Boston’s Darlings

The Boston Bruins are off to a 16-2-0 start, 11-0-0 at home – the only unblemished team at home remaining and ties an NHL record, have yet to lose after scoring the opening goal of the game (12-0-0), are the second (only?) team in NHL history to win 16 of their first 18 games (1929-30Continue reading “Boston’s Darlings”

Boston Bruins: What is Sustainable?

During the offseason, there were many questions facing the Boston Bruins. Was Patrice Bergeron going to return? How about David Krejci? Once those questions were answered the focus was on how the Bruins would fare with injuries to Matt Grzelcyk, Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy to start the season. If you listened to many ofContinue reading “Boston Bruins: What is Sustainable?”

McAvoy Activated; Bruins Buy Some Time

The Boston Bruins did some cap maneuvering Thursday which just delayed the inevitable. Earlier I wrote about what it would take in order for the Boston Bruins to activate Charlie McAvoy from Long Term Injury Reserve as the Bruins inched closer to a healthy roster. Unfortunately for the Bruins, Derek Forbort suffered a broken finger.Continue reading “McAvoy Activated; Bruins Buy Some Time”

Bruins Inch Closer to a Healthy Roster

If you had told me at the start of the season that the Boston Bruins would be 8-1 through the first nine games of the season, I would have gladly taken that while telling you that “you are off your rocker.” Hockey prognosticators were telling us that if they could remain slightly above hockey .500Continue reading “Bruins Inch Closer to a Healthy Roster”

They’re Back!

Boston Bruins fans have been nervous for weeks at the lack of news regarding Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Pavel Zacha. Some you could say were even angry, calling for owner Jeremy Jacobs to sell the team or fire President Cam Neely and General Manager Don Sweeney. On podcasts and social media, I stressed patienceContinue reading “They’re Back!”

Bruins Acquire Pavel Zacha from the Devils for Eric Haula

In a surprise (?) move, Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney sent Eric Haula to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Pavel Zacha. Interesting enough, both can play center or left wing. The move clears Haula’s $2.375 million cap hit from the books. However, Zacha is a restricted free agent with arbitration attached afterContinue reading “Bruins Acquire Pavel Zacha from the Devils for Eric Haula”

The Offseason Work Begins Now for the Boston Bruins

It’s one busy time of the offseason for the Boston Bruins. General Manager Don Sweeney has been extended. After an extensive and lengthy search for a new head coach, Sweeney settled on Jim Montgomery. The sense is that Captain Patrice Bergeron is set to put pen to paper on a bonus laden deal that willContinue reading “The Offseason Work Begins Now for the Boston Bruins”

WEDNESDAY’S MAILBAG: DECEMBER 15 2021

So, this weekly mailbag is gaining in popularity. IF you ever want to send in a question, feel free to do so at any time. You can do so by emailing me at ohlwriters@gmail.com and I will answer your questions every Wednesday. Mike via email asks *Mike had a beautifully written, well thought letter withContinue reading “WEDNESDAY’S MAILBAG: DECEMBER 15 2021”

SO, YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A LOOPHOLE TO BRING DAVID KREJCI BACK?

If you haven’t read my Wednesday Mailbag from last week, it might help to read it first so I don’t have to rehash it all over again here. Even if you don’t read it in its entirety, it might help to read the question about David Krejci. You can find it here. Ever since IContinue reading “SO, YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A LOOPHOLE TO BRING DAVID KREJCI BACK?”

WEDNESDAY MAILBAG DECEMBER 1, 2021

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”