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Shawn Thornton Florida Panthers
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Matt Kalman
August 12, 2019 - 7:44 pm
MIDDLETON, Massachusetts -- The “Mayor of Charlestown” got a boost from the actual Mayor of Boston on Monday. For the first time in nine years of Shawn Thornton’s Putts and Punches for Parkinson’s golf tournament, Mayor Marty Walsh was among the celebrity guests, a list that included Bobby Orr, Ray...
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Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Bruins
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Gabby Guerard
August 12, 2019 - 12:43 pm
When the NHL Network released its new top 20 wings list, two Bruins players made the top 10: Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. Though, only one of them made the top five. So, what do you think? #NHLTopPlayers pic.twitter.com/dkK26mRH9G — NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 12, 2019 Marchand had a...
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Curtis Hall Boston Bruins
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WEEI
August 10, 2019 - 9:29 am
Curtis Hall was a fourth-round pick of the Bruins (No. 119) in 2018, and then he had a strong first season at Yale with 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 24 games. He’ll be heading back to New Haven for the 2019-20 season, but could be coming Boston’s way in the not-so-distant future. In this...
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Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
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WEEI
August 06, 2019 - 3:46 pm
Coming on the heels of Matt Kalman’s column imploring the Bruins to lock up restricted free agent defenseman Charlie McAvoy with a long-term deal, Kalman and Ken Laird talked about whether the Bruins were going to mess up the situation with their No. 1 defenseman of the future. “Are they looking...
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Zach Sanford, St. Louis Blues
Gabby Guerard
Gabby Guerard
August 05, 2019 - 5:20 pm
DERRY, N.H. -- When the Bruins lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, nearly all Boston fans were devastated. Except one former fan: Blues left wing Zach Sanford. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Sanford grew up a big Bruins fan. “Yeah, I went to a decent amount (of Bruins games), watched most games on...
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Patrice Bergeron
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Matt Kalman
August 05, 2019 - 12:08 pm
The NHL Network has disrespected Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins center was ranked seventh on the network’s list of “Top 20 Centers Right Now,” which was revealed Sunday night. Our Top 20 Centers are... #NHLTopPlayers pic.twitter.com/gNgTUyUqyk — NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 5, 2019 A press...
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John Beecher Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
August 02, 2019 - 12:27 pm
The World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan, has been a coming out party for Bruins 2019 first-round pick (No. 30) John Beecher. Beecher had three goals and one assist in games last weekend playing for a Team USA split-squad team, then added another goal playing with the full U.S. lineup...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 30, 2019 - 6:08 pm
The July 30, 2019 edition of The Skate Podcast featured co-hosts Ken Laird and Matt Kalman taking their first-ever podcast callers, and some heated debate about the Bruins’ salary-cap situation and whether it’s smart to invest more than 12 percent of a team’s salary cap in a goaltender. It’s pretty...
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Eric Staal Minnesota Wild
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Matt Kalman
July 30, 2019 - 4:35 pm
Shocking news came out of Minnesota on Tuesday, when it was revealed ( first by Michael Russo of The Athletic ) that the Wild were firing general manager Paul Fenton. Fenton had been on the job for one season and was still calling the shots as recently as the NHL Draft in June and the start of free...
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John Beecher Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 29, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Team USA doesn’t have a game at the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Mich., on Monday. That’s bad news for the hottest player in red, white and blue, Bruins 2019 first-round pick (No. 30) John Beecher. The skating god has been lighting it up for Team USA in his attempt to make the U.S...
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