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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 […]

Doug Jarvis Hired as Bruins Assistant Coach

The Bruins filled their assistant coaching void on Wednesday, hiring former Canadiens assistant Doug Jarvis to be the new “eye in the sky.” Jarvis will watch all of the team’s games from up in the press box, as assistant coach Doug Houda has done for the past three seasons. Houda has been asked to move […]

Miroslav Satan Nominated For NHL Goal of the Year

The 2009-2010 Boston Bruins will be remembered for a lot of things: underwhelming performances and epic collapses, mostly. Still, that’s not to say the whole season was a waste. Exhibit A: Miroslav Satan. Signed out of retirement in January, the 35-year-old Satan took his time getting his legs under him before kicking things up a […]

Bruins Sign Defenseman Yuri Alexandrov

The Boston Bruins announced on Sunday they had agreed to terms on a contract with Russian defenseman Yuri Alexandrov, the club’s 2nd round pick, 37th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The lanky Russian blueliner, 21, has been plying his trade for the Cherepovets Severstal in the Kontinental Hockey League, considered by many to […]

The Couch Potato Report: Supersized Long Weekend Edition

UPDATE: Celtics Advance to NBA Finals, Beat Magic 96-84 Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived. As the unofficial start of summer, at least in my book, this weekend will surely be loaded with outdoor barbecues, families taking the covers off their swimming pools, and parades down the main streets of towns everywhere. Mother Nature is […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Flyers, Game 7

It all comes down to this. This could be, but hopefully won’t be, the last “Ice Breakers” article of the season. It’s “win or go home” time for the Boston Bruins, as they host the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden this evening, with their fourth and final chance at knocking Philly out of the playoffs. […]

NHL Playoffs: Round 2 Preview

The NHL’s second round of playoffs begin Thursday evening, as hockey’s version of the “Elite 8” take to the ice with visions of Stanley Cup glory dancing in their heads. The four second-round series have a lot to live up to, after the excitement and unpredictability that the league’s first round had to offer. You […]

Which Is Better? Playoff Edition: NBA vs NHL

With the Bruins dropping the puck on their run to the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday night, and the Celtics ready to tip off against the Heat on their journey to grab title No. 18, I thought now would be a most appropriate time to partake in one of my favorite and most cliché sports […]

Bruins Give Andrew Ference Contract Extension

The Boston Bruins, coming off of their sound 4-0 beating of the Atlanta Thrashers, announced on Wednesday that they signed defenseman Andrew Ference to a three-year contract extension worth $6.75 million. The 31-year-old, who arrived in Boston in February of 2007 with Chuck Kobasew via a trade with the Calgary Flames, has notched 24 goals […]

NHL Trade Deadline is Complete: Bruins Fail Miserably

The NHL’s 3 p.m. trade deadline came and went Wednesday afternoon, and unfortunately for Bruins fans, news of a major trade that would bring the team the offensive firepower they have lacked all season wouldn’t be heard all day long. Instead, teams from the top to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings wheeled and […]

Czech Your Calendars: Bruins To Open 2010-2011 Season In Prague

Nearly one month after initial reports that the Boston Bruins would open the 2010-2011 season abroad were first leaked, it’s official. The Bruins will return to Europe for the first time since a 10-game tour against the New York Rangers in 1959 and participate in two of the NHL’s first games next season on October […]

Bruins Remaining Schedule By The Numbers

With 51 games in the 2009-10 season already in the books, you have to imagine coach Claude Julien envisioned a playoff picture that was a bit brighter than the one his team is faced with at this point. Just one year ago at this time, Julien’s Bruins were sitting pretty atop the Eastern Conference standings, […]