With all the buzz and banter going on about the Expansion Draft, there are some things that get overlooked, lost in the shadows of the possible loss of players to a new team out in the Nevada desert. Sure the NHL Entry Draft is happening on Friday in Chicago but that’s not what we need to focus on today. Today, we need to appreciate the state of perfection that is one Patrice Bergeron. Continue reading
On Sunday morning, the NHL released the lists of protected players ahead of the expansion draft on Wednesday during the NHL Awards. Among the lists of protected and available players were a few surprises. As for the Bruins protected list, they opted for a somewhat unpopular decision. Continue reading
Earlier this year, the NHL announced that Adidas would take over jersey manufacturing from Reebok starting in the 2017-18 season. This news sparked a lot of conversation among hockey fans because it each team would only be allowed to have two sweaters, one home and the other away, with the alternate or thirds being abandoned for at least a season. Three weeks ago, reports were that 12 teams would be getting uniform changes that could range from minor tweaks to major logo and design overhauls. Pete Blackburn compiled all of the uniform glimpses that Adidas teased in the “Form the Future” campaign on Twitter yesterday.
There isn’t a lot of Bruins news right now so I thought I might just round up some hockey news around the league. Continue reading
The Boston Bruins have rounded out their coaching staff by promoting Kevin Dean from the Providence Bruins to be an assistant to Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy. Dean had spent five years as an assistant coach with the AHL affiliate before becoming the head coach this past season. His first campaign was a success as the P-Bruins made it as far as the Conference Final for the Calder Cup. Continue reading
The hockey season may be done, but the NHL year is not over until July 1st, when the new one starts. Before then, we have a couple of important events that will change the fortunes of many teams in the league: the Expansion Draft and the NHL Entry Draft. Continue reading