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Bruins forward Reilly Smith is battling the flu right now. The rest of the Bruins roster is probably telling the winger to join the club.
Smith is just the latest Bruin to come down with the flu bug that has been making its way through the Boston locker room. The ailment was bad enough to keep Smith off the ice at morning skate on Saturday in Vancouver, but Smith will be in the lineup against the Canucks. The sad reality for the Bruins, though, is that he really doesn’t have a choice.
The Bruins remain depleted by injury and suspension and don’t have any extra players at the moment. So they’ll go with Smith and probably a host of others who are still battling at least remnants of the flu bug and hope for the best against Vancouver. It’s the first meeting for the two teams since Jan. 7, 2012 and just the second meeting between the two clubs since the Bruins beat the Canucks for the 2011 Stanley Cup.
Roster turnover and injuries will make the lineups look a little different than they ...
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The Bruins are no strangers to losing top-level talent to questionable on-ice hits. One of those hits is the reason forward Shawn Thornton was suspended 15 games on Saturday.
Thornton was suspended until mid-January for his actions in a game against Pittsburgh last week. The Bruins forward attacked Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik after the D-man refused to fight Thornton shortly...
Word of advice; don’t get into a bar fight with Milan Lucic. Nobody knows how the altercation started, but it sounds like Lucic took a couple punches to the face. Three, to be exact. Thankfully there was a police officer at the scene of the altercation, otherwise things could’ve gotten out of hand. “I’LL (BLEEP) KILL YOU!” – Milan Lucic The post Milan Lucic...
Bruins forward Shawn Thornton learned his fate on Saturday afternoon, and unsurprisingly, he and the Bruins don’t have much to say about the situation — at least not yet.
Thornton was suspended 15 games for his actions in a Dec. 7 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Boston enforcer left Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik with a concussion after pulling him down and punching...
Bobby Robins has been busy his last Five for Fighting feature. Robins has already amassed 88 penalty minutes this season in 18 games for the Providence Bruins. In November, Robins tallied 67 penalty minutes over 11 games, but has only 12 in six games this December. In addition to his two fights in December, Robins has tallied three assists over six games and has improved his season...
Bruins forward Milan Lucic doesn’t drop the glove with the same regularity that he did when he was a younger player. When the big winger shed his mitts, though, it still means trouble for whoever is about to be on the receiving ends of some menacing fists.
Lucic racked up 13 fighting majors in his rookie season of 2007-08, according to HockeyFights.com. His talents have developed...
Bruins winger Brad Marchand got under the Vancouver Canucks skin YET AGAIN. He kissed his ring finger in front of one of the Sedin sisters in EPIC taunting fashion.
And Ryan Kesler is saying that Marchand was classless:
“Obviously no class,’’ Kesler said of Marchand. “I’m a firm believer you win with class and you lose with class, and it’s all I got to say about that...
Sometimes bad memories fade away but all it takes it takes is a single gesture to remind some of the day of dreams lost.In this case, it took two.The Vancouver Canucks beat the Boston Bruins 6-2 on Saturday, so you could say they got the last laugh but the Bruins Brad Marchand made sure his hand motions evoked memories of the Bruins’ victory over the Canucks in the 2011 Stanley...
You figured the NHL was going to make an example out of Shawn Thornton for what he did, and it appears the league will do just that. The Boston Bruins' forward will be suspended 15 games for his actions toward Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. Thornton slew footed Orpik from behind in a scrum, and then punched him twice while he was down, knocking out Orpik on the...
Last night was ugly.
How ugly was it?
The game was so ugly that Jon wouldn't even sleep with it. The game was soooo ugly.
But how ugly was it?
So ugly that Robb thought he was looking at a reflection in the mirror. The game was soooo ugly.
But how ugly was it?
So ugly that I have no idea why you're reading this recap.
Bruins absolutely **** themselves...
It is a near certainty that no one would ever accuse the Bruins' Brad Marchand of being a classy player. A good player? Yes. A guy you love when he's on your team but hate when he's employed by the other guy? Absolutely. There's something to be said about getting into your opponents' head, but when you're doing it during a game that you're losing by a...
Honestly, this preview was going to be about how we don't give a **** about Vancouver anymore because we see them once or twice a year, the Cup finals were two years ago, and what's the point of further belittling the special needs student of the NHL?
And then we started going through our Photoshops and stories from the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. It was a golden...
The only things fans of the Boston Bruins love more than the Spoked B are family and friends (sometimes that’s even be up for debate). However, when Big Bad Bruins Nation member Adrian Clifford shared her story about her Bruins themed engagement/wedding, the love for her husband and her adopted hockey team (she is from Florida originally and loved college football) were just fit...
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A letter submitted to the Montreal Gazette...
Indulge me for a moment while I blame the victim of the recent James Neal/Brad Marchand incident during a Penguins vs. Bruins NHL game.
Let’s suppose it had been the well respected Patrice Bergeron instead of Marchand in a defenceless position on the ice. It would not be shocking to see James Neal pull a hamstring in trying...
(Photo: Darryl Dyck/Associated Press)
The Boston Bruins unsuccessfully concluded a four-game, six-day journey in Canada with an unbeaten record. Heading into the fourth and final game on the Canadian road trip, the team had previously defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.
Momentum carried the Vancouver Canucks in their win 6-2 over the Boston Bruins...