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Chris Bourque has been arguably the most talked about Bruins player in this year’s compressed training camp, garnering praise from everyone from his teammates to head coach Claude Julien to NESN’s own Andy Brickley.
“He was outstanding, best player on the ice for the Bruins tonight,” Brickley said after Bourque’s two-point showing for the B’s in Tuesday’s Black and Gold scrimmage.
The son of former Boston great Ray Bourque is the favorite to join Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley on the third line this season. Kelly has been similarly complimentary of the young winger’s play thus far.
“He skates well, he’s got a great shot and he thinks the game well,” Kelly said. “In the [defensive] zone we had to change, and things like that aren’t a problem [with him]. He’s fit in quite nice.”
Check out Brickley and Kelly’s full comments, plus Julien’s take on Bourque’s development in the video above.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Hamilton will wear number 27 this season, and should be paired with Dennis Seidenberg on the 2nd D Pairing
Thank you Toronto! In 2009 the Bruins sent skilled forward Phil Kessel North to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for two first round picks (2010 and 2011) and a second round pick (2010). In 2010 we had the 2nd overall pick and the 32nd pick thanks to the trade, drafting...
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...
NHL.com has released their super 16 preseason rankings list and the Bruins sit atop.
The Bruins, Penguins and Rangers of the Eastern Conference took the first, second and third spots. The B's were the only team to represent the Northeast Division.
See how the rest of the league stacked up here:
NHL's initial super 16 power Rankings
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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...
Let's Hope Some Rangers Hit the Ice On Saturday
At 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night the Garden will be packed in Black and Gold as the New York Rangers come to town to kick off the 2013 NHL season.
The Bruins have to realize that they must step on the gas and not let up. With 12 players playing overseas during the lockout, we are already a step ahead in terms of...