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Bruins Fall to Habs 2-1 to Force Game 7 in Beantown

The Canadiens had their jet fueled and ready to go as they left the Bell Centre Tuesday, one of the few times they are grateful to be heading to Boston. With a 2-1 win in front of their roaring home crowd, the Habs forced a Game 7 at the TD Garden for Wednesday night. These […]

LeBron James Inks Deal For Liverpool With Fenway Sports Group

Earlier this week it was reported that NBA mega (douche) star LeBron James has joined forces with John Henry and his massive sports ownership/marketing firm, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), of which Tom Werner is also a principle owner. Its well known LeBron is a huge Yankees fan and it’s also possible he could play a […]

Chara Escapes Further Discipline from NHL; No Fine, No Suspension

In somewhat of a surprise move by the NHL today, the league has decided not to suspend or fine Bruins captain Zdeno Chara for the nasty hit on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty in last night’s 4-1 Canadiens win up at the Bell Centre. For the few of you who haven’t seen or heard about last night’s […]

NHL Hockey: To Fight or Not to Fight

As the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Islanders have all shown, fighting is alive and well in the NHL. Now, no one will argue that fighting in hockey is in any way new; current rules regarding punishment for “fisticuffs” date back to the 1920s. But it does seem like these last […]

Daniel Paille Suspended Four Games By NHL For Hit

Bruins forward Daniel Paille knew this was coming. One day after his blind-side, jaw-smacking hit on Stars forward Raymond Sawada, Paille was suspended for four games by the NHL on Friday. “I felt that it was a clean hit. It’s too bad, I know that most of the guys in the room would disagree with […]

Video: 2011 NHL All-Star Game, Condensed Version

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas earned his third straight All-Star Game win, stopping 11 of 15 shots in the third period to earn the 11-10 win for Team Lidstrom. Zdeno Chara, who was playing for Team Staal, finished with two assists. “Going into the third, I knew I had to let in one to get the […]

Video: Chara Sets Record For Hardest Shot, Thomas In Fastest Skater Competition

Another year, another Hardest Shot title for Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. The 6-9 Chara won the event for the fourth straight year, setting a new NHL record with a 105.9 miles-per-hour shot, beating his old mark of 105.6. Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin also participated in the competition, topping out with a 97.1 mph shot.

2011 NHL All-Star Fantasy Mock Draft Analysis

(Editor’s Note: Below is Brian’s Mock Draft submitted before Friday night’s NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft…along with the actual picks for the event. Let’s see how he did!) If you love hockey like I do, and you love fantasy sports like I do, Friday was the night where your worlds collided for an event of sportsgasmic […]

Thomas, Chara, Seguin Headed to Carolina for NHL All-Star Weekend

The NHL announced Tuesday the remaining 36 players named to the 2011 All-Star Game, to be played in Raleigh, NC later this month. That batch of the league’s elite included two Bruins, with goalie Tim Thomas and defenseman Zdeno Chara getting the nod. Also, Tyler Seguin, the team’s highly touted rookie, will join 11 other […]

Tim Thomas off to Historic Start

Coming into the 2010-2011 Boston Bruins season, goaltender Tim Thomas was a certifiable afterthought. With 23-year-old Finnish backstop Tuukka Rask coming off a stellar campaign, most figured Thomas, the 2009 Vezina Trophy winner as the league’s top goalie, would be relegated to a backup role at best. Hell, many so-called fans would have been content […]

Tyler Seguin Staying With Bruins a No-Brainer

After the Boston Bruins 2-0 victory over their Northeast division rival Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday at the TD Garden, Claude Julien announced to the media that Tyler Seguin, the club’s #2 overall pick (and potential superstar-in-the-making) in this year’s past draft, would be staying with the team for the remainder of the season. In other […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Coyotes, Opening Weekend in Prague

At long last, the Bruins return to the rink this weekend for a pair of games to kick off the regular season against last year’s biggest surprise team, the Phoenix Coyotes. What rink? The O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. The games are a part of the NHL’s European Premiere series. Elsewhere in Europe, the […]

Let’s Get Puck’d: NHL Western Conference Preview

Welcome, as we march on with the second half of this year’s NHL previews, this time shifting our focus to the Western Conference. To me, the West is wide open this year. Chicago, the league’s reigning Cup champs, had to have a fire sale in the off-season to relieve their salary cap crunch, which should […]

Lets Get Puck’d: NHL Eastern Conference Preview

The puck drops on yet another NHL hockey season this week, and with so much anticipation and expectation building about our local Bruins team, it felt like quite the long summer having to wait it out before the B’s get their chance at erasing the painfully embarrassing playoff exit last spring. Boston has retooled their […]

Bruins 2010-2011 Preview: Goalies

Last fall, the Boston Bruins entered the hockey season with the defending Vezina Trophy winner and an up-and-coming back-up netminder in a campaign that led the league in save percentage and placed second in goals allowed. This season, however, the roles have reversed; the Vezina Trophy winner now finds himself riding the pine after posting […]