Found September 28, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Zdeno Chara
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
Zdeno Chara holds the record for the NHL’s fastest slap shot. Chara set the record of 108.8 mph at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills competiion, breaking his previously held record. While maybe not 108 mph, Chara often lets the slap shot loose in game action, sending defenders flying out of the way in every which direction. So, who better to demonstrate the principles of the shot? NESN’s Andy Brickley caught up with Chara at the TD Garden to see just what goes into the incredibly powerful shot. Filed under: Boston Bruins Video, Bruins Academy, Video

B’s Beat: Bruins Fan’s Artistic Vision Of Marchand Riding Chara Into Battle (PHOTO)

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is more Goliath and Brad Marchand is more David. Both pack a punch in different ways, Z with his brute strength and Marchy with his tenacity. However, what would it look like if they joined forces to fight evil? Here is one Bruins fan’s artistic vision: (PHOTO: Instagram) Ass kicking combo for the ages! Is it Thursday yet? The post B’s Beat: Bruins...

Patrice Bergeron Explains, Demonstrates His Approach When Taking Faceoffs (Video)

Patrice Bergeron is one of the NHL’s best centers. He isn’t the scoring machine like some other centers, but he does excel in other areas — namely on faceoffs. Bergeron led the league in faceoff win percentage last season, further demonstrating his skill on the dot. He seems to use a mixture of size, strength and speed to win each puck drop, which is a rare combination of skills...

Ryan Spooner, Niklas Svedberg Among Four Bruins Sent to Providence as Part of Roster Cuts

Ryan Spooner and Niklas Svedberg did all they could to make the Bruins’ opening night roster. In the end, however, those performances weren’t enough to overcome some tricky roster issues. Spooner and Svedberg are headed back to Providence, the club announced Saturday morning. Also being sent back to Providence are Matt Fraser and Matt Lindblad. The moves leave the Bruins with...

Jarome Iginla Uncorks Wild, Eye-Opening Slap Shot at Bruins Practice (Video)

Jarome Iginla has a good shot that usually hits the net. When he misses, however, it could make for a pretty hair-raising experience for those behind the glass. The Bruins forward got some extra work in on his one-timers Friday in Saskatoon in advance of the Bruins’ preseason finale against the Winnipeg Jets, and he was letting them go. That ended up producing some pretty awesome...

Boston Bruins: Niklas Svedberg impresses in start

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Former Bruin Neely set to reprise role in Dumb and Dumber sequel

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Boston Bruin Front Office start to make roster cuts

  The hardest part about sports of any kind is making cuts because these players put everything they have into making the team. The day after the Bruins finished their pre-season play with a 5-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets, the front office started to make their tough decisions. This morning, GM Peter Chiarelli announced that forwards Matt Fraser, Ryan Spooner and Matt Lindblad have...

B’s Beat: Watch Bruins Winger Jarome Iginla Hit You In The Face With A Puck (VIDEO)

Bruins fans have had a hot-cold-hot relationship with Jarome Iginla since last spring. But all is water under the Zamboni now right? Well maybe not for Iggy. Perhaps his attempts to scare the living sh*t of NESN’s Jamie Erdahl is his way to release some stress from the last six months. Bruins fans sitting behind the glass beware of Iggy’s sidewinder missile shots coming your...

Bruins-Jets Matchup in Saskatoon Stirs Up Junior Hockey Memories for Milan Lucic, Jarome Iginla (Video)

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Bruins closer to set roster sending 4 to Providence

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Boston Bruins Season Preview

After a great post season run, the Bruins found themselves fighting for their second Stanley Cup Championship in three years. Unfortunately, it was the near unstoppable Chicago Blackhawks who stood in Boston’s way, and left an empty feeling inside the B’s locker room as their shot at the Cup disappeared in game 6.  Will the Bruins end up in this situation again? Or does a...

Cam Neely, Milan Lucic Say They Have Not Signed on for ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Sequel

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5 Things To Watch This NHL Season: Last Hoorah For Jarome Iginla?

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The Waiver Action Starts

KK may be filled with waiver wire news today as teams prepare for the regular season.  Team rosters must be set by 3:00pm ET tomorrow. BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Sunday, September 29, that forward Nick Johnson has been placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Providence.

Ty Anderson: Dazed and Somewhat Confused

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