Bruins Rumors & News

  • Bruins continue to roll under Cassidy with win in L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Boston Bruins continue to ride the feel-good wave of a midseason coaching change that appears to have salvaged the season. With a new voice in the room guiding them, they gained two points with a performance from an unexpected source against a team whose postseason hopes are..." February 24

  • Rakell's late tiebreaker pushes Ducks past Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell's first multi-goal game in nearly 10 weeks enabled the Anaheim Ducks to defeat the NHL's hottest team. Rakell's second goal with 2:34 to play broke a tie and led the Ducks to a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at the Honda Center. The..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney sits and watches how coaching change affects team’s play

    Boston Herald "With his team 4-0-0 since firing Claude Julien and promoting assistant Bruce Cassidy, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney likes what he has seen so far as his club tries to salvage an up-and-down campaign and get into the playoffs. Sweeney and his staff continue to evaluate players’ responses to..." February 22

  • Marchand keeps Bruins unbeaten under Cassidy

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With all the talk of teams coming out of their five-day break struggling the first game back, the Boston Bruins managed just fine on Sunday. Brad Marchand scored a breakaway goal 2:36 into overtime as Bruins sent the San Jose Sharks into their five-day break with a 2-1..." February 20

  • Is Beleskey on the outs in Boston?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a tough second season in Boston for Matt Beleskey. Beleskey, signed to a five-year, $19 million deal two summers ago, has just two goals through 33 games this season and, on Sunday, was back in the press box as a healthy scratch for the Bruins’ 2-1 OT win over San Jose. He’d..." February 20

  • Cam Neely: Bruins ‘Not Giving Up On’ Pursuit Of Playoff Spot In East

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have a new coach for the first time in a decade, but that won’t change the team’s goal for this season: make the Stanley Cup playoffs. After Claude Julien was fired Tuesday, interim head coach Bruce Cassidy now is tasked with ending Boston’s two-season playoff drought...." February 14

  • Rask, Bruins shut out Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The NHL's newly added bye week is coming at the worst possible time for the suddenly hot Bruins. Boston hits the five days of not being allowed on the ice just as the Bruins have responded to a coaching change by sweeping a three-game homestand, capped by a 4-0 victory over the..." February 12

  • Why the Bruins should be careful about trading Brandon Carlo

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins have already made one big move with an eye to saving their season, that being the decision to axe coach Claude Julien earlier this week. If the B’s drop another bomb – say a sizable trade deadline acquisition aimed at improving the team’s playoff hopes – you can bet Black and..." February 12

  • Bruins win second straight under Cassidy

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- David Pastrnak was glad to have a chance to be out on the ice in the closing minutes of a tie game on Saturday. Pastrnak took a long pass from David Krejci, went 1-on-1 with defenseman Christopher Tanev, stopped, drew the puck back and beat Ryan Miller with his 25th goal of the..." February 11

  • Sharks-Bruins game will go on in Boston, despite blizzard

    Sportsnet "There is a big winter storm blowing through Boston this evening, but the Sharks-Bruins game will go on as scheduled. Weather reports indicate that 12-18 inches of snow could fall on the city through Thursday and schools have already been cancelled on Friday. The game is scheduled to start at..." February 09

  • Bruins rout Sharks in first game without Julien

    The Sports Xchange "Bruce Cassidy made one lineup change after taking over for the fired Claude Julien behind the Boston bench Thursday and the move paid quick dividends. The Bruins interim coach, the first coach other than Julien this franchise has played for in almost 10 years, moved slumping David Backes up..." February 09

  • Julien thanks Bruins in post-firing statement

    TSN "Claude Julien released a statement on Thursday to thank the Boston Bruins organization and the team's fans for his 10-year tenure with the club. Julien was fired on Tuesday in the midst of his 10th season with the team. The statement read as follows, per the Boston Globe: "I would like..." February 09

  • Will Brad Marchand Ever Cut the Pest Game

    Sportsnet "In the minds of Canadian hockey fans, the name Brad Marchand is never going to be affixed to a number in the fashion of Crosby 2010, Lemieux ’87 or Henderson ’72. The 2016 World Cup, entertaining as it was, just didn’t carry the same gravitas of past international gatherings. Still, a last-minute,..." February 08

  • Bruce Cassidy Likes to Push the Pace

    NHL.com "These days, speed kills in the National Hockey League. Having a lineup laced with skaters who can rapidly zoom up and down the ice is critical. It is a departure from previous eras, during which a heavy dose of physicality and power were the norm. Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy is..." February 08

  • Bruins Recall Anton Khudobin; Assign Zane McIntyre

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 8, that the team has recalled goaltender Anton Khudobin from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sweeney also announced that the team has assigned goaltender Zane McIntyre to Providence. Khudobin, 30, has..." February 08

  • What’s next for Claude Julien?

    Pro Hockey Talk "As we wait to hear from Boston brass on the firing of head coach Claude Julien — GM Don Sweeney will meet with the media later this morning, smack in the middle of the Patriots’ Super Bowl parade — we should turn our focus to the recently departed. What’s next for Julien? The well-regarded..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • Bruins Fire Claude Julien Of Coaching Duties

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins are making a change on their bench. The Bruins have fired Claude Julien, the winningest coach in franchise history, the team announce on Tuesday. Assistant coach Bruce Cassidy will take over the team on an interim basis. The team will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m...." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Maple Leafs slip past Bruins 6-5

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The young Toronto Maple Leafs reached a bit of a crossroad at TD Garden on Saturday night. After blowing an early three-goal lead and late one-goal edge and facing what could have been a fourth straight loss, Mike Babcock's team found a way to win -- and may well have found a key..." February 04

  • The dangerous line Brad Marchand sometimes skates with the NHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Tuesday night Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand made some headlines again when he tripped Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman in the neutral zone. He did not receive any additional punishment from the league for the play. As an isolated incident involving two nameless, faceless..." February 04

  • Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron day-to-day with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and did not practise with the team on Friday. Bergeron blocked a shot in Wednesday’s loss to the Washington Capitals and had to leave the game." February 03

  • Capitals end Bruins' winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- After watching his top line get outplayed in Tuesday night's loss to the New York Islanders, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz issued a challenge and the results were impressive. Top line center Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, winger T.J. Oshie had a goal and..." February 02

  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Pulls groin against Caps

    CBS Sports "Rask saved just 17 of 22 shots and said he injured his groin during Wednesday's loss to Washington, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports. Obviously, the status of Rask's injury is more concerning than his poor outing. After all, the Capitals now sport an active 13-2-1 record with an..." February 02

  • Bruins' Patrice Bergeron: Takes shot to knee Wednesday

    CBS Sports "Bergeron was limping heavily after Wednesday's loss to Washington, during which he took a shot to the knee, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports. Per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, he took a Matt Niskanen-fired puck off the inside of his knee. However, he did return to the ice, although..." February 02

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Brad Marchand avoids discipline from Tampa game

    Fanrag Sports "Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand continued on his offensively-driven campaign this season when he took home two assists on Tuesday night, bringing his total on the year to 21 goals and 51 points in 53 regular season games. After a recent fine for a dangerous trip of Detroit Red Wings..." February 01

  • Is Brad Marchand guilty of another dangerous trip?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brad Marchand is not a popular man in Tampa Bay, and not just because he’s racked up two assists in Tuesday’s game between the Lightning and Boston Bruins. Last week, the NHL fined him $10K for a “dangerous trip” on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall, but the league didn’t hand..." February 01

  • Bruins pull away from Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- After a scoreless first period with only four shots and an early second-period deficit, the Boston Bruins took over, coming out of the All-Star break with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena. "To be honest, I really felt our will to win..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • Fellow All-Stars provide dirt on Bruins winger Brad Marchand’s status across NHL

    Boston Herald "The question wasn’t even out before Michel Therrien broke into his familiar throaty laugh. So, the Montreal Canadiens coach was asked, what it is going to be like coaching well-known Bruins irritant Brad Marchand in today’s NHL All-Star Game? “Well, you know what? He’s a guy in the last two..." January 29

  • ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Marchand knows he’s never going to be liked

    Pro Hockey Talk "The past few days have really embodied all that is Brad Marchand. Prior to playing in his first-ever All-Star Game, Marchand was in a familiar place — meeting with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety about a dangerous trip on Red Wings d-man Niklas Kronwall. Ultimately Marchand would avoid..." January 28

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Brad Marchand can be at his best and worst all at once

    Sportsnet "It’s always going to be a battle with Brad Marchand. Opponents certainly know that. Any defenceman who has tried to strip Marchand of the puck or keep it away from him in the corner knows he’s a positively relentless force. But even if Marchand plays for your team, once in a while you’ll be..." January 27

  • Marchand leads Bruins over Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The NHL allowed Brad Marchand to play Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Penguins paid the price. "Lucky we had him tonight," Boston coach Claude Julien said after Marchand, fined and not suspended by the league for his "dangerous trip" Tuesday night, scored two goals to key a..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Marchand fined $10K for dangerous trip on Kronwall

    NESN "Brad Marchand has a history with the NHL Department of Player Safety, but past transgressions didn’t hurt the Boston Bruins forward too much Thursday. The Department of Player Safety announced a $10,000 — the maximum allowable fine — for what DOPS deemed a “dangerous trip” on Detroit Red Wings..." January 26

  • Pastrnak ends dry spell with OT goal in Bruins' 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- David Pastrnak had a message for the media as he was approached after Tuesday night's game. "I missed you guys," Pastrnak said after scoring his first goal in 18 games, firing home a one-timer with 46.9 seconds left in overtime as the Boston Bruins halted a four-game losing streak..." January 25

  • Marchand to have phone hearing with NHL

    NESN "Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand could face discipline for tripping Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall during Tuesday night’s game at TD Garden. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday it has a hearing with Marchand on Thursday to review the play. Kronwall was..." January 25

  • Tuukka Rask leaves game for Bruins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Times are a little tough for the Boston Bruins right now with losses in three consecutive games and speculation regarding the future of their coach. What they do not need at this point is any kind of a significant injury to a key player, so it has to be a concern that starting goaltender Tuukka..." January 23

  • Sheary sparks Penguins to win vs. Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Generously listed at 5-foot-8 and 192 pounds on the Pittsburgh Penguins' website, it is easy to question the size of left winger Conor Sheary. What isn't in dispute is the significance of his robust production as of late. Collecting two goals for the third time in four games,..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22