Plenty of Questions Facing the Bruins in a Long Offseason

The Carolina Hurricanes eliminated the Boston Bruins on Saturday with a 3-2 victory in game seven and eliminating the Bruins from further contention for Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Bruins just could not find a way to beat the Canes in Raleigh just like the Canes could not find a way to win in Boston. ThisContinue reading “Plenty of Questions Facing the Bruins in a Long Offseason”

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

No, I am not an NHL General Manager, but hey, neither are you although I suspect there is one person in upper management that is reading this. So, what to do with the Boston Bruins? I have no idea but it does appear the internet is filled with armchair owners who know exactly what toContinue reading “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

They Have to Stay in the Lineup Don’t You Think?

I’m talking about Anton Blidh, Oskar Steen and Urho Vaakanainen. Although it’s been limited timing for Steen and Vaakanainen, one could argue that none of the trio has done anything to warrant being taken out of the lineup. And the team is winning which makes changing anything a very difficult decision. Vaakanainen didn’t have hisContinue reading “They Have to Stay in the Lineup Don’t You Think?”

Making His Case: Urho Vaakanainen

I am no rockets scientist. Heck, I didn’t even finish college. But even if I had, I don’t believe I’d be able to explain why Boston Bruins Defenceman Urho Vaakanainen has performed so well at the NHL level, yet in the AHL he leaves you wanting more. That’s not to say Vaakanainen has not shownContinue reading “Making His Case: Urho Vaakanainen”


We’re back after the holidays for a Wednesday Boston Bruins Mailbag. As always, you can send in your questions at any time to or wait until I post it on Twitter and you can reply there. So, let’s get right down to the questions this week! *Note: These questions were all answered before theContinue reading “WEDNESDAY MAILBAG: JANUARY 12, 2022”


When the season began, I was doing these once a week. It became a lot of work so I paused the weekly breakdown. Now, when we look at it 30 games into the season, all signs point in the same direction: The Bruins need to add a defenceman. The season ending injury to Jakub Zboril,Continue reading “BOSTON BRUINS DEFENCE: MY ANALYSIS”


It’s a small mailbag this week because there were multiple questions about the Brad Marchand suspension and even more regarding the Jake DeBrusk trade request. I’ll start with the Marchand suspension. I really have nothing to add. Was it suspension worthy? Yes, in my opinion it was. Were three games too many? I don’t know.Continue reading “WEDNESDAY MAILBAG DECEMBER 1, 2021”


Randy via email asks: My question relates to the B’s defence. My concern is lack of physicality other than Charlie. Nice to see Brandon step up with some solid hits last game. Teams are not intimidated in our zone. Reilly and especially Grzelcyk really worry me. Not so much in regular season but come playoffContinue reading “WEDNESDAY MAILBAG NOVEMBER 10 2022”


Coach Bruce Cassidy announced today that Nick Foligno, out with an upper body injury, could get into the lineup Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers if cleared by the medical staff. Foligno has been on injured reserve since October 24, 2021. Once moved to the active list, that will put the Bruins up to 24 playersContinue reading “NICK FOLIGNO POSSIBLE FOR THURSDAY”

Time for the Bruins to Rethink Their Drafting Philosophy

I’m in the mood to rant. This isn’t about the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. This isn’t about any one specific draft. It’s a combination of ten successive draft years under General Managers Peter Chiarelli and now, Don Sweeney. For the most part, Europe wasn’t much of a consideration for Chiarelli and his staff. During theContinue reading “Time for the Bruins to Rethink Their Drafting Philosophy”