Recreating the Bruins’ 2011 Trade Deadline in 2022

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

Every year the Bruins are competitive, I find myself considering the 2011 trade deadline and how three simple moves helped take the team from being a good-to-middling club to a legitimate Stanley Cup contender.

I understand that some will look at this with somewhat earned cynicism and claim that it’s not worth

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Bruins: How Much Credit for the Recent Turnaround Should go to Cassidy?

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

There’s no question; a different Bruins team has emerged from their recent Covid break at the end of 2021. The statistics can’t be denied. They’ve won six of their first seven in 2022, and their only loss came in a game with questionable officiating that took control in the first period, only to lose

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A Change in Strategy Results in a Strong Weekend for the Bruins

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

The Bruins are back with a new look and different line strategy after a 15-day break, and so far, it seems to have served them well. The most significant change to the roster (aside from being full and healthy) is a new set of lines designed to spread talent and ditch the current identity

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Jakub Zboril’s Injury Deals Another Blow to the Boston Bruins

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that defenseman Jakub Zboril had undergone successful surgery for a torn ACL and will be lost for the remainder of the NHL season. He sustained the injury on a hard but clean hit by Predators forward Tanner Jeannot during a Bruins 2-0 victory in Nashville on December 2 and

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Could a Jakob Chychrun Trade Be in the Works for the Bruins?

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By Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

On Elliot Friedman’s most recent “32 Thoughts” (19:30 in), he speculates that the last-place Arizona Coyotes could be gauging interest in young superstar defenseman Jakob Chychrun. Among the possible suitors? The Boston Bruins.

When the Bruins selected Charlie McAvoy 14th overall in the 2016 Entry Draft, many lamented that Chychrun was passed over. The

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The Bruins Need to Make Their Decision with Jake DeBrusk

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on @ScottHoHPodcast

As soon as Jake DeBrusk took his trade request public, it put pressure on Don Sweeney and the Bruins to make a timely decision. No longer could it be dismissed as a background rumor or a “will they or won’t they” storyline? It turned into an inevitability.

To their credit,

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Things Aren’t as Bad as They May Seem for These Bruins

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

It’s been an up and down season for the Bruins to start the year, and there’s a lot of skepticism and negativity coming from pundits and the fan base. It all culminated during Mike Milbury’s recent appearance on The Greg Hill Show, where he suggested that the Bruins should look at trade Captain

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Appreciating Former Boston Bruins Forward PJ Axelsson

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

I remember the first time I had heard his name. It was Pat Burns’ first season as the coach of the Boston Bruins in 1997. I was (and still am) an Alberta boy, but in those days, the Bruins were rarely broadcast in Western Canada. I got my Bruins news through television sports highlights

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Rethinking the Fourth Line in Boston

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

The makeup of a standard lineup of the current NHL roster is commonly understood. Your top unit, of course, is meant to be your go-to line for offense. Need a goal; you lean on these three players. The Bruins happen to have a legendary example with the “Production Line” of

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Will Bruins Linus Ullmark Prove to be a Wise Investment?

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

The Bruins goaltending had some difficult decisions to make in free agency of 2021-22. With Tuukka Rask’s disappointing injury-prohibited performance in the playoffs and an impending surgery that would see him shelved until the new year, there were questions to be answered. 

Would the Bruins go with the supremely talented but unproven

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