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Matt Kalman
November 29, 2018 - 8:13 am
When asked about Boston while at TD Garden on Wednesday, 84-year-old Don Cherry wasn’t sure if he’d ever be back in town. Then he thought about it for a second and came up with an idea. “Let’s hope I’m here in the finals with Hockey Night in Canada,” said Cherry, who was among the honorees at The...
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Matt Kalman
November 22, 2018 - 11:42 am
It says a lot about Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara that when he’s asked on Thanksgiving morning what he’s thankful for he responds “health” even though he’s currently on injured reserve with a left MCL injury. The 41-year-old captain knows his knee will heal and there are more important things than...
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Matt Kalman
November 17, 2018 - 7:52 pm
We’ve been here before with Zdeno Chara, so we know that the injury absence of at least four weeks the Bruins announced Saturday for the star defensemen after he injured his left MCL in the first period Wednesday in Denver is a minimum estimate. The Bruins announced that Chara will be re-evaluated...
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Matt Kalman
November 15, 2018 - 5:17 pm
Zdeno Chara played all 48 games of the 2013 lockout-shortened Bruins season. In the five seasons after that before this season he missed 42 games, mostly during the 2014-15 season when he missed 19 games with torn ligaments in his knee. The Bruins went 21-14-7 without Chara, meaning they nearly...
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Matt Kalman
November 15, 2018 - 1:08 am
There were nine goals scored, David Pastrnak scored again, David Backes got his first point of the season and the Bruins blew a two-goal lead, but there’s just one thing you need to know about the Bruins’ 6-3 loss at Colorado on Wednesday. Zdeno Chara was injured. When the Bruins returned to the...
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Matt Kalman
November 12, 2018 - 10:24 am
Not much renders perpetual motor mouth Brad Marchand speechless. But as a 25-year-old invitee to Hockey Canada’s Olympic team orientation camp in the summer of 2013, Marchand didn’t know what to say as he rubbed elbows with one of his idols, Martin St. Louis. “I just sat there in awe of him,”...
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Matt Kalman
October 17, 2018 - 1:31 pm
It seems like every other day some national hockey pundit writes or takes to the airwaves to predict that Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is going to call it quits after this season Most recently Frank Seravalli of TSN put those words onto our screens, and you don’t have to listen long to...
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Matt Kalman
October 11, 2018 - 1:20 pm
The Bruins face the Edmonton Oilers twice each season, including Thursday night’s matchup at TD Garden. So most of the Bruins’ best players have only faced the Oilers superstar Connor McDavid a handful of times. (McDavid has seven points, all assists, in four career games against Boston). But...
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Matt Kalman
October 10, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Zdeno Chara hadn’t seen replays of the Carolina Hurricanes’ new post-victory celebration when asked about it Wednesday afternoon, but the Bruins captain was intrigued. He’d witnessed several unique celebrations in Europe – players diving and sliding into each other among other things – over the...
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Matt Kalman
October 03, 2018 - 10:36 am
Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs succinctly summed up expectations for this season earlier this week when he said: “My expectations never lessen so far as this team is concerned. ... They’re young, we’ve got that on our side and we’ve got a good warehouse of talent. I expect them to improve on last year...
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