The Boston Bruins fell short of expectations when they failed to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs for a second straight year. Although many recognize the B’s need a shakeup on defense, one superstar has been connected as a possible offseason signing for the Bruins and his name is Steven Stamkos.
It’s been widely speculated for much of the season that Stamkos will leave Tampa Bay, the team that drafted him first overall in 2008, and pursue work in another, more passionate hockey city. Rumors have linked the Bruins as a potential destination for Stamkos, particularly because of his relationship with head coach Claude Julien when they represented Team Canada in previous Olympic Games. However, the likelihood of this happening is slim-to-none. Continue reading Don’t Count On Stamkos Signing In Boston »
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The Boston Bruins have extended Defenseman, Kevan Millar, to a 4 year extension worth 10 million dollars. This contract extension really doesn’t make any sense to me. This guy is a player that they could of easily let go and saved the money for more of an impact player. I think 4 years, 10 millions for Miller is a high over payment. This past year was probably Miller’s worst year as a Bruin and he was also injured for 11 games. He scored 5 goals, which isn’t bad for a player like him, but in his career he’s only scored 8 total goals. 2.5 million a year for him is too much money for a player that scores as little as that.
Another reason this signing bugs me is that they already have a very similar player in Adam Mcquaid. They are both your typical defensive defenseman that are third pairing and you really need only one of those on your team. The Bruins should be worrying about who they are going to pair for the first paring defenseman. Chara and Seidenberg are getting older and aren’t the same players they used to be. The Bruins are in need of some young new Defenseman and they aren’t going to be able to get them if they keep on paying players like Kevan Miller. It’s still early in the off season but if they don’t add some new players it could be another long and frustrating year for this team.
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In Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Stars, Chris Kelly went down and suffered a freak injury that turned out to be a broken leg that will put Kelly out of game action for 6-8 months.
Before his fall, Dallas Star Colton Sceviour made light contact with his stick to Kelly’s hip region, which was initially thought to be the reason for Kelly’s fall and injury but with a quick second look at the play it is clear that the contact had nothing to do with the fall. Most likely Kelly’s knee/leg gave out or he hit a snag in the ice. Either way he will be out for a very long time. Continue reading Chris Kelly injured, out 6-8 months »
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These first 3 games of the NHL season have been a disaster for the Boston Bruins, letting up 16 goals in 3 games and just overall playing lazy and uninterested. It is real easy to blame all the bad play on the defensive end, but they are not the only reason.
Offseason pickups Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes are both a -5 throughout the first 3 games, as is Brett Connolly. Hayes had been advertised as a big-bodied presence over the summer, but so far has been invisible, as he has not produced any points and is obviously inept in his own end. Beleskey has a goal and an assist and is probably just adapting to his new team. I would not be too worried about him yet. Continue reading Bruins Continue Slump, Lose 3rd Straight to Start 2015-2016 »
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The Bruins lost their 1st game of the season Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets 6-2.
The B’s came out of the gate at the beginning of the game with so much energy and power, the same energy and power that they have to harness for the full 60 minutes.
They only harnessed it for the first period, though. After the first period it was a disaster. Continue reading Bruins Messy in Season Opener Against Jets »
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Here is part 2 of the 2 part 2015-2016 Atlantic Division preview. To read part 1, click here.
In this part I will be reviewing and previewing the 4 teams that finished ahead of the Bruins in the division standings last season. All 4 teams made it into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
4th Place: Ottawa Senators (99 points)
Ottawa’s ’14-’15 season was defined by their 2nd half surge when Andrew Hammond, the Hamburglar, took the starting goaltender spot from Craig Anderson and absolutely took the league by storm. In the 24 games he played in he went 20-1-2 with a 1.79 goals against average. It was unfathomable. The rookie put on a superhuman performance while he was in net and the Sens fans ate it up. They started selling McDonalds Hamburglar masks at games and Hammond even got recognized by the fast food chain and now gets free McDonalds for life. Pretty cool, huh? Continue reading 2015-2016 Atlantic Division Preview for Bruins Fans, Part 2 »
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Last season the Boston Bruins went 15-9-6 against their Atlantic Division opponents. Good but not great, and it could have been better. The Bruins and the rest of the division have gotten better this offseason, making moves and signing free agents. Some have new head coaches and new general managers.
It’s a known fact that if you want to be a top team in the NHL you have to dominate your division or you won’t fare too well the rest of the season.
This is part 1 of a 2 part preview of the Bruins versus the Atlantic Division this upcoming season. Let’s start with the 3 teams that finished below the Bruins in the division standings last season. Continue reading 2015-2016 Atlantic Division Preview for Bruins Fans, Part 1 »
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