Bruins news and game stories 2013-14:

Posted by: MBR on Fri May 16th, 2014 8:14 am
Bruins' Stanley Cup goal is unmet againBoston entered the playoffs as the top-ranked team in the NHL but couldn't survive a seven-game series against Montreal.By Jimmy Golen BOSTON — The Boston Bruins went to the TD Garden for Game 7 of their playoff series against Montreal knowing that someone’s season would end. They just never considered it might be theirs. “Oh, it’s tough to swallow,” defenseman Johnny Boychuk said after a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens eliminated the Bruins. “We have such a good team. It shouldn’t be.”...Read more: ... gain_.html
Posted by: MBR on Sat May 17th, 2014 7:28 am
No great shakes to Bruins’ demiseMilan Lucic doesn’t regret his antics after the series with Montreal ended. BOSTON — The traditional post-series handshake between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens wasn’t the symbol of sportsmanship the NHL might be looking for. Bruins forward Milan Lucic said something to anger Montreal’s Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin after the Canadiens beat the Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Although no one involved in the exchange would...Read more: ... mise_.html
Posted by: MBR on Sun May 18th, 2014 8:14 am
Steve Solloway: Don’t tune out just yet, Bruins fansNothing beats the intensity of playoff hockey, with or without your favorite team involved.So the Boston Bruins couldn’t find their David Ortiz on hockey skates. So they lost to the we-don’t-get-respect Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of their second-round playoff more ... fans_.html
Posted by: MBR on Wed May 21st, 2014 7:44 am
Bruins president thinks future is brightCam Neely says his team is young – except for Zdeno Chara, 37. BOSTON — Cam Neely says the Bruins are still set up to contend for the Stanley Cup for years to come. Speaking at a news conference a week after Boston was eliminated from the playoffs by archrival Montreal, the Bruins’ president noted that most of the roster is made up of young but experienced players – aside from 37-year-old Zdeno Chara. “And Zdeno is still, in my opinion, the best defender in the game,” Neely ...Read more: ... ight_.html
Posted by: MBR on Sat Jul 19th, 2014 6:16 am
Bruins re-sign Caron, five others The Boston Bruins re-signed forwards Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham and Tyler Randell, along with defenseman Tommy Cross, to one-year contracts, the team announced Friday. The Bruins also signed defenseman Zach Trotman to a two-year contract. In addition, the Bruins agreed to terms with forward Justin Florek on a one-year, two-way …Read more: ... ve-others/
Posted by: MBR on Fri Jul 25th, 2014 6:28 am
Bruins name former Avs head coach as new assistant coach The Boston Bruins hired former Colorado Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco as an assistant coach, the team announced Thursday. Sacco, 45, spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres. The former NHL forward served as the head coach of the Avalanche from 2009 to 2013 where …Read more: ... ant-coach/
Posted by: MBR on Wed Aug 13th, 2014 6:17 am
Eriksson on moving to first line MIDDLETON, Mass. -- With Jarome Iginla signed in Colorado, there’s a well-publicized vacancy on the Bruins top line at right wing. Earlier this summer, general manager Peter Chiarelli and coach Claude Julien both mentioned Loui Eriksson as a player that could fill that spot. After Iginla signed a three-year, $16 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche at the start of the free-agent period on July 1, it didn’t take long for the Bruins to tab Eriksson as a possible replacement on the top unit, along with center David Krejci and left wing Milan Lucic... Read more: ... first-line
Posted by: MBR on Wed Aug 13th, 2014 6:18 am
B's and Thornton prepare for new chapter MIDDLETON, Mass. -- As expected, it’s been a relatively quiet offseason for the Boston Bruins. With the exception of general manager Peter Chiarelli’s decision in June not to re-sign veteran forward Shawn Thornton, along with veteran free agent Jarome Iginla deciding to sign with the Colorado Avalanche, most everything remains the same in Boston. Thornton, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, signed with the Florida Panthers for two years worth $2.4 million. With training camp nearly a month away, many of Thornton’s former Bruins teammates and close friends are trying to figure out what it will be like without his presence in the locker room and on the ice...Read more: ... ew-chapter
Posted by: MBR on Wed Aug 13th, 2014 6:19 am
Rask looking forward to new season MIDDLETON, Mass. -- Tuukka Rask has spent his summer stopping cannonballs for charity and learning the sleep habits of his newborn daughter. The Vezina Trophy winning goaltender for the Boston Bruins hasn’t dwelled too much on the team’s early exit from the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. “Yeah, a little bit,” he said. “You can’t just sit around and think about the past because you’ve got to focus on what’s ahead of you. Things happen quick and it’s just hockey. I don’t like to think about it too much. I’ve seen so many times that everything needs to click in order to reach that ultimate goal. Last year just wasn’t our year. You look at the [Los Angeles] Kings who won...Read more: ... new-season