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.
The best thing the Bruins might have going for them right now is solidarity.
The NHL trade deadline continues to draw near, and some big names are beginning to get thrown into the discussion.
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.
Matt Kalman hands out his grades for the Bruins’ defensemen at the midway point of the season.
Zdeno Chara returned from a left knee injury Thursday night, but the Bruins captain wasn’t very pleased with his performance.
Whether they’re trading a top-four defenseman on the eve of the regular season, sending a player deserving of a chance in the NHL back to the American League for more seasoning or doling out goaltending assignments, the Bruins are always looking at the big picture.
The Boston Bruins are used to having an imposing force leading the way on the defensive end, but are waking up Friday getting ready for life without their leader.
NESN’s Billy Jaffe came on Toucher & Rich Tuesday morning to talk about Dennis Seidenberg’s health and other Bruins topics.
The Bruins’ slow start and sluggish play resulted in a 2-1 loss to the Red Wings.