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Games That Defined a Stanley Cup Champion: Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers

July 28th, 2011
There are certain moments in time that define a team. There are games that truly illustrate the genetic makeup of a champion.In this series, one game will be analyzed from each series of the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship run. Each contest showcased the Bruins’ resolve ...

Bruins’ Tyler Seguin & Oilers Taylor Hall: The Final Tally

April 12th, 2011
Neither Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall will be receiving the Calder Trophy in Las Vegas this summer. Rookie of the Year honors will likely go to the Hurricanes’ Jeff Skinner, who had 63 points (31 goals and 32 assists) in 82 games.   Who saw that coming? This was indeed a ...

Boston Bruins Tales: The Death of the Montreal Jinx

April 9th, 2011
Montreal has always been the burr in the Bruins’ saddle. They always found a way to beat the Bruins, especially in the playoffs. The hated Habs beat the Black and Gold in the Finals in ’77 and ’78. And the following year was just as painful. Montreal was trailing the Bruins 4-3 in ...

Bruins Tyler Seguin & the Oilers Taylor Hall: Midseason Report

January 31st, 2011
The All-Star break is upon us, so let’s check on the Tyler-Taylor Tally at the NHL’s midpoint of the season.  When we last checked in on the top two picks of the 2010 entry draft, both Seguin and Hall had seven points in 16 games. Let’s see where they stand ...

Bruins’ Julien And Chiarelli Are Clueless In Beantown

December 22nd, 2010
Listless. Flat. These are just a couple of the words Bruins players have used to describe themselves as of late. The Bruins know they are struggling and Claude Julien is also aware that there is a lack of consistent effort on the ice. So the way to fix this problem is pretty clear. If the ...

Boston Bruins Fire Blanks in the Shootout

December 5th, 2010
Anytime the Bruins go to a shootout, you have a similar feeling that Red Sox fans had prior to 2004. They are going to lose. Bring back the tie, I say! I used to hate ties, but the momentum killing of the shootout makes me appreciate the tie so much more. The NHL adopted ...

Tyler-Taylor Tally: Where Bruins’ Seguin and Oilers’ Hall Stand

November 17th, 2010
After Tyler Seguin beat Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist with a laser beam, the Bruins rookie had four goals and three assists in 16 games. He has spent time on the power play and also on the third and fourth lines. Seguin has shown signs of brilliance as a rookie. His moves ...

Home Sick: Bruins Woes At the Garden Continue

November 14th, 2010
After the Bruins 2-0 loss to Ottawa, Boston is indeed, “Home Sick.” Not that they miss their home because their play does not illustrate that at all. Rather, that their abysmal play in front of the Bruins faithful has been quite sickening. So far in this young season, the Spoked B is ...

Tim Thomas’ Fast Start Reminiscent of Another Bruins Great in Tiny Thompson

October 31st, 2010
Tim Thomas' start to the 2010-2011 season has been nothing short of incredible. In six games, Tim "Pac Man" Thomas is undefeated with three shutouts and a microscopic 0.50 GAA. He is back to his Vezina Trophy-winning form of 2008-2009 after struggling last season with a nagging ...

Boston Bruins All Time Greats: Eddie “The Edmonton Express” Shore

September 25th, 2010
Edward William Shore played for the "Spoked B” from 1926-1940 before being traded to the NY Americans. With hockey season right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to honor a Boston Bruins great. Born in 1902, Eddie Shore didn’t embrace hockey until his latter teen years. Shore ...