Boston Bruins

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the first period of the Boston Bruins game against the Vancouver Canucks game Thursday, you missed out on the best stretch of Bruins hockey so far this season. For starters, both Patrice Bergeron and David Backes made their season debuts after missing the team’s first five games
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When the Boston Bruins took on the Nashville Predators in their season opener, there was a noticeable difference in the way they performed compared to their play a season ago. The high-pace, up-tempo game was exciting to watch and was a result of Bruce Cassidy getting to implement his strategy from day one. Despite missing
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As the No. 1 ranked prospect in the National Hockey League, Charlie McAvoy has a lot of weight on his shoulders. The 19-year-old, whose only taste of NHL action came during last season’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, will likely be thrust right back into the thick of things from the start of the season, as the
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It’s finally here. The Boston Bruins 2017-18 season is upon us. By the time the puck drops Thursday at the TD Garden 165 days will have transpired since Boston’s last meaningful game. In the interim, through the David Pastrnak contract drama, laying-low during free agency and numerous roster battles one thing above all else is
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Phil Esposito was inducted into the Hockey Hall of fame on this day in 1994. For a look back at his impact on the league, THW presents this article, originally published in June, 2015. In today’s look at important off-season trades over the years, we set our sights back to 1967.  While this particular deal did
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If all goes according to plan, the Boston Bruins will be entering the 2017-18 season on a high note. Young prodigy David Pastrnak has finally re-signed with the team while the organization’s prospect pool is steadily blooming. But, if you’re a diehard Bruins fan, the bitter taste of last season is still lingering on your
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Yesterday NHL Network analyst and former Lightning GM Brian Lawton tweeted he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Pastrnak is traded based on the current status of negotiations between the player and the Boston Bruins. In tweeting this, Lawton dropped a figurative bomb on the hockey world. With what I am hearing I would not be surprised if
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The Boston Bruins: known worldwide as one of the National Hockey League’s Original Six…except they didn’t actually come along until seven years after the league began play. There were also only four teams in the NHL’s original iteration. Whatever. We’ll gloss over that. The Boston Bruins: known worldwide for their classic, Spoked-B logo…except that this
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After 16 years in the NHL, defenseman Andrew Ference has hung up his skates and sheathed his hockey stick. Wearing the threads of four different NHL teams over the course of his career, he decided to retire at the age of 38. The Edmonton native finished his career with his hometown Oilers. Andrew Ference served as
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When the Boston Bruins host their 2017 training camp, many young faces will be getting their best opportunities to earn a roster spot. After qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in three years, the Bruins now have their sights set on something a little bigger. This was always the plan when Don Sweeney
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The Boston Bruins can scratch one restricted free agent off of their “To Do” list. Noel Acciari inked a two-year, one way contract with the Bruins on Wednesday, and though his re-signing with the club likely raised few (if any) eyebrows, the salary and nature of the deal are a pleasant surprise. His $725,000 cap hit
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The selections of Urho Vaakanainen and Jack Studnicka in the first and second rounds of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft allowed the Bruins to select a goaltender with their fourth round pick. With the 111th overall pick, the Boston Bruins selected goaltender Jeremy Swayman of the United States Hockey League. The 18-year-old was born and raised
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The NHL offseason is in its busiest stage with the NHL Expansion Draft and NHL Entry Draft right around the corner. Once the Expansion Draft is complete and all 31 NHL general managers have an idea of where their teams stand, the next big task will be the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft is
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With bated breath Boston Bruins fans watched the hours, minutes and seconds tick off the clock. Marquee names such as Jonas Brodin, Duchene and Landeskog had all been attached to Bruins rumors ahead of Saturday’s roster freeze. Brodin was of particular note, considering Boston’s need for a left-handed defenseman in their top four. (Tom Szczerbowski-USA
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The knights of the Boston Bruins round table have congregated once again — this time to address the blue line. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has been interested in acquiring Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin since as early as last year, at least. With the expansion draft looming, the Wild’s surplus of young defensemen has become a
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An interesting idea was brought to the attention of the Boston Bruins team of writers here on The Hockey Writers. Though the scenario proposed was entirely hypothetical, it was still one that sparked a conversation. The Bruins Stats Twitter account tweeted out a poll asking fans if they would send Brandon Carlo and the 18th overall
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