The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Vol IV: Bruins Hockey From 11/12-11/19/16

In our fourth week (plus one) of Good, Bad, And Ugly musings, the Bruins made a three game trip West, visiting the Coyotes in Arizona, the Avalanche in Colorado, and the Wild in Minnesota, before coming home to take on the Jets at The Garden.


  • Former Bruin and current Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham collapsed before Saturday’s game. The only update there has been thus far is that he’s in the hospital. Scary.

  • THE BAD:

  • It’s not that he’s been bad all week, but Adam McQuaid has looked, at times, as if he needs training wheels. You’ve been skating your whole life, dude.
  • The team effort was pretty lackluster in Arizona. A win is a win, but they could have played much better than that.
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  • David Pastrnak missed the Minnesota and Winnipeg games.
  • David Pastrnak was sorely missed in the Minnesota game. The offense as a whole was sorely missed.
  • Against the Wild, the Bruins held it together defensively until there was under a minute to go, when, of course, they gave up a goal to the Wild, not leaving the Twin Cities without a point to show for playing in… whatever that was


  • The top defensive pairing of captain Zdeno Chara and rookie Brandon Carlo continues to look great. Carlo is learning a lot, and the two giant redwoods blueliners complement each other well.
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  • Almost two months into the season, and it looks like David Pastrnak has finally managed to get rid of the rookie stink – it seems Claude Julien really trusts him., and he’s become an invaluable member of this team.
  • All four lines seem to be clicking now, which is wonderful to see.
  • Somehow, the Bruins held the Jets to just 12 shots Saturday night.
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  • Movember is almost over, and soon fans will no longer be forced to look at the horrific facial growths the boys have produced for us.
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  • Also, a certain Finnish friend of ours has continued to snuff out opposing forwards’ scoring chances.
  • During the Winnipeg game, Claude Julien changed up his line combinations. Really great to see considering how stuck he’s been on particular combinations in the past. More on that here.

  • All in all, it’s been a decent week in Bruins hockey. The coming week should be an interesting one.

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