Mark Feldman

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.


Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien looks up from the bench as players Brad Marchand (63), David Krejci (46), Rich Peverley (49) and Patrice Bergeron (37) react below during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Boston, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. The Avalanche won 1-0. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Bear Essentials: Odds Against The Bruins

There seems to be an odd calm in the air; a collective acceptance of sorts when it comes to the Boston Bruins.


OCTOBER 20: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins and Colton Orr #28 of the Toronto Maple Leafs fight in the first period on October 20, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Thornton, Line Changes Wake Up Bruins

Shawn Thornton, along with some line changes from Claude Julien, woke up the Bruins, who responded with a 6-2 win over the Leafs Thursday night.


OCTOBER 18: Head coach Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins reacts to a call against his team in the second perod against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 18, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: A New Julien?

With Claude Julien getting kicked out of Tuesday night’s game, The Bear Essentials


Boston Bruins' Benoit Pouliot controls the puck. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Bear Essentials: Bruins Simply Lack Skill on Power Play

The inability to maintain offensive control of the puck on the power play is proving to be a detriment to this Boston Bruins team.