Boston Bruins

Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 22, 2019 - 5:40 pm
Several Bruins players bristled at the idea that having an intra-squad scrimmage Thursday to break up the monotony of having 10 days off and sharpen their skills four days before the start of the Stanley Cup Final was a risk not worth taking. “I think guys will be smart overall,” defenseman Brandon...
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David Backes
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Evan Marinofsky
May 22, 2019 - 3:29 pm
David Backes initially left the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2016 in part to get a better shot at winning his first Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins . But to earn the ultimate prize, he now has one thing standing in his way: his former team. "Would've been fine to make the Finals in different...
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Alex Reimer
May 22, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ESPN’s new president is taking a victory lap after submitting to bad faith critics and the $14 billion NFL. At the height of the Kaepernick controversy, right-wing snowflakes who were offended about people on their sports channel defending black players’ rights to protest police brutality created...
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St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
May 21, 2019 - 10:38 pm
Some people were dreaming of seeing Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks face the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final. Those folks had their hopes dashed Tuesday, when the St. Louis Blues ushered the former Bruins captain and his Sharks out of the postseason with a 5-1 win Game 6 of the Western...
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Zdeno Chara and Jake DeBrusk
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2019 - 2:43 pm
While leadership is intangible, Zdeno Chara personified the quality in just a few sentences Monday. When asked about the age discrepancy on the Bruins –– Chara is 42, whereas defenseman Charlie McAvoy is half of his age –– Boston’s captain emphasized the importance of respect between teammates in...
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Zdeno Chara
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WEEI
May 21, 2019 - 2:23 pm
With the Bruins back in the Stanley Cup Final for the third time this decade, let's see how much you know about their history in the championship round. Take the quiz below and enter to win a $60 Cumberland Farms gift card. The Big Bad Blog is presented by: Technology Decisions Aren't Black and...
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Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 21, 2019 - 12:57 pm
There’ll be one less challenger to Charlie Coyle’s claim to the third-center position on the Bruins’ roster in the fall. Center Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson has opted to return to his native Sweden and sign with Vaxjo of the Swedish Hockey League for next season. In a statement, Bruins general manager...
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Boston Bruins
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Scott McLaughlin
May 21, 2019 - 11:37 am
In their efforts to avoid getting rusty before Monday night's Stanley Cup Final Game 1, the Bruins will try to simulate a game night this Thursday. The team announced on Tuesday that it will be holding an intrasquad scrimmage at TD Garden Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $20...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 20, 2019 - 5:38 pm
Erik Karlsson’s basically playing on one leg for the San Jose Sharks, and suddenly they’ve lost two in a row and are on the cusp of losing the Western Conference final to the St. Louis Blues heading into Game 6 on Tuesday. The Bruins determined that Zdeno Chara wouldn’t be able to be at his best...
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Bruce Cassidy
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Evan Marinofsky
May 20, 2019 - 5:04 pm
It's no secret that Bruce Cassidy has been a successful head coach with the Bruins . But what many have forgotten, or maybe not even realized, is that his first time around as an NHL bench boss didn't go as swimmingly. For the 2002-03 season, Cassidy was head coach of the Washington Capitals. The...
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