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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 […]

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 […]