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It was one of two penalties Dougie Hamilton was whistled for in a forgettable first period during a preseason game in Winnipeg last Thursday but it was also a telling moment.
The defenseman was called for an infraction after an opposing player he was battling hit the deck. For the 20-year-old that negative play had the faintest silver lining.
“Maybe with that one penalty maybe I wouldn’t have knocked that guy down last year” Hamilton said jokingly after the Bruins practiced Sunday at the Garden.
Entering his second NHL season Hamilton is still just a few months removed from being a teenager. He’s still growing and maturing and there’s a limit to how much stronger he can become year to year. Nonetheless fresh off skating in 42 games and posting 5-11-16 totals as a rookie he went off this summer to improve his strength skating and his ever-important defensive-zone play.
“I think it’s pretty much been stressed by everyone that I need to improve my defensive game” said Hamilton who ...
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It's that time of year again. Time to get your sweaters on, cuddle up under the covers, and watch men of all shapes and sizes do things on ice skates that most of us can't do at all. It's time to see two guys (or in some cases an entire team - goalies included!) beat the snot out of each other just to change momentum or pump their teammates and their fans up. It...
Nick Johnson opened more eyes than anyone else at Bruins training camp and into the preseason schedule, but that wasn’t enough for the veteran forward to make the big club.
Johnson was placed on waivers Sunday afternoon, as the Bruins reduced their roster to 23 players in advance of their season opener on Thursday against Tampa Bay. The Bruins made the move with the intention of...
BOSTON — Consider this for a second: When the Bruins’ 2013-14 season begins Thursday, it will mark the beginning of Milan Lucic‘s seventh NHL season.
For some, it may seem like just yesterday that the bruising forward was bursting onto the scene with some pretty lofty expectations from a fan base desperate for the second coming of a player like, say, Cam Neely. While Lucic’s...
BOSTON — Torey Krug only has five NHL regular-season games to his name. When the puck drops on the 2013-14 season Thursday night, he’ll most likely be in the lineup playing his sixth career regular-season game.
But it’s what happened in between those regular-season contests — between March 27 and Thursday night — that Krug gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. Activated...
The Bruins added only a few newcomers to the offense this offseason but when the team takes the ice on Thursday night for their season opener with the Lightning, it will certainly have that new-look feel.
While the Top Six return its foundation of Milan Lucic, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, the first two lines welcome a couple of veteran wingers to round out what...
The Bruins today finished up their team-building excursion with an open practice in front of a packed Waterbury Ice Center crowd.
There were two notable absences from the practice though as Carl Soderberg (ankle) and David Krejci (back spasms) remained off the ice. In fact it looks like Soderberg who had earned a spot as the third line left wing won't be suiting up for Thursday...
BOSTON — The Bruins won’t officially start their 2013-14 regular season until Thursday night when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden in their first game since losing the Stanley Cup to the Chicago Blackhawks.
However, the NHL season kicked off Tuesday night with a slate of games that included Chicago’s home opener. Before that got underway, though, the Hawks raised...
On Sunday, after finishing their morning practices, the Bruins took off to Stowe, Vermont to take part in their annual team building activities. The activities that take place are designed to help bring the team together, and to allow them to work, and bond as a whole. For years, the Bruins have taken part, and now, the core of their roster has seen how the non-hockey...
from Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe,
“I remember saying when I was younger if I had a choice I’d rather win it (Stanley Cup) near the end of my career than at the beginning and never win again,” Iginla said. “I maybe shouldn’t have said that. I should have said I’d rather win at the beginning and the end and the middle.
“That’s what I should have said...
Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid and NESN’s Andy Brickley teach the finer points of effective shot blocking.
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With the departure of Andrew Ference left a question in the minds of Bruins fans:
Who will wear Ference's A?
Well that question has been answered!
Coach said David Krejci has been given the other "A" for the season; will alternate with Chris Kelly ^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 1, 2013
There you go. David Krejci will wear Ference...
The Bruins offered four-star quarterback Brad Kaaya from West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade on Tuesday, but do the Bruins have a chance to flip the Miami commit?
I can’t help but think back to the night Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins took a run at Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller early in the 2011-12 NHL season. Goalies are typically off limits, as in, most players in…Read more →The post Fighting The Standard In The NHL’s Atlantic Division appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Atlantic Division: 1.) Boston Bruins. The team that has represented the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Final in two of the last three years went on an incredible run after an incredible comeback in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, losing just once in the next two rounds, but was unable to overcome the [...]