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Bruins Training Camp: What to Watch For, Part 1

Is it too soon to talk about the Bruins yet, or is the sting of last spring’s playoff collapse still too painful to overcome? Personally, as tough as it may be to do, I say we turn the page to the next chapter: the 2010-11 NHL season. The B’s are off and running this month […]

Andrew Ference Visits BP Oil Spill

It’s a sticky situation down in the Gulf of Mexico these days, literally. But who better to swoop down south and save the day than the Bruins’ resident green machine, tree-hugging defenseman Andrew Ference. Where there’s a cause, there’s a Ference. Long an advocate for anything to do with the health of the environment, Andrew […]

Bruins Give Shawn Thornton Hefty Raise on New Two-Year Deal

Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli made some news on Friday, re-signing veteran winger and locker room leader Shawn Thornton to a new two-year contract that will pay the forward $812,500 per year and keep Thornton in Black and Gold through the 2011-12 season. Now granted, that salary isn’t something many of us real world folk […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Monday March 29th

The Bruins (34-28-12) will look to build on Saturday’s stomping of the Flames tonight when they finish up their brief three-game homestand against Northeast Division leaders, the Buffalo Sabres (41-23-10). Boston has actually had a good level of success against the Sabres this season, winning three of the four previous meetings. The B’s, still with […]

Bruins Give Andrew Ference Contract Extension

The Boston Bruins, coming off of their sound 4-0 beating of the Atlanta Thrashers, announced on Wednesday that they signed defenseman Andrew Ference to a three-year contract extension worth $6.75 million. The 31-year-old, who arrived in Boston in February of 2007 with Chuck Kobasew via a trade with the Calgary Flames, has notched 24 goals […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Islanders, Saturday 3-6

Winners of five or their last six, the Bruins (28-23-11) take their show on the road for seven straight games, beginning with this afternoon’s game on Long Island to face the slumping New York Islanders. The seven-game roadie marks the longest road trip since the ’03-’04 season for the B’s. Boston is coming off a […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Tuesday 2/9

The Bruins (24-22-11), fresh off their Super Sunday shutout of the Montreal Canadiens north of the border, return to native soil tonight at HSBC Arena in Buffalo to take on the division-leading Sabres (32-18-7). While everyone already knows of the recent struggles of our own hometown hockey team, the Sabres haven’t been much better as […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Kings, Saturday 1-16

The Bruins (23-16-7) will wrap up their West Coast swing Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center with a matinee skate against the Los Angeles Kings (26-18-3). The Kings currently sit in the West’s 8th spot, just one point ahead of defending Western Conference champs, the Detroit Red Wings. Ironically, both teams headed into their games […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Ducks, Wednesday 1-13

The bruised and battered Bruins (22-15-7) will head west this week for three games in the Golden State, with hopes of not heading south in the standings. Their trio of games on the left coast begins tonight at the Honda Center in Anaheim, where they will face off with the red hot Ducks (20-19-7). Anaheim […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Rangers, Saturday 1-9

The Bruins (22-14-7) and New York Rangers (21-17-6) will skate at TD Garden in a Saturday matinee of Original Six proportions. These two teams faced each other earlier this week in New York, with the Blue Shirts escaping with a 3-2 victory after blowing a two-goal lead. Bruins Injury Woes Boston had three games so […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Blackhawks, Thursday 1/7

It’s another Original Six matchup tonight at the Garden, as the Bruins (22-13-7) return home for the first time since the Winter Classic hoopla to face the league’s best team, the Chicago Blackhawks (30-10-3). Chicago is tied atop the Western Conference with 63 points, even with San Jose. The B’s faced this team just a […]

Bruins Crush Maple Leafs Like Leaves

Yes, the Maple Leafs folded like their namesake, and the Bruins looked like bears again instead of cubs as Boston won convincingly at home, 7-2. The Bruins stepped on the gas from the start and never let up, scoring on a Marco Sturm tip-in. Just one second later, Shawn Thornton got into a scuffle with […]

Bruins 2009-2010 Season Preview: Defensemen

The defensive corps performed well above expectations last season for the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins, and heading into this year’s campaign, the blue line brigade hopes to continue their dominating ways. After a season in which the B’s led the entire NHL with a strong 2.32 goals against average, the team is coming into this season […]

Andrew Ference Undergoes Surgery

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, who was injured during the whole playoffs, underwent surgery Wednesday at Mass. General to repair an abdominal hernia and an abductor release to repair an injured groin. According to the team, Ference will miss four-six weeks of action. I would think that means 4-6 weeks starting now, but Globe writer Kevin […]

Kessel and Krejci to Undergo Surgery

Update 05/05/2010: For those looking for the latest on the May 5th Game 3 injury to David Krejci, please check our latest game post. Did you ever stop and wonder why the Bruins had so much trouble in their second round series with the Hurricanes? It could be because the team had a piling list […]