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It is Tuukka time.
Vezina Trophy, Conn Smythe, Stanley Cup, same season. That’s what Tim Thomas did in 2011 and that’s who the Bruins will be without in 2013. In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s Tuukka time in Boston as Tim Thomas will sit out the 2013 season to focus on “friends, family, and faith” as his June 3rd Facebook page announced to the world.
Many questions will be asked on whether or not the Bruins can be successful in this shortened season without the masked man who led them to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The Bruins and their fans hope they will be just fine without their All-Star netminder and as Jack Edwards would say in reference to starting goalie Tuukka Rask, “two U’s and two K’s, equals two points.”
There is no denying that Tuukka Rask has plenty of talent as he has been highly praised since his days playing in Providence. Revered as one of the best back-up goaltenders in the NHL, Rask has been looked at as the future of Boston netminding for several years n...
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The Bruins players, and their fans, are ready for Saturday night’s season opener
The Bruins got back on the ice Tuesday night as they faced off against the Providence Bruins in the Garden. Personally, my expectations were not high for this scrimmage, seeing as how the Bruins haven’t played an actual game together in over half a year. That, along with the fact that these are scrimmages...
Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid dropped by AHL minor leaguer Bobby Robins of the Providence Bruins during a scrimmage between the teams Tuesday night. According to Puck Daddy, Robins was involved in 29 fights last season. If the NHL's Bruins need an extra goon on their squad, they know where to look. H/T Puck Daddy. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on...
The Boston Bruins are hoping they can take advantage of the shortened season with a veteran team that's largely the same as last year.
The big difference is the absence of goalie Tim Thomas, who has decided to sit out a season. The team has placed the two-time Vezina Trophy winner on the suspended list.
That means Tuukka Rask is the No. 1 goalie for now. Rask had the job in...
It has always been a dream of Chris Bourque’s to take the ice at the Garden in a Bruins sweater — just as his father Ray did for 21 years. The 26-year-old got that opportunity Tuesday night, when he suited up for the B’s in the team’s annual Black and Gold scrimmage. The Providence Bruins — Boston’s AHL affiliate — pulled out a 7-5 victory over the big league club...
After a long wait for the NHL lockout to come to a conclusion, the Bruins’ season is finally starting on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
You can get ready for the action starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday with Bruins Face-Off Live. NESN will get you prepared with everything you may have missed during the long offseason, plus everything you’ll have to look forward to during the Bruins’ 48...
Two of the biggest Bruins question marks heading into the season also happen to be two of the team’s biggest exclamation points.
Adam McQuaid (blood clot) and Nathan Horton (concussions) are skating into the shortened 2013 campaign with all eyes watching their every move. There’s no telling how each player will come out of the gates, but if they shoot out like Bruins fans know...
Tonight, for the first time in nearly 12 months, Nathan Horton will strap on his pads, pull on his Bruins jersey and head out onto the TD Garden ice for a game without any health limitations. Sure, it’s only an exhibition game versus the Providence Bruins, but it’s a start.
It’s been almost a full calendar year since Horton suffered his second concussion in a seven-month span...
For the upcoming shortened NHL season to end in another cup
for the Bruins, this must be a breakthrough year for our young talent. Here I
am primarily referring to Tyler Seguin and Tuukka Rask. These are two guys who can be superstars in
this league for years to come, and if they play to the level they are capable
of consistently, they will carry the team to playoff success for...
The Black and Gold kick things off tonight at the Garden with their annual inter-squad scrimmage. The Bruins printed 17,565 free tickets and all were claimed by 1:30 on Monday. The game will feature the entire Bruins roster as well as players from the Providence Bruins of the AHL.
With the season starting on Saturday teams will not have the opportunity to play any real pre-season...
Dougie Hamilton is just 19 years old and has yet to appear in an NHL game, so Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli finds it difficult to put a ceiling on what exactly the big defenseman could accomplish in his career. But when asked who Hamilton compares to, Chiarelli threw out a couple of interesting names.
Chiarelli said that Hamilton’s skill set reminds him of Larry Robinson...
Tonight's game between the Providence Bruins and Boston Bruins didn't mean anything.
In fact, they had to call it the "Black & Gold Intersquad Scrimmage" to avoid it breaking some sort of NHL-AHL rule. It was a pointless contest meant to shake the rust of a three-month plus lockout off the skates, but it instead raised some questions regarding the strength...
It’s tough to think that Bruins fans may need extra or added reasons to watch the Bruins now that hockey is back. Just seeing the game back on ice across the continent will be good enough for many.
But if for some reason you need a little extra motivation or added incentive, here’s one reason (there are plenty more) to watch every single Bruins game this season, starting with...
The Bruins’ season gets underway on Saturday, and plenty has been said about the importance of each game during the shortened season. However, with the B’s set to compete in one of the toughest divisions in the NHL, games against division opponents will be especially key during the 48-game slate.
Last season, Boston rolled to its second straight Northeast Division crown, clearing...
During last nights scrimmage with the their AHL affiliates, it wasn't just the Boston Bruins who were shaking off the dust. Collectively, across New England and beyond, we, the forever loyal Boston Bruins fans, snapped and shook the **** from our jerseys and began to prepare mentally for what will be most definitely be a whirlwind thunder-**** of a season. We have giggled giddily...
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
With only 48 games to decide which 16 of 30 teams make the postseason, streaks – both winning and losing – will be magnified. A slow start because you added two new forwards to your top six and they didn’t mesh immediately, or a five-game losing skid because your most important players are just not in game shape, will be deadly...