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The Bruins' season came to a screeching halt on Wednesday, leaving Boston fans heartbroken that the team's championship reign has come to an end. The NHL playoff field is now down to eight teams, with the Rangers, Devils, Flyers and, of course, Capitals still standing in the Eastern Conference. So who should B's fans be pulling for now that their beloved team will be sitting at home for the remainder of the postseason? The Rangers were pushed to the brink in Round 1, requiring seven games to knock off the eighth-seeded Senators. New York entered the playoffs as the No....

Peter Chiarelli 'Not Inclined' to Trade Tim Thomas, Keeping Current Goalie Tandem Could be Tricky

BOSTON -- Tim Thomas has a no-trade clause that expires on July 1, prior to the start of the final season of his four-year, $20-million deal. He just turned 38, stirred up controversy with his polarizing political stances and is coming off a season in which he played well, but didn't come close to matching the historic campaign he put together last year. Oh, and the Bruins have...

Boston Bruins face offseason retooling

A year removed from winning the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins face many serious questions after their first-round exit from the playoffs.What do they do in goal? Tim Thomas is 38 years old. He has a year left on his contract, but his no-trade protect expires June 30. Would another team be willing to take on his $5 million salary cap hit? Tuukka Rask appears ready to take over for...

Future of Tim Thomas, Other Bruins in Question as Offseason Moves Begin (Video)

If defeat wasn't bad enough, now the chatter starts about what will happen to the Bruins in the offseason. Tim Thomas is the No. 1 man in question, but plenty of other Boston players need their contract situations worked out if they’re going to stay with the B's. NESN Daily offers an inside look at what the Bruins are planning and which players hope to stick around.

Champion Bruins pack up, head home for 'some rest'

The Bruins tried every tactic possible to avoid the dreaded ''Stanley Cup Hangover.'' They didn't work. Different lineups, different travel schedules, extra rest, you name it. But Boston still slumped through certain times of the regular season, and though it won the Northeast Division and snagged the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, there the...

Re-Signing Chris Kelly, Developing Dougie Hamilton Keys for Bruins Heading into Offseason (Video)

The Boston Bruins suffered a heart-breaking loss on Wednesday night, dropping Game 7 of their series against the Capitals on a goal just three minutes into the overtime. While the Bruins prepare to clean out their lockers and settle their summer plans, there are still some lingering questions to be answered this coming offseason. Barry Pederson sat down with NESN's Jameson Coyle...

Tim Thomas, insurance policy?

In his Sunday notebook, the Boston Globe’s Kevin Dupont offers a unique solution to the potential market for one Tim Thomas, echoing the comments made by the gents on the Satellite Hotstove on Saturday night: As much as he is revered in Boston, forever to be remembered for playing every minute of the 2011 Cup run, Thomas turned 38 this month. Even with his pedigree, he can’t...

Zdeno Chara Suffered Broken Nose, Tuukka Rask Won't Require Offseason Surgery

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara may be the biggest man to ever toss on an NHL jersey, but the defenseman couldn't avoid injury in the first round of the playoffs against the Capitals. According to the Bruins Twitter account, Chara suffered a broken nose -- likely when Alex Ovechkin's stick came up high on the captain in Game 6. In other injury news, goalie Tuukka Rask will not...

Bruins Thank 'Greatest Fans in Hockey' With Video of 2011-12 Season Highlights (Video)

The Boston Bruins think they have the best fans in the NHL. To show their appreciation, the team released a video on Friday of some of the best highlights from the B's 2011-12 season. The video includes a mix of goals, fights, saves and clips of fans' wild celebrations, with The Wanted's hit song "Glad You Came" playing in the background. Check it out below.

Patrice Bergeron Looking a Lot Like Milan Lucic After Suffering Broken Nose, But Not Sure That's a Good Thing

BOSTON – Playing with a painful oblique injury, Patrice Bergeron definitely didn't feel like himself this postseason. Thanks to a hit by Washington forward Alexander Semin in Game 5, Bergeron didn't end up looking much like himself either. Bergeron said the oblique injury left him at about "60 percent of what I usually am." The missing 40 percent may have been...

Patrice Bergeron Suffered Strained Oblique Muscle in Game 3, No Offseason Surgery Needed

Patrice Bergeron's "upper-body injury" is no longer a mystery. According to Bruins reporter Naoko Funayama, Bergeron told the media on Friday that he injured his oblique muscle in Game 3 and aggravated it in Game 5. Bergeron also suffered a broken nose. Luckily, he won't require offseason surgery, as seen in the tweet below.

Trades In San Jose, Moving Thomas?

Darren Dreger of TSN answers some emails… Realistically, what should we expect from Doug Wilson this summer?  Who stays, who goes, and do you think any big name players will be added via trade (e.g., Nash) or free agency (e.g., Parise)? A:  it’s possible Wilson once again attacks his core in an effort to push this team over the hump, but it seems unlikely.  Thornton, Couture...

Blast From The Past: Milan Lucic 2006 Draft Picture

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