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Happy 60th Birthday to Bruins Alumni Rick Tocchet

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X at stmcclure1993

Happy 60th birthday to former Boston Bruins right-wing Rick Tocchet! The rugged Tocchet arrived in Boston via a trade with the Los Angeles Kings for Kevin Stevens in January of 1996.

Unfortunately, the power forward was plagued by injuries during his time in Boston. Over the course of two abbreviated seasons in Boston—67 total … Keep Reading

Boston Bruins’ All-Time Playoff Goaltenders

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

There is no doubt a correlation between the elite type of playoff performance a goaltender must demonstrate for his team in the NHL playoffs and the actual hoisting of the Stanley Cup. Few goalies in modern times can afford to play below regular season form over the grueling long haul that today’s playoffs demand. … Keep Reading

Could Adam McQuaid be in Line for a Future Boston Bruins Coaching Position?

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By: Mark Allred | Follow me on Twitter / X @BlackAndGold277

Adam McQuaid, an iconic figure in Boston, Massachusetts, made a name for himself as a formidable defenseman who spent 11 years (AHL/NHL) in the Boston Bruins organization and currently serves as the team’s Player Development Coordinator. This article explores the possibility of the 37-year-old McQuaid transitioning into a future coaching … Keep Reading

Former Boston Bruins Goaltender Gilles Gilbert Passes Away at the Age of 74

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By: Mark Allred | Follow me on Twitter / X @BlackAndGold277

In a sad turn of events, the hockey world is mourning the loss of former Boston Bruins goaltender Gilles Gilbert, who passed away at 74. Gilbert, a 14-year National Hockey League veteran, leaves behind a legacy that will forever be remembered by fans and players alike.

Born on March … Keep Reading

Reflecting on Bruins Future Hall of Famer Patrice Bergeron, and Ambassador of the Game of Hockey

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By: Mark Allred | Follow me on Twitter / X @BlackAndGold277

Patrice Bergeron, one of the most beloved figures in Boston sports history and a stalwart of the Boston Bruins for 19 years, recently announced his retirement. His dedication, skill, and unwavering love for the game have left a remarkable legacy, not just within the confines of the rink but also … Keep Reading

Productive Bruins Players You Probably Forgot About Part III

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By Andrew Bluestein | Follow Me On Twitter @adbblue

With the Boston Bruins heading into their centennial season, it’s always fun to remember the players often forgotten about throughout the team’s history. This is the third edition of this series, and there have already six players featured, so let’s take a look at three more.

All three players are from different eras and impacted … Keep Reading

David Pastrnak to Take Next Steps as a Leader for the Boston Bruins

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Tommy Bennett | Follow Me On Twitter @TJBennettt37

Things will look different next season. Patrice Bergeron has officially retired and David Krejci could follow. Boston has veterans in place that can help be leaders, but Don Sweeney has a vision. One player in particular will be expected to take the next steps as a leader.

Sweeney envisions David Pastrnak taking that next step in … Keep Reading

Top-Ten Boston University Players to Skate with the Boston Bruins

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By: Ryan Gagne | Follow Me On Twitter @keepingthestats

Over the weekend, the Boston Bruins brought home another former Boston University (BU) prospect, signing Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year deal. According to statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, 91 former BU Alumni have advanced to the NHL, with 24 playing with the Bruins. 

As of 2023, no former Terriers’ players have earned enshrinement into the Hockey Hall of … Keep Reading

Productive Bruins Players You Probably Forgot About Part II

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By Andrew Bluestein | Follow me on Twitter @adbblue

In the first edition of “Productive Bruins Players You Probably Forgot About,” three forwards were featured. Part II features a goaltender from the 1980s, a defenseman from the early 2000s, and an absolute juggernaut of a player still in the league this past season.

As the Boston Bruin’s 100th season approaches, it’s … Keep Reading

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