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”

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”

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”

Bruins Announce Opening Day Roster

After placing Nick Foligno, Mike Reilly and Chris Wagner on waivers on Sunday and the trio subsequently clearing today, the next step for the Bruins to become cap compliant with a 23-man roster was to send the trio to Providence in what is surely a paper transaction – for now. Also sent to the AHLContinue reading “Bruins Announce Opening Day Roster”

Bruins Opening Night Roster Moves: Foligno, Wagner, Reilly Waived

Sunday was the last opportunity for the Boston Bruins to place any players on waivers in hopes of having them clear and sent to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League in order to submit their cap compliant, 23-man roster to the National Hockey League by the 5:00 pm Eastern Time deadline on Monday.Continue reading “Bruins Opening Night Roster Moves: Foligno, Wagner, Reilly Waived”

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”

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”

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?”