Boston Bruins & the NHL Entry Draft: First Round Preview

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter! @zcarlone21

Gearing up for the offseason is always a daunting task for any general manager in the NHL, but this offseason is even more difficult. Two days after the NHL Expansion Draft to welcome the Seattle Kraken, teams will partake in the NHL Entry Draft on Friday, and soon after that will be the start of free agency.

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The Future of the Bruins Crease with Jaroslav Halak Reportedly Not Returning

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter @zcarlone21

Bruins free agent goaltender Jaroslav Halak had a tough season in 2020-21, and his days with the Bruins seem to be coming to a close. According to Halak’s agent Allan Walsh, the 36-year-old netminder won’t be returning to the black and gold and will instead test the free-agent market starting July 28th. For

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Who Could the Seattle Kraken Pick from the Boston Bruins?

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter @zcarlone21

In preparation for a warm welcome of the Seattle Kraken in the 2021-22 NHL season, the team is amping up to select one player that was left unprotected from each NHL club ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft. The Vegas Golden Knights aren’t participating, as they had their expansion draft and inaugural season in 2017

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Possible Free Agent Options for Improving the Bruins Bottom-Six

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter! @zcarlone21

The Bruins roster as a whole throughout the majority of the regular season and the playoffs was top-heavy, meaning the top lines and pairs were star-studded and reliable. At the same time, the depth further down in the lineup was in their places with concerns of inconsistency. After a disappointment and under-achieving end to the

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Options to Improving the Bruins Defense

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter! @zcarlone21

The Bruins experienced a true roller-coaster of a season in the shortened 2020-21 NHL regular season, but one of the team’s biggest weaknesses all season long and especially in the playoffs, was their strength on defense. Right-handed defenseman Charlie McAvoy emerged as the consistent leader for the Bruins defense corps, with others like Matt Grzelcyk and

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Analyzing the Future of the Bruins Bottom-Six Forwards

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter! @zcarlone21

The outcome of the 2020-21 Bruins season could be described as bleak at best as the team underperformed against a defensively sound New York Islanders squad that’s made their second straight Eastern Conference Finals appearance. It would be unfair to point the blame to any one part of the team for their series loss,

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Bruins Patrice Bergeron Named Finalist for Selke Trophy

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter @zcarlone21

Bruins first-year captain Patrice Bergeron has further enshrined his legacy as one of the best two-way players ever to play the game, as the 35-year-old was announced as a Frank J. Selke Trophy finalist for the tenth straight season. The Selke Trophy is awarded every year to the forward who best exemplifies the defensive

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Bruins vs Capitals: 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Series Review

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter @zcarlone21

After a sluggish start in game one for the Bruins in their first-round matchup against the Washington Capitals, the tides took a turn for the better. The Bruins played four complete, 60-minute-long efforts each game following en route to a series win as a result of four straight victories. The Bruins best players acted

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Pregame Notes: Bruins vs Capitals – Game 2

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter! @zcarlone21

The effort from the Bruins in game one of the first-round matchup against the Washington Capitals really did not get reflected in the score, as the Bruins dropped the game in overtime. The effort wasn’t there, even when the Capitals put in soon-to-be 40-year-old goaltender Craig Anderson in net, who hasn’t participated in a playoff game

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Bruins vs. Capitals Stanley Cup Playoff Round One Preview

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter @zcarlone21

After 56 games spread across four months against seven teams in the Northeastern region of the country, the Bruins are heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. There were many ups and downs from the shortened season, but the Bruins found their game and locked themselves in as the number

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