2020-21 NHL Preview and Predictions: Bruins Edition

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By Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

On December 21, 2020, the NHL announced the new divisional format for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, there will be four divisions, three of which will have eight teams, with the remaining division consisting of the seven Canadian teams.

Also, this year will be a condensed 56-game schedule that includes only

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Is 2020-21 A Transitional Year For The Bruins?

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By Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

Is 2020-21 a transitional season for the Boston Bruins? It seems like an odd question considering the Bruins won the President’s Trophy with the best record in the NHL. They were the only team in the league that reached 100 points in an abbreviated season that saw the league shut down for almost five months between

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Who Will Be The Bruins Top-Line Right-Wing To Start The Season?

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By: Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

On October 13, 2020, Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced that David Pastrnak had a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair in mid-September and would be out for approximately five months. That would put his return towards the end of February. With the 2020-21, NHL season set to begin on January 13 with a condensed 56 game

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Hits and Misses: Grading All of Don Sweeney’s Boston Bruins Trades (The Finale)

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By: Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

The Boston Bruins, coming off of a heartbreaking game seven loss to the St Louis Blues in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, had a very quiet offseason. They signed Brett Ritchie and Par Lindholm on the first day of free agency and added some depth pieces for the Providence Bruins.

Entering the 2019-2020 season, the Bruins

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Hits and Misses: Grading All of Don Sweeney’s Boston Bruins Trades (Part Five)

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By: Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

Coming into the 2018-19 season, the Boston Bruins are feeling pretty good about themselves after advancing to the second round of the 2017-18 NHL playoffs before losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games. There were some important additions made for the upcoming season. Below we’ll take a look at them.

September 11, 2018, the Boston

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Hits and Misses: Grading All of Don Sweeney’s Boston Bruins Trades (Part Four)

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By Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

As the Boston Bruins approach the 2018 trade deadline, they are steamrolling through the league. After a lackluster beginning of the season, they went 18-3-4 in December and January, including 18 straight games without a regulation loss. On February 1st, 2020, they are 30-11-8, good for 66 points. That puts them second in the Atlantic Division,

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Hits and Misses: Grading All of Don Sweeney’s Trades (Part Three)

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By: Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

As we continue our journey through Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney’s trades, we reached the first trade deadline of his tenure. The Bruins record at the 2015-2016 trade deadline is 34-23-6, good for 74 points. That put them in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, one point behind the Detroit Red Wings. Ownership made

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Hits and Misses: Grading All of Don Sweeney’s Boston Bruins Trades (Part Two)

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By Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

 In the summer of 2015, Don Sweeney has been the General Manager of the Boston Bruins for just a little over two months, and he has already made four trades. There’s no sign of this trend slowing down as he tries to retool the Bruins and get them back into the playoffs. With that, we continue

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Hits and Misses: Grading All of Don Sweeney’s Boston Bruins Trades (Part One)

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By: Ray Guarino | Follow me on Twitter @rayguarino

On April 15, 2015, the Boston Bruins fired General Manager Peter Chiarelli. The Bruins compiled an impressive 386-233-85 record during his tenure. They also won their first Stanley Cup in 39 years when they beat the Vancouver Canucks in a thrilling seven-game series in 2010-11. But the NHL is a “what have you

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