// Joe Thornton

Introducing “Don’t Call Me A Mailbag” Episode 1

Greetings SoB readers, Welcome to the first edition of what I’m tentatively calling “Don’t Call Me A Mailbag”. I’d be lying if I said I knew what this really was, or what it will turn into in the future, but it should be fun. For starters, I don’t love the word “Mailbag” or I’d just […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sharks, Saturday February 5th

The Bruins (30-15-7), fresh off their beatdown of the Stars Thursday night, will host old friend Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks (27-19-6) in a matinee affair at the Garden this afternoon. For Boston, today’s game will be the second of four straight at home. They kicked off the homestand in grand fashion Thursday, […]

Not So Fast! Sturm Trade To L.A. Kings On Hold, Possibly Dead

Despite previous reports that Boston Bruin forward Marco Sturm had been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional draft pick, Sturm remains in Boston as Bruin, continuing his rehabilitation for reconstructive knee surgery… for now at least. Just two days after celebrating his five-year anniversary with the Bruins, whom he joined as part […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sharks, Thursday 1/14

After a disappointing 4-3 loss in Anaheim last night, the Bruins (22-16-7) will head north to San Jose to take on old friend Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks (30-10-7). The Bruins had last night’s game in their grasps, enjoying a 3-2 lead at the second intermission. But two early third period goals by […]

Bruins All-Decade Team: 2000′s

The first decade of the new millennium has been a pendulum for the National Hockey League: it has seen the disappointment of a lockout during the 2004-2005 season coupled with the high expectations of “the Next One,” Sidney Crosby. The Boston Bruins had the same swings, ranging from the excitement of a first-place finish in […]

What Could Have Been: P.J. Axelsson and the 1997-1998 Playoffs

On July 27, Anders Per-Johan Axelsson, the left wing better known as P.J. Axelsson, signed a four-year contract with the Frolunda HC Indians of Sweden’s Elitserien, ending his tenure with the Boston Bruins and, most likely, his career in the NHL. The signing, which will return the Swedish native to the team with which he […]

Sharks Rally to Beat Bruins in Third Period

The two best teams in the NHL. Joe Thornton returns to Boston once again. The Sharks rally for an improbable win…OK maybe it wasn’t totally storybook for the Bruins, as they saw their third period lead evaporate into a late two-goal deficit in a 5-2 loss to the Sharks. The Bruins entered the game 26-0-2 […]

Bruins Back for (Much) More

With veterans healthy and youngsters one year wiser, the boys in black and gold are ready to build on a so-so 2007 campaign. Despite getting pummeled in Game 7 against the top seeded Canadiens, the bright spots throughout the season were far from scarce. Bruins Initially an Afterthought in 2007-08 After losing their leader early […]

Running Scared

I thought that Christmas would be calm and sweet for the Bruins, but a column, written by Kevin Paul Dupont, suggesting that Phil Kessel could be on the trade market, fired up boards and forums. I think it’s time for me to weigh in. What can I say? A young, promising player, on the block, […]