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Is the 2010 Winter Classic Losing Some of its Luster?

Is the 2010 Winter Classic Losing Some of its Luster?

In just over three weeks, the NHL will stage its annual Winter Classic at Fenway Park, where the Bruins will skate out against the Philadelphia Flyers, but I can’t help but wonder, given the recent follies and fumbles of the Flyers, injuries, and the ever looming shadow of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, has the [...]

Not quite the Night to Remember for Bruins

Not quite the Night to Remember for Bruins

A visiting team entering an opponent’s house on a ceremonial night is in for an emotional contest.  Last night, the Bruin’s encountered a century’s worth of fight in an energized Habs team and crowd. Distractions–and Edwardisms–were aplenty, as the Bruins had to wait just a little bit longer for the drop of the puck then [...]

Death and taxes? How 'bout injuries and shoot outs

Death and taxes? How ’bout injuries and shoot outs

Just as I settled back into things after the first holiday layoff, Milan Lucic is helped back onto the shelf with another injury. These high-ankle sprains, well some experts say they’re worse than certain knee injuries, and this four week prognosis really feels optimistic. No Lucic at the Winter Classic? Very likely, and still very [...]

When there's a light (what light)

When there’s a light (what light)

First signs of life against Buffalo, and now news that Krejci is close to returning. Add a double dose of Thornton fisticuffs, and the 4-2 complete win game against the Sabres may have been more than just a win (finally), but a return to some good ole Hub Hockey. If ever the spoked-B looks flat, [...]

Back to Back...whiffs?

Back to Back…whiffs?

For the first time this season, the Bruins have lost back-to-back games, and to emphasize those losses, were shut out in both occasions. O-fer.  Nada.  What gives? Sure, they are missing some serious scoring muscle with the injuries to Lucic and Savard, and coupled with the earlier departure of Kessel, that’s subtracting first line production [...]

The Life of an NHL trade; Savard out...

The Life of an NHL trade; Savard out…

Here comes Daniel Paille. And the Providence-bound Craig Weller, too, and out the front door goes grinding forward Chuck Kobasew, who’ll be punching the shift clock now for the Minnesota Wild. The murmuring I hear is the amateur capologists and trade junkies telling me that a pair of draft picks–Boston’s third-round choice in 2010 and [...]

After a Texas Two Step, Have the Bruins hit their Marc?

After a Texas Two Step, Have the Bruins hit their Marc?

The Boston sports scene has been staggering as of late—closers have done the wrong kind of closing, quarterbacks have gathered a little moss (and can’t seem to hit Moss), and the Bruins’ spoked wheel looks a little flat early on. Well, last night, their first road test of the season, the boys in Black and [...]

Reinforce the Glass: Lucic Re-ups for 3 years

Reinforce the Glass: Lucic Re-ups for 3 years

The Bruins wasted little time this season in resigning bruising forward Milan Lucic to a three-year contract extension earlier this week.  The Garden’s meanest usher will patrol the ice for the Black and Gold through the 2012-2013 season, after setting a career high in goals last season–17, along with 25 assists–and raising his game in [...]

Lies, Damnable Lies, and Predictions

Lies, Damnable Lies, and Predictions

I loathe love…it prediction time.  So let’s take a look at the experts, and see what a fair shake the Bruins get: We’ll start with the creme de la creme–The Hockey News. THN has the Big Bad Bruins pegged for first in the Eastern Conference.  Its a good assessment, one which astutely references the impact [...]

Is the Kovalchuk to Beantown movement already afoot?

Is the Kovalchuk to Beantown movement already afoot?

The movement may by tiptoeing along, but it certainly has found its legs in the last few days. Will Kovalchuk be available when the trade deadline looms this season, and will the Bruins be willing to pay what should be an exorbitant price for Atlanta’s team captain? Blogger Ty Anderson made note of this idea [...]