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Charlie McAvoy – Next Bruins Superstar

Charlie McAvoy is looking like the next Bruins superstar and foundation defenseman. We can go all the way back to the 70s to see the all the great defensemen the Bruins enjoyed. Orr , Bourque and Chara. We were able to experience one of the greatest, if not the greatest player of all time, in Bobby Orr. He won the Norris Trophy as best defenseman eight times and won the Stanley Cup twice during the 70s era. Orr then passed it on to Brad Park, who was just keeping the seat warm for Ray Bourque, the true leader of the blue line during the 80s. Bourque himself won the Norris five times in his career. Once Ray moved on to win his Cup, the Bruins picked up Zdeno Chara as a free agent. Chara also won a Stanley Cup and Norris trophy as a member of Boston’s illustrious defensemen in their history. McAvoy Is Next Up Bruins next superstar. Charlie McAvoy has had success wherever he has gone due to his talent, hard work and the determination to keep learning. He had a successful career at Boston University, which made the scouts in Boston aware to draft him 14th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. He has also left his mark in international play, representing USA in the World Juniors. There McAvoy won Player of the Game in the 2017 Gold Medal game....

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2018 NHL Award Winners

The NHL Awards celebrated its ninth season in Las Vegas this summer. Here are the players that brought home some hardware. The Bruins were represented by Head Coach Bruce Cassidy and Patrice Bergeron.The most emotional and memorable part of the night was when the Humboldt Broncos reunited on stage to give the Willie O’Ree Award to their head coach, who did not survive the crash. Humboldt Broncos Hart Trophy — League MVP.Taylor Hall beat out Anze Kopitar and Nathan MacKinnon for this award. Vezina Trophy — Best Goaltender.Pekka Rinne was awarded the trophy over Connor Hellebuyck and Andrei Vasilevskiy. Norris Trophy — Top Defenseman.Victoe Hedman was victorious over Drew Doughty and P.K. Subban. Calder Trophy — Best Rookie.Mathew Barzal won this trophy over Brock Boeser and Clayton Keller. Selke Trophy — Top Defensive Forward. Anze Kopitar narrowly beat out Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins and Sean Couturier. Bergeron had won the award in 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2017. Jack Adams Award — Best coach.Gerard Gallant beat out Boston’s Bruce Cassidy and Jared Bednar to win the award. General Manager of the Year —George McPhee was rewarded in his first season of the Knights over Kevin Cheveldayoff and Steve Yzerman. Ted Lindsay Award — Most outstanding player voted by the members of the NHL Players’ Association.Connor McDavid was voted by his peers over Taylor Hall and Nathan MacKinnon. Lady Byng Trophy...

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Bourque Family Foundation 7.7K

We all have that memory of Ray Bourque helping Normand Leveille around the Boston Garden ice for one last skate. Now off the ice, the NHL Hall of Famer and Bruins legend and his family launched their own charity to help others as he did that special night. Throughout Bourque‘s time in the NHL, he became not only an accomplished athlete, but also a leader in the community. He has contributed over $20 million to over 1,000 different organizations. Photo courtesy of Bourque Family Foundation. In its inaugural year, the Bourque Family Foundation held a 7.7K race at the Ferncroft Country Club. This year, the race was June 9th, and was also set on the 17th year anniversary of Bourque hoisting the Stanley Cup. Bourque made the race 7.7K to match his retired jersey number. Photo courtesy of Bourque Family Foundation. Photo courtesy of Bourque Family Foundation. More Events to Come Ray stated that the foundation’s plan is to do three events a year. He has the 7.7K race, and on August 30th they will have an event at the Golf Club of New England in Stratham, NH. After that, the there will be a curling competition in the winter. Follow the Bourque Family Foundation on Instagram , Facebook, and Twitter to stay updated on events. Share this: View the original article on Bruins Extra: Bourque Family Foundation...

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NHL to Bring Back Third Jerseys

Third Jerseys are Back NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed during a news conference recently that third jerseys will return for the 2018-19 season. At this point the Bruins have not announced any plans to add a third jersey to their arsenal. Previously they have worn three different alternate jerseys that they could bring back. They had previously worn the yellow “Pooh Bear”, and for a few games the 1970’s version during the late 1990s and early 2000s. They then rolled with the solid black version with the bear and name on the front for a bit. Eventually the team decided their Winter Classic jerseys would be their alternates, until Adidas stopped producing them once they took over jersey rights for the NHL. Several teams have announced dates that they will be displaying them. The Coyotes stated they will be using theirs on draft night, and the Islanders have mentioned they will be using an orange version. Some teams have had alternates that became such big hits that they eventually become a primary jersey. Meanwhile, others seem to keep trying something new every couple of years with the hope of getting it right. Currently, 19 teams will have alternate jerseys for the upcoming season. The Bruins will be playing in this year’s Winter Classic, so there’s a possibility that they make that jersey design their new alternate, as they did...

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2018/19 Bruins Offseason Schedule

Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy.Staff photo by Arthur Pollock The Boston Bruins announced their schedule for the upcoming 2018/19 offseason. The Black and Gold will play two games in China as part of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games. They have also announced important offseason dates, including the NHL Combine, NHL Awards, NHL Entry Draft, Development Camp, Rookie Camp and Training Camp. Offseason DATES TO REMEMBER May 28 – June 2 -NHL Combine June 20 -NHL Awards Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron holds up the Frank J. Selke Trophy after winning the award at the NHL Awards. (AP Photo/John Locher) June 22 – June 23 -NHL Entry Draft June 26 – June 29 -Development Camp July 1 -Free Agent signing period begins September 6 -Rookie Camp opens -Prospects Challenge Rookie Games have been scheduled vs the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils. -Main Camp Opens for all players 2018 PRESEASON SCHEDULE September 15 (China) -Preseason Game at Calgary Flames China Games 2018Bruins vs Flames September 16 -Preseason Game vs Washington Capitals September 18 -Preseason Game at Washington Capitals September 19 (China) -Preseason Game vs. Calgary Flames September 22 -Preseason Game at Detroit Red Wings September 24 -Preseason Game at Philadelphia Flyers September 26 -Preseason Game vs. Detroit Red Wings September 29 -Preseason Game vs. Philadelphia Flyers The post 2018/19 Bruins Offseason Schedule appeared first on Boston Sports Extra....

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