Found December 21, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Brad Marchand
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- For most, holiday memories center around family gatherings on Christmas Eve or ripping open presents on Christmas morning. But for at least a couple of Bruins from the Canadian Maritimes, the days after Christmas were just as special. That's when Nova Scotia native Brad Marchand would get to play in his favorite tournament of the year over on Prince Edward Island, which just happened to be the home of current Bruins teammate Adam McQuaid. "There was always a tournament back home around Christmastime called Spud," Marchand said. "It was actually in P.E.I. where Quaider lives. Every year...

Brad Marchand's Holiday Wish List Includes Red Sox Championship, Lump of Coal for Tyler Seguin

Brad Marchand has a holiday wish list, and he might surprise you with some wishes he has for the Bruins. Marchand has been writing a diary for all season long, and the latest edition included Marchand's holiday gift ideas for many of his friends and teammates. "Holiday shopping is tough," he writes. "I never know what to get anyone." However, his...

Bruins Mailbag: Brendan Shanahan's Strict Enforcement Not Yet Helping to Clean Up NHL

The Bruins just keep rolling along. Even with brief absences for Zdeno Chara, Gregory Campbell and Milan Lucic, Boston has rattled off five straight wins and taken over the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins are now 19-2-1 since the start of November, a hot streak that no longer seems like a simply streak at all, but rather has all the markings of an elite team that has...

The NHL watching the Bruins because they play too rough

Gunning Sports This is what hockey is starting to become; we now have the National Hockey League watching the Bruins because they play “too rough” for some. When the Boston Bruins are affective they are taking it to their opponents. The Bruins will beat you up on the ice and on the scoreboard as well. Doug Flynn; NESN.COM --- Playing by the rules has been difficult for the...

Bruins back to work

WILMINGTON--Andrew Ference, who missed yesterday's practice here with an illness, is back on the ice while Rich Rich Peverley, as expected, is taking another day off to rest an undisclosed injury. He could be given tomorrow night's game off. Zach Hamill is on the line ...

Bruins Even Better This Season After Gaining Confidence, Experience From Last Year's Stanley Cup Run

The Bruins ended last season atop the NHL mountain as the Stanley Cup champions for the first time in nearly four full decades. But are they even better this season? Bruins reporter Douglas Flynn dropped by NESN Daily to discuss all things Bruins, and he thinks that the B's are even better this season. He says that the confidence and experience gained from that title...

Marchand’s goal was a real beauty

When Bruins winger Brad Marchand scored with 5:46 remaining last night against the Canadiens, it gave his team some breathing room in the form of a 3-1 lead.

Zdeno Chara, Tim Thomas shine on

It was suggested to Andrew Ference the other day that Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara, playing as well as they ever...

Gregory Campbell Not Surprised by Florida's Sudden Rise, As Bruins Center Prepares to Face Former Club

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Gregory Campbell spent the first seven years of his professional career with the Florida Panthers, and never once even had a sniff of postseason action. But the Bruins winger isn't surprised by the Panthers' sudden rise this year. Florida looks poised to finally end a postseason drought that dates back to 2000 as the Panthers currently lead the Southeast...

Wild draftee wins praise in Boston

Of Benoit Pouliot's six goals for the Bruins this season, four have been game-winners. He was a first-round Wild pick in 2005.

Which NHL Player Deserves Coal In Their Stocking This Holiday Season?

It's holiday time, which means the Bruins will have a couple of days off in between playing the Panthers on Friday night and flying to Phoenix to play the Coyotes next Wednesday. Brad Marchand posted a holiday wish list on Tuesday, and detailed all of the gifts that he hopes his friends and teammates on the Bruins receive during their holiday break away from the ice. One gift...

Mark Recchi, still a troll

Good find by the dicks over at Days of Y'Orr. The Penguins had some alum scrimmage. And Recchi trolled them:   No word yet if Recchi complained, then caused team dissension,  and ask to be traded during the scrimmage. 

Guru's Local Report: Temple Squares Away UCLA And Season Record

By Mel GreenbergPHILADELPHIA – Temple got even on the season and even with UCLA beating the Bruins 59-53 Tuesday night in a nonconference game at McGonigle Hall in the second meeting between the two schools in women’s basketball. A year ago the Owls (5-5) suffered a 71-61 competitive loss to the then-nationally ranked Bruins in Los Angeles. Senior Shey Peddy provided both...

World Junior Championship: Canada’s Right of Passage

The Canadian World Junior team is set and getting prepared to take part in what has become a right of passage in Canada. The country will be watching closely for the next Brad Marchand or Jonathan Toews to showcase their talents. The team this year is described as weaker then in previous years with very little international experience featured. Players on the team will quickly have...
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