All it took was one shift back at center for Bruins forward Tyler Seguin to gain an even great appreciation for his longtime linemate Patrice Bergeron.
Jaromir Jagr said he barely slept the last two nights after he was traded to the Bruins from Dallas Tuesday and then tried to get comfortable in his new city Wednesday.
After he scored the lone goal in the Bruins’ 1-0 win against New Jersey at TD Garden Thursday, Jagr could rest assured that he’s already made the type of impact the Bruins wanted from him.
With his 43rd birthday just a couple months past in the spring of 2011, Mark Recchi famously told his Boston Bruins teammates that if the team ended its Stanley Cup championship drought he would retire.
That June, Recchi made good on his promise.
Bruins coach Claude Julien today said it would be a matter of days rather than a week before center Chris Kelly’s return to the Boston lineup.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli had news to share on two injured centers Wednesday.
Patrice Bergeron, who left Tuesday night’s win against Ottawa in the second period, is out with a moderate concussion. Chris Kelly, who’s trying to return from a broken tibia, will be back “soon.”
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Wednesday that when the New York Rangers bought out Wade Redden’s contract in January, there were exploratory talks about the defenseman coming to Boston.
Instead Redden, who played for Ottawa during Chiarelli’s tenure as an assistant GM there, signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the St. Louis Blues.
It was another roller-coaster afternoon and evening for the 2013 Bruins Tuesday, which started with the trade for Jaromir Jagr.
By the end of the night the Bruins rode a 45-save effort by Anton Khudobin to a 3-2 win against Ottawa at TD Garden, and finished the game without the services of Patrice Bergeron.
With the Boston Bruins ranked 12th in the NHL in goals per game entering action Tuesday night, and having scored two or fewer goals in six of its past seven games, general manager Peter Chiarelli did not halt his pursuit of offensive help after he was spurned by Jarome Iginla last week.
Boy how times have changed.
When the Bruins came out of the 2004-05 lockout and missed out on Mike Modano and Peter Forsberg in free agency, they turned around and signed Alexei Zhamnov.
Depending on the type of career Lane MacDermid winds up having in the NHL, at least he’ll always be able to tell his kids he was once traded for future Hall-of-Famer Jaromir Jagr.
Teams continued to get out in front of the NHL trade deadline that awaits on Wednesday with a couple big deals involving top-four defenseman Monday night.
Both Jay Bouwmeester and Robyn Regehr were on the move.
It took the Bruins more than 40 minutes to wake up and support the yeoman efforts of goaltender Anton Khudobin Sunday night.
When David Krejci and his linemates finally came to life, the center recorded a goal and an assist and the Bruins had a 2-0 win that pulled them back within one point of Montreal for first place in the Northeast Division.
The tweets come in by the dozen every day.
Bruins fans constantly want to know about the odds of their team coming up with a trade for either Calgary’s Jay Bouwmeester or Phoenix’s Keith Yandle. It seems the hunt for a puck-moving defenseman never ends, and with the trade deadline coming up Wednesday it only figures to heat up.
It was the type of afternoon that made you wonder if the Bruins had eaten too many cheesesteaks.
Instead of going out and proving to general manager Peter Chiarelli and all observers that they’re a better team than Jarome Iginla thinks, the Bruins lost to Philadelphia 3-1 in a fashion that made everyone think maybe they need more than just the former Flames forward in order to make a run this season.
You don’t have to live within the Bay State to cook up some ridiculous ideas for Bruins trade rumors as the April 3 trade deadline approaches in the NHL.
As far as Edmonton, people are throwing crazy ideas at the wall for general manager Peter Chiarelli to either consider or laugh about.