1. Previewing Boston Bruins' 2013-14 Season Series with Toronto Maple Leafs

    Almost six full months have passed since the Boston Bruins barnstormed back from a 4-1 deficit to zap the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 1,436 reads 3 comments

  2. Should Boston Bruins Fans Still Hold a Grudge Against Tim Thomas?

    When the Boston Bruins home crowd and Tim Thomas both stand inside the TD Garden walls this Thursday , they will rerun a motif that has all but defined the New England sports scene in this young century...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 1,850 reads 9 comments

  3. Are the Boston Bruins Already Regretting Decision to Trade Tyler Seguin?

    The Boston Bruins obtained Tyler Seguin ’s services as a result of parting with Phil Kessel after a mere three seasons of alliance...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 14,403 reads 51 comments

  4. How Soon Should Boston Bruins Let Loui Eriksson Return After He's Healthy?

    Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien told the press on Monday that forward Loui Eriksson will not lace up his skates at any point in this calendar week...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 3,108 reads 2 comments

  5. Bruins vs. Penguins: Preview and Prediction for Eastern Conference Showdown

    Through Monday night’s NHL action, the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins own two of the four best point percentages in the Eastern Conference. Boston boasts a ...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 2,539 reads 5 comments

  6. Has Milan Lucic Taken His Career to Another Level in 2013-14?

    Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic statistically certified the most prolific 10-game start of his NHL career amidst Saturday night’s 4-3 loss to New Jersey ...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 3,013 reads 3 comments

  7. Breaking Down Clash Between Boston Bruins' 'D' and San Jose Sharks' Offense

    As the Boston Bruins return home Thursday night, a lofty task awaits in trying to hatch the goose-egg in the San Jose Sharks ’ “L” column...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 2,733 reads 14 comments

  8. Why Upcoming Stretch Is Crucial for Rask's Chance to Be Finland's Starter

    Entering Monday night’s action, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask led the entire NHL with a .954 save percentage. He is third overall and first among those who have played 400-plus minutes with a 1...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 2,028 reads 4 comments

  9. Should the Boston Bruins Be Resting Zdeno Chara During Back-to-Backs?

    Right now, especially in the wake of Saturday’s 5-0 whitewash of the Tampa Bay Lightning , the Boston Bruins do not have a pressing cause for concern over Zdeno Chara ’s effectiveness...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 1,570 reads 1 comments

  10. Will Brad Marchand Regain His Touch During the Boston Bruins' Road Swing?

    Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins took off Wednesday morning for Florida, where they shall spend the entire second half of this calendar week...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 2,213 reads 4 comments

  11. Who Will Be the Bruins 3rd Line's Odd Man out When Carl Soderberg Returns?

    Amidst what is likely a temporary top-six promotion, Boston Bruins winger Reilly Smith tallied his third assist in four games amidst Monday afternoon’s 3-2 falter to the visiting Detroit Red Wings ...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 1,732 reads 4 comments

  12. Breaking Down Tuukka Rask's 2014 Vezina Chances After a Hot Start

    Although a handful of competitors remain the knee-jerk front-runners, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is closer to laminating his certificate as a Vezina Trophy contender than he was two weeks ago...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 2,183 reads 0 comments

  13. Which Boston Bruin Is Next in Line for a Big Contract Extension?

    When the Boston Bruins inked defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a contract extension last week , they whittled their impending 2014 free-agent class down to eight players...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 3,633 reads 3 comments

  14. Which Boston Bruin Is Having a Bigger Impact: Jarome Iginla or Loui Eriksson?

    Stylistically speaking, Jarome Iginla had a head start on fellow Boston Bruins summer import Loui Eriksson as early as their respective acquisitions in July ...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 10 months ago 2,773 reads 4 comments

  15. Is David Krejci the Right Guy to Complete the Bruins' Leadership Structure?

    Never mind that David Krejci is not the member of the Boston Bruins ' top line with prior experience wearing a letter of leadership in the NHL ...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 1,149 reads 0 comments

  16. Previewing the Boston Bruins' 2013-14 Season Series with the Detroit Red Wings

    The Boston Bruins will crack open their second newfangled Atlantic Division matchup in as many games when they host the Detroit Red Wings this Saturday night...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 2,319 reads 1 comments

  17. Will the Boston Bruins' Power Play Improve in 2013-14?

    In at least one respect, the Boston Bruins may find free-agent import Jarome Iginla to be an upgrade on Marc Savard, whose injury-induced absence has been the principal bane of their power play in recent years...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 1,353 reads 1 comments

  18. Complete 2013-14 Season Preview for the Boston Bruins

    Right wing reformation wasted little time nudging the aftermath of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals to the side in the Boston Bruins headlines this past July...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 4,945 reads 10 comments

  19. One Thing the Boston Bruins' Top Stars Must Prove in the 2013-14 Season

    New and returning Boston Bruins players are primed to face at least one new challenge in the 2013-14 NHL season. The sources of those challenges range from being new to the team to playing a direct role with one of the new faces...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 2,909 reads 0 comments

  20. Boston Bruins: Which Young Defenseman Will Be the Odd Man out in 2013-14?

    One week ago, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told WEEI ’s Big Bad Blog that he was bent on keeping defenseman Dougie Hamilton in the NHL . That is not necessarily going to change in the immediate future...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 3,316 reads 6 comments

  21. How Comfortable Should Boston Bruins Be with Options for Tuukka Rask's Backup?

    Boston Bruins buffs probably already know not to flatter Chad Johnson too much over his 18-save, 2-0 shutout of the Detroit Red Wings in last Saturday’s preseason action...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 1,843 reads 3 comments

  22. Ottawa Senators: Why They Can Contend For The NHL's Atlantic Division Title

    For the Ottawa Senators , the offseason free-agency exit of longtime captain Daniel Alfredsson is far from tantamount to other recent cases of NHL teams losing their leaders and faces to transaction...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 2,865 reads 5 comments

  23. Calder Trophy Watch: Preseason Ranking of the Top Candidates for 2013-14

    With several of the top picks from the 2013 NHL draft looking to promptly crack their organization’s top roster, the pool of candidates for the 2013-14 Calder Trophy promises to be one of the deeper and more intriguing of recent years...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 4,840 reads 22 comments

  24. NHL Stars Most Likely to Win Their First Stanley Cup in the Next 3 Seasons

    It is always compelling for hockey fans to get behind a single long-suffering NHL star as he seeks a Stanley Cup title...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 11 months ago 4,049 reads 11 comments

  25. Predicting the NHL's Best Goaltenders for the 2013-14 Season

    Besides all of the recent trades between the two teams, the NHL ’s newfangled Metropolitan Division rivalry of Columbus and the New York Rangers bears the intrigue of multiple showdowns between the last two Vezina Trophy winners ...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 12 months ago 7,311 reads 22 comments