Found February 09, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Claude Julien
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- After suffering their worst loss of the season with a 6-0 defeat in Buffalo on Wednesday, the Bruins returned home on Thursday expecting to be put through their paces in practice. It wasn't a full bag skate, but coach Claude Julien definitely worked his players thoroughly in a practice that lasted more than an hour at Ristuccia Arena. "Certainly we need those kinds of practices once in a while to right the ship a little bit," Julien said. "Work ethic is a big part of our game and our success, and right now we don't have everybody...

Claude Julien, Bruins Attempt to Maintain Focus on Game Amid Controversy Caused by Tim Thomas' Latest Comments

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The saga surrounding Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and his controversial political views shows no signs of relenting. Thomas first ignited a firestorm just over two weeks ago by refusing to join his teammates in their visit to the White House to commemorate their Stanley Cup victory last spring, then posting on Facebook that he chose not to attend because of his belief...

Thomas wades into political realm again

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, who was not scheduled to play last night, waded into political waters again today, declaring on his Facebook page, "I Stand with the Catholics in the fight for Religious Freedom.” While he didn't say so explicitly, one could ...

Tim Thomas Responds to Media Regarding Facebook Comments (Audio)

Tim Thomas has been making just as many headlines for things he's been doing off the ice as things he's been doing on the ice. After Wednesday's Facebook post regarding his stance on religious freedom, media members were hoping to get some further comments out of him at practice on Thursday afternoon. Thomas deflected all non-hockey questions and ended the session early...

Is Tuukka Rask growing impatient?

To add on to the Boston Bruins pisspoor play as of late and Tim Thomas "pleading the fifth" for crimes he hasn't comitted, we now have Tuukka Rask airing some grievences with the Finnish media.Found by our friends over at Gahden Gremlins and translated via Google Translator/Chrome, here's what Rask said: "The truth is that I want to play more. I do not want...

Why Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas’ plight for ‘religious freedom’ should be put on hold

Tim Thomas generated thousands of reactions on Twitter on Wednesday. Last time it was about politics. This time it’s about religion. From his Facebook page: I Stand with the Catholics in the fight for Religious Freedom. “In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn...

Bruins Welcome Early Starts, Even Though Heavy Dose of Matinees Down Stretch Require Some Adjustments

BOSTON – For the Bruins, daylights savings time starts now. After playing just eight matinees in their first 52 games, the Bruins will play nine in their final 30 games of the regular season. That includes Saturday afternoon showdowns in six of the final nine weeks of the year, five of them at the Garden. That’s a lot of early workdays coming for the club, but the Bruins don’t...

Bruins Continued Struggles Against Non-Playoff Teams Could Haunt Them in Quest for Home Ice in Playoffs

The Bruins outshot Buffalo 36-29. They dominated the draws, winning 45 of 66 faceoffs for a commanding 68 percent success rate. They outhit the Sabres 20-18 and they certainly outfought them the many times the gloves hit the ice. Yet at the end of the night, the Bruins stood on the wrong side of a season-worst 6-0 defeat. The statsheet makes about as much sense as … well, about...

Predators-Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins have been playing mediocre hockey for the better part of a month, but their most recent game fell far below that description. A dismal result may be just what they needed. Coach Claude Julien hopes his team has gotten a wake-up call in time for Saturday's matinee against the Nashville Predators, who visit Boston looking to bounce back from their own subpar...

Steven Kampfer Happy to See Winter Classic Coming to Detroit, But More Excited for Prince Fielder's Arrival

WILMINGTON, Mass. – The Bruins have formed a strong bond with the other professional teams in Boston, a cross-sports unity seen most recently with the support the club showed for the Patriots in their run to the Super Bowl. But some loyalties to the teams of their youth are too strong to break, even in a sports-mad city like Boston. Steven Kampfer had no problem being friendly...

Back In the Spotlight, Bruins Trounced By Sabres

The Bruins have had the benefit of flying under the radar here in recent weeks, and it’s probably for the best, as they’ve been scuffling a bit after that impossibly hot streak earlier in the season. Last night things might’ve come to a head though, as the Bruins were beaten by the Buffalo Sabres 6-0. Bruins take big step back – Steve Conroy has the Bruins falling flat on...
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