Author: Joe Russo

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Boston Bruins: Five Things To Watch This Offseason

Wind the clocks back a year. The Boston Bruins set the NHL on fire, incinerating single-season records en route to the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The aspirations expected were high, minimally the Stanley Cup Final. Yet, hockey is an unforgiving sport, and nose-diving in the opening round against the soon-to-be playoff Cinderella Florida Panthers was […]

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Opinion: Playoff Intensity v. Intentional Injury

Brad Marchand recently spoke to the media following a two-game absence due to an undisclosed upper-body injury. Mr. Bettman, are we allowed to say the word “concussion”? An injury sustained in what would later be described by officials working the game and the Department of Player Safety as a “hockey play.”  Now, whether the parameters […]

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Opinion: NHL Wise Not To Expand Playoff Format

Ironically, the NHL’s most intriguing week came side by side with the NBA’s “play in” games, which help determine which bubble teams will qualify for the playoffs. Simply win, and you’re in. An excellent idea to drive merchandise, gate sales, and keep your telecom companies happy. Be that as it may, extending an olive branch […]

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Pat Maroon Is Healing, So Where Does He Fit In?

Don Sweeney is a calculated General Manager who prefers to do the bulk of his work in advance of the NHL’s trade deadline, and it’s often worth the wait. Last year’s deals to land Tyler Bertuzzi and Dmitry Orlov were like watching his magnum opus unravel in real-time, and that’s without acknowledging the acquisitions of […]

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Boston Bruins Recent Play Leaves Ambitions on Ice

Above-average temperatures across New England signal not just a more than welcomed return to spring but also playoff hockey. Which, as of today, the Boston Bruins are primed to qualify for. Their 82 points is tied for second most in the league with the Florida Panthers. Who they ironically are jockeying for the division crown. […]

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Boston Bruins: A Little Adversity Never Hurt Anyone

Losing streaks are inevitable, stretches of poor play are inevitable, and, of course, unfortunate bounces are inevitable. However, those inevitabilities can feel like navigating a swamp, which, frankly, the Boston Bruins are knee-deep in. Following the All-Star break, the Bruins are 1-3-1 and have swapped between struggling to get out of their own way and […]

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The Boston Bruins Ground The Winnipeg Jets- Two Things We Learned

In sports, there exists “statement games” based purely on their name, which are rather self-explanatory. Many considered Monday night’s matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and Boston Bruins precisely that. Whoever emerged victorious between this clash of hockey titans would have a great sense of just how good they are.  Today, we have just that. During […]

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What Can the Boston Bruins Do Come Trade Deadline?

Through the halfway mark of their season, the Boston Bruins have enjoyed a largely successful ride. Punctuated by stellar goaltending, timely scoring, and a commitment to executing the game plan of their now two-time All-Star head coach Jim Montgomery. A return to the playoffs, while not initially guaranteed, is almost a certainty.  Which raises an […]

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NHL Game Recap: Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins| 01/04/2024

When the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings on New Year’s Eve Jeremy Swayman, who was in net for the Bruins, shared his thoughts on a surprisingly physical affair. “We don’t care who we play when we play them, we want to be piss and vinegar every time.” If nothing else, it highlighted how, […]

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Matt Poitras, the Boston Bruins, and the World Junior Championship a Win-Win-Win

Ahead of the 2023 World Junior Championship, Team Canada received a boost following the news out of Boston regarding the Bruins budding 19-year-old center, Matt Poitras. After much speculation, it was made official Poitras would leave the Bruins, briefly, to help his native Canada compete. Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney spoke regarding the decision “There’s […]

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