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”

When is a Mailbag Not a Mailbag?

Well, when someone emails you a question and you feel it’s deserving of its own (lengthy) reply. Kiki D sent me this question for my next mailbag: Hi Dom,  I’m sure that these are your least favorite type of questions to answer, but it’s incredibly useful to get a genuine scout’s perspective on the front officeContinue reading “When is a Mailbag Not a Mailbag?”

The Providence Bruins are in for a Makeover

While we still have to complete the 2021-2022 regular season and playoffs, there is no denying that Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney and Assistant General Manager Evan Gold are looking to revamp their AHL affiliate roster, the Providence Bruins. Let’s start with the defence. Like the Six Million Dollar Man they are bigger, strongerContinue reading “The Providence Bruins are in for a Makeover”

Post Trade Deadline: An Early Look at the Boston Bruins Offseason

Trade deadline has come and gone. Hampus Lindholm was brought in and signed to an eight-year contract extension. The still un-traded Jake DeBrusk signed a two-year extension valued at $8 million. Before we break down the Bruins cap situation, lets have a look at the work ahead for General Manager Don Sweeney and Assistant GeneralContinue reading “Post Trade Deadline: An Early Look at the Boston Bruins Offseason”

Let’s Go NCAA Free Agent Shopping

The New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks and your Boston Bruins are among the busiest NCAA free agent shoppers over the past decade and among the most successful, but none as successful as the Bruins. And for the upcoming 2022 free agent class, they will be right there. Successful? Yes, successful. Since MarchContinue reading “Let’s Go NCAA Free Agent Shopping”

Wednesday Mailbag: February 16, 2022

Mind Within via Twitter asks 2 questions: Question: Sorry Dom not trying to blow up your timeline. If it’s by standings, could Boston make a deal with Arizona to sign and trade to Boston? Apparently, I’m on a Krejci kick. Have a great day. Answer: There is no magical loophole in the CBA that willContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag: February 16, 2022”

Wednesday Mailbag: February 9, 2022

Eugene Mannarino via Twitter has two questions: Question 1: Dom do you think the bruins will trade Lysell Question 2: Dom as we get closer to the deadline do you think the bruins will trade their First. Answer: If you don’t mind Eugene, I will answer this in one answer, but man you have aContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag: February 9, 2022”

Bruins Are in Good Position at All-Star Break

I’m not talking about the on-ice product. More specifically, they are in a good position to do something about the on-ice product. Compared to the other 15 (current) playoff teams, there are only two teams in a far superior situation to the Bruins. But as deadline day approaches, it gets more complicated than just theContinue reading “Bruins Are in Good Position at All-Star Break”

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?”