Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has been a perennial All-Star, a Norris Trophy winner and a Stanley Cup champion during his lengthy NHL career.
And his peers continue to grant him the utmost respect.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien said this morning at TD Garden that tonight’s lineup against Montreal would be the most uncertain this year.
Well, things got a little more certain this afternoon without Julien doing anything.
Sometimes it’s best to expect the unexpected.
Like maybe there won’t be any fighting in the Bruins-Buffalo tilt tonight, and the two teams will just stage a spirited affair between a couple skilled clubs with a lot at stake in terms of the standings.
NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan today announced he would not be giving Milan Lucic any supplemental discipline for his hit on Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller in Saturday night’s Bruins win.
Shanahan had Lucic on the phone for an afternoon hearing.
In a matter of less than 24 hours things have changed in the aftermath of the Bruins’ win over Buffalo Saturday night.
We’ve gone from thinking Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller only suffered a neck injury and Bruins forward Milan Lucic had already paid his penance with a two-minute charging penalty for his hit on Miller to finding out today that Miller actually has a concussion and Lucic has a hearing with the NHL.
Up until yesterday, the only Boston Bruins players I was aware of on Twitter were Tyler Seguin (@tylerseguin92) and Steven Kampfer (@stevekampfer47), plus a handful of Providence, major-junior and collegiate prospects.
But then one of my loyal followers pointed out @MSavvy91.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — When you’re a champion, seemingly everyone wants a piece of you.
The members of the 2010-11 Stanley Cup champion Bruins found that out over a whirlwind summer that included celebration and even some controversy.
BOSTON — The big toe that was damaged by a Tyler Seguin practice shot last May is still a bit gruesome.
But more important for Milan Lucic, and the Bruins, it isn’t hampering the forward’s play as we head from the first few days of training camp into the Black and White scrimmage Tuesday and then the exhibition schedule.
OK, the time for celebrating is just about over.
It’s time for the Bruins to start training camp before the party over the Stanley Cup championship overflows too much and someone actually gets hurt.
LOWELL, Mass. — If Milan Lucic can score 30 goals without getting enough oxygen, imagine what he might be able to do with a surgically repaired nose.
The offseason after a team wins the Stanley Cup can feel short enough without having surgery.
It seems that the folks in Vancouver just can’t seem to move past the Bruins defeat of the hometown Canucks to win the Stanley Cup now two months after the event.
Fans love Shawn Thornton.
That is an undeniable fact.
This post is part of a series looking back at the top 10 games of the Bruins’ 2010-11 regular season.
The Washington Capitals entered the 2010-11 season as one of the favorites in the Eastern Conference and a potential road block for where the Bruins wanted to go.
People were complaining all season long that Bruins forward Milan Lucic wasn’t fighting enough and he wasn’t playing physical enough.