Following the conclusion of the last regulation game for the Boston Bruins against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 10 and the beginning of a pandemic due to the virus, COVID-19, it has been over four months without professional hockey. Four months is a long time, and you may have forgotten about some things that happened during the Bruins' shortened regular season.
This past week, the Boston Bruins celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Stanley Cup winning team. The celebration included video chats from members of the team including former head coach Harry Sinden, and players John Bucyk and Gerry Cheevers. All three spoke not just about what times were like with the team back in 1970, but also about the success of the organization today.
Drafted by the Boston Bruins 14th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, forward Jake DeBrusk has spent one full season with the AHL Providence Bruins and two seasons with the pros. The left-winger has put up over 40 points in all three seasons with Boston's professional and affiliated teams. However, the 23-year-old says he has not been playing to his best ability.
What you get out of anything, reflects on what you put into it. This can be said for numerous situations. But for this situation, the stake may be a little higher than the majority. It has been over a month without any professional hockey across the globe; ice rinks are shut down, and while roller-blading is an alternative to ice skating, it is just not the same.
Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney sat down to talk to members of the media for a Zoom session. Sweeney touched upon topics of contract talks with defensemen Torey Krug, Kevan Miller, and Zdeno Chara along with what could happen if and when the NHL decides to resume play.
At 43-years-old, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is not only the oldest defenseman in the National Hockey League, but also the oldest active player in its entirety.And he is just getting older… Chara turns 43 today, March 18. But despite his age, Chara is playing at a level as if he is years younger.
After a trade deadline where the Boston Bruins shipped away prospect Axel Andersson, veteran David Backes, Danton Heinen, and a first round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Bruins were set to take on the Calgary Flames. With Ondrej Kase out on the IR, all eyes were set on newly acquired forward Nick Ritchie.