What's Bruin' in the morning?

It'll be a disgusting muggy day today in Boston, it actually already is, so how about some ice hockey to cool your morning down and make it more bearable? Well here is the news from around the NHL and locally. Boston Bruins News:- Have you ever thought to yourself, "man, I wish I knew what Kevan Millers work out routine was like". Of course you did. Now, you can find...
Via BruinsLife
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton Key To Bruins Maintaining Power-Play Success

The Boston Bruins had the third-best best power play in the NHL last season, and it became a weapon that helped propel the team to the top record in the league. The 2013-14 campaign marked the first time Boston had a top-five power play since 2008-09, which also was the last full year of Marc Savard’s career. After an abysmal year with the man advantage in the lockout-shortened...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli: Bruins ‘Can’t Go Into The Year With Nine NHL Defensemen’

The Boston Bruins have a surplus of NHL-caliber defensemen, which is a problem every other team wishes it had. The issue for B’s general manager Peter Chiarelli is that he has only six NHL roster spots for nine blueliners who deserve ice time. “I think we have a good group right now, and I include (David) Warsofsky because I believe he’s as close to an NHL player as you...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cap Situation For The Boston Bruins

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, While Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli admitted that the Bruins face some "hard choices" because of their salary cap situation, the GM also confirmed that the team doesn't plan on using either of their compliance buyouts. The Bruins could be facing close to a $5 million ($4.7 million) cap penalty for player bonuses to Jarome...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: B's dealt $4.75 million cap penalty for the 14-15 season

Although not official yet, the numbers are starting to trickle through the cracks in regards to the bonus penalties charged to the salary caps of the 30 NHL teams this off-season. And the Boston Bruins have the largest of them all.According to the always trusty and super reliable, the Bruins have been docked $4.75 million against the cap this upcoming year for bonuses...
Via BruinsLife
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins looking at $4.75 million cap penalty

The salary cap numbers are finally beginning to filter in for the Boston Bruins for next season, and they are not very good at all. The excellent, accurate web site has the Bruins pegged for a $4.75 bonus overage penalty for the 2014-15 season, and that essentially means it’s dead money that Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli can’t utilize for this upcoming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Dougie Hamilton set to breakout next season

There were a lot of expectations for Dougie Hamilton after he was drafted ninth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.  One of the biggest reasons for those expectations was the comments made by Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli after he drafted Hamilton. The genuine surprise from Chiarelli that Hamilton was still available made it clear the Bruins organization thought they had just...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Dougie Hamilton well on his way to becoming an "elite defenseman"

One of the bright spots from Boston's 2014 regular season, and abruptly short playoff run, was the development and growth of 20-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. After playing in a shortened rookie season due to the NHL lockout last year, Hamilton found himself thrust into the second most important spot in the defensive unit in the postseason, playing next to Zdeno Chara...
Via BruinsLife
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Krug among few positives from B's playoff run

If there’s any silver lining to the Bruins premature exit to the Stanley Cup playoffs, it was the play of young defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug, who look like fixtures in Black and Gold for years to come. Hamilton finished with two goals and seven points along with a plus-1 rating in 12 games matched with Zdeno Chara as Boston’s top defensemen pairing, and played what...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli: Dougie Hamilton ‘Had A Real Solid Playoff’

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara isn’t going to be the Bruins’ No. 1 defenseman forever, but luckily for head coach Claude Julien and his staff, Dougie Hamilton showed during the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs that he’s capable of being the leader of the blue line in the future as he develops his two-way skill set and continues to earn more experience. Hamilton played his best hockey of the...
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Examining Positives From Bruins’ 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Run

BOSTON — The Bruins’ season ended Wednesday night with a disappointing 3-1 Game 7 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden, and even though it might be difficult to think about them right now, there were several positives from this playoff run that will give fans reasons to be excited for next season. Let’s look at four from the first two rounds. Dougie Hamilton Was Outstanding...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Power-Play Breakthrough Product Of Harder, Smarter Play

BOSTON — The Bruins’ power play was sputtering through four games and one period in Game 5 against the Montreal Canadiens. The issue wasn’t really a systematic one, though, and the solution to fixing the problem was quite simple. The Bruins just needed to try harder. Boston’s power play, which finished the regular season with the NHL’s third-ranked power play at 21.4 percent...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton: The Bruins Were Back To Their Game In Game 5 (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ 4-2 victory in Game 5 against the Montreal Canadiens involved what seemed like a different Bruins team than the first four games. Before Saturday night’s game, the second-round playoff series was tied at two games apiece, but the B’s still weren’t playing their best hockey. So what did they change to become so much more dominant in Game 5? “I don’t...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton Shutting Down Canadiens’ Top Line

BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is no stranger to shutting down the opponent’s top forward and/or line in a Stanley Cup playoff series. As a result of Dennis Seidenberg’s knee surgery in January, Chara has a new defense partner in Dougie Hamilton this postseason, but the results for Boston’s top pairing have been equally positive. Chara and Hamilton have shut down...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton cracks Price's code, McQuaid undergoes surgery, B's gear up for Game 3

After Boston's Game 2 comeback victory over the Canadiens at the Garden on Saturday, defenseman Dougie Hamilton provided the assembled media, and inadvertently the rest of the hockey world, with a bit of knowledge in regards to the strategy to beat Montreal's netminder Carey Price. Hamilton, Marchand and Bergeron celebrate the goal that started the comeback (via
Via BruinsLife
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins on Paper - A Habs' fan explains everything...kinda

Carey Price calls it luck.  Dougie Hamilton refers to it as destiny.Whatever you wish to call it, it is in reality one hell of a Stanley Cup Playoffs series - and the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens have only played two games.The 34th edition of the Big Bad Bruins and Les Habitants meeting in the post-season for a best-of-seven series has been everything one would expect...
Via Little Blog of Hate
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Battling Coaches

from Michael Hurley of CBS Boston, Michel Therrien was asked Monday for his thoughts on such complaints about officiating as well as Dougie Hamilton’s assessment of some vulnerabilities of goaltender Carey Price, and the Montreal head coach pulled no punches. “It’s the same thing with Claude. He’s not happy with all that ‘crap,’” Therrien said, regarding Julien’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bruins Complete Epic Comeback, Win Game 2 With 4 Third-Period Goals

BOSTON — The Bruins completed an amazing comeback to win Saturday’s second-round Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens with four unanswered third-period goals. The comeback began at 10:56 of the final period with a goal from Dougie Hamilton, who jumped into the offensive zone after Brad Marchand gained entry. Hamilton’s shot beat Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, which also...
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Meet Dougie Hamilton’s Parents

Andi Petrillo of Hockey Night in Canada with a nice feature on the parents of Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton last night.  
Via Kukla's Korner
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL ref sports gnarly black eye after puck to face

Steve Kozari is just a few days removed from taking a puck to the face in Boston this past weekend, but he was back on the ice wearing a gnarly shiner along with his stripes Tuesday night. As you can see in the video above, Kozari took a Dougie Hamilton clearing attempt off the left cheekbone during Game 5 of the Bruins-Red Wings series in Boston on Saturday. After collapsing to...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Playing Beyond His Years In Stanley Cup Playoffs (Video)

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton has turned his game up a notch during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The 20-year-old blueliner added yet another highlight to his ever-growing reel during Saturday’s series-clinching win against the Detroit Red Wings, dancing through the Detroit defense before connecting with Loui Eriksson for the B’s first goal of the game. After the game...
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Referee Takes Puck To Face During Red Wings-Bruins Game, Doesn’t Miss A Shift (Video)

We’ve all heard the stories about how tough hockey players are, but Steve Kozari made a case during Saturday’s Boston Bruins-Detroit Red Wings game that the referees are just as resilient. During Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Dougie Hamilton’s clearing attempt in the third period drilled Kozari in the side of the face. The ref immediately fell to the ice and...
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Referee Steve Kozari takes a puck to the face during Bruins – Red Wings game

During Game 5 between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon, referee Steve Kozari was hit in the face with a puck early in the third period.  As you can see, Bruins defenceman Dougie Hamilton attempted to clear the puck out of the zone, but instead the puck caught Kozari in the […]
Via The Hockey Report
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Dances Through Red Wings, Sets Up Bruins’ First Goal (Video)

Dougie Hamilton has played the best hockey of his career in the Bruins’ first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings, and he added another highlight-reel play to his collection in the first period of Saturday’s Game 5. With the Bruins on the power play, Hamilton used his superior skating ability and stick-handling skill to weave through the Red Wings defense as he entered...
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Dominant First Period Set The Tone For Boston In Game 3 (Video)

The Boston Bruins brought the energy in Game 3 against the Detroit Red Wings en route to a 3-0 victory at Joe Louis Arena. After the commanding victory, NESN’s Billy Jaffe broke down the three biggest takeaways from the game. Jaffe noted the way the B’s dictated the play in the first period — with Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron both scoring in the opening frame — their...
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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