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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 […]

2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Goalies

There are only a handful of teams in the league that can boast having an elite goaltender who is in the prime of his career, and the Bruins are fortunate enough to be one of them. Tuukka Rask has been a rock between the pipes for the Black and Gold over the past several seasons, […]

Analysis: Bruins extend David Krejci for 6 more years

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has locked up yet another key franchise piece in David Krejci, extending him through the 2020-2021 season. Krejci will have a cap hit of $7.25 million and a no-move clause through the first four years of the deal. Reaction: Great deal. Chiarelli likes to lock up his key guys before their […]

Rusney Castillo signs with Red Sox for 7 years, $72.5 million

The Red Sox have reportedly signed¬†Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a deal for 7 years, $72.5 million.. The Sox were¬†well documented in being after the slugger, and after missing out on Jose Abreu, they won’t make the same mistake twice. Castillo might not be at the same level as Abreu or Yasiel Puig, but he’s […]

Red Sox Prospect Henry Owens Dominant in First Triple-A Start

The Red Sox traded away four starting pitchers at the trade deadline last week in hopes that their young prospects could begin to develop at the Major League level, and Henry Owens did his part to reinforce their decision in his Triple-A debut. The lefty from Huntington Beach, CA took the mound for the Pawtucket […]

Red Sox Trade Stephen Drew to Yankees for Kelly Johnson

Per ESPN Boston reporter Gordon Edes, Stephen Drew has been traded to the New York Yankees for 2B/utility player Kelly Johnson. Interesting move. This almost certainly means that the Red Sox will move Xander Bogaerts back to shortstop for the remainder of the season and play Will Middlebrooks at third base. For Bogaerts, it seems […]

Red Sox Interested in Cole Hamels: Would This be a Mistake?

Red Sox beat writer Nick Cafardo wrote an article yesterday for the Boston Globe saying that Cole Hamels might be a viable trade option for the Boston Red Sox and would make “perfect sense” for the Sox to pursue him. Blasphemy. Blasphemy, I say. Hamels, the hard throwing southpaw from San Diego, has had a […]

SoB Satire: Fantasy Football Experts Submit their 2014 Alphabetical Rankings

The following is the latest in our SoB Satire series. Much of the following isn’t real or confirmed to be true, but we totally wish it was. The Fantasy Football Federation held a summit on Tuesday evening, calling in experts from around the country to try and consolidate a master ranking list of wide receivers […]

Quiet Off-Season Best Option for Bruins

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has caught a lot of flak from B’s fans this summer for what has amounted to an uneventful offseason since being soundly beaten by the Canadiens in the second round. Arguments have been tossed around that he his too loyal to his “core” guys and that a few bad contracts are […]

Shawn Thornton Signs with Panthers; Chad Johnson Joins Islanders

Today marks the beginning of NHL Free Agency and it has been a whirlwind of activity so far. The Bruins have been quiet so far, but we have seen two friendly faces part ways: Shawn Thornton signed a 2-year deal with the Florida Panthers and Chad Johnson has signed a contract with the New York […]