Mark Feldman’s The Bear Essentials

Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: Thomas’ Statement Alienates Fans

Tim Thomas is free to openly express his opinion, but he also must understand his actions do come at a price.


Former Habs goalie Patrick Roy (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: Could Canadiens Hire Patrick Roy As Head Coach?

The struggling Montreal Canadiens are looking for answers, but does hiring Patrick Roy make sense for them?


OCTOBER 18: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins and Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes fight in the second period on October 18, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: Chara’s Importance – Numbers Don’t Lie

Mark Feldman’s The Bear Essentials looks at just how important a healthy Zdeno Chara is to the Bruins.


Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: Matt Cooke Dealing With Karma?

For the first time in his career, Matt Cooke seems to be on the short end of the stick.


Zdeno Chara, Jeremy Jacobs, and Cam Neely, of the Boston Bruins react to cheers during the Stanley Cup victory parade on June 18, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NHL Realignment? What It Means For Boston

The Bear Essentials takes a look at what the potential NHL realignment will mean for the Boston Bruins.


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Bear Essentials: Bruins-Leafs Takeaways

The Bruins dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs to close out November undefeated in regulation.


NOVEMBER 5: Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: Numbers Have Turned For Bruins

With a 3-7 start, the odds provided no chance for the Boston Bruins to repeat their championship season. Two months later, the story has changed.


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Bear Essentials: Bruins-Wings, Glimpse Of What’s To Come?

With the Wings in town, the Thanksgiving Showdown will offer a unique perspective into a very possible future.


Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: Trading Rask Would Be A Mistake

The arguments against trading Tuukka Rask are substantial.


Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: Miller Needs to Know Place

If Ryan Miller wanted to play outside of the crease, he should have been prepared to get hit. Period.