BRUINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Listen to NHL officials who were mic’d up in the first round of the playoffs

The action on the ice during an NHL game is an entirely different world which is only exposed when the players or officials wear microphones. The conversations and discussions are usually far different – and far more frequent – than what you might expect if you’re only used to watching games on TV.Several officials were mic’d up during the opening round of the playoffs and...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Backes Signing: One Season Later

When the Bruins inked former Blues captain David Backes to a five-year, $30 million deal last July, there was a sense of skepticism in the air. Backes, who is 32 years old, is a rough-and-tough player—the type whose future becomes more and more unpredictable with every year. For Bruins fans, the concern was understandable. B’s management had made some ill-advised long-term signings...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

David Pastrnak will play for Czech Republic at 2017 World Championships

David Pastrnak will play for the Czech Republic at the World Championships. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports) Defenseman Charlie McAvoy and prospect Anders Bjork, both of whom will suit up for the United States, are not the only Bruins heading overseas to the 2017 World Championships next week, as David Pastrnak will join them as he plays for the Czech Republic. Given the fact that...
Via Big Bad Blog
1 day ago

Boston Bruins 2016-17 Report Card: Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron’s Report Card With the Boston Bruins for the 2016-17 Regular Season After a 2016-17 season that ended in heartbreak at the hands of the Ottawa Senators, it’s time to hand out report cards to each player on the Boston Bruins. Though the season was ultimately a failure in the sense that the team […] Boston Bruins 2016-17 Report Card: Patrice Bergeron - Causeway...
Via Causeway Crowd
2 days ago

Bruins GM Don Sweeney admits team rode Tuukka Rask too hard during season

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask won a career-high 37 games this season. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports) Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask’s season had its peaks and valleys. Rask would be the first to tell you that. “Pretty steady,” Rask said of his season. “I had ups and downs but for the most part I did my job and just tried to give us a chance to win every night, and...
Via Big Bad Blog
2 days ago

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid doesn’t want to be drafted by Vegas Golden Knights

Adam McQuaid has spent his entire career with the Bruins. (Sergei Belski/USA Today Sports) The Bruins, along with every other team in the league, are going to lose somebody to the Vegas Golden Knights come June’s expansion draft. Unable to protect everybody (and expected to go with the seven forward-three defensemen-one goaltender protection plan), it’s likely that the...
Via Big Bad Blog
3 days ago

Patrice Bergeron Played All Season With Injury

Patrice Bergeron told reporters during exit interviews that he battled an injury all season long. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago

Boston Bruins Name Bruce Cassidy Head Coach

The Boston Bruins removed the interim tag and named Bruce Cassidy as head coach. The Boston Bruins made the announcement Wednesday morning, three days after a disappointing first-round playoff exit. Bruce Cassidy was named interim head coach on Feb. 9, two days after the firing of long-time head coach Claude Julien. At the time, the […] Boston Bruins Name Bruce Cassidy Head Coach...
Via Causeway Crowd
4 days ago

Boston Bruins Name Bruce Cassidy Head Coach, Drop Interim Tag

Bruce Cassidy will be back next year as the head coach of the Boston Bruins. 
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago

Bruins Need Busy Offseason

With the Boston Bruins’ swift exit from the 2017 NHL Playoffs, some changes can be expected. After missing the playoffs two years in a row, qualifying for the postseason wasn’t a bad outcome for this 2016-17 season. The goal the for the 2017-18 campaign, however, should be to make a run for the Cup. With that comes a number of changes to the Bruins over the offseason. Bruins’...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

3 Stars: The Bruins who stood out the most this season

COMMENTARY The 2016-17 season may not have ended the way they wanted, but the Bruins have to feel proud of themselves. They reached overtime of Game 6 in a playoff series against the Senators in which they had to fight through everything from the injury bug to inserting players like Charlie McAvoy, Sean Kuraly and several others for their […]
Via Boston.com
4 days ago

Patrice Bergeron apparently played the whole season with a sports hernia

We’re about to add a bit more gas to the “hockey players are the toughest in sports” fire. If you’re tired of hearing about that, turn away now.Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins reportedly played through a sports hernia all season and now may require surgery to correct it. You read that correctly. While news is coming out around the league about injuries in the playoffs...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins will bring back Bruce Cassidy as coach

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back as coach. The team said on Wednesday it will drop the interim tag from Cassidy’s title. Cassidy replaced Claude Julien in February and helped the team return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Bruins went 18-8-1 after he took over to finish the regular season before losing to the Ottawa Senators...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Bruins still making Bruce Cassidy wait for the job that is rightfully his

COMMENTARY The question isn’t whether or not Bruce Cassidy deserves the gig full-time. It’s why the Bruins haven’t given it to him yet. What’s left to know about a guy who was able to turn the Boston Bruins back into a playoff team? What more does the man have to prove after righting a ship […]
Via Boston.com
5 days ago

WATCH: 073: Covering the Boston Bruins | Playoff series loss | Marchand and Pastrnak struggles |...

The Bruins Beat crew gives their post season post mortem as the B's fell to the Sens in 6 games. We discuss what cost the Bruins the series and the bright spots such as Charlie McAvoy. Finally, B's fans can feel optimistic about the future. Hope is not lost! Download the show today!
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After a first-round exit, it’s time to assess the Bruins roster

Bruins bosses Cam Neely and Don Sweeney weren’t entertaining media requests or holding season-ending press conferences Monday, the day after their season closed with an exasperated exhale, yet another overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden. It was the fourth overtime game in the series, the third OT loss for the Bruins, and […]
Via Boston.com
5 days ago

The frivolous calls that ended the Boston Bruins’ season

This past Sunday afternoon, fans across New England stepped inside from what was a beautiful sunny afternoon to witness the end of the 2016-17 Boston Bruins campaign. Few tears were shed. At the start of the season, the team was considered to be good enough to make the playoffs, but just barely. They were a flawed team in many respects. After all, the core of the team had suffered...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Positives from the season

The Boston Bruins were in the playoffs for the first time this year after three long years since the last time. It was a positive sign because they were fighting for the playoffs for the entire season and no one knew if they had the overall team talent to make it. There were many positives to build on from while there were many negatives as well. If you’re a Bruins fan the future...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarke MacArthur scores Senators’ series-winning goal after miraculous return to ice

Earlier this month, we shared the story of Clarke MacArthur’s emotional return to the ice for the Ottawa Senators, after the veteran forward had been out 18 months due to concussions. The Senators even ruled MacArthur out for the season in January!In my post about MacArthur’s unbelievable return, I mentioned how his story would be even more amazing if he could help the Senators...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 072: Special Guest Jimmy Murphy | Covering the Boston Bruins Playoffs | Brad Marchand | NHL...

Jimmy Murphy joins the Bruins Beat podcast to talk everything B's - Sens. We recap the series thus far including McAvoy stepping up, the superstars for the B's being invisible as the Sens stars are killing it, and the decimated Black & Gold blue line. Joe also talks about the medical test no man should have and Mike's continued computer woes.....maybe his mom should get off the phone.
Via YouTube
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bruins fan throws objects at Senators players, tries to take stick

The Stanley Cup Playoffs showcase hockey at the highest level, and there’s often a lot left on the ice after a tough loss in a close game. Still, players are able to conduct themselves in a professional manner and move on to the next game.That’s not always the case with fans, though, which we saw after Game 3 of the Senators-Bruins series was in the books. It was a thrilling...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 071: Covering the Boston Bruins | Playoffs game 1 | Charlie McAvoy | Stanley Cup Predictions |...

The Bruins Beat Crew Minus Mike (he had a hard drive injury) break down the Bruins comeback road win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We discuss the sensational play of Tuukka Rask, Charlie McAvoy's NHL debut and Frankie Vatrano breaking his scoring drought. Basque in the glow of the Bruins first playoff win in 3 seasons! Download our podcast today and re-live the Black &...
Via YouTube
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' tweet comes back to haunt them after Game 1 loss

The Ottawa Senators looked as though they were on their way to a victory in Wednesday night’s Game 1 against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre.The Bruins turned in a sluggish second-period performance, which allowed the Senators to take a 1-0 lead heading into the final frame. Boston’s offense, specifically, struggled in the period as it failed to record a shot on net...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Colin Miller exits game vs. Senators after knee-on-knee collision

The Boston Bruins entered the Stanley Cup playoffs with an injury-riddled defensive corps.Blue line staples Torey Krug (lower body) and Brandon Carlo (concussion) both were sidelined for Game 1 against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, prompting 19-year-old Charlie McAvoy to make his NHL debut.Boston’s defense took another hit in the second period of Wednesday night’s contest...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: First round preview and prediction

The Boston Bruins will face the Ottawa Senators in round one of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  The Bruins ended the season with a record of 44-31-7, while the Senators had a record of 44-28-10.  The Senators went 4-0 against Boston this year, shutting down the offense of the Bruins.  Brad Marchand and the B’s only scored six goals in the four meetings.  The Bruins are back in the...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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