McAvoy & Krug: Potential Deadly Duo

An aspect of the Boston Bruins’ game that has been lacking in recent years is the ability of defensemen to move the puck. The system enacted by former head coach Claude Julien emphasized team defense. Unfortunately, this resulted in a Bruins team that was not offensively sound. While forwards have inconsistently found the back of the net, the Bruins’ troubles seem to start back...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

McIntyre Making Case for Bruins’ Backup

The Boston Bruins have quite a few questions to answer this offseason as they prepare to build on their return to the postseason. Once again, Bruins GM Don Sweeney and his team will have to look at the backup goaltender position and determine who should fill the role. First and foremost, the Bruins’ brass will need to decide whether or not a change is necessary behind starting...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

Charlie McAvoy, Team USA eliminated from 2017 World Championships

Charlie McAvoy made his debut in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Marc DesRosiers/USA Today Sports) A beyond busy, five-team season of hockey that took him all over the globe is finally over for Bruins prospect Charlie McAvoy, as Team USA has been bounced from the 2017 World Championships by virtue of their 2-0 loss to Finland in today’s quarterfinals showdown. In what was a staunch...
Via Big Bad Blog
5 days ago

Making A Case For Re-Signing Drew Stafford

Drew Stafford proved to be a solid addition to the Boston Bruins forward core. How would bringing the 31-year-old winger make sense for the Bruins? The Bruins aren’t expected to make a big splash in free agency this summer, so they will focus on free agents already in the organization. Drew Stafford is one name […] Boston Bruins: Making A Case For Re-Signing Drew Stafford - Causeway...
Via Causeway Crowd
5 days ago

P-Bruins punch ticket to AHL Eastern Conference Finals

Zane McIntyre has backstopped the P-Bruins to the AHL Eastern Conference Finals. (Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports) By way of their 4-2 victory over the Hershey Bears in Game 7 on Wednesday, the Providence Bruins decided that the Celtics aren’t going to be the only New England team skating in a conference final. In yet another road elimination game, the P-Bruins were guided...
Via Big Bad Blog
5 days ago

WATCH: 076: Special Guest Lauren Campbell | Covering the Boston Bruins | Player Evaluations | Ottawa...

Lauren Campbell one of the Bruins Beat writers joins this weeks show in place of Joe. We ask Lauren her opinion on certain Bruins players and the show turns ot to be awesome.
Via YouTube
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Spooner pokes fun at himself, Bruins fans in tweet

Bruins center Ryan Spooner had a year to forget. Bounced between the wing and his natural center position throughout the year, the 25-year-old tallied 11 goals and 39 points in 78 games during the regular season, and was scratched for the final two games of the B’s first round series loss to the Senators. And it would appear that his woes have extended into the offseason. — Ryan...
Via Big Bad Blog
6 days ago

Man gets prison in drug-selling scheme with ex-NHL player

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who authorities say conspired with a former NHL player in a scheme to illegally sell prescription painkillers is headed to federal prison. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 36-year-old Christopher Alonardo was sentenced Tuesday to more than a year behind bars. Alonardo pleaded guilty in December to oxycodone distribution charges. Federal prosecutors...
6 days ago

Bruins Have Tough Free Agent Decisions

The NHL’s 2017 free agent class isn’t anything to sneeze at by any means. However, when it comes to the Boston Bruins, their free agent group is just the opposite. B’s General Manager Don Sweeney will certainly have his hands full this offseason. It’s honestly Sweeney’s biggest offseason to date considering how the front office used their last bullet for protection by firing...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

Boston Bruins: Season In Review Discussion

The CLNS Boston Bruins Beat Team takes a look back at the 2016-17 season and names the B's MVP, biggest surprise, biggest disappointment, and answers other pertinent questions!
Via CLNS Radio
11 days ago

Boston Bruins Year-End Press Conference Reveals Inner Workings

During the Boston Bruins annual year-end press conference, owner Jeremy Jacobs uncharacteristically shed light on the inner workings of his organization. Usually tight-lipped, Jacobs and his top executives revealed some of what was behind the decision to change coaches. And they revealed a lot about why it took so long. The annual presser at TD […] Boston Bruins Year-End Press...
Via Causeway Crowd
12 days ago

Rask, Bergeron Have Offseason Surgery

Both Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask had surgery for lingering injuries they dealt with during the 2016-17 season. 
Via CLNS Radio
13 days ago

WATCH: 075: Covering the Boston Bruins | Which player's will the Bruins Protect | David Pastrnak...

The Bruins Beat crew gives their post season post mortem as the B's fell to the Sens in 6 games. We discuss what cost the Bruins the series and the bright spots such as Charlie McAvoy. Finally, B's fans can feel optimistic about the future. Hope is not lost! Download the show today!
Via YouTube
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Bruins are likely to be protected from expansion draft?

The Bruins are favoring the 7-3-1 format for the NHL expansion draft. Some of this could change if general manager Don Sweeney engages Las Vegas Golden Knights counterpart George McPhee in trade talk. “There’s going to be a lot of conversations I know that Don is going to have, whether it’s with other GMs or […]
15 days ago

Boston Bruins: Off-season needs and possible line combinations

The Boston Bruins took a step forward this season when they made it back to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2014.  With a record of 44-31-7, the Bruins locked up the third spot in the Atlantic division and faced the Ottawa Senators in the first round.  Due to multiple injuries on defense, the Bruins fell to the Sens by a series score of 4-2.  Although the Bruins...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins owner says firing coach Claude Julien was 'overdue'

Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen to NHL officials who were mic’d up in the first round of the playoffs

The action on the ice during an NHL game is an entirely different world which is only exposed when the players or officials wear microphones. The conversations and discussions are usually far different – and far more frequent – than what you might expect if you’re only used to watching games on TV.Several officials were mic’d up during the opening round of the playoffs and...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron apparently played the whole season with a sports hernia

We’re about to add a bit more gas to the “hockey players are the toughest in sports” fire. If you’re tired of hearing about that, turn away now.Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins reportedly played through a sports hernia all season and now may require surgery to correct it. You read that correctly. While news is coming out around the league about injuries in the playoffs...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 073: Covering the Boston Bruins | Playoff series loss | Marchand and Pastrnak struggles |...

The Bruins Beat crew gives their post season post mortem as the B's fell to the Sens in 6 games. We discuss what cost the Bruins the series and the bright spots such as Charlie McAvoy. Finally, B's fans can feel optimistic about the future. Hope is not lost! Download the show today!
Via YouTube
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The frivolous calls that ended the Boston Bruins’ season

This past Sunday afternoon, fans across New England stepped inside from what was a beautiful sunny afternoon to witness the end of the 2016-17 Boston Bruins campaign. Few tears were shed. At the start of the season, the team was considered to be good enough to make the playoffs, but just barely. They were a flawed team in many respects. After all, the core of the team had suffered...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Positives from the season

The Boston Bruins were in the playoffs for the first time this year after three long years since the last time. It was a positive sign because they were fighting for the playoffs for the entire season and no one knew if they had the overall team talent to make it. There were many positives to build on from while there were many negatives as well. If you’re a Bruins fan the future...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarke MacArthur scores Senators’ series-winning goal after miraculous return to ice

Earlier this month, we shared the story of Clarke MacArthur’s emotional return to the ice for the Ottawa Senators, after the veteran forward had been out 18 months due to concussions. The Senators even ruled MacArthur out for the season in January!In my post about MacArthur’s unbelievable return, I mentioned how his story would be even more amazing if he could help the Senators...
Via The Comeback
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bruins fan throws objects at Senators players, tries to take stick

The Stanley Cup Playoffs showcase hockey at the highest level, and there’s often a lot left on the ice after a tough loss in a close game. Still, players are able to conduct themselves in a professional manner and move on to the next game.That’s not always the case with fans, though, which we saw after Game 3 of the Senators-Bruins series was in the books. It was a thrilling...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Senators' tweet comes back to haunt them after Game 1 loss

The Ottawa Senators looked as though they were on their way to a victory in Wednesday night’s Game 1 against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre.The Bruins turned in a sluggish second-period performance, which allowed the Senators to take a 1-0 lead heading into the final frame. Boston’s offense, specifically, struggled in the period as it failed to record a shot on net...
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Colin Miller exits game vs. Senators after knee-on-knee collision

The Boston Bruins entered the Stanley Cup playoffs with an injury-riddled defensive corps.Blue line staples Torey Krug (lower body) and Brandon Carlo (concussion) both were sidelined for Game 1 against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, prompting 19-year-old Charlie McAvoy to make his NHL debut.Boston’s defense took another hit in the second period of Wednesday night’s contest...
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

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