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NHL releases Vegas expansion draft protected players list

We are starting to get a better idea of who the Vegas Golden Knights might take during Wednesday's expansion draft. On Sunday, the NHL released each of the original 30 teams' lists of players that they will protect ahead of Vegas' selection process. These players cannot be touched by...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:04am

2017 NHL mock draft: Pantorno version 2.0

Sure, it isn't as high-profile of an event as the NBA or NFL draft, but the 2017 NHL draft once again offers a deep class of young talent that is going to better plenty of teams around the league in the near future.  We're still trying to figure out who the top pick is, whether it be...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 2:35pm

Projecting the Golden Knights picks at the NHL expansion draft

June 21 will be a momentous day in the NHL as its newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, will announce their selections in the 2017 expansion draft and round out their roster. For those of you who don’t know how expansion drafts work, the Golden Knights will be allowed to choose one...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 5:26pm

Big Bruins moves will start happening soon

After missing out on the NHL playoffs the past two years, the 2016-17 season for the Boston Bruins had to be considered a success since they returned to the postseason and pushed Ottawa in an extremely tight six-game first round series that featured four games that were decided in overtime. The B...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:04pm

2017 NHL mock draft: Pantorno version 1.0

"Wait a second, this isn't a NBA mock draft," says many as they frantically mash the back button to get back to their previous screen.  It's OK. I won't tell anyone that you're here.  Believe it or not, there is another major North American sports league that...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:06pm

Bruins need a 'kitchen sink' game against Senators in Game 5

If you don’t enjoy clichés in sports, you’ll want to steer clear of any Bruins players or interim head coach Bruce Cassidy’s comments for the next few days. Boston finds themselves with the unenviable task of facing a 3-1 first-round playoff series deficit against Ottawa after the...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:28pm

Bruins shutout in Game 4, down 3-1 in series with Senators

Ottawa did a terrific job keeping the puck out of the Boston zone Wednesday night at TD Garden and Senators net minder Craig Anderson was sensational in a 1-0 Game 4 shutout of the B's. The Bruins now trail in the best-of-seven series 3-1. The game was tied at zero until the 5:49 mark of the...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:40pm

Bruins must be better on penalty kill in Game 4 against Senators

It is not far-fetched to say that the Bruins could be up 3-0 in their first round playoff series against the Senators, but the cold reality is that they are down 2-1 after another crushing overtime loss (4-3 at TD Garden in Game 3 on Monday) to head coach Guy Boucher’s hard-nosed group....

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:21pm

Bruins' second period frenzy not enough to beat Senators in Game 3

The Senators regained home ice advantage in their series with the Bruins Monday night, toppling the B's 4-3 in overtime. Game 4 of the best-of-seven first round set will take place Wednesday night back at the Garden (7:30 p.m., NESN, USA). Monday night's clash was a wild one, as Ottawa...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:34pm

Game 3 preview: Bruins look to seize control back in Boston

By winning Game 1 in Ottawa, 2-1 on Wednesday, the Bruins set themselves up in good position to win their first round playoff series vs. the Senators. Of course, losing Game 2 particularly in the spectacular fashion that they did (blowing a 2-goal 3rd period lead and falling 4-3 in OT on Saturday)...

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 3:19pm

Senators burnt by tweet, Bruins take 1-0 series lead (schedule)

The Ottawa Senators have a grand total of zero Stanley Cups, so forgive the franchise if they lack tact. The official Senators Twitter account sent out the following message during Game 1 of the Bruins - Senators series Wednesday night: "The Bruins failed to record a shot on goal in the...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:24am

Bruins set to clinch first NHL playoff spot in three years

Until recently, Sunday afternoon’s game in Chicago (50-22-7) looked like a near-impossible place for the Bruins (43-30-6) to pick up two points. However, now everything seems to be falling into place for Boston as they picked up a scintillating 3-2 road win at the United Center thanks to Anton...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:22pm

When do the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs start?

Among the havoc that is the sporting world in April, the Stanley Cup playoffs get underway during the adolescence of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, the start of the NBA playoffs and shortly after the conclusion of the Masters.As one of the most grueling postseason tournaments in all of...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:21pm

No excuse for Bruins to not make 2017 NHL playoffs

Only the Bruins (39-30-6) could transition from safely in the Eastern Conference playoff picture to not in control of their own fate anymore in the matter of a week.But that’s exactly what happens when you lose four games in a row (all in regulation) like they did last week.Boston finally regained...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:10am

Bruins have to hope that history doesn’t repeat itself

Bruins (38-29-6) fans have to be thinking only one scary thought as there are only nine games remaining in the 2016-17 regular season: “Please no, not again guys.” A team that was firmly in the Eastern Conference playoff picture as recently as last week now finds many more potholes on the road to...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:05am

Bruins' Brad Marchand is making a strong push for Hart Trophy

In the long and storied history of the Boston Bruins, a player from their team has won the Hart Trophy (MVP award) 12 separate times. Interestingly enough, four of the five were repeat winners led by legendary defensemen Eddie Shore (four) and Bobby Orr (three) then centers Phil Esposito (two) and...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:02pm

Resetting the NHL playoff picture with the Bruins now in the mix

Since he took over as Bruins (34-26-6) interim head coach exactly a month ago, Bruce Cassidy has led quite a resurgence for the black and gold -so much so that dropping the interim tag seems like a formality at this point.Boston has gone 8-3-0 under Cassidy and all three of those losses have been...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

Winners and losers at the NHL trade deadline

New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton stood behind the podium last weekand offered an inconvertible truth.The cost of adding an impactful player at the since-passed NHL Trade Deadline was exceptionally high.“If you want a player in this type of market, generally you’re going to overpay. That’s just the...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:24pm

Bruins don't want to mess with recent success, stand pat at deadline

The 2017 NHL Trade Deadline came and passed on Wednesday at 3 p.m. without much action to write home about. The Bruins (33-24-6) only made one minor move as they traded a conditional sixth round draft pick to Winnipeg (28-30-6) for veteran right wing Drew Stafford (4 goals, 9 assists, minus-2 in 40...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:49pm

Bruins suddenly charging toward the playoffs

While it hasn’t been quite as stunning as La La Land winning Best Picture at the Oscars to only have it snatched away and given to Moonlight moments later, the Bruins’ (32-24-6) recent turnaround has been a revelation in its own right. Even the most loyal fans have to admit that they couldn’t have...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:47pm