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Big Boston sports weekend on tap

April is one of those magical overlap months on the Boston sports calendar as three of the four major local teams are all in action. This weekend, the Celtics and the Bruins will both be looking to position themselves as the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences, while the Red Sox will be...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:39pm

2018 NHL Mock Draft: Sabres, Senators favored for Rasmus Dahlin

Somehow, some way, the 2017-18 NHL regular season will come to a close in less than a week, bringing in the offseason for almost half of the league.  For the first time this decade, there will not be a team from New York in the playoffs as both the Islanders and Rangers are wrapping up...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 2:12pm

Bruins or Celtics - Which Boston sports team can win it all?

These are strange times for the Celtics and Bruins.   Just weeks before the playoffs, both teams are dealing with serious injuries. The likes of which, you can’t possibly prepare for. Yet, both teams are still very much able to make things interesting the next few months, when their...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 4:36pm

Sky is the limit in NHL for Bruins Ryan Donato

Last Friday night, the Harvard men’s hockey team (15-14-4) lost 5-4 to Clarkson (23-9-6) in overtime of an ECAC Hockey semifinal in Lake Placid, NY. It was the abrupt end to a disappointing season for the Crimson who won the Beanpot, reached the Frozen Four last season and had high...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:40pm

Bruins with good shot of catching Lightning for NHL East 1 seed

On Sunday in Boston, there was plenty more for the Bruins (45-17-8) to celebrate other than St. Patrick’s Day and captain Zdeno Chara’s (7 goals, 16 assists, plus-26) 41st birthday. The night before in Tampa Bay-in the final tilt of a week-long four-game road trip-the B’s turned...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4:37pm

Bruins would be wise to play the caution game moving forward

The Bruins (40-15-8) have established themselves as one of the top teams not only in the Eastern Conference but in the entire NHL. As such, they don’t have to worry about just making the playoffs (of course seeding and matchups always matter) but rather being able to field their strongest...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

2018 NHL Mock Draft: Coyotes get Rasmus Dahlin

If everything is bigger and better in Texas, then we should expect some sensational talent to come out of the 2018 NHL Draft, which will be hosted by the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Arena from June 22-23. While there is still three months and a whole lot of hockey left to be played before...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:56am

The Bruins legitimacy skyrockets in NHL this past week

If the flurry of moves made by the Bruins (37-15-8) over the past week is any indication, GM Don Sweeney and Boston’s front office understandably believes that with the right tweaks, this is a club that can contend for the Eastern Conference crown and Stanley Cup this spring. It all started...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Rick Nash a great rental for Bruins says Metro NYs Joe Pantorno

Much to the delight of Bruins fans everywhere, Don Sweeney and the B’s front office are “going for it” this season. Boston shipped forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, prospect Ryan Lindgren, a 2018 first round pick and a 2019 seventh rounder to the Rangers on Sunday morning...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:45pm

NHL trade rumors: What the Rangers are getting back for Rick Nash

The New York Rangers' firesale continued on Sunday, just a day before the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline, sending veteran forward Rick Nash to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Ryan Lindgren, forward Matt Beleskey and Ryan Spooner, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2019 third rounder....

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:33pm

Jarome Iginla to Bruins, CM Punk WWE return: Crunch Time

Send it in, Jarome Could Jarome Iginla sign with the Bruins in the next few days?   It's entirely possible as Iginla actually practiced with the Providence Bruins this week and is looking to latch on with an NHL team before Monday's trade deadline. The 40-year-old Iginla is coming...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:11pm

Rangers trade Nick Holden to Bruins for Rob O'Gara

The New York Rangers traded defenseman Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Rob O'Gara and a 2018 third-round draft selection on Tuesday afternoon.  It's the first notable move made the Rangers before the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline in which the team is expected to be...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:42pm

Numbers the Red Sox Bruins Patriots Celtics will retire next

When Paul Pierce’s No. 34 was raised to the TD Garden rafters on Sunday, it got me thinking. Whose number in Boston should be retired next?   The Red Sox have done most of the work in recent years, retiring Pedro Martinez’ No. 45 in 2015, Wade Boggs’ No. 26 in 2016, and...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:11pm

Ryan McDonagh Bruins NHL Trade Rumors: Details on Rangers star

The Bruins remain the most likely team in the NHL to trade for Rangers star defenseman Ryan McDonagh as they are the only current contender that also has the plethora of young assets that New York covets. The Tampa Bay Lightning – the only team ahead of the Bruins in the Eastern Conference...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:10pm

Are the Bruins the best team in the NHL?

By any measure, 54 regular season games is more than enough of a sample size to get a fair read on an NHL team. Therefore thus far in the 2017-18 campaign, you have to conclude that the Bruins (34-12-8) are one of the top teams in the NHL. Boston has the second best record in the NHL, tied with...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

Bruins with unique opportunity to bury the Canadiens

If you are a Bruins (24-10-8) fan, you really couldn’t have drawn things up any better this week at least in terms of what the team can potentially do their most bitter rival - the Canadiens (18-20-6) - over the next few days. Boston beat Montreal 4-3 in a thoroughly entertaining shootout at...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:06pm

2018 NHL All-Star rosters announced

With NHL players barred from competing in the Winter Olympics, the league's All-Star Game will provide the midseason break in 2018. On Wednesday, the rosters for each of the four divisional All-Star teams were announced by the league, bringing together the game's best and brightest stars....

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:46pm

Bruins with a 'Why not us?' vibe to them this NHL season

One game away from the official midpoint of the 2017-18 regular season (41 games), the Bruins (23-10-7) are currently in second-place in the Atlantic Division with four games in hand over the Maple Leafs (25-16-3) who also own 53 points. Boston is 12 points ahead of Detroit (17-7-7) who is the...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:59pm

Boston sports 2018: Bill Belichick to leave Patriots for Giants?

This past year - 2017- was so weak in Boston sports. We only had one damn parade! Here's hoping 2018 is a tad better. The Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics are legit contenders - so we very well could be dancing in the streets again in 2018.  Here are some predictions for Boston sports this...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 5:09pm

The year in Boston Sports: Top 10 storylines of 2017

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 9.0px; font: 8.5px 'Metro Swift'} We say it this time of year all the time now, but what a wild year in the history of Boston sports! We truly are spoiled as three of the four major pro teams in the Hub are now in title contention -...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 4:57pm