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Bruins Trade Johnny Boychuk to Islanders for Draft Picks

The Bruins have agreed to trade defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the Islanders for second-round picks in the 2015 and 2016 drafts and a 2015 third-round pick, according to Newsday. The reason for the deal was purely motivated by money, as the Bruins were right up against the salary cap (about $500,000 under). In the deal, […]

Chiarelli Acknowledges He May Not be Able to “Keep the Band Together”

Are you familiar and comfortable with the Boston Bruins roster? Well don’t get too comfortable because there may be some changes with familiar faces in the near future. General Manager Peter Chiarelli expressed some angst recently about his ability to keep the current team intact. The Bruins are currently very tight on cap space especially […]

Former Bruins Player Carol Vadnais Dies

Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star who played more 1,000 career games, has died. He was 68. Vadnais played for the B’s from 1971-1976 and was a key cog on the B’s 1972 Stanley Cup-winning team.

Video: Tuukka Rask is More Invincible Than You Thought

Tuuka Rask can literally stop shots fired out of a cannon. When Zdeno Chara, owner of the NHL’s hardest slap shot, is on your team this is exactly the type of hyperbole that one could expect to hear about Rask. But after a charity game in Finland some Boston fan may actually claim this to […]

Bruins Sign Niklas Svedberg to back up Tuukka Rask

The Bruins have opted to sign goalie Niklas Svedberg and let Chad (don’t call me Ochocinco) Johnson test the free agent waters. Johnson served as the backup to Tuukka Rask for the majority of the 2013-14 season and posted an impressive 17-4-3 record. In his 27 appearances he managed two shutouts, a 2.10 goals against […]

Bruins, Sharks Discussing Marchand-Marleau Trade, Report Says

With the salary cap going up, major talent hitting Free Agency, and super star players demanding a trade, this off-season promises to be an interesting one. With rumors recently coming up, it seems as though Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli is already discussing major moves for the Black and Gold. According to Jimmy Murphy of XNSPorts, […]

Explanation or Excuse? Bruins Played Through Rash of Injuries

Maybe the Boston Bruins advancing to the Stanley Cup finals for the second straight year wasn’t such a guarantee after all. Or maybe that’s exactly what the Bruins want us to think. One day after getting unceremoniously ousted from the NHL playoffs by the Montreal Canadiens in a 3-1 Game 7 loss at home, the […]

Canadiens End Bruins’ Season with 3-1 Game 7 Victory

That’s all, folks. The Montreal Canadiens have ended the 2013-14 NHL season for the Boston Bruins, beating the B’s 3-1 in Game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. After holding a 3-2 series lead, the Bruins couldn’t win either of the last two games to close out the series, getting trounced 4-0 in Montreal in Game 6 before […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Lucic Causes Me to Throw Up on Dean Wormer

CLIFF NOTES * I have said for five years to trade Milan Lucic but they hang onto him because he hits an occasional guy, floats around the ice and scores some empty netters. One minute into the game he fanned in front of the net with a chance to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. […]

Video: Bruins’ Matt Fraser Scores Overtime Goal to Beat Canadiens

The Bruins really needed a win in Game 4, and they got it. But it wasn’t easy. The newly called-up Matt Fraser, acquired from Dallas in the Tyler Seguin trade, netted the game-winner early in the first overtime of Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins and Canadiens are now all knotted up 2-2 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Habs Might Be a Diving Team – Bruins Are Figure Skating Team

GOALTENDING * I’d go with Johnson right now * Tuukaa gave Subban the whole net on a basic breakaway * Canadiens have scored 10 goals in three games * Ton of rebounds being left * Two breakaways – two goals Offense * Boychuck shooting into defenders pads all the time * Amazing tip by Bergeron […]

Reilly Smith: The 7th Diamond In The Rough

On July 4th, 2013, Tyler Seguin, Rick Peverly, and Ryan Button were traded to the Dallas Stars for Loui Ericksson, Matt Frasor, a top prospect in Joe Morrow, and a no-name prospect. This no-name prospect ended up being Boston’s 7th player, Reilly Smith. Often, these blockbuster trades included no-name prospect for salary cap reasons or […]

Bruins Eliminate Red Wings, Move on to Face Habs

The Bruins once again looked stellar in their game 5 domination over the Detroit Wings to close out the series with a 4-2 win and advance. Backed by offense provided by Loui Erikkson, Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla, they looked like the overall favorites that they are expected to be in terms of […]

Bruins Take Control of Series with 3-0 Win Over Red Wings

Now that’s more like it. After splitting a pair of games in Boston, the Bruins beat the Red Wings soundly in Game 3 by a score of 3-0. Tuukka Rask, who was awarded the first star of the game, made 23 saves and got the shutout for the Black and Gold. The Bruins got the […]

NHL Playoff Series Preview: Bruins vs. Red Wings

It’s that time of year again, and what better way to start the Bruins 2014 playoff journey than an Original Six match up against the Red Wings? Led by the elusive Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit has booked their reservation to the postseason for 23 years in a row now. I’ve already projected the Bruins to beat […]