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Marchand Making a Return to Form for Bruins
January 4th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
***VIDEO1*** Forward Brad Marchand has made a career out of driving opponents crazy with his Bart Simpson-esque antics, and this year, he has even taken to frustrating his own teams' fan base. For the majority of the 2013-2014 season, the Bruins have seen the downside that comes with having Brad Marchand as...

Penguins Forward James Neal Suspended Five Games for Hit on Bruins’ Marchand; League Won’t Review Brooks Orpik Hit
December 9th, 2013 at 3:09 PM
***VIDEO1*** Saturday night's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins was an ugly affair, that illustrated what happens when fighting and retaliatory tactics get out of control.  Given what transpired, many expected punishments to be assigned to players on both sides, and on Monday, the first of what figures to be...

Boston Bruins Rally to Beat Pittsburgh Penguins in Wild 3-2 Finish
December 8th, 2013 at 2:57 PM
***VIDEO1*** On Saturday night, the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins added another grizzly chapter to their recent rivalry.  The big story in this game should have been about the Bruins remarkable third period comeback that saw the black and gold score two goals in the games' final two minutes. The tough reality...

What to Expect in Nathan Horton’s Return to Boston
November 14th, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Nathan Horton's time as a member of the Boston Bruins was certainly never boring.  When the Boston Bruins acquired Horton from the Florida Panthers back in a 2010 deadline deal, nobody quite knew what to expect.  The brutish power forward was exactly what the B's were lacking at the time,...

Winger Louis Eriksson Likely to Return to the Boston Bruins’ Lineup Tuesday Vs. the Dallas Stars
November 4th, 2013 at 3:55 PM
On Monday, Boston Bruins winger Louis Eriksson skated for the fourth straight day, and looks as though he will be all set to return to the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Dallas Stars. Eriksson will be returning from a concussion he received from a vicious elbow to the hit...

Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien Calls Forward Carl Sodderberg ‘Doubtful’ for Regular Season Opener
October 2nd, 2013 at 12:55 AM
On Tuesday Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien proclaimed that forward Carl Sodderberg would probably not play in the B's season opening game against the Tampa Bay Lightening on Thursday night.   Julien told reporters "Soderberg, again, he’s just being evaluated. There’s some swelling, so we don’t know exactly until that swelling goes...

Why the Failed Trade for Jarome Iginla Has Benefited the Boston Bruins
September 26th, 2013 at 9:05 PM
There was plenty of outrage and shock throughout the hockey world last March when Jarome Iginla personally vetoed a trade to the Boston Bruins in favor of joining the Pittsburgh Penguins.  All throughout the night nearly every hockey news outlet, including this one, had Iginla making what was presumed to be his...

Filling the Boston Bruins 3rd Line: Jared Knight
August 9th, 2013 at 1:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** Of all of the Boston Bruins prospects waiting to break into the NHL, forward Jared Knight stands to have possibly the most successful career in the organization.  Knight isn’t an all-world talent worthy of being drafted in the first round, but that doesn’t mean the undersized power forward shouldn’t have...

Jarome Iginla Could Possibly Retire as a Boston Bruin
August 7th, 2013 at 4:23 PM
Jarome Iginla has changed his tune. After spurring the Boston Bruins at the trade deadline for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Iginla now feels that the Bruinshave the better chance to win the Stanley Cup. And he wants to stay in Boston for more than just one year. "I've heard great things about the...

Filling Out the Boston Bruins Third Line: Ryan Spooner
August 6th, 2013 at 12:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** At first glance there isn’t anything that truly stands out about Ryan Spooner.  At just 21 years of age, Spooner is listed at around 5’10 and anywhere between 160 and 175 lbs.  The only difference between Spooner and your average Joe on the street is that Spooner has a chance...

Boston Bruins Sign Jordan Caron to One-Year Deal
July 19th, 2013 at 11:44 AM
It's do or die time for Jordan Caron. The former first round pick has struggled to make his mark with the Boston Bruins and this season may be his last chance after signing a one-year deal. Jordan Caron signs 1 year $640,000 contract with #Bruins. One way deal. Paycut from his...

Anthony Camara Could Be an Option for Boston Bruins Third Line
July 14th, 2013 at 5:28 PM
The third line for the Boston Bruins struggled all last season. Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley were joined by a cast of characters that included Chris Bourque, Tyler Seguin, and Carl Soderberg but never got going. But with Bourque, Peverley and Seguin now gone, the third line will have a...

Could Brad Marchand and Chris Kelly Be the Next to Leave the Boston Bruins?
July 9th, 2013 at 10:58 AM
The complete shakeup of the Boston Bruins continues. After trading Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley for Loui Eriksson and then signing Jarome Iginla, rumors are surfacing that Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand are on the trading block. As @GlobeKPD tweeted yesterday, my sources are telling me it's true that #NHLBruins are shopping...

Meet the Draft Picks: Forward Ryan Fitzgerald
July 3rd, 2013 at 10:30 AM
With the 120th overall pick in the fourth round, the Boston Bruins went local. Ryan Fitzgerald is a North Reading, Massachusetts native and is the nephew of Scott Fitzgerald, the Bruins assistant director of amateur scouting. The 18-year-old is committed to play at Boston College next season and will most likely...

Chiarelli: Boston Bruins Will not Resign Jagr, Ference, Pandolfo
June 26th, 2013 at 2:15 PM
Changes are already on their way for the Boston Bruins. During his press conference today, General Manager Peter Chiarelli said that Andrew Ference, Jaromir Jagr and Jay Pandolfo will not be back for the 2013-2014 season. Ference had said earlier in the day that he did not expect to be back...

Report: Nathan Horton Has Had Dislocated Shoulder All Postseason
June 14th, 2013 at 4:28 PM
According to WEEI's DJ Bean, Boston Bruins' forward Nathan Horton has been dealing with a left shoulder subluxation, or a dislocated shoulder, this postseason. According to Bean, the injury originally happened with Horton fought Jarome Iginla on April 20. This is the reason Horton left Game 1 on Wednesday night, according to...

Boston Bruins Forward Nathan Horton Ruled Day-to-day
June 13th, 2013 at 4:34 PM
Nathan Horton left the Boston Bruins triple overtime defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks in the first overtime with what appeared to be an upper body injury. Today Claude Julien said that Horton is day-to-day but there is some hope that the forward will be ready for Game 2. More from Coach on...

The Boston Bruins Weekly Recap: Jaromir Jagr, Great Goaltending, and the Latest Injury News
April 5th, 2013 at 11:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** Over the course of the last week, the Boston Bruins have made significant news both on and off the ice.  After missing out on acquiring Calgary Flames forward, the Bruins traded for Dallas Stars right winger Jaromir Jagr.  The forty one year old Czech native instantly upgraded the Bruins offense,...

Boston Bruins: Assessing the Moves at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline
April 3rd, 2013 at 5:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the 2013 NHL trade deadline in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at the Bruins two “major” acquisitions at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline.  The last month has exposed both the Bruins lack of scoring, as well as their inability to hold leads in the third...

What to Watch for as the Boston Bruins Host the Ottawa Senators in the Wake of the Jaromir Jagr Trade
April 2nd, 2013 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** While tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators is an outstanding opportunity for the Boston Bruins to further distance themselves from the Ottawa Senators in the standings, the real buzz surrounding the team might not be on the ice.   On Tuesday afternoon, the Bruins acquired forty one year old winger Jaromir...