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Boston Sports Then & Now:
The “Devourer Of Souls” AKA Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins has been a galvanizing figure for the franchise since his arrival in 2006. He has become a stalwart on the blue line and a leader as the captain of the Bruins. Big Z has been a driving force behind the team’s turnaround since 2008 with two trips to the Stanley Cup Final, winning it all back in 2011.
At age 36, Zdeno Chara has 3-4 years left to make another run at a title and bet your bottom dollar the Bruins will be in the mix.
So let’s step into the Black & Gold time machine and look back at Big Z’s hockey journey.
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Prince George Cougars
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Kentucky Thorough Blades
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1998 AHL All-Star Game
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New York Islanders
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Slovakia Olympic Team
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Every hockey season there always seems to be a younger player who rises above what’s expected of him, and performs at a level that people couldn’t see coming. This past season for the Bruins, that player would be Torey Krug, who was thrown into the fire of the post-season, and took the league by storm. Did he find himself making rookie mistakes throughout his run? There is...
The NHL released the 2013-14 schedule Friday and revealed new division names. The new four division names are Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific. The Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions make up the Eastern Conference and each division has eight teams. The Central and Pacific
After a small delay, the NHL has finally released their season schedules for each team. It had been delayed because of trying to work around Olympic scheduling. Without any further delay let’s dig into what these season holds for the Bruins. 2013-2014 Schedule (Games in Bold = Intriguing Contest) OCTOBER: Thu. Oct. 03 Tampa Bay 7:00PM Sat. Oct. 05 Detroit 7:00PM Thu. Oct....
The Bruins have attracted an endless amount of media in the offseason regarding the relentless information and news surfacing from and circulating within the organization.
The beginning of the month of July brought a megadeal with Dallas resulting in Tyler Seguin leaving Boston, Bruin-favorites adding multiple years to their Boston careers, hometown draftees, possible...
It's been almost two months since the Boston Bruins swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, which is apparently enough time for Pens star Sidney Crosby to begin the emotional-healing process.
It's also enough time for him to begin the physical-healing process, as his surgically repaired jaw continues to mend. Shortly after the series ended, Crosby...
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Though the 2012-2013 season finished about three weeks ago, the Bruins have yet to cease development for the upcoming preseason in September.
The seventh annual Boston Bruins 2013 Development Camp hosted at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., featured many new, upcoming and hopefully future stars. The camp started on Wednesday, July 10, and wrapped...
Bruins forward Jordan Caron, who has bounced back and forth between Boston and Providence over the last three seasons, will call Boston his permanent home starting this fall.
CSNNE.com Bruins insider Joe Haggerty is reporting that the B’s have signed Caron to a one-year, one-way deal worth $640,000. Caron was a restricted free agent.
The Bruins first round pick in 2009 is coming...
According to iSport.cz, a Jaromir Jagr/Rangers reunion could be in the works.
iSport says that the Rangers have the fiscal space to sign the UFA Jagr as they are $3M under the cap.
...apparently the guys over at iSport haven't been following the Rangers this offseason. While they're correct that the Rangers have $3M in cap space, they left out the fact that the...
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By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz)
According to Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, the Boston Bruins have fired their Director of Amateur Scouting, Wayne Smith. Smith was one of GM Peter Chiarelli’s first hires when he became General Manager of the Bruins. After one season as a scout, Smith was promoted to head scout and oversaw a scouting department that...
.@SoccerrProblems Patrice Bergeron. pic.twitter.com/zaszIXBh5o
— The Hockey Gods (@HockeyGods) July 19, 2013
This tweet was very funny. Although, it's very true when describing hockey players.
SCF Game four: Patrice Bergeron first goal of the game (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Bruins Sign Patrice Bergeron To 8-Year Extension (conversehockey.wordpress...
So apparently Jordan Caron signed a one year contract recently, but no one really knew about it. The amazing people of Capgeek tweeted out Caron's contract details, which look like this:
So Caron basically takes a 50% paycut to stay on the team. You have to wonder if Chiarelli is going the Tuukka Rask route and told the kid he needs to prove himself before they give...
It’s been almost two months since the Bruins swept the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, which is apparently enough time for Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby to begin the emotional healing process. It’s also enough time for him to begin the physical healing process, as his surgically repaired jaw continues to mend. Shortly after the series ended, Crosby’s camp made news...
Boston Bruins draftee and current UND goalie Zane Gothberg coaches a group of youth hockey players during a clinic in Burlington. Gothberg is currently attending the Boston Bruins prospect camp.
Check out the O'Gara Blog Zane Gothberg mention (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
(Before we jump into this, I think itâs become clear that someone in the Boston Bruinsâ front office knows my schedule. Going on a boat for the Fourth of July with friends? Trade Tyler Seguin. Out at a holiday weekend cookout? Sign Jarome Iginla. Decide to take a vacation? Finalize contracts for Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron. Now, Iâm not suggesting that Peter Chiarelli...
The Bruins and the rest of the NHL found out their schedule for the 2013-14 schedule on Friday afternoon, and with the return to the 82-game schedule this season, the B’s will get a look at the entire league.
After getting a quick glance at the Bruins’ schedule, there are a handful of games that stand out right away. Here’s a quick look at some of the games to watch this season...