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Jun 19, 2019
Philip Tomasino is looking like the diamond in the rough of 2019

Philip Tomasino is looking like the diamond in the rough of 2019

The Mississauga product’s poise, play, and possible wild success at the NHL level will have people wondering how on earth he’d ever drop this far with the game he has. Analysis: The draft is a spooky thing. Surefire first and second-overall picks can have glaring flaws in their game nobody bothered to correct, and the actual best player in a given year’s first round can end up being #23 or something like that. Matter of fact, it seems like every year there’s always some late-first rounder than ends up being a way bigger deal than anyone could’ve previously thought. While the...
Jun 18, 2019
Bruins release their preseason schedule

Bruins release their preseason schedule

It's time to think about next year, folks! It's funny how short the off-season seems when the Bruins make a deep playoff run. The season hasn't even been over for a week, but we're already so close to the Draft, rookie camp, and the start of free agency. One sure sign of a new season to come? A preseason schedule, which the Bruins released today. The schedule: Monday, September 16 @ New Jersey Devils, 7 PM Thursday, September 19 @ Philadelphia Flyers, 7 PM Saturday, September 21 @ Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 PM Monday, September 23 vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7 PM Wednesday, September 25 vs. New...
Jun 18, 2019
Fresh Links: Meeting Needs

Fresh Links: Meeting Needs

Boston is exploring all options, both internal and external. The Bruins are planning ahead for next season. The team that made it through to the Stanley Cup Final is plenty good enough, but Don Sweeney will still pursue both internal and external options. Boston Globe What are the Bruins’ needs, exactly? 985 The Sports Hub Here is job one- a top six forward. Worcester Telegram & Gazette Hasn’t David Krejci suffered enough? Give him David Pastrnak already! WEEI We get to keep Charlie Coyle at least, for one more year. His first season in Boston may have had a quiet start, but oh,...
Jun 18, 2019
Arthur Kaliyev is either the scoring winger of your dreams, or your nightmares.

Arthur Kaliyev is either the scoring winger of your dreams, or your nightmares.

One of the leaders in 5on5 point production in the OHL this year as a 17 year old has plenty of tools to be a beloved household name...and also the bane of just as many people. Analysis: If whoever takes this guy gets drafted and the best case scenario happens for this guy, I can see, read, and feel the emotions I know I will seeing reactions to him online. He will be hailed for being the ultimate elusive goalscorer. Fans will be furious a guy so seemingly nondescript on the forecheck and that big was able to get behind the defense and score from an impossible angle. And what impossible...
Jun 18, 2019
Making it back to the Stanley Cup Final next season will be difficult for Bruins

Making it back to the Stanley Cup Final next season will be difficult for Bruins

The window is certainly not closed, but history isn’t on their side. Still thinking of all the things that went wrong in the very forgettable yet truly unforgettable Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final? You’re not alone. But as members of the Boston Bruins clear out their lockers, leaving too are the remaining traces of a bittersweet 2019 postseason. With that closure comes a turn of focus towards the future. The team couldn’t get their hands on hockey’s Holy Grail this season, but what do their chances moving forward look like? Well, if you ask one oddsmaker, they’ll tell you the...
Jun 18, 2019
Women's Hockey Update

Women's Hockey Update

With all hockey now in the offseason it’s time to check in with our local women's teams. With the NHL season wrapped up it’s time to check in with our Boston area women’s hockey teams. It’s been quite an offseason for some and more quiet for others. Worcester Blades Up first is the team that has had such a tumultuous offseason their league closed up shop. While the CWHL might be no more all the players on this team will be looking for teams to play for which we will be keeping up to date with. Boston Pride With the cessation of activities for the CWHL many expected the NWHL...
Jun 18, 2019
Draft Profiles: Nils Höglander is the fiestiest little swede around

Draft Profiles: Nils Höglander is the fiestiest little swede around

Small only in stature, Höglander’s unstoppable work ethic made him a guy Boston was visibly scouting this year. Could he fall to the B’s? Analysis: Don’t let the size fool you. Or surprise you at this point. One of the most instrumental players to the Bruins this year was almost Nils’ exact dimensions. The difference being that guy was a defender, and Höglander is a forward. And in the SHL, there was almost nobody who would fight for the puck harder or was harder to pin down this year than the Högman himself. Höglander for the record, is pronounced “Huglander”, which either...
Jun 17, 2019
Fresh Links: Together

Fresh Links: Together

The Bruins celebrate the end of a great season as they have played all season- together. All that remains is the debriefing. The Bruins and their families gathered for a final time this season and blew off some steam. Boston.com At the fete, Brad Marchand did Brad Marchand things- shirtless, of course. WEEI Looking ahead, there are three things the Bruins can do to boomerang back to the Stanley Cup Final next season. (Recap) NESN Original story (Paywalled) ESPN Zdeno Chara is one tough customer. Details of his injury and quick repairs have emerged- had another defenseman been injured,...
Jun 17, 2019
Who will be the 30th best prospect in the draft for Boston to pick?

Who will be the 30th best prospect in the draft for Boston to pick?

The B’s are gonna be on the clock in just under four days. So who do the prospect watchers think is in their wheelhouse? The week of the draft is here, and so unfortunately due to the Bruins being in the SCF until the bitterest end imaginable, I can only afford to do a few previews at most, if at all. So we’re gonna try to cast a wider net than “guys I think would fit/guys who are interesting/guys who have funny names” than I did last year. The Bruins have pick #30 in the draft, and then don’t pick until Pick #92 (thanks, John Moore.). The B’s have been hard at work while we...
Jun 17, 2019
So, what’s the deal with Anders Bjork?

So, what’s the deal with Anders Bjork?

Anders Bjork has been stymied by injury, plagued by doubt, and almost forgotten over the course of his short NHL career, and it’s cost him. Anders Bjork has had a really rough go at life in the NHL. When he joined the Boston Bruins for the 2017-18 season, he played 30 games and looked pretty alright!...Before suffering his first shoulder injury. And never being seen again. That shoulder injury required surgery and ended his season. It’s bad too, considering the winger put up 12 points (4 G, 8 A) through 30 games and was looking pretty good for a rookie NHLer. Fast forward to the...
Jun 17, 2019
Bruins 2019 Draft Coverage

Bruins 2019 Draft Coverage

Let’s get to draftin’!
Jun 15, 2019
Charlie McAvoy wants to stay in Boston ‘forever,’ so what could a potential contract look like?

Charlie McAvoy wants to stay in Boston ‘forever,’ so what could a potential contract look like?

Charlie McAvoy's emotional declaration of admiration is a great moment. And also a chance for him to be capital P PAID. The offseason is finally here, and with that comes the talk of free agent signings. While the finer points are up to agents to pull together, there are a few members of the Boston Bruins who absolutely need to be signed over the summer, one of those guys being Charlie McAvoy. The blueliner has done more than enough to prove himself in Boston over the length of his entry-level contract, and now he’s ready to sign a long term deal. McAvoy told reporters on Friday that he...
Jun 14, 2019
Fresh Links: Acceptance

Fresh Links: Acceptance

Next up? Defiance. The Blues raised the Stanley Cup on TD Garden ice on Wednesday night. NBC was the REAL winner, setting a record on Game #7. The Score If you like your bad news straight up, here you go. Scouting Post Ouch. Oooh. Owie. Yeowch. Boston Herald How exactly was it that the Bruins let St. Louis raise the cup on TD Garden ice? Providence Journal The answer is “nobody.” Follow these recaps of numerous incidents from the loss and then ask the appropriate question. CBS Boston Home ice advantage ultimately wasn’t. Providence Jornal A fine postseason performance by Tuukka...
Jun 14, 2019
A note of blog thanks for a fun run

A note of blog thanks for a fun run

It is time for us to get sentimental. FOLKS. It’s time to get sentimental. It’s me, your faithful Blogger-In-Chief, and I figured it was important to use some valuable bandwidth to thank all of you readers for making this a fun run for all of us. We started covering this season with links to streams for the preseason games in China, and ended it with our poor Adam Denhard sitting through the entirety of Game 7 from the press box...he is a trooper for sitting through that one in person. One of the first posts I wrote after the regular season officially began was this one, about the...
Jun 14, 2019
Morning Skate: Looking forward

Morning Skate: Looking forward

Might as well keep these going for a bit. Well yesterday’s morning skate got a little traction, so I figured I’d do another one today. Today is break-up day for the B’s, and we’ll try to keep you posted as to what injuries come out. One that I’m betting on is that Brad Marchand did, in fact, injure his hand during that scrimmage, but we’ll see. Happy Friday! Discuss.