// Derek Morris

Does a Puck-Moving Defensemen Work in This System?

For the past few years around trade deadline time and in the offseason we have heard about the Bruins looking for a puck-moving defenseman. The Bruins have had a few different guys in past seasons play that role, but it never seems to work out like we thought it was supposed to. Dennis Wideman, Derrick […]

Trade Winds Blowing Through Boston: Morris, Bitz Sent Packing

Welcome to Deadline Day in the NHL! The Bruins, who made two small moves on Tuesday, acquiring a pair of young defenseman, have shipped another blue liner out of Beantown. Derek Morris, who was here on a one-year deal and will become an unrestricted free agent this coming offseason, is westward bound. Morris has been […]

Bruins De-Claw Panthers In Exciting Pre-Olympic Finale

For a while, it looked like the 10-game losing streak Bruins might be back, but they pulled out a fourth straight win, 3-2 in a shootout. They got off to an inauspicious start, when Derek Morris was called for hooking, giving Florida a power play 10 seconds in. The Bruins managed to kill it off, […]

Boston Bruins Mid-Season Report Card

Having played their 41st game of the season – a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers – the Boston Bruins are now halfway through their regular season and currently stand at 21-13-7, for a total of 49 points. Despite a sluggish start during which they alternated wins and losses (until they hit two three-game […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Panthers, Sunday 12/27

The Bruins (18-11-7) will look to continue their winning ways this afternoon in the Sunshine State, in the first half of a pair of games down in Florida. Today they begin with the Florida Panthers (16-16-7), a team that has been on the cusp of the playoff picture since the season’s beginning. This will be […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Thursday 12-10

It’s been a quiet week for the Black and Gold since their Saturday night stomping of Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-13-7). Behind a nifty hat trick by Marc Savard, the Bruins (15-9-5) were able to pummel the young Toronto squad, racking up seven goals en route to a 7-2 beatdown. Tonight, the […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Penguins, Tuesday 11/10

“Sid the Kid” and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins visit the TD Garden this evening for a skate against the Bruins. Pittsburgh will be making their final stop on a cross-country four-game road trip, on which they are 1-2-0 thus far. The Penguins (12-5-0) sit in a tie atop the Eastern Conference, knotted […]

Bruins Fall to Philly, 4-3

The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins played four nail-biting games during last season, with each team winning two and each scoring 12 combined goals apiece. So it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that 60 minutes of hockey was not going to be enough to settle the score between these two Cup hopefuls Thursday night. It turns […]

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 […]

A Bruins Summer Summary

As we turn the page on the calendar to September, we find ourselves exactly one month away from the opener for Boston’s ’09-’10 season, when Alex the Great and the Capitals visit the Garden to kick off what will be a year loaded with very high expectations for the Black and Gold. So, What’s With […]

Bruins Sign D-Man Morris, Complicate Kessel Situation

On Saturday, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced the signing of puck-moving defenseman Derek Morris to a one-year, $3.3 million contract. The move comes immediately after the Bruins sent injury-prone Aaron Ward back to the Carolina Hurricanes for a fourth-round pick in the 2010-2011 NHL Entry Draft and Patrick Eaves, whose salary was instantly bought out. […]