Don Sweeney Should Make Smooth Transition To Bruins General Manager Role

Two of the advantages in hiring a new general manager from within the organization are the minimal amount of adjustments and small learning curve involved. He already understands the team’s prospects, its on-ice philosophy and has relationships with the coaching staff and players. These are among the reasons why Don Sweeney should make a smooth transition to his new role of...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #13 Freddie Hamilton

  Like his brother, Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, Freddie Hamilton is also a product of the OHL’s Niagara IceDogs. Since he has already managed 29 NHL games, briefly cracking the lineups of both the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks, he comes in at #13 on our list. Hamilton came to the Avalanche in a one-for-one trade, him to Denver and Karl Stollery to San Jose...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Boston Bruins’ Blue Line For 2015-16 NHL Season

The Boston Bruins were not the defensive juggernaut this season that they had been in previous years. Injuries to key players, including Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton, forced young players into larger roles, and the preseason trade of Johnny Boychuk created a need for a top-four defenseman that was never filled. As a result of these factors and others, the Bruins fell to 20th...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs could look to cash in from Kessel trade on restricted free agent market

The Leafs are in rebuild mode with very limited cap space available, so one place where they could find some valuable players could be on the restricted free agent market. Bleacher Report recently compiled a list of three RFAs for the Leafs to target, and one name could be of high interest to Maple Leafs fans.That name is Dougie Hamilton, the Bruins defenseman whom Boston selected...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Named Oilers President Of Hockey Operations, General Manager

Peter Chiarelli was fired as general manager of the Boston Bruins on April 15, and it took him nine days to find a new job. The Edmonton Oilers announced at a press conference Friday that they have hired Chiarelli to become their President of Hockey Operations and general manager. Chiarelli is a good fit for Edmonton, a team with a roster featuring an abundance of talented young...
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Time to ditch Dougie might be nigh

The Bruins face a difficult situation this summer with restricted free agent Dougie Hamilton. Tabbed as the top defenseman of the future, Hamilton is obviously an important asset for the team to keep. But the Bruins do not have a lot of cap space and the price for Hamilton will be high, meaning there is a good chance other teams could out-bid the Bruins with an offer sheet for the...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Zach Trotman Making Strong Impression In Dougie Hamilton’s Absence

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Zach Trotman wasn’t going to replace Dougie Hamilton’s impact on the Boston Bruins when the 21-year-old defenseman was ruled out indefinitely after suffering an undisclosed injury on March 21. However, Trotman has played well at both ends of the ice for the Bruins and is making a strong case to remain with the team when/if Hamilton returns this season....
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Defenseman Joe Morrow From Providence On Emergency Basis

The Boston Bruins have recalled defenseman Joe Morrow from the AHL’s Providence Bruins, the team announced Thursday. He is eligible for Thursday night’s road game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The reason behind the recall is not yet known. Boston had six defensemen on the NHL roster prior to Morrow’s recall, including Zach Trotman, who was recalled shortly...
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk Might Have Revealed Dougie Hamilton’s Undisclosed Injury

BOSTON — Defenseman Dougie Hamilton has missed the Bruins’ last five games and could be out for the remainder of the B’s season. On Wednesday, Kelly Olynyk might have told the world why. The Boston Celtics big man played Wednesday night with a huge shiner above his left eye after taking an elbow to the face during pregame shootaround. When asked after the game whether he...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Retake 8th Seed, Elevate Play Late in the Season

Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins shoots the puck against Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) The Boston Bruin’s roller coaster season continues on. After losing the 8th seed to the Ottawa Senators and seeing Dougie Hamilton go down with an injury, things seemed...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Boston Bruins Experience Youth Movement During Playoff Push

Hampus Lindholm #47 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against Ryan Spooner #51 of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) Boston fans may have caught a glimpse of the future when they watched their beloved Bruins take on the Anaheim Ducks Thursday night. With injuries to the likes of Dougie...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid Need to Step up in Dougie Hamilton’s Absence

Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins approaches the goal during a shootout against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on March 17, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Sabres defeat the Bruins 2-1. (Mandatory Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) As if things in Boston couldn’t get any worse.  The Bruins learned they will be without defensemen Dougie Hamilton for a significant period...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will replace Dougie Hamilton?

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images This may have been the Bruins’ worst fear after the trade deadline. The Boston Bruins currently find themselves in 9th place, out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. To add fuel to the fire, defenseman Dougie Hamilton has been ruled out “indefinitely,” without a veteran player to replace him. Rookie Zach Trotman has been called...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Out Indefinitely Is Huge Loss For Bruins Blue Line

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins have an uphill climb for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with nine games remaining in the regular season. That challenge became much tougher Tuesday when B’s head coach Claude Julien announced that top-pairing defenseman Dougie Hamilton is “out indefinitely” with an undisclosed injury. Hamilton has been Boston’s best defenseman...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton out indefinitely

Shoulder injury sidelines Hamilton (Via NHL Bruins)The hits just keep on coming for the struggling Boston Bruins. Earlier today, head coach Claude Julien spoke to the media updating Hamilton's status.The injury occurred in the shootout loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Hamilton took a big hit in the second period, but briefly returned a short time after. However, prior to...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Notes: Dougie Hamilton Remains Out With Undisclosed Injury

It probably shouldn’t come as much surprise, but Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton was nowhere to be seen at practice Tuesday. The Boston D-man was injured during the Bruins’ shootout loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday and also missed the Bruins’ loss Sunday to Tampa Bay with an undisclosed injury. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said at the time Hamilton was set...
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Lightning

The Boston Bruins return to the ice Sunday evening against the Tampa Bay Lightning less than 22 hours after losing 2-1 in a shootout to the Florida Panthers. There are a few lineup changes of note heading into Bruins-Lightning. Zach Trotman was recalled from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis Sunday. The 24-year-old defenseman will enter Boston’s lineup because Dougie...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Recall Defenseman Zach Trotman From Providence

The Boston Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the AHL’s Providence Bruins on Sunday, per AHL transactions. Trotman’s recall is likely related to B’s defenseman Dougie Hamilton exiting Saturday night’s game against the Florida Panthers in the second period and not returning. Boston was forced to play with just five defensemen as a result and ultimately lost 2-1 in...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Rising Young Stars for the Boston Bruins

Young players like 23-year-old Torey Krug (left) and 21-year-old Dougie Hamilton have been stepping up for the Boston Bruins this year. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Wickerham/Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The 2014-2015 season has been a tough one for the Boston Bruins. With the departures of veterans like Jarome Iginla and Johnny Boychuk and injuries to key players like David Krejci...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Scores Vs. Flyers Thanks To Patrice Bergeron, Dougie Hamilton (Video)

There’s nothing like some good old-fashioned teamwork. The Boston Bruins got off to an early lead Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers thanks to Zdeno Chara’s goal seven minutes into the first period. And Chara scored thanks to center Patrice Bergeron and fellow defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The group effort started with Bergeron, who did a good...
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Must Build On Recent Power-Play Success To Improve Playoff Position

The Boston Bruins dominated on the power play last season and finished with the third-highest success rate of any NHL team. Duplicating that success in 2014-15 was going to be a challenge without 30-goal scorer Jarome Iginla and assistant coach Geoff Ward, but the B’s haven’t been able to score on the power play with any consistency this campaign. Boston ranked in the bottom...
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Top Priority At NHL Trade Deadline Should Be Top-4 Defenseman

The Boston Bruins have a few needs as the March 2 NHL trade deadline nears. Those needs include a depth forward who could improve the struggling fourth line and a top-six forward who could play right wing on the first line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. Even though the Bruins have scored at a lesser rate at even strength and on the power play compared to last season, their top...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames Score Four Unanswered Goals To Beat Bruins 4-3 In Overtime

The Boston Bruins gave up a 3-0 lead and lost 4-3 in overtime to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night to extend their losing streak to four games (0-3-1). Boston had been 91-1-1 in games in which they led by three goals since 2011. The B’s will stay in Alberta for a Wednesday night game against the Edmonton Oilers, the third game in a five-game road trip. Here are three quick takeaways...
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Power-Play Struggles, Defensive Errors Cost Bruins In Loss To Canucks

The Boston Bruins began their five-game road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. An abundance of defensive mistakes and an ineffective power play prevented the Bruins from overcoming two-goal deficits in the second and third periods. The B’s will return to action Monday night against the Calgary Flames. Here are three quick takeaways from Bruins-Canucks...
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Power Play Finds Success With Spacing, Structure Vs. Islanders (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ second power-play unit arguably has evolved into the No. 1 grouping. The combination of Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, Carl Soderberg, Dougie Hamilton and Reilly Smith has been strong for much of the season, and they proved Saturday night how dangerous they can be. The B’s second unit found the back of the net on a shot from Bergeron...
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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