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Patrice Bergeron’s Unmatched Leadership Qualities

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By: Mike Sullivan | Follow Me On Twitter @_MikeSullivan

When you think of Patrice Bergeron, many terms of endearment come to mind. Trustworthy, honorable, selfless, respected, reliable, relentless, and most of all, his ability to be a role model.

The Boston Bruins selected Patrice Bergeron 45th overall in the second round of the 2003 NHL entry draft. Since then, he has led the Boston Bruins … Keep Reading

Changes Coming To The Boston Bruins All Time Top-10 Lists.

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By: Michael Rudd | Follow me on Twitter @Bosmike808.

The 2022-23 Bruins’ season could be the last hurrah for a few long-time fan favorites. Both Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci are back on one-year deals for what seems like a final kick at the can. While every player hopes to cement their legacy with their name on the Cup, … Keep Reading

Bruins Fans: Passion Through Black & Gold Colored Glasses

By: James Swindells / Follow me on Twitter @jimswindells68

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When it comes to allegiances on the New England sports scene, one would be hard-pressed to find a more passionate, knowledgeable, or dedicated fan base than the Bruins have. While everyone loves a winner, the fact is that since the days of Bobby Orr, Johnny Bucyk and Phil Esposito, the Bruins have … Keep Reading

Should the Boston Bruins and NHL be Looking Across the Pond?

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By: Mark Whitfield | Follow me on Twitter @olop86

In recent years, the other Major Leagues have started to look abroad to expand their fan bases. The NHL was, in many ways, ahead of the curve, with overseas games dating back to the 1930s. Most of the overseas series have merely dipped their toe in markets where hockey is already a mainstream sport, and so … Keep Reading

On This Day in Bruins History: Don Cherry’s Coaching Legacy Remembered

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

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.

For … Keep Reading

The Boston Bruins Greatest Centers

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

With news (although not official just yet) that Captain Patrice Bergeron will likely return to the Boston Bruins, it’s no surprise how much the franchise has relied on the 18-year veteran. The importance of having a smart center and being strong down the middle is obviously needed to have a successful team (along with … Keep Reading

This Week in Bruins History: Boston Celebrates Two Stanley Cup Teams!

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

On this week in Bruins history, No. 4 “Soared” and the Black N’ Gold early 70s’s dynasty “Reigned.”

May the memories come back to you and be relived with plenty of puck parade pageantry (as pictured above)!

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Today in Bruins History: April 25th, 1972, Orr Leads Bruins to Sweep Blues in Semifinals

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On April 25th, 1972, the Bruins looked to complete the sweep against the St. Louis Blues and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. In Games 1-3, the Bruins were outscoring the Blues by a staggering 23-5, an impressive feat that would be more impressive with a game four win.

The Bruins started game four off with … Keep Reading

This Day in Bruins History: Esposito Gets His “Phil” Against Brother

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

An Original Six rivalry. A playoff rivalry. A family rivalry. In the early 1970’s, the Esposito’s had it all when it came to Phil and Tony.

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This Day in Bruins History: Orr Wins Scoring Title

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

On this day in Bruins history, April 5th, 1970, defenseman Bobby Orr records a lone assist in the B’s 3-1 win over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs at the Boston Garden, ending the regular season with 120 points (33 goals, 87 assists).

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