Kalman: Bruins Have To Lower Expectations For McAvoy, Be Ready To Make Quick ChangesCassidy will have to be ready to make a change in a snap if the coach opts to start rookie Charlie McAvoy with Zdeno Chara from the outset of the first-round playoff series with Ottawa.
Bruins Defensemen Paying Early Dividends In Bruce Cassidy's OffenseThe Bruins are off to a strong start with interim head coach Bruce Cassidy, mainly because the defense has come alive offensively.
Can Zdeno Chara Fit Bruce Cassidy's New Aggressive Bruins Defense?Bruce Cassidy's system emphasizes speed and aggression from the defensemen. Can Zdeno Chara fit that mold?
Kalman: Coaching Change Might Not Make A Difference If Bruins Core Is Too FlawedSomething is not right and it’s disturbing how the same problems have kept resurfacing, not just this year but in the past two seasons.
Kalman: Bruins Have Built Improved Penalty Kill Around Rock-Solid CharaA perfect confluence of clever personnel additions and savvy coaching has helped the Bruins penalty kill rise to second in the NHL in efficiency this season.
Bruins Showing Guts In One-Goal Games, Helping To Change Team's DNAIt's early. But the Bruins have made it clear that they're a different team this year.
Chara 'Probable' To Return For Bruins Against PanthersThe Bruins could be getting their captain back on Monday night against the Florida Panthers.
Zdeno Chara Returns To Bruins Practice, But Will Not Return Against HurricanesThe Bruins got their captain back, but Chara's status for returning to game action remains unclear.
Kalman: Chara’ Injury Hurts, But More Scoring Could Help The HealingPanic didn’t descend upon the Bruins’ Brighton practice facility despite the loss of the team leader in ice time at 22:41 per game. Instead there was discussion about the defensemen needing to make up for Chara’s loss by committee and the forwards being responsible for helping them out.
Kalman: Bruins Dealing With A Chara-Less ScareThere’s no mystery what it will mean for the Bruins if Zdeno Chara has to miss an extended period of time.
So Far, Bruins' Brandon Carlo Has Proven That Claude Julien Can Trust The KidsClaude Julien showed a lot of faith in defenseman Brandon Carlo late in Thursday's win, and was rewarded with a key play from the youngster.
Hurley: Short-Term Sting Could Benefit Bruins In Long TermIf the second straight season of missing the playoffs leads to some major changes, it may well be a good thing for the franchise.