The Bruins know that the grass isn’t always greener, and they’re happy to hang on to one of the best coaches in hockey for years to come.
At least one player on the Bruins has an alter ego. Let’s call that alternate personality Mad Barchand.
For five periods the Bruins looked like they were really going to be able to survive this post-Zdeno Chara portion of their lives.
The prognosis Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli gave for Chara’s injury was actually positive news.
Although there’s no way to replace Chara, the blow of his absence would be softened if the Bruins could figure what’s wrong with their other foundation player: Patrice Bergeron.
Seth Griffith scored his first NHL goal at the 4:50 mark of the third period to start a comeback that resulted in a 5-3 win against the San Jose Sharks.
Things can change once agents and actual money get involved, but at least for now Hamilton doesn’t sound like a guy who’ll be holding the Bruins over a barrel in negotiations.
Will these guys ever grow up? Or will the Bruins, as currently constituted, always be destined to lose, and lose without dignity?
With the Bruins roster up in the air early on in the season, the team hopes the signing of Simon Gagne will help that.
The Bruins dropped to 1-3-0 and now have lost three in a row in regulation for the first time since March 2012. However, all is not lost just yet, writes Matt Kalman.