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October 20, 2008 - 4:17 pm
Here's some deep hockey thoughts Haggs-style following the Bruins' 2-1 shootout loss to the Penguins in the home opener at the TD Banknorth Garden last night. Good lively crowd in the house to celebrate a team that's played very well early in the season, and they were rewarded with a pretty...
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October 20, 2008 - 1:33 pm
Who knew us Professional Hockey Writers were so philanthropic? Here's a release from the Bruins about a partnership between the PHWA (which I'm a proud member of) and the B's to raise money for charity. And all it cost us media members is a measly $5 for top shelf food in the Garden's press room...
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October 18, 2008 - 5:38 am
It might be time to stop haphazardly tossing Phil Kessel's name aroun whenever the NHL trade winds start blowing in Boston this winter. The 21-year-old puck prodigy has a pair of goals in the first three games this season and has clearly shown a willingness to start paying a higher price to...
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October 15, 2008 - 7:40 pm
David Krejci had never scored less than 20 goals in any season during his hockey career -- whether it was developing his puck magician skills in the minors, maturing in the Quebec Major Junior League as a Czech Republic native slowly growing comfortable with the English language, or dominating...
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October 14, 2008 - 7:24 am
As expected, Matt Hunwick and Vladimir Sobotka were both appropriately happy to be called back up to the Bruins Tuesday afternoon after a trade (Andrew Alberts) and an injury ( Chuck Kobasew ) cleared up a pair of spots on the active roster. Sobotka was a monster down in Providence in his two...
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October 09, 2008 - 1:37 pm
"The feeling [the team] got after Game 6 I want them to remember, and the feeling they had after Game 7 they should remember too. They should have gained some experience from that playoff series, and hopefully we can take it to the next level this year. We want to continue to improve. We have...
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October 09, 2008 - 1:38 am
So, I'll have a full-blown NHL preview up on PWH at some point today, but I just wanted to troll around the Internet and A) see if I could travel all the way to the end of it or B) find as many NHL previews as possible to get a sense of what the "National" sentiment is concerning the Bruins. I...
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October 07, 2008 - 6:25 pm
Life hasn't exactly been a bunch of icing-topped cupcakes for Andrew Alberts over the past month of his hockey life. The 27-year-old defenseman got off a slow start after essentially getting tossed into a Bruins training camp that featured games within the first 72 hours of preseason's actual...
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October 07, 2008 - 8:21 am
 The days leading up to the regular season are always a difficult time mixed with happiness and melancholy in the world of an NHL team, and the past several weeks have been more so for the Black and Gold given their depth situation. The Bruins haven't boasted a team this deep or talented...
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October 02, 2008 - 6:02 am
Milan Lucic quickly became a bone-shattering, haymaker-throwing fan favorite in his first season donning the Spoked B sweater as a 19-year-old rookie. But the puck pugilist left Boston last April hungry for greater  personal and team success before heading back to the welcoming embrace of...
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