Kalman: Four Bruins Who Will Determine If They’ll Make PlayoffsRegardless of who’s coaching or what Sweeney does in the trade market, the Bruins’ fate will rest with the players as they try to avoid a third straight season out of the playoffs. Here’s a look at some of the players who will have the most to do with how the Bruins fare:
Ryan Spooner: Claude Julien 'Wanted Me To Be The Best Player I Can Be'Spooner could turn improve with Bruce Cassidy, but still appreciates what Julien did for him as a player.
Spooner Nets Overtime Winner As Bruins Down Canadiens 2-1The Bruins got a much-needed win in Montreal thanks to Ryan Spooner's game-winner and 29 saves by Tuukka Rask.
Kalman: Put Up Or Shut Up Time For At Least 3 BruinsThe Bruins’ winning percentage is never high enough and it’s never too early in the season to turn the heat up on a few individual players.
Kalman: Bruins Hoping Moore Can Make Spooner Respectable At Winning FaceoffsEvidence that the Bruins specifically made sure Spooner spent time with Moore was on display after formal drills were complete at Warrior Ice Arena on Thursday.
Kalman: Ryan Spooner Getting A Change To Cement Role As Center For BruinsRyan Spooner is starting training camp as Boston's third-line center.
Mapping Out Future Of Bruins Forwards, Post-Vesey DecisionJimmy Vesey’s decision to pass on staying home to play his pro hockey, however, will have an impact on the Bruins’ forward corps.
Kalman: Bruins Postseason Thoughts While Waiting For Sweeney, Neely To EmergeBruins players cleaned out their lockers Monday at TD Garden two days after playing as though they had little interest in making the playoffs in a 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Spooner, Liles Out For Bruins Tuesday Vs. DevilsA trio of Bruins were absent from Monday's practice at Ristuccia Arena, but only two of them are expected to miss Tuesday night's tilt against the Devils in New Jersey.
Spooner Leads Bruins To 3-2 Shootout Win Over SabresCenter Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Kalman: Hayes, Talbot Provide Bruins With Necessary Secondary ScoringThe Bruins got all their offense from secondary options. That’s what mattered most.
Spooner Nets Two, Bruins Beat Panthers, 3-1The Bruins dominated play throughout, and used an empty netter to seal a 3-1 victory at TD Garden.