Big Bad Blog

October 24, 2008 - 8:29 am
The B's Friday morning practice was one predictably filled with skating, more skating and a big helping of sheepish regret after frittering one away against a divisional opponent the night before at the Garden. The B's are still looking for their first win on home ice, and Claude Julien still...
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October 23, 2008 - 8:43 pm
Not good times for the Bruins on a Thursday night when things looked so good early, but then the fat-and-happy B's allowed a seemingly lesser Toronto Maple Leafs  team to outskate, outwit and outlast them over the final two periods of a 4-2 loss at the TD Banknorth Frozen Sheet. Things got off to...
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Mike Petraglia
October 23, 2008 - 4:04 pm
The Bruins shot out to a two-goal lead over the Leafs Thursday night before their home crowd, but listen to Dennis Wideman , and even the leaders knew trouble was brewing. He was right. The Bruins were done scoring and, despite Patrice Bergeron's first goal since Oct. 13, 2007 against San Jose and...
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October 23, 2008 - 1:51 pm
 Things have come full circle for the kid that many consider to be the Heart and Soul of the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron scored his first goal tonight since returning from a career-threatening concussion that limited the young Bruins center to only 10 games last season. The score came in Bergeron'...
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October 23, 2008 - 10:34 am
Since we've been discussing the shootouts so much, here's last season's shooting percentages and success rate for each of the Bruins players heading into tonight's match-up with the Maple Leafs -- if it should get to that point. As an aside, there's a strong Pucks with Haggs vote to put another...
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October 22, 2008 - 6:59 am
A few notes from practice this morning: --Swedish winger and the longest-tenured Bruin P.J. Axelsson skated at practice this morning, and related afterward that he felt good. Axie has missed three games with unspecified muscle spasms, but it's hoped he'll be ready to go against the Maple Leafs in...
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October 21, 2008 - 7:11 pm
The Black and Gold will host another "four-point special", as WBZ Radio stalwart Jonny Miller likes to call it, on Thursday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town. Aside from the game being another chance for the B's to pile up some points against their divisional rival, it will also mark...
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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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