By Kevin O’Keefe (In collaboration with Chris Nosek) Just days after being eliminated by the New York Islanders in 6 games, Don Sweeney is already hard at work trying to decide the future outlook of the Bruins. In addition to players like Tuukka Rask, Taylor Hall and David Krejci (to name a few) becoming unrestricted free agents on July 28th, the team will also lose a player to the Seattle Kraken when they have their expansion draft later this summer.
By Kevin O’Keefe Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that Tuukka Rask was up to the task in Boston’s first round matchup against the Washington Capitals. The Bruins’ veteran goaltender led the way finishing up the series with a 1.81 GAA and a .941 SV% in his 5 starts. After just one game, which saw the Capitals win in overtime off of a bad bounce through the five-hole of Rask, fans were immediately calling for
By Chris Nosek Whenever goaltending is spoken about, it’s almost always about individual goaltenders – which is where the Vezina Trophy comes into play. The William Jennings Trophy doesn’t necessarily go to the team with the best goaltender, but instead to the team who’s goaltenders kept them able to compete in most games by allowing the fewest goals over the duration of the season. The large majority of the time, this award goes to a team with a solid pair
By Patrick Murnane Growing up in the 2000s in Boston was wonderful, since I never had to watch teams struggle and lose year after year. Sure, I missed some important events and players: Ted Williams, Larry Bird, and Bobby Orr just to name a few. That makes me think maybe I didn’t appreciate how amazing and rewarding the past 20 years have been in New England with 12 titles between the four major sports franchises. That success seems to be
By Chris Nosek As the Bruins look to turn the page to their fifth season with Don Sweeney at the helm as general manager, there is a large portion of the Bruins’ fanbase who have begun calling for his job. Since he took over, the team has earned: three consecutive playoff berths, including a trip to the finals, and a President’s Trophy. Along the way, they have accumulated a 229-120-49 record and have averaged just over 101 points per season.