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The Boston Bruins Could Have Interest In Taylor Hall

from Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston,

Undoubtedly the Bruins could use a player of Hall’s caliber as the big, skilled winger that David Krejci has been looking for on his line for the last couple of seasons. It would force the Bruins to rearrange things a little bit, of course, whether it's shifting Jake DeBrusk down to the third line, or requiring one of Anders Bjork, Danton Heinen or DeBrusk to play on the right side rather than the left.

But those are minor adjustments when it comes to a 28-year-old who's just a couple of years removed from 39 goals and 93 points on his way to the NHL’s MVP Award, and a player who could immediately give the Bruins two extremely dangerous offensive lines while handing Krejci the kind of experienced top goal-scorer he has been without since the days of Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, Jarome Iginla, and even Loui Eriksson.

The issues are two-fold with Hall, as they are with any number of big ticket items available at the deadline. The first issue would be the prohibitive cost for a player who's a former No. 1 overall pick and a Hart Trophy winner as well. The Devils would be seeking something along the lines of the Ottawa haul for Mark Stone (forward and D-man prospects along with a high draft pick).  

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Afternoon Line- Brad Marchand

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The Boston Bruins Sign A Pair

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 27, that the team has signed forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multi-year contract extensions.

Coyle has signed a six-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $5.25 million.

Wagner has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $1.35 million.

Coyle, 27, has produced five goals and nine assists for 14 points with a plus-five rating in 24 games with Boston this season. 

Wagner, 28, has recorded one goal and four assists for five points in 23 games with Boston this season. He also leads the team with 65 hits.

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A Bad Night In Montreal

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

With just over six minutes left in the third period Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, a fan wearing a Canadiens sweater with Lafleur and No. 10 on the back was spotted leaving the lower-level stands.

It was a fitting image on this night.

That fan will be happy he didn’t have to watch the Bruins score the final goal in an 8-1 romp over the Canadiens.

If Montreal fans thought it couldn’t get worse after the Canadiens blew 4-0 and 5-3 leads in Saturday night’s 6-5 loss to the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre, think again.

This was The Embarrassment, Part 2.

Something is very wrong with this Canadiens team, which is now winless in its last five games (0-3-2) and looks like it might have quit on coach Claude Julien.

“It’s not easy to explain,” Julien said after this loss.

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Video- Robbery By Tuukka Rask

Impressive.

 

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Brad Marchand No Longer A Rat

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Don’t look now, but Marchand hasn’t received a fine in more than a year-and-a-half and hasn’t been suspended in almost two years. (Although he should have been lighter in the wallet for drilling Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington in the back of the head during the playoffs.)

Even though Marchand is on pace for a career high in penalty minutes, he’s concentrating more on being an elite player than an elite pain in the rear end. And it’s manifesting itself into superstar-like production. After posting 100 points last season, he was on pace for career highs in goals (53) and points (131). The sample size now is large enough to surmise that Marchand is indeed one of the elite talents in the world. At the age of 31, no less.

And there might not be a guy in the league today who is giving his team better value for its money than Marchand is for the Bruins.

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Video- Florida Panthers Down 4-0 To Start The 3rd, Win 5-4 In SO

In Boston.

 

 

added 11:03pm, Watch Bruce Cassidy after the game below.  Boston losing streak is at four.

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A Wake Up Call For The Boston Bruins

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The Bruins came out slower than the 8:30 Commuter Rail to Rockport Sunday night and recovered in time — though it took a verrrrry long time — to bank a point in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers at the Garden.

We turned the clocks back a week ago Sunday morning, back in the old golden and glory days when the Bruins were the hottest team in the NHL. Ever since, much like the Commuter Rail, it’s gone off the tracks for the Black and Gold.

Have you felt out of synch the last week, lost how to explain gaining an hour on the clock messed up your life? Irritable? Short-tempered? No idea what condition your condition is in from one minute to the next?

Well, call it the Bruin in you.

The sons of Bruce Cassidy cobbled together only 10 shots through the first two periods vs. the Flyers. They finally mounted a push in the third, piled up 17 shots, and cashed in with goals from Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand. The L’il Ball o’Hate summoned his best Joe Sakic imitation on the equalizer, lasering an off-the-back-foot wrister past Carter Hart with 7:38 to go in regulation. A mesmerizing shot, and one of less than a handful of really entertaining, big-league plays the Bruins were able to summon all night.

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Afternoon Line- Bruce Cassidy

“One man’s opinion: The two most difficult things to coach are hockey IQ and courage. I mean, they’re inside [a player] or they’re not. You certainly can work on things. I call it the 70 percent rule: You try to get them to do something right at least 70 percent of the time . . . that’s kind of how I try to deal with it.

“But at the end of the day, it is difficult to coach [intelligence]. You’re constantly reminding guys about things that should come naturally, or do come naturally to other players, but that’s the hand you’re dealt with.”

-Bruce Cassidy, head coach of the Boston Bruins.  Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe has much more on this topic plus other hockey notes.

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Morning Line- Bruce Cassidy

“The rule was put in place specifically for egregious plays. They’re over there for three minutes. You think, well, what is the purpose of this rule? Either you find something or you don’t. Three minutes, so now you’re looking for something. You know it’s gonna go the other way and it did. That’s where my beef comes from. You always want to get it right, but there was a change this summer to punish the coaches for this reason. They didn’t want three-minute reviews. Anyway, it was a big part of the game. Didn’t go our way.”

Bruce Cassidy, head coach of the Boston Bruins on an offside challenge.  More at CBS Boston.

If you missed the play last night, you can watch it below.

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