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Power-Play Struggles Doom the P-Bruins in 3-1 Season Opening Loss to Manchester Monarchs

Power-Play Struggles Doom the P-Bruins in 3-1 Season Opening Loss to Manchester Monarchs

PROVIDENCE, RI – Despite the NHL lockout that has sent fans everywhere into a flurry of frustration over the past couple of weeks, there is still hockey to be played across North America. Friday evening would mark the start of the 77th American Hockey League season as seven games were on the slate. One of which [...]

Spooner, Knight Impressive as P-Bruins Roll to 4-1 Win Over Springfield

Spooner, Knight Impressive as P-Bruins Roll to 4-1 Win Over Springfield

The Providence Bruins would open up their brief three-game preseason schedule with a bang on Wednesday, toppling Eastern Conference rival Springfield by a 4-1 score at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA. Things really got out to a fast start in the opening frame for Providence, who was quite clearly the more physically [...]

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The Boston Bruins Prospect Report

Over the past two months of summer I have been posting weekly editions of the “Boston Bruins Prospect Report” over on The Hockey Guys thanks to my agreement with site editor Dustin Leed. Outside of the potential impact of the National Hockey League’s second lockout in less than a decade, there hasn’t been much to [...]

Potential Lockout Could Bring Both Good and Bad For the Boston Bruins

Potential Lockout Could Bring Both Good and Bad For the Boston Bruins

Hello, folks. It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted any news here on Hockey Independent. I do apologize for the lengthy delay as there hasn’t really been much to talk about in recent weeks. Outside of the ongoing negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, news in the hockey world has been few and far between [...]

Boston Bruins Offseason Notebook: Khokhlachev Inks One-Year Deal In KHL, B’s Sign Christian Hanson

Boston Bruins Offseason Notebook: Khokhlachev Inks One-Year Deal In KHL, B’s Sign Christian Hanson

Alexander Khokhlachev was once projected as an early first round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. His rare combination of offensive skill and tremendous defensive zone prowess have often drawn comparisons to Detroit Red Wings’ superstar pivot Pavel Datsyuk. However, teams were weary of taking Khokhlachev early in the draft simply due to the [...]

Bruins’ Bright Future On Full Display At Sixth Annual Development Camp

Bruins’ Bright Future On Full Display At Sixth Annual Development Camp

For the sixth straight season, the Boston Bruins held a week-long development camp at Wilmington’s Ristuccia Memorial Arena. The camp roster featured a total of 29 players, including six goaltenders. Today, I’ll be taking a look at a few things that stood out during the annual team-building event for Boston’s rookies. Knight, Spooner, Hamilton Live [...]

Hockey’s Christmas: 10 Predictions For 2012 Free Agency

Hockey’s Christmas: 10 Predictions For 2012 Free Agency

In many ways, July 1 and the opening of unrestricted free agency is much like Christmas for hockey fans. Puck heads wake up early and rush to their living rooms early in the morning. But instead of checking underneath a Christmas tree, they’ll make a beeline straight towards the nearest computer. As the clock strikes [...]

Hockey Independent Offseason Predictions: Four Proposed Deals For Rick Nash

Hockey Independent Offseason Predictions: Four Proposed Deals For Rick Nash

Members of the Hockey Independent crew have come together again for another series of offseason articles for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston Bruins). Each of us have taken on [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Final Wrap-Up

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Final Wrap-Up

  The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 26-30; The First Round Concludes

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 26-30; The First Round Concludes

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 21-25; Finding A Diamond In The Rough

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 21-25; Finding A Diamond In The Rough

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 16-20; DiPietro … Or Fleury? Rolling The Dice In Net

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 16-20; DiPietro … Or Fleury? Rolling The Dice In Net

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 11-15: Here Come The Europeans

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 11-15: Here Come The Europeans

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 6-10; The Run On Defensemen Begins

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 6-10; The Run On Defensemen Begins

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward(Boston Bruins). [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 1-5; The Future Stars

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 1-5; The Future Stars

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston [...]

Gaudreau’s Pair Leads Boston College Past Maine To Capture Third Consecutive Hockey East Championship

Gaudreau’s Pair Leads Boston College Past Maine To Capture Third Consecutive Hockey East Championship

BOSTON–  (#4) Maine Black Bears 1   @ (#1) Boston College Eagles 4  –  FINAL Power-Play:  Black Bears (0-5 / 0 %) — Eagles (1-3 / 33 %) Penalty-Kill: Black Bears (2-3 / 67 %) — Eagles (5-5 / 100 %) Shots: Black Bears (42) — Eagles (43) Recap: Things got out to a fast [...]

Black Bears Upset BU, Will Face Boston College For Hockey East Championship

Black Bears Upset BU, Will Face Boston College For Hockey East Championship

BOSTON – (#4) Maine Black Bears 5  @  (#3) Boston University Terriers 3 – FINAL Power-Play:  Black Bears (4-6 / 67 %) — Terriers (1-2 / 50 %) Penalty-Kill: Black Bears (1-2 / 50 %) — Terriers (2-6 / 33 %) Shots: Black Bears (44) — Terriers (31) Recap: The Terriers would jump ahead early [...]

Kreider, Eagles Down Providence 4-2 En Route To Third Straight Hockey East Title Game

Kreider, Eagles Down Providence 4-2 En Route To Third Straight Hockey East Title Game

BOSTON – (#7) Providence College Friars 2  @   (#1) Boston College Eagles 4 –  FINAL Power-Play:  Friars (0-2 / 0 %) — Eagles (1-4 / 25 %) Penalty-Kill: Friars (3-4 / 75 %) — Eagles (2-2 / 100 %) Shots: Friars (29) — Eagles (34) Recap: This one got off to a hot start [...]

Report: Bruins Interested In Kings’ Captain Dustin Brown

Report: Bruins Interested In Kings’ Captain Dustin Brown

Following Thursday night’s acquisition of former Blue Jackets’ center Jeff Carter, reports began to surface about the Los Angeles Kings’ interest in dealing their captain, Dustin Brown before Monday’s trading deadline. TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger were the first to break the news, with McKenzie later suggesting that Los Angeles is interested in dealing [...]

Boston’s Case For A Blockbuster

Boston’s Case For A Blockbuster

With Nathan Horton being sidelined indefinitely with a concussion, and no timetable for a return after a “set back” occurred two weeks ago the Bruins were really put in a bad spot without their top-line right wing. Now, as news broke this morning that Horton’s replacement on the first line, Rich Peverley, has suffered a [...]