The Bear Essentials

New Boston Bruins teammates Wade Redden and Zdeno Chara celebrate a goal during their Ottawa days. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: Bruins Notes And Trade Deadline Grades

The Bear Essentials delivers a few Bruins notes and trade deadline grades.


Brendan Gallagher #11 of the Montreal Canadiens reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in an overtime shootout on Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins during the game on March 27, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: Quick Hits From Bruins 6-5 Shootout Loss To Montreal

The Bear Essential’s Mark Feldman delivers a few quick hits from the Bruins’ 6-5 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens.


Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: Potential Line Change For Bruins And Other Quick Hits Around The NHL

Mark Feldman brings you a few quick hits around the NHL, from a Bruins line change to a potential trade target for Boston.


Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: Quick Hits From Bruins Loss To Jets

Mark Feldman delivers some game notes from the Bruins’ 3-1 loss to the Jets.


Anton Khudobin #35 of the Boston Bruins reacts after being scored on in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 12, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins won 3-2. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: Quick Hits From Bruins-Penguins

Mark Feldman delivers some game notes from the Bruins’ 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.


Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: Too Early To Be Overly Optimistic About Anything In NHL

The Bear Essentials says it’s too early to get overly optimistic about anything in the NHL, especially in a 48-game season.


Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic celebrate a goal against the Ottawa Senators. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: The Bruins New And Aggressive Power Play

The Boston Bruins are changing things up on the power play, and Mark Feldman says the the approach may finally turn the slumping unit around.


Brad Marchand celebrates his goal in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: Finally! Three Things To Look Forward To During Short Season

Be forewarned, this article will have absolutely no direction and is solely based on an immediate emotional reaction from yours truly.


Tyler Kennedy #48 of the Pittsburgh Penguins crashes into Sergei Bobrovsky #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 7, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Bear Essentials: NHL Playoffs Have Arrived

The Bear Essentials breaks down the first round of the NHL playoffs.


Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bear Essentials: Thomas’ Statement Alienates Fans

Tim Thomas is free to openly express his opinion, but he also must understand his actions do come at a price.