Former Bruin Adam McQuaid Announces Retirement

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

Earlier today, former Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, and Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman as well as 2011 Stanley Cup winner, Adam McQuaid has officially announced his retirement from professional hockey.

McQuaid, 34, started his career with

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Bruins to Separate Rask/Halak for 2021 Season Amidst Covid Concerns

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

The 2021 NHL season officially gets underway tomorrow with five games taking place including the defending Stanley Cup Champions Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Chicago Blackhawks and an iconic Original Six rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Bruins, although, will not start their shortened season until

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Are The Bruins Strong Links Enough To Be A Cup Contender?

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

Hockey is considered the quintessential team sport. Each player is dependent on their five-man unit, and goalie, while on the ice. With 18 skaters only the best play more than a quarter of the game and rarely does a player play more than a third. Even the best players handle the puck for just over one

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Bruins Captain Bergeron Joins Prestigious Group

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

To no surprise, on January 7th, 2021 – the Boston Bruins officially named forward Patrice Bergeron the captain of the team, replacing defenceman Zdeno Chara who departed in free agency to Washington. Bergeron, 35, has been a Bruin since he was drafted by the club 45th overall in the 2003

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Mainville’s Thoughts: Chara, Sweeney, World Juniors and More

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

As we all say our farewells to 2020 and say hello to 2021, I decided to put the pen to paper or should I say fingers to keyboard (that doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it), and put down my thoughts on a variety of Boston Bruins and hockey topics.

Before we

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On This Day: Boston Bruins Attack the Stands in 1979

By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

Historic franchises like the Boston Bruins have often been around for so long, that a character, no matter how much time passes – will always be associated with them. Ask any longtime hockey fan and the Boston Bruins were not called by their actual team name, no. They were known by most as the ‘Big Bad Bruins’.

Of course,

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Bruins’ Marchand & Bergeron Remain One of the League’s Best Duos

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

Beside every great player is his partner-in-crime, his right-hand man, his “sidekick”, if you will. Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito, Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier (… and Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, etc. Man, those Oilers teams were stacked.), Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr, Ted Lindsay and Gordie Howe – and so on, you

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Does Offense Or Defense Matter More For Bruins Success?

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

The debate over what matters more, offense or defense, has raged in sports likely since their creation. Does Novak Djokovic’s attack succeed versus Rafael Nadal’s ability to defend and return? Does the stalwart defense of the 1985 Chicago Bears hold off the offensive onslaught of the 2013 Denver Broncos? How does the dynamic offense of the

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Most Clutch Players in Boston Bruins History

By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

Hockey is an intense sport. The high-paced game with ultra-talented players all over the ice creates an action-packed event that draws fans year after year. One of the most back-and-forth sports, it’s more uncommon to see a full-blown blowout in the NHL compared to other major sports. When the going gets tough and the team is in desperate need of

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How The Boston Bruins Scored Their Goals in 2019-20

By: Max Mainville | Check me out on  Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

Goals in the National Hockey League are hard to come by. While the skill of the forwards and defenceman on the ice are arguably the most advanced overall that we have seen in the sport’s history, the players that defend the goal in between the pipes have also improved over the years. Players such as Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin

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