The Boston Bruins have a long and storied history as being the third-oldest active team in the NHL and the oldest in the United States. Since their formation in 1924, the franchise has had 29 head coaches. While many weren’t always lucky, there are few that enjoyed tremendous success and were even privileged … Keep Reading
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.
Raymond Jean Bourque, born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, on December 28th, 1960, is best known for being one of the best defensemen ever to play the game of hockey and a 21-year Boston Bruin. That’ll be where we spend most of our time for this article, but I’d like to give this retired hockey … Keep Reading
On December 7th, NHL Hall of Famer and former Bruins goaltender Gerry Cheevers will be turning 81. Cheevers played 12 seasons for Boston (1965-1972, 1975-1980) and won two Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972. Toronto initially drafted Cheevers in 1961, but Boston acquired Chevers in 1965 in the Intra-League Draft. Throughout his 12 seasons … Keep Reading
Happy 73rd Birthday To Former Boston Bruins Forward Don Marcotte!
Marcotte was born on April 15th, 1947, at the Arthabaska County Hospital. His family was longtime residents of nearby Asbestos, Quebec which is located in the southeast area of the province, north of Sherbrooke and south of Victoriaville. At the age of three, Don first laced up his first pair of … Keep Reading
NHL players work incredibly hard year-round to perform at their highest levels, though they do not achieve these statuses alone. The players receive a selfless and abundant amount of help from men and women who work their tails off behind the scenes. These include nutritionists, equipment managers, personal trainers, and athletic trainers. Athletic trainers by definition are certified and licensed health care professionals who practice in the field of … Keep Reading
On this day in Boston Bruins history, we celebrate the birthday of Garden Legend and former 50 goal scorer Ken Hodge. Born in Birmingham, England on June 25, 1944. Hodge got his start in the NHL with the Chicago Black Hawks after posting 127-137-264 numbers in the Ontario Hockey Association with the St. … Keep Reading
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