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Video- 50 Years Ago Today, The Game Changed


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Howe On Orr

Tom Fitzgerald of the Boston Globe,

(This story first appeared in the Globe on Oct. 20, 1966)

The National Hockey League’s oldest star paid tribute to the game’s newest star Wednesday evening after the Bruins’ 6-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

“He’ll do, for sure,” was the at first reluctant appraisal Detroit’s 38-year-old Gordie Howe made of Boston’s rookie defenseman Bobby Orr.

Starting a record 21st campaign in the league, Howe is hampered by an injured knee which was in a cast during the training season.

Gordie stripped the remains of adhesive from the knee area as he contemplated the Orr performance, and what was more important to him, his own team’s loss.

“The kid’s all right,” the old boy said. “He anticipates well, he makes good passes, and I guess he does just about what you’d expect of a good defenseman.”

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NBCSN Will Televise Leafs/Bruins This Saturday

STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 13, 2016 – Following an NHL record four-goal performance by 19-year-old American and 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs first overall draft pick Auston Matthews in his NHL debut last night, NBCSN announced today it will televise live coverage of Matthews’ first NHL home game this Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET, when the Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in an Original Six showdown.

Matthews, a native of Scottsdale, Ariz., became the first player in modern history to score four goals in his NHL debut on Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators.

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Evening Line- Jeremy Jacobs

“I share the expectations of everybody up here that we'll be in the playoffs and I expect we'll continue deep in the playoffs. We have a very good mix of young and old, experienced players, so I'm looking forward to a good playoff season.”

-Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the Boston Bruins.  Steve Conry of the Boston Herald has more on the Bruins.

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Can The Boston Bruins Play Fast?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

When the puck drops on their new season Thursday night, the Bruins hope they’ll be a different, speedier, quicker-thinking, faster-playmaking version of themselves.

The new Black-and-Gold mantra is speed, not only to be faster afoot, but Mercury-like in thought and deed.

“Everybody wants that. It’s just a new game,’’ said team captain Zdeno Chara, now with some 1,400 games of NHL experience and perspective on his résumé. “It’s a new NHL.’’

“I want us to be a real good, smart team this year,’’ noted coach Claude Julien, a point he emphasized to his staff and players alike from the very start of training camp. “Our goal is to play fast. Every coach in the league will tell you that’s where it is now.’’


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Video- Another Questionable Hit From Radko Gudas

Radko Gudas gets 2 for boarding, watch below...

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Video- Anton Khudobin’s Mask Changes Colors Depending On The Temperature

from Kevin Dilon of MassLive,

Khudobin got a new mask, and this one is much cooler. Khudobin's new mask changes color when it changes temperature.

The mask uses "subzero" paint, which shifts color with hot and cold water. It also features a glossy bear on the side, with the Bruins' spoked B in the middle of his nickname, "Dobby" on the front.



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A New Contract For Brad Marchand



added 12:20pm, Boston release is below...

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The Boston Bruins Need To Show Improvement

from Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald,

... Meanwhile, looking at the upcoming season, it’s still treading-water time. There’s reason to believe they can improve from a year ago. The David Backes-for-Loui Eriksson exchange was basically a push in talent level, but Backes’ crash-bang-boom style is more traditional Bruins. It could make them a better home team (even if Eriksson was quite productive at the Garden last year). Colin Miller still hasn’t reached his ceiling. Kevan Miller can be a better version of himself from the get-go. Having John-Michael Liles for a full season should help.

On the other hand, a sizable deterioration in Zdeno Chara’s play would adversely affect this team greatly — and he’ll be 40 in March.

No, this is no one’s Stanley Cup contender, but rather one of the many middle-ground teams in the league just hoping to scratch into the playoffs. . . . Again.

Neely has pleaded for patience for his organization and we believe it’s correct to grant it that for this year, regardless of the outcome (barring unforeseen disasters).

That doesn’t mean there is not an expiration date for that patience. That’ll come soon enough.


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David Backes Will Play A Key Role For The Boston Bruins

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

On Tuesday, in the Americans’ 3-2 exhibition-finale win over Finland, Backes centered the fourth line between Justin Abdelkader and defenseman-turned-wing Dustin Byfuglien. Backes logged 13:28 of ice time, including 2:03 on the penalty kill, as fourth-line pivot and man-down specialist. Something will have gone very wrong if Backes is filling the same position in Boston.

The Bruins did not invest $30 million in the ex-Blues captain over five years to play him on the fourth line. Backes will be a go-to player, perhaps as the No. 2 right wing alongside David Krejci in the right-shot widebody role once played by Jarome Iginla and Nathan Horton. Backes could take late-game shifts with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron to give the Bruins a stifling defensive line.

Or he could be the No. 3 center behind Bergeron and Krejci, moving Ryan Spooner to left wing. Backes will be a net-front presence on the power play, a regular penalty killer, and always counted on to bring the pain.

“He’s one of the best two-way centers,” Pietrangelo said. “He’s the best net-front guy I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen a guy be able to tip a puck as well as he can. He does everything. He scores goals. He makes plays. His biggest thing is being able to play the defensive side of the game. He’s a guy who can shut down anybody. He plays big minutes on the penalty kill, power play. If you’re looking for a guy who can play in all situations, Dave’s going to be the guy.”

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