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New giant hockey stick unveiled at Bruins practice facility

A giant hockey stick that will be visible from the Massachusetts Turnpike was revealed on Tuesday morning at the Bruins’ new training facility.A crane lowered the giant stick, a 68-foot replica of a Warrior Covert QRL hockey stick, into position at the Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, CBS Boston...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:50pm

Bruins: Free agents Radim Vrbata, Kyle Okposo, Troy Brouwer should be on wish list

Ever since the Bruins choked away another Apriland missed out on the NHL playoffs for the second straight season in eerily similar fashion, things have been understandably quiet over on Causeway Street. Head coach Claude Julien surprisingly managed to keep his job for another campaign and last week...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 11:37pm

2016 NHL Playoffs, Stanley Cup Finals schedule (NBC TV, start time)

A look at the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule with TV start times.Tuesday, May 24Penguins at Lightning - Game 6 (8 p.m., NBCSN)Wednesday, May 25Blues at Sharks - Game 6 (9 p.m., NBCSN)Thursday, May 26Lightning at Penguins - Game 7* (8 p.m., NBCSN)Friday, May 27Sharks at Blues - Game 7* (8 p....

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 4:10am

2016 NHL Playoff Schedule (TV channel, start time)

An updated look at the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup playoff schedule:Tuesday, May 10Capitals at Penguins Game 6 (8 p.m., NBCSN)Wednesday, May 11Blues at Stars Game 7 (8 p.m., NBCSN)*Thursday, May 12Predators at Sharks Game 7 (TBA, NBCSN)*Penguins at Capitals Game 7 (7 p.m., NBCSN)*The Tampa Bay Lightning...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:11pm

The 10 most boo-worthy athletes for Boston sports fans in 2016

Peyton Manning is retired. Derek Jeter is retired. Kobe Bryant is retired.For years and years you could place those three players at or near the top of any Boston sports hate list, but the times they have changed.Most of the venom coming from Boston sports fans these days is pointed in the...

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 12:44am

Danny Picard: Claude Julien and Don Sweeney need to get on the same page

If Don Sweeney’s first move of the offseason is any indication as to what this summer is going to be like for the Boston Bruins, then consider me pleased.After missing out on the playoffs for two straight years, the B’s general manager announced on Thursday that he’s decided to stick with head...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:22pm

Claude Julien to remain as Bruins head coach

Claude Julien will remain as head coach of the Boston Bruins despite the team missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.Julien has been at the B's helm since 2007-08, making him the longest tenured head coach currently in the NHL."I believe in Claude as a coach," Bruins GM Don Sweeney said at a...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:38pm

2016 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs schedule (TV channel, start time)

The 2016 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begin next week and will climax in June with the Stanley Cup Final. The 2015-16 regular season concludes this coming Sunday, April 10.NBC has the national TV rights for the playoffsin the United States and TSN has the national rights in Canada.A look at the...

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:06pm

NHL Power Rankings: Penguins shoot up, as do Blackhawks and Panthers

1. Washington Capitals (55-17-7, last week No. 1) – The Capitals are the odds on favorite to win the Stanley Cup according to Las Vegas sportsbooks, so no pressure or anything guys. They have pretty much been the best team in the NHL this season wire-to-wire and it looks like they’ll finish 10+...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 2:19am

The Bruins face a must-win game Thursday night at TD Garden against the Red Wings

For the second straight spring, the Bruins are collapsing in front of our eyes. Even if they do sneak into the Stanley Cupdance in the next few days, their prospects of going anywhere aren’t good. At all.Nonetheless, Thursday’s game against the Red Wings at TD Garden (7 p.m., NESN-plus, NBCSN) will...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 12:00am

NHL Power Rankings: Top 5 hold steady, Rangers, Penguins make gains

1.Washington Capitals (54-16-5, last week No. 1) – Washington clinched the Presidents’ Trophy with Monday’s 4-1 victory over Columbus. Other than Braden Holtby (46-9-4, 2.19 goals against average, .923 save percentage and 3 shutouts) picking up three more wins to break Martin Brodeur’s NHL record...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 3:08am

Managing expectations for the Celtics and Bruins potential playoff runs

The Celtics are surely going to make the playoffs. The Bruins are in right now, but need to win more than they lose in their final six regular season games to make the NHL dance.Neither team has much of a chance of winning it all this spring, but what transpires between now and their end of their...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 3:07am

Bruins finally show urgency in must-win situation

In a week filled with three so-called “must-win games” that began with two brutal setbacks, the Bruins (40-28-8) snapped a five-game losing streak by picking up a crucial 3-1 victory on Saturday at Toronto’s (27-36-11) Air Canada Centre. After returning from an 0-3 road trip to California, Boston...

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:18pm

NHL Power Rankings: Bruins drop, Stars and Penguins jump up ranks

1. Washington Capitals (52-15-5, last week No. 1) – With Tuesday’s 4-2 win in Ottawa, Washington clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with 10 games left in the regular season. The Presidents’ Trophy is a lock as well so truthfully, there really isn’t that much else for the Capitals to...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:21am

Road-tough Bruins don't look themselves during West swing

Well, the good news for the Bruins (39-26-8) is that they won’t see another California team again this season - unless it is in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final and it’s likely that they would not complain much about that admittedly unexpected development. Boston went 0-for-3 on its just completed road...

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 2:48am

NHL Power Rankings: Kings on the rise, Capitals clinch playoff berth

1. Washington Capitals (50-14-5, last week No. 1) – As expected, the Capitals were the first team in the league to clinch a playoff spot and they have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. On Tuesday, they beat Carolina 2-1 in overtime thanks to Alex Ovechkin’s (42 goals, 21 assists) game-winner. His...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:45am

NHL Power Rankings: Islanders, Ducks, Blues shoot to the top

1. Washington Capitals (49-13-4, last week No. 1) – Games decided by shootouts usually aren’t seen as huge results either way but Washington’s 2-1 shootout win at Anaheim on Monday was a very valuable two points. The Capitals knocked off the hottest team in the NHL who is also gaining momentum as...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:22am

Bruins looking strong for regular season stretch run

Barring an unlikely late-season collapse by either of the current wild dard leaders (Pittsburgh and Detroit), the eight teams that will be in the Eastern Conference playoffs in just over a month seem pretty settled: Washington, the Rangers and the Islanders from the Metropolitan Division then Tampa...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:33am

Danny Picard: Bruins' weak strategy is the work of owner Jeremy Jacobs

Jeremy Jacobs has his fingerprints all over this one.That’s the way it looks to me, as I try to figure out what the Boston Bruins’ strategy was at Monday’s NHL trade deadline. Basically, it was a strategy that didn’t make much sense, unless of course, you’ve accepted the fact that ownership is...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:11pm

New-look Bruins with tough road ahead

For weeks before the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline that finally passed on Monday afternoon, it appeared like the Bruins (35-23-6) would deal right wing Loui Eriksson (23 goals, 25 assists) to the highest bidder.However, the team changed its course at the last second as first-year GM Don Sweeney...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 4:33am