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Cameron Kerry
June 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm
The Bruins didn't win the Stanley Cup this year, but they will get to see the 2017-18 banner unveiled. On Wednesday, the NHL announced the Bruins will face off against the Capitals as Alex Ovechkin and Co. will raise their first Stanley Cup banner to rafters on October 3. The contest will be the...
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Cameron Kerry
June 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Don Sweeney took over as Bruins general manager on May 20, 2015. The following week was chaotic to say the least. The 2015 NHL entry draft occurred just six days later after he received his promotion from assistant general manager, one in which Sweeney oversaw the Bruins’ three first round...
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Cameron Kerry
June 18, 2018 - 7:23 pm
Austin Czarnik was supposed to be a difference maker. Czarnik played 49 games during the 2016-17 season, appearing mostly as third line center for the Bruins. He recorded 13 points and had a 54.7 percent Corsi for (CF) making a positive impact in his first year of NHL action. However, Czarnik was...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 13, 2018 - 3:43 pm
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said earlier this offseason that he was hoping to get 2017 first-round pick Urho Vaakanainen signed and playing in North America next season, and now he has. The team announced Wednesday that it has signed the Finnish defenseman to a three-year entry-level...
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Cameron Kerry
June 13, 2018 - 12:16 pm
Former NHL player Nick Boynton penned a piece for The Players Tribune , calling for increased mental health initiatives from the league. He detailed his personal struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues as both a player and a parent. Boynton played in the NHL for 11 seasons, four of...
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Vincent Gallo
June 12, 2018 - 1:16 pm
The Bruins are among nine teams interested in the services of Russian star winger Ilya Kovalchuk, per TSN’s Darren Dreger . The Bruins, along with the Sharks, Kings, and Rangers, are four solid contenders for the 35-year-old free agent. The Red Wings, Blues, Ducks, Stars, and Islanders are...
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Bruins have been given 33-1 odds to win 2018 Stanley Cup.
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Cameron Kerry
June 08, 2018 - 11:32 am
Moments after the Washington Capitals raised Lord Stanley's cup, Oddsshark released odds for all 31 clubs to hoist the Cup in 2019. The Bruins are tied with mulitiple clubs, including the newly crowned champions, with 12/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2019. At +1200, the Bruins hold the third-...
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Cameron Kerry
June 06, 2018 - 4:18 pm
A valuable goaltender, much like a pitcher or quarterback, can lead a team to victories and titles. However, depending on a goaltender too much can cause fatigue, which will lead to diminishing results over time. In order to optimize the better goaltender, the backup needs to be able to spell him...
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Cameron Kerry
June 01, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Urho Vaakanainen, who the Bruins selected with the 17th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, remains unsigned. Don Sweeney wants to change that. Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reported Thursday that the Bruins hoped to ink the Finnish defenseman to an entry-level deal before the last...
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Sara Civian
May 31, 2018 - 10:35 pm
Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney offered a glimpse into the beginning of the club’s offseason plans at the NHL Combine Thursday. “(Paul) Postma, (Kenny) Agostino, and (Brian) Gionta will not be offered contracts,” he told reporters. The decisive comment wasn't surprising. Agostino and Postma are...
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