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Injury Fallout: Chara to miss 4-6 weeks

The Bruins lost to the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night but it turns out they may have a lost a lot more than that. Zdeno Chara, the team’s captain and anchor on the blue line,  suffered a knee injury and did not return to the game. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, […]

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Adds; Weekly Mailbag

Your first weekly matchup of fantasy hockey likely wrapped up over the weekend and hopefully you managed to get out of it with a win. If not, don’t sweat it. It’s a long season and there’s still plenty of hockey to be played. At this point, we don’t really put too much stock into hot starts or […]

Bruins sign Gagne and Additional Notes

The Bruins officially announced Tuesday morning that they signed forward Simon Gagne to a one year, $600,000 contract. Gagne, who was invited to camp on a tryout basis, impressed Coach Claude Julien and GM Peter Chiarelli enough to warrant a roster spot. As a player, Gagne has been a talented goal scorer who can put […]

Bruins defeat Flyers 2-1 in Season Opener

The Bruins season started off with a bang as the Bruins got goals from Reilly Smith and Chris Kelly to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on opening night. Tuukka Rask made 19 saves for his first win. It’s just the first game of the season so we should take everything with a grain of salt, […]

NHL Awards Predictions; Fantasy Hockey Mailbag

Opening night is finally upon us! After an offseason that was a little too long for Bruins fans, we finally get to see our boys in Black and Gold skate against the hated Philadelphia Flyers. There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the team this year and there is plenty to be excited about. David Krejci […]

30 Teams, 30 Crazy Predictions; Fantasy Hockey Mailbag

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug both have more points than Zdeno Chara. Patrice Bergeron leads the team in points with 78. Loui Eriksson scores 36 goals. Buffalo Sabres The Sabres win only 29 games this year, finishing first in the Conor McDavid sweepstakes. Mikhail Grigorenko has a breakout season 31 goals […]

Fantasy Hockey Preview: Goalies

The backbone of your team, goalies are really the riskiest players on the board come draft day. There are so many different strategies and approaches when it comes to net-minders that it really depends on how the draft itself goes. You’ve all seen in Fantasy Football drafts where one guy takes a quarterback, and the […]

Fantasy Hockey Draft Primer: Offense

In fantasy hockey, offense is really the bread and butter of your team. They’re really the ones who will contribute in all categories and be the most valuable players in the fantasy hockey world. At least 7 or 8 of the first 10 draft picks will be forwards, and this is with good reason. When […]

Fantasy Hockey Draft Primer: Defense

When it comes to fantasy hockey, strategies for drafting defensemen can be pretty polarizing. Some will tell you that Forwards and Goalies are the most important components of a fantasy squad so the focus should be there, letting you round out your roster with defenseman who are solid category contributors. Others however, see the sneaky […]

Join us for Fantasy Hockey!

We know we’ve got some die-hard hockey fans among our readers and a wealth of fantasy players. Now you have a chance to join us in a Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey league for the upcoming season. I will be covering fantasy hockey for Sports of Boston this year, and this league is a great chance to […]

Krug and Smith Sign 1-Year Contract Extensions

The Bruins announced this morning that they have resigned both Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to contract extensions for one year at $1.4 million. Krug and Smith are already skating with the team again and will be expected to be ready for the rest of the preseason. These are obviously bridge contracts for these two, […]

Bruins Lose Preseason Opener and Other Thoughts

The Bruins lost their first preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens in the Bell Centre last night 3-2, with goals from Matt Fraser and Ryan Spooner. The B’s put forth a lineup mixed with veterans as well as rookies and played well, losing only after the Canadiens snuck in a goal with less than a […]

2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Defense

Any good coach will tell you that “defense wins championships” and that certainly strikes true in today’s NHL. All of the recent Stanley Cup winners have had very strong defensive cores and count on their guys to chip in in all three zones for their team to succeed. The Bruins under GM Peter Chiarelli have […]

Bruins Announce Training Camp Roster, Krug and Smith to Hold Out

The Boston Bruins have officially announced their 2014 camp roster, which includes tryout invitees Simon Gagne and Ville Leino. Missing from that list however, are unsigned RFAs Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. Krug and Smith have both yet to sign a contract, and reports indicate that both are pretty far apart from what the Bruins […]

Bruins Move David Pastrnak to Center Inexplicably

The 2014 NHL Rookie Tournament is underway and the Bruins’ team lost to the Florida Panthers 2-0 in Game 1. I’m personally not going to read too much into this game; it’s just fun tournament to display some of the exciting young talent in the league. What I will read into, however, is how the […]