3:15 PM EDT, Tue August 16, 2022
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2k22 WJC Prelims RECAP: Latvia goes to the QF, Slovakia is eliminated, and CAN-USA seems all but inevitable

2k22 WJC Prelims RECAP: Latvia goes to the QF, Slovakia is eliminated, and CAN-USA seems all but inevitable

Photo by Andy Devlin/ As we move into the elimination round, let’s talk about how each group fared! Alright! Prelims are done, let’s see how everybody did! Group A: Canada wins a lot but nobody is here because A) Hockey Canada deserves to play in front of nobody right now and B) it is August and suggesting real human beings pay $30 dollars to watch a Junior game is simply asinine. Present and accounted for at the top of the list. Hope nothing but the bad things in life happen to them. Finland has stumbled a bit but they too have a clean sheet (if you don’t...
4 hours ago
2022 Player Ratings: An uneven season for Mike Reilly

2022 Player Ratings: An uneven season for Mike Reilly

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Fits and starts, I guess. Mike Reilly in 2022 Key stats: 70GP, 4G, 13A, 17PTS Additional stats: 18:57 ATOI, 56.7% CF (5v5), 57.2% oZS (5v5), 135 shots Reader rating: 5.2 Writer rating: 6 When doing some background research for Mike Reilly’s review, I was surprised to see his statline featured 70 games played during the regular season. This is going to sound dumb, but you’ll know what I mean: it seemed like he was healthy scratched a lot more than just nine games last year. (He missed three games due to COVID-19 protocols.) It was a...
9 hours ago
Morning Skate: Ideas

Morning Skate: Ideas

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ I’m fresh out. Tuesday! It’s the second day of the week. Thanks for reading. At this point in the offseason, I’m struggling with Morning Skate topics, so bear with me. The Bruins are just about done with their business, the rest of the NHL is quiet...the World Juniors are rolling on, but that’s about it. I actually kind of like this period of the offseason, because there’s no real expectation of anything happening - it’s the true “down” time. One of the buzzy happenings in NHL circles late last week was the fact that the NHL had...
Aug 15, 2022
Team USA announces 2022 Women’s World Championship Roster

Team USA announces 2022 Women’s World Championship Roster

The Americans have their roster for the trip to Denmark, some familiar faces and surprising new ones. We are about to have our first top tier Women’s World Championship in an Olympic year and Team USA has released their roster. Once again the team is loaded with players that have either played college hockey or professionally here, in numerous cases both. Harvard is the only Beanpot school not to be represented, Boston College leads with four, Northeastern has three while Boston University has a single alum on the team. This year sees a number of fresh faces notably...
Aug 15, 2022
2022 Player Ratings: Derek Forbort’s blocked-shot-a-palooza sums up his 2021-22 outing

2022 Player Ratings: Derek Forbort’s blocked-shot-a-palooza sums up his 2021-22 outing

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Forbort’s first season with the Bruins will likely be remembered for all his blocked shots and his work on the penalty kill. Reader Rating: 6.1 SCOC Rating: 5.3 In his first season with the Boston Bruins, Derek Forbort rounded out the bottom pairing played as expected for a stay-at-home defenseman type. He helped the B’s by sacrificing his body with numerous blocked shots out front and in that shut-down role. He worked well on the third pairing and was big the penalty kill. The B’s signed Forbort to a three-year deal last summer....
Aug 12, 2022
2022 Player Ratings: More of the same from Jack Studnicka

2022 Player Ratings: More of the same from Jack Studnicka

Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Deja vu all over again! Jack Studnicka in 2022 Key stats: 15 GP, 0G, 3A, 3PTS Other stats: 35 AHL points in 41 GP, 51.1% CF (5v5), 55.0 CF/60 (5v5) Reader rating: 4 Writer rating: 4.7 At this point, I’m starting to feel a little bit like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football when it comes to Jack Studnicka. Every offseason, I talk myself into this being the year that he gets an NHL look and earns his spot, taking the step forward we’ve all been waiting for. Also every offseason, I find myself writing this same exact post, looking...
Aug 12, 2022
Morning Skate: Waiting

Morning Skate: Waiting

SetNumber: X76838 TK1 R1 It’s the hardest part. Friday is here, folks. The weekend awaits. Here’s to hoping you’ve got some good stuff planned. Bruins fans will be satisfied with this week for the most part, as after weeks of silence, nearly every major roster move was checked off in a single day. Patrice Bergeron is back. David Krejci is back. Pavel Zacha is signed. The B’s also made a whole slew of front office moves earlier this week (mostly promotions and new assignments), so it was clearly To-Do List Week on Causeway Street. Of course, a major piece of...
Aug 11, 2022
2022 Player Ratings: Hampus Lindholm strengthened the defense, but was plagued by injuries

2022 Player Ratings: Hampus Lindholm strengthened the defense, but was plagued by injuries

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via The blueliner was a great pick-up and signing for the Bruins, but injuries plagued his time with the team during both the regular season and playoffs. SCOC Rating: 6.7 Reader Rating: 7.7 Hampus Lindholm was a good pick-up before the trade deadline for the Boston Bruins, but two separate injuries limited his impact with the team. The Bruins acquired the defensemen on March 15 in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks and signed Lindholm to a length, eight-year deal worth $52M. His offensive-minded style immediately made a difference on the ice...
Aug 11, 2022
Morning Skate: Ceilings

Morning Skate: Ceilings

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ How high are they? Welcome to Thursday! The weekend is in sight. Kind of. GM Don Sweeney met the media yesterday, and his comments were about what you’d expect: happy to have Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci back, happy to have Pavel Zacha under contract, etc. Sweeney also referenced the gymnastics the team will have to do at some point to get cap compliant, mentioning the possibility of getting that done through trades or through waivers, so it’ll be interesting to see how that shakes out. They can, of course, LTIR some players and deal...
Aug 10, 2022
2022 Player Ratings: Charlie Coyle thankfully rebounded in 2021-22

2022 Player Ratings: Charlie Coyle thankfully rebounded in 2021-22

Photo by Rich Gagnon/ After a nightmarish 2020, Charlie Coyle has (mostly) put himself back together. Reader Rating: 6.5 Writer Rating: 6.3 Nobody needed a decent season on the Bruins quite like Charlie Coyle coming into this year. I know that time is now fluid to most people, but do you remember what his 2020-21 season looked like? He was honestly very bad! His knee apparently was a fine powder, and as a result it made it look like he was genuinely struggling to do basic NHL forward things! It was pretty grim! Thankfully, it seemed like Coyle’s play stabilized....
Aug 10, 2022
Morning Skate: Narratives

Morning Skate: Narratives

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Not this time. It is Wednesday, my dudes. The Bruins “Media Availability Parade” will conclude this morning, as GM Don Sweeney meets the press, presumably to discuss his recent signings and get asked about any progress on a David Pastrnak deal. It was Czech Day yesterday, with both Pavel Zacha and David Krejci answering questions from the media. As you may have guessed, it was Krejci who had the more interesting questions and answers (no offense to Zacha). As you may remember, one of the narratives that emerged this...
Aug 9, 2022
Player Ratings 2k22: We need to talk about Carlo

Player Ratings 2k22: We need to talk about Carlo

Photo by Rich Gagnon/ Have fans been going after the wrong defensemen this whole time? Reader Rating: 5.8 Writer Rating: 4.7 Let’s get one thing perfectly clear: on pure backchecking ability, Brandon Carlo is a good defenseman. While we joke about him having untapped offensive potential, I think we can at the very least agree that whatever Carlo brings to the table doesn’t end up on said table when the B’s are in the offensive zone. His play is honestly, rather dull by NHL standards: He will contribute on the boards and in shot blocking and uh...that’s it....
Aug 9, 2022
All aboard the nostalgia train for one last ride

All aboard the nostalgia train for one last ride

Photo by Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via It may be the evening, but the day isn’t quite over yet. We’ve got a variety of different age groups here on Stanley Cup of Chowder, but most of us consider ourselves Bruins fans since we were little kids. I have vague memories (and the faded ticket stub to prove it) of attending a B’s game at the original Garden. I have vivid memories of playing street hockey in my 1996 All-Star Game Franklin goalie mask, and of getting torched in that goalie mask by two kids who’d go on the play in the NHL. Then there are...
Aug 9, 2022
2k22 IIHF World Junior Championships RE-PREVIEW

2k22 IIHF World Junior Championships RE-PREVIEW

Photo by Marissa Baecker/ The Boy Tournament has resumed! NOTE: A good portion of this is recycled from a previous article from earlier this year. Please understand that doing primers takes a lot of work and frankly not a whole bunch of sides changed much. Just the Facts: What is it?: TSN’S TEENAGER TOURNAMENT EXTRAVAGANZA!!! Only this time in August because COVID. Where is it?: Thanks to COVID, the World Juniors have been stranded in Edmonton for two years in a row. For just pennies a day, you can help free the World Juniors from the prison known as “Alberta,...
Aug 9, 2022
Morning Skate: News dump

Morning Skate: News dump

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ A busy Monday. Well, yesterday sure was quite a way to start a week, eh? After several weeks of twiddling our thumbs, we finally had some real, honest-to-goodness Bruins news...and then we got more...and then some more. At times yesterday, the B’s relative torrent of signing news reminded me of a person who’s on vacation but doesn’t have a data connection, so when he/she gets WiFi somewhere you get a million-post Instagram story all at once. Someone should check to make sure the Bruins have reliable Internet access wherever they’re...