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1929-30 Boston Bruins Set Records, But Fell Short of Stanley Cup 

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By Tim Dumas: | Follow me on Twitter @TimDumas

Many Bruins fans – more than 50 years later – still lament a missed opportunity at a possible dynasty. Or at least a three-peat. 

A year after Bobby Orr flew into Stanley Cup glory on Mother’s Day, the Bruins tore through their 1970-71 season. They accumulated a then-NHL record of 399 goals and … Keep Reading

Former Boston Bruin Rick Middleton: “the Ultimate Goal is the Cup”

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By: Tim Dumas | Follow me on Twitter @TimDumas

One of the NHL’s most dominant teams was nearly more so if not for Rick Middleton and the Boston Bruins. The Montreal Canadiens of 1976-77 set the standard for greatness in the sport, piling up 132 points and outscoring opponents by an aggregate of 216 goals, records that still stand. They opened … Keep Reading

Krejci’s Return to the Bruins: A Boost for Secondary Scoring and Legacy

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By: Pierce Brody | Follow me on Twitter @PierceBrody3

David Krejci, a native of the Czech Republic, made a much-anticipated return to the Boston Bruins this season after spending time away playing in his home country. Krejci’s journey back to the NHL has not been as steady as earlier in his career, but he has revitalized the Bruins’ secondary scoring since … Keep Reading

Bruins Alumni, Simonetti Making Impact Across New England

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By: Gayle Troiani | Follow me on Twitter @LadyBruinsFan

The Boston Bruins Alumni have been around for more than 50 years, and each of the players on the roster has either skated in at least one game for the Boston Bruins, the Providence Bruins, or they have been made an honorary member. There are more than 40 players that are involved … Keep Reading

Orr is the Best Defenseman in Bruins’ History. So who Rounds out the Rest?

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By: Gayle Troiani | Follow me on Twitter @LadyBruinsFan

The Bruins have been fortunate with the talent on the blue line throughout the years.

There is no denying that Bobby Orr is not only the best defenseman in Bruins history but in the history of the National Hockey League as well. You can … Keep Reading

Predicting the Bruins’ Future Retired Numbers (Part Two)

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By: Nathan Anderson | Follow me on Twitter @nathandrsn

Welcome back to this series of articles where I pick players that have played for the Bruins in the last ten to 15 years and decide if I think they should or could have their numbers retired someday. If you missed part one of this series, check that out before you read this oneKeep Reading

Bruins ECHL Affiliate: Mariners Sign Defenseman and a Legend Retires

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By: Tom LaPlante | Follow me on Twitter @tlaplante7

It’s another Tuesday which means the Maine Mariners, the ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins, have a player signing to announce! Today it’s a defenseman with ECHL experience in Marc-Olivier Duquette. Duquette, 23, is from Chateauguay, Quebec, the same hometown as last Tuesday’s signing Pascal Laberge.

Known more as a stay-at-home defenseman, Duquette turned pro … Keep Reading

Bruins Alumni: Happy Birthday Barry Ashbee

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By: Andrew Lindroth | Follow me on Twitter! @andrewlindrothh

William Barry Ashbee was born on July 28th, 1939, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Barry began playing in juniors as a 17-year-old defenceman for the Barrie Flyers (OHA-Jr.) in 1956. After his freshman year, Barry was assigned to the junior ‘B’ league and suited up for the Lakeshore Bruins (OHA-B) from 1957-1958. Following his … Keep Reading

NHL, Bruins postpone Willie O’Ree Number Retirement

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By: Patrick Donnelly | Follow me on Twitter @PatDonn12

The National Hockey League announced Thursday that the Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 will be retired by the Boston Bruins on Jan. 18, 2022 – exactly 64 years after O’Ree broke the NHL’s color barrier. The ceremony was originally set to take place on Feb. 18 before Boston’s game against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden.

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