From the ill-timed trade of Johnny Boychuk to the injuries to major players that required a reliance on inexperienced young players to fill in, Boston’s defense corps rode a roller coaster in terms of performance all season.
If you thought that Zdeno Chara didn’t quite look like himself at the end of the regular season, it wasn’t your imagination.
Boston Bruins players were taking the blame for their failure of a season on Monday, and hope to get another shot with the same core next year.
Take a deep breath, Bruins fans. The captain is back on the ice.
The Bruins wouldn’t trade their captain … would they?
It’s a perfect time to take stock of how the Bruins have fared without defenseman Johnny Boychuk because on Saturday, the veteran and his Eastern Conference powerhouse New York Islanders will be Boston’s opposition at TD Garden.
“If you’re going to challenge Z, then you’re going to have to deal with the consequences.”
Dave Goucher & Bob Beers break down Tuesday night’s 4-3 win by the Bruins with Adam Jones, discussing the breakout performance by David Pastrnak.
Matt Kalman hands out his grades for the Bruins’ defensemen at the midway point of the season.
While many are trading the entire Bruins roster, Bruins DieHard gives his untouchables.