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Check out the Bruins' lines vs. Nashville

Check out the Bruins' lines vs. Nashville

Uhhhhh...yikes. David Backes and Patrice Bergeron both missed the morning skate, which is not ideal. From Matt Kalman, your forward lines: No Bergeron or Backes for AM skate -- 63-51-10, 39-52-72, 74-46-88, 59-20-55; 33-25, 86-73, 48-54— Matt Kalman (@MattKalman) October 5, 2017 Boy, that bottom six is something else, eh? Yeesh. And on defense, where things are a bit more settled: Defense:Chara-CarloMiller-McAvoyGrzelcyk-McQuaid— Fluto Shinzawa (@GlobeFluto) October 5, 2017 Here's to hoping Bergeron and Backes are able to go!
What are the realistic expectations for Anders Bjork?

What are the realistic expectations for Anders Bjork?

Everyone is pumped to see the Swedish Chef in the NHL. But how is he going to do? (We’re trying out new writers here at Chowder! This post was written by Brendan Bettez.) Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have been inseparable as linemates ever since 2011. Whether the team was making a run at the Cup or missing the playoffs, the Bratrice pair has been a fixture, year in and year out. However, despite all the chemistry these two have together, they haven’t been able to find that consistent third linemate since Tyler Seguin was traded away in the summer of 2013. Reilly Smith tried his...
Fresh Links: Gone Goalie, Opening Night Roster

Fresh Links: Gone Goalie, Opening Night Roster

Are you ready for Bruins hockey tomorrow night? The roster has been finalized in advance of opening night tomorrow. The Bruins host the Predators at 7:00PM on NESN. Malcolm Subban is now a Las Vegas Golden Knight - what did the Bruins get in return? Bupkis. Zero. Zip. Nada. WEEI No team would trade an asset for him, so as much as the Bruins valued him, sadly, his market value was pretty low. Days Of Y’Orr Perhaps they were carrying too many goalies, but this turn of events is still a loss for the Bruins. Bonus- Patrice Bergeron is ailing, and Rob O’Gara is headed to Providence....
Patrice Bergeron might be nursing an injury

Patrice Bergeron might be nursing an injury

Let's hope it's just maintenance. Let's all be healthy and start off the season on the right foot! Patrice Bergeron (day to day) is not on the ice for practice.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 4, 2017 Oh. Obviously this could be nothing, but it's still notable for its timing. Normally, the team would want to give players one last tune-up before the games start, so it's safe to assume Bergeron is being nagged by something. There were reports floating around yesterday from TSN that Bergeron has some kind of leg or lower -body injury, but that hasn't been confirmed. Ideally,...
Take a look at the Bruins’ opening night roster

Take a look at the Bruins’ opening night roster

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2017-2018 Boston Bruins. Earlier today, the Bruins lost goalie Malcolm Subban to the Vegas Golden Knights, put Torey Krug and Austin Czarnik on IR, and sent Rob O’Gara to Providence. You know what that means: we (probably) have an opening night roster! Those moves got the Bruins down to 23 players, the requirement for opening night. Barring some weird happenings, here are the Bruins who will take part in the opening night festivities: Bruins forwards (14) Noel Acciari, David Backes, Matt Beleskey, Patrice Bergeron, Anders Bjork, Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, Sean...
Former Bruin Mark Recchi has a lot of jewelry

Former Bruin Mark Recchi has a lot of jewelry

Like, a lot. Though he was only here for a few seasons, Mark Recchi left a mark on the Bruins franchise. Obviously his being a part of the 2011 Cup team was huge, but he also played a big role in furthering Patrice Bergeron’s and Brad Marchand’s development and was just generally a great Bruin. He’s also one of hockey’s good guys, which is why he can get away with something like this without it seeming like bragging: Great night last! Added to my collection..very humbling! #proud. HHOF next! pic.twitter.com/3fszKIMsbi— Mark Recchi (@Markrecchi8) October 4,...
Fresh Links: History Repeats, First Line Possession

Fresh Links: History Repeats, First Line Possession

The Bruins’ first line is every bit as good as its numbers indicate Stay tuned, P.K. Subban and the Predators are headed our way on Thursday. Another season, another rookie defenseman makes his mark. Charlie McAvoy is poised to be the next Brandon Carlo. His teammates see a trend. Bonus- the Bruins bid Teddy Purcell goodbye and we hold our breath as Peter Cehlarik and Malcolm Subban hit waivers. Patriot Ledger Take a look at possession numbers on an infographic, where Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand drive the bus, and Torey Krug cleans up behind. We all know who the future is- David...
The Bruins should put David Backes back at center

The Bruins should put David Backes back at center

It's hard to get a center to produce playing wing (hello, Ryan Spooner...) (Note: We're trying out some new writers before the season starts. This piece comes from Joe Capponi.) If you were to make a list of “star players” on the Bruins, who would be the first guys to come to mind? For most people, that list would feature names like David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. However, there’s one name on the roster who, in spite of success before arriving in Boston, probably won’t find himself on many of those lists: David Backes. Before coming to Boston, Backes, 33,...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Sep 30, 2017
Bruins recall three guys from Providence in advance of tonight’s game

Bruins recall three guys from Providence in advance of tonight’s game

Some of them were just sent down, which is weird. Preseason roster moves are weird. For example: the Bruins recalled some guys from Providence today who they sent down within the past week or so. The team announced that Tommy Cross, Jordan Swarz and Jakub Zboril were recalled from Providence for tonight’s game in Chicago. Chris Breen and Connor Clifton are also going to travel. In all likelihood, these guys were added to the roster so the Bruins could fill out a full squad while resting regulars. With names like Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, David Backes,...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Sep 28, 2017
Who's playing for the Bruins tonight in Philadelphia?

Who's playing for the Bruins tonight in Philadelphia?

Getting closer to a regular squad... Another preseason game, another roster announcement. Here's who to expect tonight in Philadelphia: Up front: Kenny Agostino, David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Anders Bjork, Jake DeBrusk, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, David Krejci, Sean Kuraly, Danton Heinen, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Frank Vatrano Blueline: Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, Charlie McAvoy, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Rob O’Gara, Paul Postma In net: Tuukka Rask, Malcolm Subban
Stanley Cup of Chowder Sep 27, 2017
Fresh Links: Jack Studnicka Signs, Where Are They Now?

Fresh Links: Jack Studnicka Signs, Where Are They Now?

Take a look around at other NHL camps and see what familiar names crop up In Bruins news you can use: Jack Studnicka has inked an entry-level contract. Ryan Fitzgerald and Jeremy Lauzon are heading down I95 to Providence. WEEI Malcolm Subban has himself a game against the Blackhawks, and enjoyed it. Boston Globe His performance leads to more issues, though. Would he clear waivers this time? WEEI Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak cracked the TSN Top 50 NHL Players poll. NESN Camp is in session down in Providence, and the PBruins’ season opens on Friday in...
CSN New England Sep 26, 2017

Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak earn spots on TSN's Top 50 list

Three Bruins were on TSNs annual Top 50 ranking of NHL players, a list that was led by reigning Hart Trophy winner Connor
Bergeron's 2 points lead Bruins over Blackhawks

Bergeron's 2 points lead Bruins over Blackhawks

Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL preseason game Monday night in Boston.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Sep 25, 2017
Bruins Roster Update: Bruins waive Szwarz & Cross on AHL assignment

Bruins Roster Update: Bruins waive Szwarz & Cross on AHL assignment

2 more cuts & tonight’s game roster Per the team, forward Jordan Swarz and defensman Tommy Cross have been placed on waivers on assignment to the Bruins AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. In addition tonight’s roster is below. At Forward: Noel Acciari, David Backes, Matt Beleskey, Patrice Bergeron, Anders Bjork, Ryan Fitzgerald, Sean Kuraly, Brad Marchand, Riley Nash, David Pastrnak, Tim Schaller, Ryan Spooner Defense: Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Charlie McAvoy, Rob O'Gara, Paul Postma Goalies: Anton Khudobin, Malcolm Subban The game is against the Chicago...
CSN New England Sep 22, 2017

Haggerty: Not many fans of face-off changes among Bruins

Many players, including Bruins stars Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, are frustrated by the strict enforcement of the NHL's new face-off rules and its impact on the flow of the game. 

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