Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs this year hit the headlines when he defeated a host of poker professionals to win a charity poker event. It then posed questions in the media whether Kessel would potentially venture into the world of professional poker when his hockey career comes to an end.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Is Johnny Boychuk a hockey player or $3.36 million in salary-cap space the Bruins could use to get new contracts done with defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith for this year and sign extensions with other players for beyond 2014-15?
Sometimes it’s difficult to answer that question.
WILMINGTON, Mass — In case you spent your summer wondering why Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara only attempted 10 shots on net in the seven-game Eastern Conference Second Round loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston captain Monday confirmed what we all figured about his hand.
Chara played through a broken pinky and ring finger throughout the series after getting slashed. As he said, the pinky is “90 percent of your grip” and if you think that’s crazy, just try to pick up something without using your pinky.
By signing center David Krejci to a six-year deal worth $7.25 million per season, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has guaranteed that his four-man core is signed at least through 2014.
Center Patrice Bergeron, defenseman Zdeno Chara and goaltender Tuukka Rask were all locked up previously by Chiarelli. (more…)
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BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien revealed Thursday morning that rookie Malcolm Subban will start the preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.
The Bruins enter Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday at TD Garden with a 7-2 record in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
They hope to continue their solid play in front of the faithful and grab a series lead on the Chicago Blackhawks by riding the energy of the crowd.
BOSTON — The Bruins lead the Penguins, 2-0, heading into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final at TD Garden Wednesday.
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PITTSBURGH – This is why you need to have Andrew Ference in your lineup.
No, not just because he led the rush up ice and then drove the net to help set up what proved to be the game-winning goal by David Krejci 8:23 into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night at CONSOL Energy Center.
The number of times people have counted out Boston Red Sox star designated hitter David Ortiz are too many to count.
Other than this season, Ortiz seemingly started the year in a terrible slump that sent everyone headed for the closest microphone or telephone to declare he should be traded, released retired every season.
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask fell down, and you wanted to laugh.
It’s just that Carl Hagelin’s goal that crossed the line Thursday in New York while Rask was on his rear end breathed life into the New York Rangers, who went on to an overtime win that pushed the Eastern Conference Semifinals to a Game 5.
Did the Bruins get caught with dreams of Penguins in their heads?
It sure looked that way when you add up all the mental mistakes they made en route to an overtime loss to the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Thursday.
Luckily for Dennis Seidenberg, he has one more season left on his contract with the Bruins.
Because without even hitting the ice in the Bruins’ Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the New York Rangers, the defenseman’s value has dropped in the eyes of many observers.
No one does more with less than the Bruins’ energy line.
Case in point, Shawn Thornton, who has taken two faceoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the New York Rangers has won both of them.
Bruins didn’t have to look too far back into history to know that a solid Game 1 win wouldn’t easily translate into a Game 2 victory.
After lighting the world on fire in Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Toronto just a couple weeks ago, the Bruins let the Maple Leafs rolls over them with a mistake-filled game in Game 2.