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The Deepest Boston Bruins ‘Draft Classes’ of the Past

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

Sometimes the NHL draft can be hit or miss enterprise. Despite all of the personnel scouting and calibrating of player potential and organizational needs, no team is immune from a complete miscarriage of an entire draft year, where none of the selections ever see more than a cup of coffee in the NHL. 

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Happy Birthday to Former Bruin Nathan Horton

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

It’s 2011 Stanley Cup-champion Nathan Horton’s birthday. The former Bruins’ right-wing turns 39 years old.

Horton, a product of Dunnville, Ontario, came to Boston—along with centerman Gregory Campbell—via a trade with the Florida Panthers for defenseman Dennis Wideman, a 2010 first round pick, and a third round pick in 2011. The 6-2, 229-pound winger had … Keep Reading

Boston Bruin Vik Stasiuk Was Born on This Date

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

Vic Stasiuk was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. The six-foot left-wing played for Chicago and Detroit before being traded to the Boston Bruins in a multi-player deal on June 3, 1955. 

Stasiuk thrived on the famed ‘Uke’ line with Bronco Horvath and John Bucyk. All three  linemates had Ukrainian heritage and had previously played together in … Keep Reading

Remembering Boston Bruins’ Peter McNab on His Birthday

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

Peter McNab was born on this date in 1952. The Bruins’ ‘All-Centennial Team’ member grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, but moved to San Diego, California, at fourteen years old. A great young athlete—he was offered a baseball scholarship to the University of Denver—McNab took to hockey, just like his father Max, a former NHL … 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

What Might Have Been: Ewan ‘The Elk’ Cartwright and the 1976-77 Boston Bruins

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

In the summer of 1976, while the city of Boston was celebrating the country’s bicentennial, the Bruins were looking to bolster their NHL lineup. They thought they might have found their man—Ewan ‘The Elk’ Cartwright—who they invited to camp as a ‘walk-on’. The rest of the story is a relatively obscure … Keep Reading