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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

Early Returns on Bruins Tuukka Rask Prove to be Predictably Divisive

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By: Scott Wood | Follow me on Twitter @ScottHoHPodcast

Goaltending in Boston has rarely been a unifying subject. Even when an event such as Bruins’ all-time leader in wins, save percentage, and playoff wins (among others) returns after surgery for pennies on the dollar. 

Tuukka Rask has struggled in his first few games back in the Black and Gold, and it … Keep Reading

O’Ree Jersey Retirement Showcases Best In Bruins

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

The Boston Bruins organization brought out their *best ahead of January 18th’s game at TD Garden in honor of Willie O’Ree.

They retired his No. 22 jersey number high into the rafters amidst raucous applause from fans, players, management and ownership alike (*they saved their worst Keep Reading

Pregame Notes: Hurricanes vs. Bruins – 01/18/22

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By: Zach Carlone | Follow me on Twitter: @zcarlone21

It’s been smooth sailing for the Boston Bruins as of late. They’ve won their last five games and eight of their last nine to start the new year on a high note. The black and gold are coming off a thrilling victory against the Nashville Predators, one of their most difficult opponents this season. … Keep Reading

This Day in Bruins History: Willie O’ Ree Makes NHL Debut

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

On this day in Bruins history, January 18th, 1958, history was made in the National Hockey League and for Boston’s hometown team.

That’s … Keep Reading

Ten Interesting Facts About the Boston Bruins

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By: BNG Staff | Follow Us On Twitter @BlackNGoldPod

Below are ten interesting things about the National Hockey League’s longest United States franchise team that may surprise you. The Boston Bruins are 6 time Stanley Cup Winners. They have won the President’s Trophy three times, the Conference Championship three times, and are 26-time division winners. The Bruins are one of the oldest … 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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Bruins History: Willie O’Ree was a Game-Changer

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By: Craig Eagles | Follow Me On Twitter @Eags37

William O’Ree was born on October 15, 1935, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The youngest of thirteen children, Willie grew up idolizing his siblings but was also eager to blaze his own unique path in life and sport. William O’Ree’s inspirational journey in sport would change the … Keep Reading

The Hard Way: Gerry “Red” Ouellette’s Journey to the Original Six Bruins

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By: Craig Eagles | Follow Me On Twitter @Eags37

Gerry “Red” Ouellette played in an era of the game that was defined by grit, toughness, and skill. The “honest player” from Grand Falls, New Brunswick, played the game the right way, taking the road less traveled all the way to the bright lights of the National Hockey League. “Being from a small … Keep Reading

Bruins Breakdown: Episode 16, Game On

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

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Join Ryan and Leon on Bruins Breakdown as they provide an in-depth analysis of all the latest Boston Bruins, National Hockey League, and hockey world happenings. Our hosts have spent their lives involved in hockey as players, coaches, and more. The dynamic duo, along with periodic special guests, will provide keen insights into the game … Keep Reading

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