins

The 2009-10 Boston Bruins haven’t gotten off to the start many prognosticators had predicted them to. Expectations were high after last season, and deservedly so. Last year’s incarnation of the Black and Gold experienced a banner year, finishing 1st in the Eastern Conference and advancing past the first round of the playoffs for the first time in more than a […]

Plenty of Blame To Go Around In Kessel Saga

The Phil Kessel era in Boston has ended. Or “error,” as many close to the Bruins organization would have you believe. The mercurial winger is gone, sent packing in a trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and truth be told, there’s a whole lot of blame to go around in this one, on both sides […]

Krejci Snub Shows NHL Needs to Re-evaluate its Priorities

Coming into the 2007 season, not many outside of NHL prospect circles knew the name David Krejci. The center from Sternberk, Czech Republic was somewhat lightly regarded in his draft year, hearing 62 names called before hearing his own in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry process.  Krejci spent the next two seasons honing […]

Kessel, Krejci Headed Towards Huge Pay Day

Coming into this season, many Bruins fans didn’t know what to expect from 3rd year winger Phil Kessel and sophomore David Krejci. Both players had shown glimpses of their potential in 2007-08, but neither had yet established themselves as legitimate offensive threats. This year however, these two young guns have arguably been the Bruins two […]

Bruins on the Offensive in 7-3 Rout of Atlanta

You know things are going good for your hockey team when a guy like Mark Stuart finds the back of the net twice. That’s just how it’s going for the Boston Bruins these days. The B’s handled the Atlanta Thrashers 7-3 Friday night in Atlanta, as Phil Kessel scored a goal and added two assists […]

Bruins Remain Red-Hot, Topple Panthers 4-0

Even the hottest goaltenders in the NHL can’t do much against the Boston Bruins these days. Phil Kessel notched his team-leading 16th goal of the season and Manny Fernandez registered his 1st shutout of the season as the Boston Bruins dismantled Craig Anderson and the Florida Panthers 4-0 Saturday night in Sunrise, Florida.

ATR: Bruins Prove They’re For Real With Impressive Victory

As the old saying goes, “to be the best, you have to beat the best.” For the Boston Bruins; mission accomplished. Much has been made of the Black and Gold’s resurgence in the “Hub of Hockey,” and rightly so. The team is hotter than Hanzel in Zoolander right now, reeling off an 11-1-1 record in […]

ATR: Bruins Quarter Mark Report Card

We’ve just passed the quarter mark of the NHL season, and it’s time to hand out grades to the Boston Bruins. The Black and Gold have started a revival of sorts in the Hub, and below you will find an individual report card for each Bruins player. Forwards Marc Savard – The nifty center has […]

Bruins Continue Winning Ways, Defeat Panthers 4-2

The Boston Bruins just keep on rolling. The Black and Gold beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 Friday night, extending their winning streak to three games. The Bruins have now won 8 out of their last 9 games, and are 11-1-1 in their last 13. With the victory over Florida, Boston moves into sole possession of […]

Bruins Rout Sabres 7-4 in Offensive Explosion

They say it’s better to be lucky than good. Chuck Kobasew would probably agree. The Boston forward scored the eventual deciding goal late in the 2nd period of last night’s 7-4 Bruins victory, banking a shot off Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller from behind the net and in. The goal was Kobasew’s 2nd tally of the […]