David Pastrnak

Picking a Captain for Every NHL Team Without One

Heading into the 2023-24 NHL season, ten teams currently do not have an official captain. That number could change before the season starts, but most of those teams likely will not have a captain this year. NHL teams are not required to name a captain, but what if they were? Who would be the best […]

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Boston Bruins' Jeremy Swayman (1), Charlie McAvoy (73), Hampus Lindholm (27) and Brandon Carlo (25) celebrate after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Boston Bruins 2023-24, a Positive Perspective

Never has a rollercoaster derailed quite like the Boston Bruins’ 2022-23 season. Blessed with extraordinary goaltending, an embarrassment of riches offensively, and a rock-solid defensive core, all of which was blown to smithereens by a 92 point Florida Panthers team that eked their way into the playoffs due, in large part, by a Pittsburgh Penguins […]

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Boston Bruins: Hall’s Money Well Spent

After sending Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno to Chicago last week, many fans had hoped that Tyler Bertuzzi signing in Boston would be the end result. I had my doubts that I also wrote about, and ultimately, Bertuzzi ends up in Toronto. Many fans have been up in arms about that, desperate for a Bertuzzi-like […]

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Opinion: Signing Tyler Bertuzzi Means Moving Brad Marchand

About 360 days ago if you said that Bruce Cassidy would be a Stanley Cup champion in 2023 fans would be celebrating down Causeway. So long as you didn’t mention he would be coaching the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Well, that wasn’t how it was supposed to go now was it? Back in New England […]

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Boston Bruins: Why Moving On From Bruce Cassidy Is Still The Right Decision

As the Vegas Golden Knights lifted the Stanley Cup in Bruce Cassidy’s first season as head coach, Boston Bruins fans were left wondering if their favorite team made a mistake. Just over a year ago, the Bruins decided to part ways with Cassidy and, in turn, eventually hired Jim Montgomery. What followed seems straight out […]

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Will Bruins Take “Hard Look At Roster” This Time?

At the end of the 2019-20 season, the Boston Bruins management team had an end-of-season media day. During that presser, Team President Cam Neely said, “We will take a hard look at our roster this off-season.” Speculation began to circulate that the Bruins might move away from some of their core members and that a […]

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Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno skating for the Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins Final Grades: Forwards

The Boston Bruins won 65 games during the 2022-23 regular season, a National Hockey League record. The roster was bolstered by the trade deadline acquisitions of Garnet Hathaway, Dmitry Orlov, and Tyler Bertuzzi, and all signs pointed to a deep playoff run. However, nobody could have predicted this type of ending to a season that […]

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Why The Bruins Season Wasn’t A Failure

The Boston Bruins season has come to an end unceremoniously after a record-breaking regular season. Boston finished the 2022-23 regular season with a 65-12-5 record, which amounted to 135 points, a new NHL record. The Bruins were the hottest team in the league and looked unstoppable. David Pastrnak had a career year tallying 61 goals […]

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Boston Bruins' Pavel Zacha (18) celebrates with David Pastrnak (88) and Tyler Bertuzzi (59) after making his second goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)(APMedia)

Bruins Break-Up Day Answers Some Questions

The season is over for the Boston Bruins much more abruptly than anyone thought. Record-setting wins and point totals highlighted a sensational year for a team that was primed to win their second Stanley Cup in 12 years. But a 3-1 series lead in the first round turned into a stunning four-games to-three series loss […]

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Jeremy Swayman in net for the Boston Bruins

Opinion: Why Swayman Should’ve Started Game 6, Better Get Game 7

Throughout their record-setting season, goaltending has been one of the bright spots for Boston. Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman were fantastic, not to mention the fan-favorite goalie hugs. Ullmark was able to win the Triple Crown of NHL Goaltending, having a 1.89 GAA, .938 SV%, and gathering 40 wins—one of the most impressive seasons that […]

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