// Dougie Hamilton

Why Taylor Hall Won’t be a Bruin

Earlier this week, TSN Analyst Darren Dreger reported that Edmonton’s Taylor Hall would be in play on the trade market as the Oilers train wreck of a franchise continues. The Bruins, who have been struggling just to land a playoff berth this season and seem to be lacking an identity, have been in the eye […]

Bruins End Disappointing West Coast Trip on Positive Note

The Bruins played four road games in six nights this week, all on the west coast. They went   in the four games. The trip began with back to back games in Anaheim and Los Angeles against the Ducks and Kings, respectively. The Bruins lost a hard fought game to the Ducks, 3-2, and 2-0 to […]

Injury Bug lingers but Bruins keep Rolling

The Bruins put together a great character win Thursday night, coming back from behind to defeat the Oilers 5-2. Though it was against lowly Edmonton, it was good to see the team rally and finish strong. The Bergeron-Smith-Marchand line kept rolling, putting up another 4 points and the team is starting to click. It wasn’t […]

Injury Fallout: Chara to miss 4-6 weeks

The Bruins lost to the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night but it turns out they may have a lost a lot more than that. Zdeno Chara, the team’s captain and anchor on the blue line,  suffered a knee injury and did not return to the game. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, […]

Fantasy Hockey Draft Primer: Defense

When it comes to fantasy hockey, strategies for drafting defensemen can be pretty polarizing. Some will tell you that Forwards and Goalies are the most important components of a fantasy squad so the focus should be there, letting you round out your roster with defenseman who are solid category contributors. Others however, see the sneaky […]

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 […]

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. […]

Bruins Even Series with Third Period Comeback vs. Canadiens

After Bruins killer Thomas Vanek scored his second goal of the game to put the Montreal Canadiens up 3-1 with 13:30 left in the third period, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton told his teammates they needed a goal every five minutes to tie up the game. They did a little bit better than that. Two better, to […]

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 […]

Unlucky 13: Habs End Bruins Streak at 12 Wins

After an unexpected 12-game winning streak, the Bruins were brought back down to earth by the rival Montreal Canadiens. The streak After outscoring opponents 47-16 during their winning streak, Boston was unable to generate the offense needed to top Montreal. The Canadiens have now won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams. […]

Red Hot Brad Marchand Carrying Bruins

Consistency has been a problem for the Boston Bruins as of late. Every win seems to be followed by a loss and the best they’ve been able to do in the past month is a three game winning streak. Sure the team has been battling injuries at the defensive position but the road ahead isn’t […]

Fresh Face gets Bruins back to Winning Ways

The Boston Bruins were able to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season by holding off the Nashville Predators Thursday night in overtime. Boston has been struggling with injuries as of late, which helped contribute to the two-game losing streak that carried them into their game on Thursday night against Nashville. Then, the […]

Bruins Still Scraping By After Shawn Thornton Incident, Other Injuries

For the second straight game the Bruins were able to secure a victory while only outplaying their opponent for one 20 minute period. After narrowly escaping Calgary with a 2-1 victory, which they won in the third period with two goals, it was clear the Bruins weren’t playing their best hockey. After winning in Toronto […]

Bruins Have Decisions To Make This Offseason

After a great, but tragic, season, the Bruins now look ahead to the offseason with some decisions to make. With some contracts expiring and the potential for trades to be made, there are some moves that need to be made. Some things are already known with Jaromir Jagr, Andrew Ference and Nathan Horton, who are […]

Bruins Squander Early Lead Against Capitals, Lose 4-3 in OT

The Washington Capitals rallied back from an early three goal deficit to beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3 in overtime in front of a sold out crowd at the Verizon Center. Eric Fehr capped off four unanswered goals for the Capitals with a spectacular goal while falling down and beating two Bruins defensemen. The goal, his […]