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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.

Are the Boston Bruins Too Reliant on Defensemen for Power-Play Production?

Posted 11/25/2013 - 18:00 by HockeyPolls

On the one hand, Boston Bruins rookie defenseman and power-play point patroller Torey Krug entered Monday night’s action without having slugged home a single man-advantage conversion since Oct. 26.

Tuukka's Temper Tantrum Unbecoming of NHL Netminder

Posted 11/23/2013 - 12:05 by HockeyPolls

Talk about a temper tantrum.

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask looked he wanted to shatter his stick, mutilate the ice, or both—probably both—when he allowed the deciding shootout goal to Derek Roy in Thursday night’s tough 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden.

Has Boston Bruins' Power Play Finally Started to Click?

Posted 11/21/2013 - 13:11 by HockeyPolls

The power play has been the Achilles' heel of the Boston Bruins for years.

The downturn of the power play can be traced to March 10, 2010the day Matt Cooke's elbow was delivered to Marc Savard's chin, which basically ended the star center's career.

Ranking the 5 Most Heartbreaking Losses in Boston Bruins History

Posted 11/18/2013 - 23:17 by HockeyPolls

Tragedy is a common ending in sport. Unless your team wins the championship at the end of the season, one could deem that it is just that.

In the play that is the Boston Bruins franchise, many components of it have been tragedies. But what are the scenes and acts that are tragedies for Boston? Which ones are unbearable for the audience of Bruins fans?

Here are the five worst losses (tragedies) in the history of the Boston Bruins:

Preview, Prediction for Boston Bruins Season Series Opener with the Rangers

Posted 11/18/2013 - 22:15 by HockeyPolls

The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers will give regional, national and continental television audiences a preview of their “Thanksgiving Showdown” 10 days in advance at Madison Square Garden.

Why Claude Julien Is the Perfect Coach for the Boston Bruins

Claude Julien is now strongly identified as one of the greatest Bruins coaches of all time.

With 268 wins behind the bench for the Bruins, he is second to only Art Ross (361), having passed Bruins legends Don Cherry (231) and Milt Schmidt (245) in the last year.

Julien has coached the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final in two of the past three years, winning the Cup in 2011 before losing last June to the Chicago Blackhawks.

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