The postseason run didn’t last long for the Providence Bruins, but at least the Boston Bruins’ American Hockey League farm team earned bragging rights on the parent club just by qualifying for the playoffs.
To describe the Bruins’ offense this past season as being as effective as a popgun would be an insult to popguns, writes CBS Boston’s Matt Kalman.
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.
Future comparisons will be made between Chiarelli’s work with the Oilers and Neely’s work with the Bruins.
Here are the grades for the Bruins’ goaltenders and a look ahead at what’s ahead for Boston’s masked men.
No matter who replaces Chiarelli, Neely and Jacobs are going to be the ones to credit with success or blame for failures in the years ahead.
The Bruins played this season as though they were entitled. The players all but confirmed their inability to exercise a killer instinct on Monday.
Here are three positive and three negative takeaways from the season.
The win against the Red Wings may have been a turning point in the wrong direction.
Chiarelli sounded so negative, one has to think maybe he’s trying to manipulate his players before what could be the biggest game of the season.