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Well, it’s been a long wait, but hockey is finally (nearly) upon us.
Although the season will be an abbreviated one due to the NHL lockout, the goal is still the same: raise the Cup at the end of the season. The Bruins did just that two seasons ago, but the question is now whether they can do it again.
Boston certainly looks to have the talent to make a serious run coming out of the Eastern Conference, bolstered by stars like Zdeno Chara and Tyler Seguin. However, there are also some question marks on the roster, perhaps none bigger than how Tuukka Rask will respond to being handed the full-time starting duties in net.
However, if Rask can put up the kind of number he already has as a backup, the Bruins should be among the best teams in the East, and anything less than a championship will feel like a disappointment.
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Is there a chance that Tim Thomas could play for the Bruins in 2013
Now that the NHL Lockout is over, it’s time to start talking and writing about hockey again. For our first topic of the shortened off-season, I present to you a theory brought to me by my good friend Ryan Sullivan. At some point during the fall, when the NHL lockout was getting depressing and we were probably drinking...
Many NHL players have gone overseas during the lockout, committing to play for other teams until the lockout ended.
Well, the lockout ended Sunday, and it didn’t take long before Zdeno Chara‘s time with HC Lev Prague was over.
Chara “was pulled out of his KHL game Sunday and told to get ready to head back to Boston,” Joe Haggerty of Comcast Sportsnet reports. Chara will be...
Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk spent a majority of the NHL lockout playing for EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian league. If you were to guess that Salzberg, a team sponsored by the Austrian energy drink company Red Bull, were to make the beverage a large option in their team hydration strategy, you would be wrong. It was the ONLY option.
It may be a while before Johnny Boychuk...
Shortly after a new CBA was reached between the NHL and NHLPA early Sunday morning, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference took to Twitter to offer a personal apology to hockey fans affected by the lockout.
Ference sent out the below tweets to his more than 28,000 followers early Sunday:
Game on. These guys waited a long time today for this scoop. twitter.com/Ferknuckle/sta…
The NHL lockout may be over, but that doesn't mean Tim Thomas will be returning to the game any time soon.
TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted Sunday that the Bruins goalie is happy with how life is going in Colorado, and he has no interest in returning to the league to finish his contract.
Said to be content/happy living with his family in Colorado, Thomas not interested in fulfilling...
The Bruins would seem to be at an advantage as a lockout-shortened NHL season approaches.
For starters, the Black and Gold were one of the best-represented NHL teams in Europe, with 11 members of the team opting to wait out parts of the lockout by playing in Europe. While no one will mistake European action for the NHL, there’s no denying the advantages of staying in game shape...
Tyler Seguin netted 29 goals in 81 games last season, but Bruins fans are hoping the young sniper can get close to — if not past — that number again this season, despite just 48 games expected to be on the B’s busy schedule.
Seguin posted four multiple-goal games a season ago, including a two-goal game in the regular-season finale and a hat trick against the Maple Leafs in...
It seems that Bruins players are just as happy as Bruins fans about the end of the NHL lockout.
Boston forward Shawn Thornton sat down in a one-on-one interview with NESN’s Naoko Funayama to discuss the end of the NHL lockout.
Watch NESN Daily on Sunday night at 10 p.m. to hear Thornton’s thoughts on the end of the lockout and what it may mean for the 2013 Bruins season. Milan...
The Bruins dropped a 4-2 decision to the Canadiens on Oct. 29 of last season, a setback that hurt reasons extending beyond the fact that it was a loss to the hated Habs.
The loss dropped the Bruins 3-7 on the young season, leading everyone to the assumption that the Bruins had fallen victim to the dreaded Stanley Cup hangover.
The good news, though, was that 10 games represented...
The NHL and NHLPA are still working on the final pieces of putting together an official collective bargaining agreement but details of what teams’ schedules may look like are starting to surface.
According to CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty, the Bruins are expected to open their 48-game regular season against the Montreal Canadiens on the road at the Bell Centre on January 19. It is also...
After following CSNNE Joe Haggerty here's a couple things to keep note of.1st, according to Bill Daly, training camp is expected to open on Sunday.2nd, the 48-game season would start on January 19th.3rd, Buins players have taken advantage and have hit the ice at Boston University the past two days.Another thing that Hags points out is that the Bruins had the most player play...
If we are to believe the internet, namely the rumblings out of CBC, we just found out that the Montreal Canadiens' first game will be played on Sat., Jan. 19, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
While the news comes as a blow to Boston fans longing for 2013 to begin with the greatest rivalry in hockey, it paves the way for a somewhat obvious showdown; How about the Boston Bruins...
It felt like forever since I last wrote this article. We've been through a lot since I wrote this last year, but let's first take a look at last year's predictions.
Tuukka Rask will finish the year as the starting goal tender
Zdeno Chara wins the Norris
Tyler Seguin scores 25+ goals this year
Milan Lucic DOES NOT score 20+ goals this year