Analyzing The State Of The Bruins Roster

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By: Mike Cratty  |  Follow Me On Twitter @Mike_Cratty

With unrestricted free-agent options waning, it appears that the Bruins roster may not see much more change before the 2020-2021 season. While Don Sweeney hasn’t ruled out additional depth additions, or trades, I don’t see the roster changing much more before next season. A few things have been racing around in my head lately when it

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Bruins Are In An Interesting Position At The 2020 NHL Draft

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By: Mike Cratty  |  Follow Me On Twitter @Mike_Cratty

Don Sweeney and the Bruins brass find themselves in unfamiliar territory heading into the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Oct. 6-7. Their picks go as follow:

Second round: 58th overall

Third round: 89th overall

Fifth round: 151st overall

Sixth round: 182nd overall

Seventh round: 213th overall

One may wonder if Sweeney will try to accrue some

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Four Former Bruins Make TSN’s Latest Trade Bait List

Boston Bruins: The aftermath of the Johnny Boychuk trade.
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By Mike Cratty | Follow me on Twitter @Mike_Cratty

TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli released another edition of his TSN Trade Bait Lists yesterday. The main thing that caught my eye on that list was the presence of four former Bruins – Phil Kessel (no. 6), Ryan Donato (no. 11), Johnny Boychuk (no. 13), Dougie Hamilton (no. 30). It got me thinking, what are

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Bruins Would You Rather: Torey Krug Or Oliver Ekman-Larsson

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By Mike Cratty | Follow me on Twitter @Mike_Cratty

Ever since Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman mentioned the Bruins and Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson in the same breath in his latest edition of 31 thoughts, speculation has started to swirl. This has me thinking that Bruins GM Don Sweeney is scouting potential replacements for Torey Krug, if he is to test the free

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Big Offseason Decisions Lie Ahead For The Bruins

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By Mike Cratty | Follow me on Twitter @Mike_Cratty

Across the NHL, the Bruins have one of the more intriguing offseasons ahead. Primarily because they hold the fate of one of the league’s top unrestricted free agents, Torey Krug.

Krug’s decision ultimately leaves Bruins general manager Don Sweeney with a variety of options. If he stays, the Bruins retain their power play quarterback for the near future, and

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Boston vs. Tampa Bay: 8/29/20

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By Mike Cratty | Follow me on Twitter @Mike_Cratty

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak

DeBrusk – Krejci – Kase

Ritchie – Coyle – Kuhlman

Nordstrom – Lindholm – Wagner

Defense

Chara – McAvoy

Krug – Carlo

Grzelcyk – Clifton

Goalies

Halak

Vladar

Tampa Bay’s Lineup

Forwards

Palat – Point – Kucherov

Killorn – Cirelli – Johnson

Goodrow – Gourde – Coleman

Paquette –

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Boston vs. Tampa Bay: 8/26/20

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By Mike Cratty | Follow me on Twitter @Mike_Cratty

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak

DeBrusk – Krejci – Kase

Ritchie – Coyle – Wagner

Nordstrom – Lindholm

Defense

Chara – McAvoy

Krug – Carlo

Grzelcyk – Lauzon

Moore

Goalies

Halak

Vladar

Tampa Bay’s Lineup

Forwards

Palat – Point – Kucherov

Killorn – Cirelli – Johnson

Goodrow – Gourde – Coleman

Paquette – Maroon

Defense

Hedman

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Boston vs. Tampa Bay: 8/25/20

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By Mike Cratty | Follow me on Twitter @Mike_Cratty

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak

DeBrusk – Krejci – Kase

Ritchie – Coyle – Bjork

Nordstrom – Kuraly – Wagner

Defense

Chara – McAvoy

Krug – Carlo

Grzelcyk – Clifton

Goalies

Halak

Vladar

Tampa Bay’s Lineup

Forwards

Palat – Point – Kucherov

Killorn – Cirelli – Johnson

Goodrow – Gourde – Coleman

Paquette

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Boston vs. Carolina: 8/15/20

By Mike Cratty | Follow me on Twitter @Mike_Cratty

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand – Bergeron – Bjork

DeBrusk – Krejci – Kase

Kuraly – Coyle – Studnicka

Nordstrom – Lindholm – Wagner

Defense

Grzelcyk – McAvoy

Chara – Clifton

Krug – Carlo

Goalies

Halak

Vladar

Carolina’s Lineup

Forwards

Niederreiter – Aho – Teravainen

Svechnikov – Trocheck – Necas

McGinn – Staal – Williams

Foegele – Geekie – Martinook

Defense

Slavin

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Boston vs. Carolina: 8/12/20

By Mike Cratty | Follow me on Twitter @Mike_Cratty

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak

DeBrusk – Krejci – Kase

Ritchie – Coyle – Bjork

Nordstrom – Kuraly – Wagner

Defense

Chara – McAvoy

Krug – Carlo

Grzelcyk – Lauzon

Goalies

Rask

Halak

Carolina’s Lineup

Forwards

Svechnikov – Aho – Teravainen

Dzingel – Trocheck – Necas

Foegele – Staal – McGinn

Niederreiter – Geekie – Martinook

Defense

Slavin

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