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    Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
    December 17, 2018 - 11:15 pm
    Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy is often compared to Los Angeles’ Drew Doughty. A handful more performances by McAvoy similar to what he produced during a 4-0 win at Montreal on Monday and people may start comparing the Kings’ defenseman to McAvoy. It took McAvoy just five seconds to throw the...
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    Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
    December 17, 2018 - 1:03 pm
    Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter keeps creeping into trade rumors involving the Bruins. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman brought up a Boston-Carter possibility during last week’s edition of the 31 Thoughts podcast. There’s no doubt that even after Patrice Bergeron returns from his ribs/collarbone...
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    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    December 14, 2018 - 10:16 pm
    Coach Bruce Cassidy has had to juggle his forward lines for most of the season because of injuries, ineffectiveness and occasional call-ups from Providence. The Bruins' fourth line has been in as much flux as the other three trios, but Cassidy might’ve found the right combination despite Boston’s 5...
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    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
    December 13, 2018 - 3:49 pm
    Patrice Bergeron has resumed skating but he’s not close to returning to the Bruins’ lineup for a practice, let alone a game. So the Bruins head into Pittsburgh for Friday night’s game with David Krejci centering their No. 1 line and a lot of question marks down the middle the rest of the way down...
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    Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
    December 12, 2018 - 2:45 pm
    Rumors about the Bruins’ interest in Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle surfaced a couple weeks ago in The Athletic. Pierre LeBrun on Tuesday went on TSN’s Insider Trading segment to again say that the Bruins have “kicked the tires” on acquiring the 26-year-old Weymouth, Massachusetts native...
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    Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
    December 12, 2018 - 12:15 am
    Bruins forward David Backes must walk under a ladder on his way into the arena, or perhaps the animal lover has a pack of black cats he crosses paths with on his way to the game. Over his three seasons it seems Backes has had everything possible happen to him. He had a bout of diverticulitis, a...
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    Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
    December 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
    Bruins forward Chris Wagner has had his nose busted a couple times this season already, and it’s just Dec. 11. But Wagner hasn’t suffered any breaks in his nose, so he’s quick to point at Sean Kuraly with sympathy for what his linemate is going through. Kuraly broke a couple bones in his nose as a...
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    Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
    December 09, 2018 - 10:26 pm
    When the Bruins need a jolt they turn to the player who most resembles a tiny bottle of 5-Hour Energy. Coming of an exhausting 6-3 home win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Bruins had to fly up to Ottawa for a 5 p.m. start and it was evident they didn’t have their legs at the outset...
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    Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
    December 08, 2018 - 2:03 pm
    With eight fighting majors the Bruins are tied with the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings for second place in the NHL, one behind the New York Rangers. But that hasn’t stopped the chattering class from urging the Bruins to go out and acquire an “enforcer” so they don’t get pushed around...
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    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
    December 06, 2018 - 10:53 pm
    It all ended, appropriately enough, with a harmless shot on net. Coming off a 5-0 loss at the Florida Panthers on Tuesday the Bruins started their game against the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday the way you’d expect a team that had its rears handed to it two days earlier would start...
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