Bruins’ Sweeney Era Starts Same As Chiarelli’s – With Little Respect For The D ZoneThe Zdeno Chara-less Bruins were ripped by the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 Thursday at TD Garden.
Three Bruins Forwards Facing Pressure To ProduceIf the Bruins score more, they can take some of the heat off the work-in-progress blue line corps and the goaltending.
Kalman: Bruins’ Backup Job Is Gustavsson’s Now, But Competition Isn’t OverAt least until he gets a few strong performances under his belt in the regular season, goaltender Jonas Gustavsson should rent, not buy, in the Boston area.
Kalman: Joe Cool Morrow Could Be Calming Influence On Bruins’ Back EndOn a young defense corps, Morrow could be the type of player that helps the team keep its wits when the pressure rises.
Kalman: Charlie Jacobs Can’t Let Optimism Distract From Bruins Big Picture GoalsBruins CEO Charlie Jacobs had a chance to declare that anything less than making the playoffs would be unacceptable. But he didn’t bite.
Gustavsson Will Get Start As Backup Battle With Smith ResumesThe Bruins’ potential backup goaltenders are in the stretch run of their race to be Tuukka Rask’s understudy.
Bruins’ Seidenberg Planning Impactful Comeback After Back SurgeryIn Dennis Seidenberg’s mind, the surgery is just another bump along the road of his injury-plagued career and by April we won’t even remember that he missed nearly one quarter of the season.
Kalman: Bruins Forward Rinaldo Earning Benefit Of The Doubt In 'Pest Role'Through two preseason games, Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo looks like a man who’s ready to rewrite his career story.
Kalman: Seidenberg Injury Means Sweeney Can Get Better Feel For Bruins’ FutureWith Dennis Seidenberg on the shelf, the Bruins can get down to the unenviable task of assessing what they have in their organization and what they might need to import from other teams.
Coming Off Career Year, Bruins’ Jeremy Smith Ready To Finally Get Backup JobOne professional goaltender on the Bruins’ organizational depth chart had a career year in 2014-15, and his name wasn’t Tuukka Rask.
Kalman: Eriksson's Game Worthy Of Top-Six Role For BruinsWith a physique that resembles Aquaman more than He-Man, Loui Eriksson does not strike an intimidating figure like Cam Neely, Terry O’Reilly or even Milan Lucic.
Kalman: Boastful Bruins Have To Prove Conditioning, Chemistry Will Translate Into More WinsThese feats of strength on a bar mean little in the grand scheme of things in terms of the Bruins playing better hockey and returning to the playoffs.