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”

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?”

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”

A Look at the Bruins Depth Charts: Defence

This is the second of a three-part series examining the Boston Bruins depth chart. We began by looking at the goaltending and if you missed that, you can find that here. Today, we will take a look at the Bruins blueliners. While there are injuries to start the season on the back end, I amContinue reading “A Look at the Bruins Depth Charts: Defence”

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”

Bruins Sign John Beecher; Extend Jakub Zboril

Today, the Boston Bruins announced they have signed Johnny Beecher to his Entry Level Contract while also announcing an extension to Jakub Zboril. It is believed Beecher’s deal is worth $832,500 per season with a $92,500 signing bonus for a cap hit of $925,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Drafted with theContinue reading “Bruins Sign John Beecher; Extend Jakub Zboril”

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”

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”

Has Hampus Lindholm Changed the Bruins Blue Line?

You bet he has. But you already knew that! Let’s begin by looking at some numbers prior to the arrival of Hampus Lindholm. While the analytics say that Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy made a good pair for the Bruins (I am not denying they did) I always wondered whether McAvoy thought in the backContinue reading “Has Hampus Lindholm Changed the Bruins Blue Line?”