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Report Card for Boston Bruins Halfway Through 2013-14 Season

Posted 01/02/2014 - 19:15 by HockeyPolls

The Boston Bruins will round out the first half of their 2013-14 regular season with Thursday night’s home bout against the Nashville Predators. With essentially one more ice chip left to drop in the first-half sample, now is a reasonable time to reassess the state of the club on five basic fronts.

Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Boston Bruins Moments in 2013

Posted 12/23/2013 - 18:06 by HockeyPolls

The 90th calendar year of the Boston Bruins fits the full definition of “memorable” as soundly as its primal competitors. The term does not carry strictly positive connotations, just like how some of 2013’s top headlines were not the sweetest moments for the palates of the Spoked-B faithful.

Does Chad Johnson Have a Future with the Boston Bruins Beyond 2013-14?

Posted 12/22/2013 - 18:53 by HockeyPolls

Boston Bruins backup goaltender Chad Johnson, who arrived over the summer on a one-year pact, has needed less than a month to double his sample size from the previous seven-and-a-half weeks. That was precisely what he did beginning on Nov.

Shawn Thornton Got Exactly What He Deserved with 15-Game Suspension

Posted 12/14/2013 - 20:45 by HockeyPolls

In a failure to curb his pugilistic impulses, Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton effectively decided that one penalty and an opposing goal during that penalty was not punishment enough for hunting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik last Saturday.

NHL: Shawn Thornton, James Neal Suspensions Show Disciplinary Inconsistency

It's official: The NHL announced that Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton will be suspended 15 games for his brutal attack on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 matchup between the two teams.

NHL Falls Far Short of Justice with Shawn Thornton's 15-Game Suspension

Posted 12/14/2013 - 16:16 by HockeyPolls

One week after his assault on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton was hit with a 15-game suspension by the NHL on Saturday. It's the longest regular-season banishment handed down by the league since Chris Simon of the

Bruins 3, Rangers 2: Top 5 Performers in the 2013 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown

Posted 11/29/2013 - 18:10 by HockeyPolls

In the NHL’s first NBC telecast of 2013-14—and the second installment of the fledgling Thanksgiving showdown customthe Boston Bruins wrested away the better half of this season’s wishbone from the New York Rangers.

Ranking the Boston Bruins' Biggest Offensive Threats

Posted 11/28/2013 - 15:54 by HockeyPolls

The Boston Bruins are known for their physical, hard-hitting style.

Head coach Claude Julien insists that all his players must be responsible defensively and play all 200 feet. The Bruins are much more likely to win a game by a 2-1 score than by a 7-5 margin.

But the Bruins do have an offensive side, even if it gets overlooked much of the time. In this feature, we rank the Bruins' top offensive players, based on their offensive production and the potential they have shown this year.

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