Loui Eriksson A Great Fit For Bruins’ Top Line Alongside David Krejci, Milan Lucic

The Boston Bruins need a first-line right winger after the free-agent departure of Jarome Iginla, and the search for his replacement should not extend beyond the team’s NHL roster. Veteran winger Loui Eriksson — the best player Boston acquired in last year’s Tyler Seguin trade — would be a tremendous fit on the Bruins’ top line alongside center David Krejci and left winger...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson Is Probably Your First Line RW. And That’s OK.

Are you still reading this? Good, you made it past the title without shutting down your browser, ripping your computer off your desk, throwing it in a dumpster, and then setting said dumpster ablaze. I’m here to tell you why it’s a good thing that Loui Eriksson is going to see a whole lot more ice time this year. Listen, nobody in their right mind would tell you that Loui Eriksson...
Via Days of Y'Orr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report Card: grading the Bruins' (dismal) offseason so far

In an off-season filled with so much uncertainty, loss of talent and a constant, hanging sense of imminent change, it's difficult to pinpoint where exactly to start when discussing the Bruins. To put it lightly, they have not had a great summer. And they are still very far from a finished product.Salary Cap Hell: GM Peter Chiarelli and the B's have had a dismal off-season...
Via BruinsLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Should Fill Forward Vacancies From Within Organization

The Boston Bruins will have at least two forward spots to fill before the 2014-15 NHL season. Given the lack of talent on the free agent market, combined with the Bruins’ lack of salary cap space, the best route is to fill the vacant spots on the bottom two lines from within the organization. Luckily for the B’s, most of these young players already have NHL experience, and some...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Who could the Bruins target in free agency?

Jarome Iginla is in Colorado, and that leaves the Bruins scrambling to replace him. Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty joined SportsNet Central to discuss some possible replacements. "I think a guy that's interesting is Lee Stempniak," said Haggerty. "Probably one of the favorites to be signed by the Bruins. He's not a perfect solution to be signed as a top line...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Loss of Iginla due to salary cap

After a disappointing season ended in the second round of the playoffs, the Boston Bruins set their eyes on the offseason and some difficult roster decisions they would have to make.  The biggest and most difficult decision to make was bringing back forward Jarome Iginla.   After Iginla fit perfectly on the first line with the Bruins in his first year with the team, Boston certainly...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

A full year removed, who's won the Tyler Seguin trade?

A year ago today, the Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars delivered their own version of Fourth of July fireworks.On July 4, 2013, general manager Peter Chiarelli and the B's pulled the trigger on a true blockbuster deal, as Boston flipped 21-year-old and former #2 overall pick Tyler Seguin, along with Rich Peverley, to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson and prospects Reilly Smith...
Via BruinsLife
19 days ago  |  Discuss

With Iginla out of the picture, who will take his spot on the top line?

The Boston Bruins have never been a team that seeks to own free agency. Save for two-franchise altering signings in 2006, the B's tend to watch from a distance as teams scoop up the top guys on the market.Is Eriksson ready to make the jump? (via Bruins.nhl.com)And with the Bruins tight against the cap heading into this off-season, they had their hands tied as the other 29 teams...
Via BruinsLife
19 days ago  |  Discuss

B's still talking to Iginla, make contingency plans

The Bruins continued negotiations with Jarome Iginla’s agent, Don Meehan, at NHL draft weekend at the Wells Fargo Center, but it appears more and more likely that the 36-­year-old will hit the open market this Tuesday, July 1. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli reiterated that remaining in Boston still stands as Iginla’s No. 1 priority, but Boston is also enacting contingency...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes name Tim Bernhardt as head of amateur scouting

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes have promoted Tim Bernhardt to director of amateur scouting. Bernhardt and General Manager Don Maloney will oversee the Coyotes' 2014 draft in Philadelphia on June 27-28. The Coyotes have the 12th pick in the first round. The Coyotes also announced that Jeff Twohey has been promoted to assistant director of amateur scouting. Bernhardt, 56...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Falter in Montreal, Canadiens Force Game Seven

It has become a fairly common headline in this playoff series that the Bruins struggle to finish off their scoring chances against the Canadiens. Unfortunately for Boston, this was once again the case in game six. Between Loui Eriksson ringing the post and Milan Lucic missing an open net, it seemed as though the Bruins could not get out […]
Via The Hockey Report
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlights and postgame interviews from Boston's 4-2 win in Game 5 (video)

With a 4-2 win in Game 5 in Boston, the Bruins jumped ahead for first time in their series with the Montreal Canadiens. The Black and Gold lead the Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup 3-2, with a chance to close the book on the Habs tomorrow night in Montreal in Game 6.Carl Soderberg, Reilly Smith, Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson scored the four goals for the B's.Just under...
Via BruinsLife
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson: Playing In Playoffs Are The Most Fun Days Of My Life (Video)

After scoring his first playoff goal since 2008, Boston Bruins winger Loui Eriksson was awarded the Bruins’ Old Time Hockey jacket following their series-clinching win against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon. Eriksson battled health issues during the beginning of the season, suffering two concussions that sidelined him for 21 games, but once he regained his health,...
Via NESN.com
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Beat Red Wings in Game 5, Win Series 4-1

Two power play goals, including a one-timer from Zdeno Chara and a rebound by Loui Eriksson, as well as two goals from Milan Lucic helped the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings and lifted Boston to a 4-1 series win, advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bruins won four straight games in the series and will face their heated rival, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Loui Eriksson Excited For First Playoff Game Since 2008

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson was among the best Bruins after the Winter Olympic break, and he will enter his first playoff run since 2007-08 playing his best hockey of the season when the Black and Gold take on the Detroit Red Wings in Friday night’s Game 1. “It’s definitely been a challenging season for me, especially in the beginning with the injuries and concussions and everything...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Report: Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson Return To Ice

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins apparently felt a little healthier when they woke up Wednesday morning. Three of the seven players that were missing from Monday’s practice at TD Garden were back on the practice ice Tuesday morning at Ristuccia Arena. Forwards Patrice Bergeron and Loui Eriksson returned as did defenseman Andrej Meszaros. Boston was still without forwards Chris...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Report: Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson Among Six Missing B’s

BOSTON — The Bruins held their first postseason practice on Tuesday morning at TD Garden, but they were skating far from a full group. In all, six Bruins missed the club’s first session of preparation for its upcoming first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. The Bruins missing from the practice were forwards Patrice Bergeron, Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Clouts Gets It Wrong: Bruins Edition

If you frequent this blog, you've probably noticed a couple things. Most of them revolve around the fact that our Dear Leader, Cloutier, is bat crap crazy. Normally, I let this sort of thing slide under the radar, mainly because he leaves the Boston Bruins out of it. But today, he's gone way too far.  Let me make this clear. Loui Eriksson is not going to be an Edmonton...
Via Puckrant.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli’s Offseason Moves Paying Off For Bruins In Big Way (Video)

General manager Peter Chiarelli’s offseason moves paid off for the Boston Bruins in the regular season to the tune of the Presidents’ Trophy and the B’s hope to see that success continue well into the postseason. The Fourth of July blockbuster trade that brought Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith to Boston revamped the third line, the free-agent signing of Jarome Iginla resulted...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Power Play Heating Up As Playoffs Near (Video)

The Boston Bruins have struggled to score on the power-play in recent playoff runs, but based on their success with the man advantage in 2013-14, we shouldn’t see them struggle in this facet of the game over the next few months. Boston finished the regular season third in power-play percentage (21.1) and scored twice with the extra skater in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the New Jersey...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson, Bruins Looking Forward To Playing Detroit Red Wings (Video)

The Boston Bruins will take on the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s the second straight season that Boston will take on Original 6 team in Round 1, and the team is excited for the challenge. The B’s finished the regular season with the league’s best record, and earned home ice throughout the playoffs as a result. Check out the video...
Via NESN.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson’s All-Around Impact Backed Up By Stats, Bruins Teammates

BOSTON — Bruins forward Loui Eriksson has some of the best advanced statistics on the team. What those mean, exactly, is still a little foggy for those who don’t pay close attention to those seemingly complicated metrics. There is a surge of emphasis on advanced stats in hockey. It hasn’t reached the level that the Moneyball and Sabermetric movement gripped baseball, but it’s...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson Tallies Four Assists In Bruins’ Win Over Flyers (Video)

Loui Eriksson played with Milan Lucic and David Krejci on the Boston Bruins’ top line on Saturday afternoon and tallied his first four-point game of the season with four assists. The veteran forward played at right wing in place of Jarome Iginla, who did not play in the 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said after the game that Iginla was...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Forward Loui Eriksson Hitting Stride At Perfect Time

BOSTON — This is the player that the Boston Bruins thought they were getting when they traded away a potential franchise cornerstone in Tyler Seguin over the summer. This is the Loui Eriksson they have been waiting to see. Eriksson’s first season with the Bruins has been tumultuous at times, but the winger had arguably his finest game on Saturday afternoon as he recorded four...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eriksson, Lucic Power Bruins to Season Sweep of Flyers

The Boston Bruins were able to snap a two game losing skid at the TD Garden on Saturday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins were lead by top line wingers Loui Eriksson and Milan Lucic. Eriksson, who filled in for Jarome Iginla on the top line, had four assists on the day while Lucic added two goals and an assist.  Tuukka Rask was his normal self...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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