Category: Bruins

Tuukka Rask Looks Like Tuukka Rask Again

Tuukka Rask is one of the top five goaltenders in the NHL. Yes, you read that correctly. At one point in the previous two seasons, I gave up on Tuukka Rask, as I am sure many of my fellow Bruins…

Bye-Bye Buchholz

Rest easy Fenway Faithful, there is good news. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has done nothing but prove he cannot be a part of this rotation, and finally dethroned from his starting role. Manager John Farrell announced Friday before beginning a three…

Bruins deadline wasn’t as bad as it seems

The Boston Bruins didn’t impress anyone at this year’s trade deadline. GM Don Sweeney secured Lee Stempniak from the New Jersey Devils and John-Michael Liles from the Carolina Hurricanes and gave up four picks to do it. However it may…

HHTF: Top 5 Worse Trades In Boston Since 2005

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol 4. Inst. 2 5. Joe Thornton for Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart, and Wayne Primeau – 11/30/2005 It took six and a half years for the trade to deliver a Stanley Cup to Causeway. Though it…

Please don’t extend Loui Eriksson

There is all the motive in the world for the Bruins to give Loui Eriksson an extension as was reported by TSN’s Darren Drager. Eriksson is having a productive season averaging just about a point per game in 2015-16 and…

2016 Expectations for Boston Sports Teams

Well, 2015 was quite a year here in New England when it came to our sports teams. There was the unbeliavable Super Bowl run by the Patriots, followed by an offseason dominated by Deflategate rumors and details. Currently, the Pats…

Bruins push a credit to Claude Julien

Claude Julien barely had his job at the start of this season. With a brand new GM and a team that didn’t appear like it fit Claude’s ‘pack it in’ mentality, fans and media were asking why Claude was still…

HHTF: Why The Bruins May Still Be ‘Cup Contenders

  Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol 2. Inst. 2 Despite an intriguing NFL power balance and an MLB hot stove that’s been hot as of late, there is no time like the present to visit the team which calls Garden ice…

Claude Julien has been neutered

We heard it a thousand times last season when the Boston Bruins went 41-27-14, “Claude Julien’s style of coaching isn’t working. We need to see more of the younger players and less of Chris Kelly.” The Bruins of 2014-15 scored 96…

Here’s why I’m not worried about the Bruins

Don’t believe everything you read. If you do, the sky might be falling on your Boston Bruins, but I don’t think it is. It is my opinion that the Boston Bruins will be a playoff team this season for a few…

These are the playoffs for the Bruins, and they’re losing

For the Bruins, the playoffs started Thursday night, because they’re staring elimination in the face. If they didn’t realize this before losing to the Panthers 4-2, they realize it now. The B’s no longer control their own playoff fate. They…

Explaining the Bruins playoff tiebreakers

The Bruins lost convincingly to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night leaving their playoff hopes in question. The road to the playoffs is no longer controlled by Boston so let’s break down what needs to happen, in simple terms, in…

Pep-talk; Here’s something positive about the Bruins

The Boston Bruins, losers of 6-straight games, find themselves tied for their longest losing streak of the season. Though the negativity has been heard loud and clear, it will creep in much louder if the Bruins miss the playoffs. For…

The Bruins are interviewing for their own jobs

Here’s a brain buster. In 2 words or less, tell me what the Boston Bruins need. By the way, the answer isn’t “Tyler Seguin.” Because 100% of the teams currently in the NHL playoff picture lack Tyler Seguin, and 100%…

Bruins still haven’t used money from Krejci & Miller

The Boston Bruins made a deal early Monday morning to acquire winger Brett Connoly from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for second round draft picks in 2015 and 2016. Connoly fills one of the two needs on this team at…

Two moves that sunk the Bruins Stanley Cup chances

This season’s Bruins struggles are a combination of factors, but there are two major factors that will lead to an early departure in the playoffs for the Bruins and both are trades made by Peter Chiarelli. I’ve heard many calling…

Patience is key for the Bruins until February

Boston Bruins fans are restless, yearning for a deal to be made by March 2nd when the NHL Trade Deadline hits. The fact is the fans need to chill and give it some time. For a good portion of the season,…

Tom Brady’s in a new commercial

So, it may not be as catchy as ‘Chicken Parm you taste so good.’ I’m talking about Tom Brady’s new commercial, which he makes calls from an office instead of making calls at the line of scrimmage. It may not…

Bruins; Krejci & Miller practice

The Boston Bruins are treading water until they get healthy. They’ve gone 7-3 in their last 10 games and being without two first line players has definitely been noticeable as the B’s have struggled both on the road and against…