Boston Bruins

Unless they’re named Jaromir Jagr or Tom Brady, turning 40 tends to mark the last hoorah of a professional athlete’s career. Well, we might have to add Zdeno Chara to the list of players who just keep on playing. Drafted 56th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-9-inch, 250-pound defenseman is
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If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware that hockey is the undisputed best sport on the planet. But if you really need some extra convincing, here’s a list of ten things (in no particular order) that make hockey the greatest sport on Earth: 1. It’s Played on a Giant Sheet of Ice Football, basketball,
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Recent rumors indicate that the Boston Bruins have expressed interest in Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Nick Kypreos mentioned the Bruins on Hockey Night in Canada as a team that has checked on the 24-year-old pivot’s availability. The Bruins may be looking for a center for any number of reasons. For starters, Ryan Spooner is a restricted free agent (RFA) again at
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Though a Stanley Cup Championship in 2011 was probably worth it, Peter Chiarelli’s tenure with the Boston Bruins is (for better or worse) largely tainted by miscalculations. Swings-and-misses in free agency and at the draft. Rash, compromising, franchise-altering trades. Egregious misappropriations of precious funds which served to dismember one of the league’s elite franchises. You
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When the puck drops Sunday night in the Boston Bruins first matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights, there will be a lot to watch out for. The Bruins are set to play in their first back-to-back game of the season after a very convincing win Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes on the road. The Golden
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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
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Admittedly, it’s only the preseason. And sure, the Detroit Red Wings and Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens are not very good. Nevertheless, the early returns on the 2017-18 Boston Bruins season are overwhelmingly positive. With split-squad wins in back-to-back nights the Bruins have exuded polish and refinement. Some rust and clutter is to be expected this
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With the NHL’s regular season approaching quickly, it seems appropriate to look ahead to the Boston Bruins’ matchups in 2017-18 and determine which games fans of the team should mark off on their calendars as must-watch contests. For the true die-hard Bruins fan, all 82 games will be must-watch. Still, not everybody can commit to
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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
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Who doesn’t like a good mailbag? With the NHL season right around the corner, it seems appropriate to start the Overtime With BSC Mailbag; a new series of articles where the hockey community can have their voices heard and questions answered! I will be taking questions on Twitter using the hashtag “AskBSC” and publishing a
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The Boston Bruins and Ryan Spooner have compromised on a one-year, $2.825 million deal to avoid the arbitration meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada. Ryan Spooner and BOS settle at $2.825M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 26, 2017 The deal provides a bit of clarity on
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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
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What the 2017 NHL Entry Draft lacks in franchise-altering star power it makes up for with depth and intrigue. Over the past four drafts, Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Aaron Ekblad and Nathan Mackinnon were all slam-dunk selections at first overall. This year, we’ve been treated to intrigue and debate right from the get-go between Nolan
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The Boston Bruins offseason started a little earlier than they would have hoped. The team has already started making moves though with Anders Bjork leaving Notre Dame and signing his entry-level contract with the Bruins. Shortly after that signing though, it appears Bruins’ general manager Don Sweeney is ready to continue a potentially busy offseason.
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For Boston Bruins fans, Memorial Day Weekend ended with a bang. Anders Bjork, arguably the organization’s top forward prospect, inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Boston. With a quest for a national championship, likely participation in the 2018 Olympics and a college degree serving as legitimate grounds for a return to Notre Dame, the issue
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