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”

Wednesday Mailbag November 16, 2022

So many questions this week and plenty of duplicates. I hope I didn’t leave any out. Let’s get right to them: @dangermike via Twitter asks: Hey Dom- on one of your upcoming Monday prospect rundowns can you talk a little bit about typical journeys for these players? Using Brett Harrison for example- if he showsContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag November 16, 2022”

Wednesday Mailbag October 19, 2022

We are back for another season of hockey and that means another season of the Wednesday Mailbag. You can ask a question, make a comment, or just rant if you wish. It’s totally up to you. You can mention me on Twitter to get heard or you can email me at ohlwriters@gmail.com. We have aContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag October 19, 2022”

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!”

What Has Been Don Sweeney’s Best Draft?

When Don Sweeney took over as General Manager of the Boston Bruins on May 2015, he inherited a prospect pool that was lacking in depth and quality. It wasn’t just the on-ice product that was lacking. The scouting department needed a makeover as well. He moved forward with a plan to rectify both and itContinue reading “What Has Been Don Sweeney’s Best Draft?”

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”

Bruins Fail to Clinch Playoff Spot Against the Sens

Entering Thursday night’s action, the Boston Bruins needed any combination of a win to go along with any type of an Islanders loss of one point to clinch a playoff spot for a sixth consecutive season. Well, the Bruins got some help from their next opponent in the Pittsburgh Penguins as they doubled up theContinue reading “Bruins Fail to Clinch Playoff Spot Against the Sens”

Fabian Lysell to Boston? Hold Your Horses!

When Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney was asked whether Vancouver Giants Right Winger and Bruins Prospect Fabian Lysell could join the Providence Bruins following his Western Hockey League season, the GM responded with eleven words that sent Bruins fans scrambling to social media. It took Sweeney 3.35 seconds to utter theses words: “He couldContinue reading “Fabian Lysell to Boston? Hold Your Horses!”

Could Claude Giroux Wear the Spoked B?

Flashback February 24, 2008: After being approached by then Toronto Maple Leaf General Manager Cliff Fletcher about waiving his no trade clause, Leafs star Mats Sundin decided not to waive “after careful deliberation.” Fourteen years later, Cliff’s son Chuck Fletcher – the General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers – is in the same boat, sortContinue reading “Could Claude Giroux Wear the Spoked B?”

WITH RASK SIGNED, WHAT IS THE BRUINS CAP SITUATION?

With Tuukka Rask inking a contract with the Bruins, I have been flooded with questions about how that has affected the Bruins cap situation. There’s a lot of information out there saying it’s not good, but yours truly says it is. First and foremost, you have to understand the numbers you are looking at andContinue reading “WITH RASK SIGNED, WHAT IS THE BRUINS CAP SITUATION?”