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Anyone Want Claude Julien to Coach Their Youth Hockey Team? Win This Raffle!

Let’s face it. With the NHL lockout in full effect, Bruins coach Claude Julien has nothing going on. He appears to realize that, so he will be offering up his services to a lucky youth hockey team, and it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and Massachusetts Hockey. Winners […]

Is Tuukka Rask Ready to be the No. 1 Goalie for the Bruins?

Many people expected the Bruins to ink Tuukka Rask to a long-term deal this offseason, but instead he agreed to a one year deal worth $3.5 million. Rask had this to say when asked about signing a one year deal: “We figured that [the one-year deal] is best for both parties, and then if I […]

Is Dougie Hamilton the Elusive Puck-Moving Defenseman for the Bruins?

Dougie Hamilton is expected to finally join the team this season. After two stellar seasons in junior hockey, the Bruins will unleash one of the best defensemen prospects in the game this year. With an empty spot left by Joe Corvo, who had a lackluster season last year, Hamilton will be given every chance to […]

Claude Julien is Back, But is that the Best Thing for the Bruins?

Claude Julien was a game away from losing his job as the Bruins played in Game 7 in the first round two years ago against Montreal. Of course, as you remember, the Bruins won that and went on to win the cup. He earned himself a multi-year extension with the Bruins, signed during this off-season. […]

Charity Raffle for VIP Tickets to Milan Lucic’s Rock & Jock Softball Game

Ever want to meet Milan Lucic? Well, you can have that chance, and it’s all for a good cause. Celebrities For Charity is raffling off two VIP tickets to the Milan Lucic Rock & Jock Softball Game on August 22 at 7 p.m. Winners receive: 2 VIP Tickets to the game A spot on the […]

In Facebook Post, Tim Thomas Supports Chick-fil-A Owner’s Gay Marriage Stance

Tim Thomas won’t play hockey this year, but he won’t go away either. Here’s the latest gem on his Facebook page: “I stand with Chick-fil-A. Chick-fil-A is privately owned by the Cathy family. The company president, Dan Cathy, drew the wrath of gay rights advocates and supporters when he made recent statements that some have […]

Bruins 2012 Report Card: Pouliot, Kelly, Peverley, Rolston

Throughout the regular season and the playoffs, the Bruins third line was extremely productive. Chris Kelly established a new career high in goals, and if Rich Peverely didn’t miss 25 games due to injury, he would have been challenging for the team lead in scoring. Benoit Pouliot, a former top five pick, had his best […]

Bruins Confirm Tim Thomas May Take Next Year Off

It appears Tim Thomas may already have played his final game for the Bruins. Despite having one year left on his contract, the Bruins goaltender will likely sit out the 2012-2013 season. When he expressed his feelings to Peter Chiarelli in May, Thomas conveyed that he has fatigue and would like to spend more time […]

Emptying the Tank: Big 4, Lester, Theo, Thomas, Welker, Schilling, Media

I haven’t written a column in a while, so I figured I would chime in on a bunch of sports topics floating around the airwaves, newspapers and Twittersphere the past month. So let’s start with the… Celtics • Unfortunately, this team has more experience and guts than talent and playmakers to truly go the distance. […]

Bruins 2012 Report Card: Milan Lucic, David Krejci, Nathan Horton

Injuries kept this line from building on a strong first season together. Several different players filled the vacant spot at right-wing left by Nathan Horton. If Horton is healthy heading into next season, this line will likely stay together and play at a high level. Report Cards: Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin | Lucic-Krejci-Horton Milan Lucic  C+ Coming off […]

Hey Ladies: Tyler Seguin is Single

Just in case you were wondering, Bruins forward Tyler Seguin is single. How do I know? He said so on Twitter. Yes I am single — Tyler Seguin (@tylerseguin92) May 3, 2012

Connelly’s Top Ten: Hey Bruins…The Better Team Won

1. Misc: * The better team won * Bruins played at Washington’s pace and speed letting them dictate tempo and thus forcing their will upon the Bruins * Bruins needed to make this series a street fight and instead they shot pucks into Capitals shin pads * Ironic that a shot that was directed toward […]

Seguin’s OT Goal Sends Series Back to Boston for Game 7

The Bruins had the city of Boston on the edge of their seats all through Game 6 in Washington. The B’s repeatedly gave up their one-goal lead through three periods, but were ultimately victorious in overtime 4-3 thanks top the heroics of Tyler Seguin. Boston started off strong and broke young goaltender Braden Holtby less […]

Photo: Tim Thomas Likes Ron Paul (Do You Care?)

Tim Thomas spent his off-day hanging out with a conservative/Libertarian group called Freedom Works, and showed off his support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. How much did he enjoy himself there? Enough to take a photo with one of the supporters while holding up a Ron Paul bumper sticker…

Photo: Andrew Ference, Zdeno Chara Reenact Titanic Scene

Normally, I’m all for team bonding experiences, but maybe Andrew Ference and Zdeno Chara took it one step further during their day off on Wednesday. The two visited the National Geographic’s new Titanic exhibit…