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Why Boston Bruins Defenseman Torey Krug Deserved to Make the U.S. Olympic Roster
January 3rd, 2014 at 5:16 PM
When the U.S. Men's National team announced their roster at the Winter Classic on New Years Day, there were more than a few surprises in regards to players that were left off of the team. Coming into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the United States has a deeper pool...

Bruins Defenseman Dougie Hamilton to Miss 2-4 Weeks with ‘Lower-Body’ Injury
December 11th, 2013 at 11:51 PM
On Wednesday, Bruins head coach Claude Julien told reporters that defenseman Dougie Hamilton would miss 2-4 weeks with he described as a "lower-body" injury. Hamilton suffered the injury in the first period against the Maple Leafs on Sunday night.  He did not return to the ice from the locker room, and after...

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 the Emergence of Defenseman Torey Krug Means for the Boston Bruins
November 13th, 2013 at 4:54 PM
Coming into the 2013 NHL season it was fair to ask questions about Bruins' defenseman Torey Krug.  Last spring, Krug was asked to fill in due to injuries to the Bruins defensive corps.  All that happened next was a Bruins rookie who played 15 games, scored four goals, notched two...

Boston Bruins 2013-2014 Position Preview: Defense
October 2nd, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Of any position on their roster, the Boston Bruins are the deepest on the back end.  The loss of Andrew Ference's leadership will sting a bit, but last season proved that he was a player that was on the back nine of his career.  In his place, the Bruins have...

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...

Dougie Hamilton Will Be the Odd Man Out on the Boston Bruins Blueline
September 20th, 2013 at 8:44 PM
Even though there is still a week left in the NHL Preseason, Dougie Hamilton appears to be be the Bruins defenseman that is going to be left off of the active roster.  So far Torey Krug has picked up right where he left off in last year's playoffs.  Matt Bartkowski,...

Boston Bruins Invite Jesse Lees to Training Camp
August 11th, 2013 at 7:34 PM
The Boston Bruins have invited undrafted free agent Jesse Lees to their rookie camp, starting September 3. Lees, a 17-year-old, was eligible for this year's draft but wasn't selected and is entering his third season with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. "I was making breakfast and got a...

Boston Bruins Have a Youth Movement on the Blueline
August 11th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
The Boston Bruins have had one of the best defensive units the last few years but that unit has undergone some changes this offseason with the sole purpose of getting younger. Gone are Andrew Ference, Wade Redden and Aaron Johnson. In their places a group of young defensemen will be...

Andrew Ference Has ‘Nothing but the Best Memories’ from Time with Boston Bruins
July 19th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
In his seven seasons in Boston, Andrew Ference established himself has a fan favorite. Ference proved that he was every bit a Bostonian as those who had lived there for years. Unfortunately, Ference left this offseason after youngsters Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski and Dougie Hamilton proved that they were ready to...

Meet the Draft Picks: Linus Arnesson
July 1st, 2013 at 10:30 AM
The Boston Bruins didn't have a first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. So they had to wait awhile to make their first pick. But when it finally came time to pick, the Bruins selected Linus Arnesson with the 60th overall pick. "He's a versatile defenseman - good skater, good defender,...

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...

Andrew Ference Prepared to Leave Boston Bruins
June 26th, 2013 at 11:11 AM
The Boston Bruins are at the TD Garden today packing up their gear and getting ready for the offseason. It also might be the last time some of these players will be in the home locker room. One of those players is Andrew Ference. Ference: "I'll be playing next year just...

Boston Bruins May Have Found the Elusive Puck Moving Defenseman in Torey Krug
May 26th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Ever since the likes of Bobby Orr and Ray Bourque stopped wearing the Black and Gold, the Boston Bruins have been looking for that puck moving defenseman. Many thought it would be Dougie Hamilton, and he may well be that guy, but he still has things to learn. Instead, a relatively...

Boston Bruins Defensive Depth to Be Tested
May 16th, 2013 at 2:39 PM
For the past couple of years, the Boston Bruins have said that they have the depth to overcome if injuries struck. But during the upcoming series against the New York Rangers, that depth will be tested. The Bruins lost defensemen Andrew Ference and Wade Redden before Game 7 against the...

Boston Bruins Defenseman Andrew Ference Suspended One Game
May 2nd, 2013 at 6:52 PM
The Boston Bruins will be without one of their emotional leaders for Game 2 of their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Andrew Ference has been suspended one game by the NHL for his elbow to the head of Mikhail Grabovski. There was no penalty on the play but on replay...

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...

Ryan Whitney Leads List of Potential Trade Targets Who Could Bolster the Boston Bruins Blueline at the Trade Deadline
April 1st, 2013 at 12:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** Even with the eventual return of Johnny Boychuck and Adam McQuaid sidelined from injury, the Boston Bruins were always going to look to add a defenseman before the trade deadline.  The B's defensive deficiencies have been somewhat put on the back burner as a result of the team's offensive woes.  Unlike...

Dougie Hamilton in Boston, Fans Ready to See Him
January 13th, 2013 at 1:30 PM
He is the most anticipated player to arrive in Boston since Tyler Seguin and expectations couldn't be higher. Dougie Hamilton is the defenseman the Bruins have been looking for for years. He even has Bruins legends excited. Hamilton should make the team out of camp and should stay with the team...

Johnny Boychuk Headed Overseas, Signs with Austria’s Salzburg Red Bulls
November 16th, 2012 at 2:04 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Jonny Boychuk is the latest Bruin to head overseas as he told CSNNE.com that he has signed the Slazburg Red Bulls of Austria's First Division Hockey League. He the 11th member of the Bruins to sign overseas, the most of any NHL team. Boychuk joins fellow defensemen Zdeno Chara, Andrew Ference,...