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Former Bruins Head Coach Pat Burns Passes Away at 58

Pat Burns, the head coach of the Boston Bruins from 1997-2000, passed away on November 19, 2010, at the age of 58 after a battle with lung cancer. The three-time Jack Adams Award-winner coached four different NHL teams over 14 seasons, accumulating a 501-350-161-14 record and a Stanley Cup Final victory in 2003 with the […]

Mr. Campbell, Not Again! A Second Letter Regarding Marc Savard

To: Mr. Colin Campbell, Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for the NHL From: A Bruised and Boiling Bruin Dear Mr. Campbell, You might remember a still-unanswered letter I sent you last spring concerning Mr. Matt Cooke’s less-than-legal hit on Mr. Marc Savard, which occurred the night of Sunday, March 7, 2010.  I […]

Bruins Bring Back Bear Ad In Response to Vandalism

Every Bruins fan’s favorite ad campaign, which has brought viewers hilarious commercials over and over again, is back. This time, however, the Bear is bringing some bite. The newest “Hockey Rules” commercial, viewable at the bottom of this page, features the Bear in a women’s bathroom as he spackles a column and stares angrily into […]

Bruins Blow Three-Goal Comeback, Lose to Capitals 5-3

In a game worthy of many differing headlines, the visiting Boston Bruins lost 5-3 to the Washington Capitals after blowing a three-goal comeback late in the third period. Having beaten Washington 3-1 and 4-1 earlier this season, the Bruins entered the game overconfident and flat, recovered, but failed to keep up with the speedy Capitals. […]

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 […]

Sturm’s Season Ends With Torn ACL, MCL

While there was plenty to cheer about during Saturday’s 5-4 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, in which the returning Marc Savard scored the game-winning goal, the Boston Bruins announced the end of Marco Sturm’s season on Sunday. Sturm went down in the opening minute of the playoff series after checking Flyer Matt Carle and […]

Savard Scores OT Game Winner In Heroic Return to Send Bruins Past Flyers

Marc Savard, Boston’s offensive spark who had not played in an NHL game since suffering a Grade 2 concussion on March 7, scored the game-winning overtime goal to give the Bruins a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the first game of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-finals. Savard, playing in his first playoff game […]

Savard Cleared to Play and Set to Return, But Should He?

On Tuesday morning, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli gave Boston’s faithful more than just the team’s 4-2 series win over the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as he announced that center Marc Savard is set to play after fully recovering from his concussion. Savard, out since suffering the Grade […]

Boston Bruins-Buffalo Sabres Playoff Preview

After a full 82 games composed of highs & lows, injuries & late additions, and joy & (mostly) anger, the Boston Bruins managed to do what some felt was impossible at some points during the season: make the playoffs. Despite scoring the second-fewest goals in the entire league (206 to squeeze by the Calgary Flames’ […]

Bruins Sign Prospects Jordan Caron, Joe Colborne, Michael Hutchinson, and Steven Kampfer

On Wednesday, the Boston Bruins announced that the organization had signed four of its prospects – Jordan Caron, Joe Colborne, Michael Hutchinson, and Steven Kampfer – to three-year entry-level contracts. Jordan Caron Jordan Caron, a 19-year-old forward, was the Bruins’ first-round pick in last year’s NHL Entry Draft (25th overall). This season, the Sayabec, Québec-native […]

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 […]

Cam Neely Rips Bruins’ Lack of Passion, Agrees With Fans’ Complaints

On Friday afternoon, Cam Neely, current Vice President of the Boston Bruins and NHL Hall of Famer, ripped the Bruins players on WEEI’s “The Big Show”, following their 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Citing “a lack of passion and commitment to working hard”, Neely told host Glenn Ordway that he was […]

A Letter To NHL Disciplinarian Colin Campbell Regarding Matt Cooke

To: Mr. Colin Campbell, Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for the NHL From: A Bruised and Boiling Bruin Dear Mr. Campbell, It is with great disappointment that I am forced to write this letter. I am sure that this will be one of many letters concerning Mr. Matt Cooke’s hit on Mr. […]

Bruins Come Out of Trade Freeze Lukewarm, Acquire Rights to Kampfer

On Tuesday, the Boston Bruins made their first trade since the Olympic trade freeze was lifted on Monday by trading a conditional fourth round pick in the 2010 or 2011 Entry Draft for the rights to defenseman Stephen Kampfer. Kampfer, a senior at the University of Michigan, was picked 93rd overall selection in the 2007 […]

Bruins Return From Vancouver Olympics With Assortment of Experiences

On Monday morning, the Boston Bruins hosted a closed practice at the TD Garden to prepare to host the Montréal Canadiens in their first game since the Olympic break began more than two weeks ago. Absent from the practice, however, were center Patrice Bergeron and goaltender Tim Thomas, who had yet to return from Vancouver, […]