02/24/2024

STL:

1

DET:

6

Final

MTL:

3

NJD:

4

Final

TBL:

4

NYI:

2

Final

NYR:

2

PHI:

1

Final

WSH:

2

FLA:

3

Final

TOR:

4

COL:

3

Final

VGK:

3

OTT:

4

Final

BOS:

2

VAN:

3

Final

DAL:

2

CAR:

1

Final

CGY:

6

EDM:

3

Final

MIN:

5

SEA:

2

Final

NSH:

4

SJS:

2

Final

ANA:

2

LAK:

3

Final

02/25/2024

TBL:

4

NJD:

1

Final

PHI:

6

PIT:

7

Final

CAR:

2

BUF:

3

Final

NYR:

2

CBJ:

4

Final

DET:

3

CHI:

2

Final

ARI:

3

WPG:

4

Final

NSH:

4

ANA:

2

Final

02/26/2024

OTT:

3

WSH:

6

Final

NYI:

3

DAL:

2

Final

LAK:

2

EDM:

4

Final

BOS:

3

SEA:

4

Final

02/27/2024

WSH:

3

DET:

8

Final

BUF:

2

FLA:

3

Final

ARI:

2

MTL:

4

Final

TBL:

2

PHI:

6

Final

VGK:

6

TOR:

2

Final

CAR:

3

MIN:

2

Final

OTT:

1

NSH:

4

Final

STL:

2

WPG:

4

Final

LAK:

2

CGY:

4

Final

DAL:

1

COL:

5

Final

PIT:

4

VAN:

3

Final

NJD:

7

SJS:

2

Final

02/28/2024

CBJ:

0

NYR:

0

07:00 ET

STL:

0

EDM:

0

08:30 ET

02/29/2024

VGK:

0

BOS:

0

07:00 ET

CAR:

0

CBJ:

0

07:00 ET

NYI:

0

DET:

0

07:00 ET

MTL:

0

FLA:

0

07:00 ET

BUF:

0

TBL:

0

07:00 ET

ARI:

0

TOR:

0

07:00 ET

WPG:

0

DAL:

0

08:00 ET

MIN:

0

NSH:

0

08:00 ET

COL:

0

CHI:

0

09:00 ET

PIT:

0

SEA:

0

10:00 ET

LAK:

0

VAN:

0

10:00 ET

ANA:

0

SJS:

0

10:30 ET

03/01/2024

ARI:

0

OTT:

0

07:00 ET

PHI:

0

WSH:

0

07:00 ET

NJD:

0

ANA:

0

10:00 ET

For Boston, It’ll Be Win by Committee This Year

The Boston Bruins kicked off their 2022-23 campaign without Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy. Both of whom were recovering from off-season surgery. Many predicted a decline in team production due not only to their absence but also for sporting a roster aged a year and not much sexier than a year prior, lest we forget the long but often one-sided seven game opening round playoff series loss at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes that spring. 

Despite media and sports radio manufactured hurdles, Boston launched out of the gate. Enjoying so much success that by the time you were cutting turkey, there was nothing left to question. 

So isn’t it ironic that it’s a calendar year later, and the Bruins, on the eve of their centennial season, find themselves right back where they started. A less than satisfactory opening round playoff loss to the Florida Panthers. Key pieces in Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci retiring from hockey and a forward depth chart that is all but unrecognizable. There are plenty of reasons to assume Boston will slip into that sticky middle ground separating genuine playoff contenders from the draft lottery hopefuls.

This is expected when two franchise pillars retire, Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno are traded away, and Connor Clifton and Tomas Nosek depart via free agency. But such is life in the salary cap era.

To remedy the losses Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney made a slew of savvy free agent signings, called in two veterans for professional tryouts, and inked a key college free agent center in John Farinacci.

Now, it would appear Sweeney and company have opted to grind out a path to the postseason. After all, there is no replacing Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. But in their wake is a strong, defensively structured team with perhaps the best goaltending duo in the NHL. 

Offensively, they’ll lean on Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Pavel Zacha, and Jake DeBrusk. But James Van Riemsdyk, Charlie Coyle, and newcomer Morgan Geekie are dark horses to make major contributions. On a wretched Philadelphia Flyers team ‘JVR’ was about a half-a-point per game player in 2022-23. Similarly, Charlie Coyle produced his highest point total (45) since 2016-17 (56) despite starting an overwhelming number of his shifts in the defensive zone, a trend surely to change this coming year. Not to be outdone is Morgan Geekie, who produced back-to-back career highs in goals, assists, and points in his two seasons as a member of the Seattle Kraken. 

That is nothing to say of Milan Lucic, Jesper Boqvist, and Trent Frederic, all of whom are expected to round out Boston’s bottom-six forward group. 

What is most fascinating are the aforementioned forwards who are competing on professional tryouts, or a ‘PTO’ for short. Alex Chiasson and Danton Heinen are familiar faces in Boston hockey circles. Chiasson played his collegiate hockey for Boston University, and since Sweeney loves his local NCAA players has been linked to the Bruins for years. Heinen, obviously, was drafted and developed in the Bruins system and even played for Jim Montgomery while at the University of Denver.

Both players are low-risk signings and are due nothing financially beyond Boston’s upcoming training camp if they fail to make the final roster. But, if nothing else, add a layer of competition with spots up for grabs. 

Boston will be calling for all hands on deck to produce the level of offense required to earn a playoff bid in 2024. Despite your preconceived notions about the state of the Bruins, this team does, in fact, have the pieces to compete in their division. The parallels to a year ago are quite evident, so here’s to hoping for a similar result. 

Season 3. Episode 17. 9 Round TKO Bruins Benders Podcast

The Boston Bruins sputter at home to a 2-3-2 record. Poitras is done for the season. Do the Bruins respond on the road trip? What to do with Jake DeBrusk's future? What do the Bruins need most at the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline? Bruins drinking games and more!DraftKings Sportsbook – Boston’s hometown Sportsbook is LIVE right here in Massachusetts! Bet local on all your favorite sports from the comfort of your own home with DraftKings. To celebrate, ALL new customers will receive up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets when you sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using code ITR! You can now bet local on money lines, spreads, props, and more with one of America’s top-rated Sportsbooks – DraftKings Sportsbook!  Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and sign up with code ITR to get up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets to use now that mobile sports betting is live in Massachusetts. That’s code ITR only at DraftKings Sportsbook. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, call 800 327-5050 or visit helplineMA.org to speak with a trained specialist, free and confidentially, twenty four seven. 21+. Physically present in MA. Eligibility restrictions apply. Subject to regulatory licensing requirements. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Opt in required. Bonus issued aree bets. Terms at draftkings.com/MA.
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