Being an Original Six franchise in the Nation Hockey League means plenty of history to sift through when picking the best of the best. Having already compiled the lists of best defensemen, goalies, and right and left wings, the next “best of” series brought me to bench bosses.
On this day in Bruins history, July 5th, 1979, the fiery Don Cherry’s firing got a post fireworks replacement in Fred Creighton as the new B’s bench boss. But the story that Summer, and many subsequent Summers, was always about the foul-mouthed father of the Big, Bad Bruins of the ’70s.
“You’re crazy man, you’re crazy. I like you… but you’re crazy.”
If anyone, in my lifetime, would have told me the Boston Bruins could play the Montreal Canadiens (or the Toronto Maple Leafs for that matter) for the Stanley Cup,I would’ve responded with the above sentiment about sanity.
That’s not how modern hockey works. That’s not how teams … Keep Reading
Not now during the pandemic of 2020. Not then during the pandemonium of 2019 (pictured above). And not way-back-when, panning back to the mid 70’s, late 80’s, early 90’s and forgettable “00” oughts (when the team was often panned).
By: Joe Chrzanowski| Follow me on Twitter @jchrz19
This is a topic that has been weighing heavily on me for the last year or so. With the Trade Deadline behind us and Danton Heinen off to Anaheim, perhaps it’s a moot point? However, the question remains, what was it about Danton Heinen that was such a turn-off for so many B’s fans?
By: Mark Allred | Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
The Bruins organization lost a member of its family today with the announcement of the passing of 89-year-old Bronco Horvath from the official Boston Bruins Alumni Twitter Account. Horvath a longtime journeyman of the North American professional ranks spent 664 games posting 263-484-747 numbers in the American Hockey League and 434 games in the higher National Hockey League contributing 141-185-326 totals. … Keep Reading
The Boston Bruins have enjoyed a long and storied rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens, long considered their fiercest rival. The rivalry dates back to December of 1924 and has seen the teams meet in 923 regular season games as well as 177 playoff games. The animosity that has existed for almost a century including an NHL record … Keep Reading
Forget Mr. Gabe Kotter, it’s time to “Welcome Back” a few fan favorites (or forgetfuls) of the Bruins who took two turns thru town during their illustrious careers wearing the spoked-B. From players to coaches to player-coaches, even a couple of broadcasters and general managers, these Bruins enjoyed lengthy hockey careers with stints in Boston separated … Keep Reading
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