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Ty Anderson joined WEEI.com on the Bruins beat in Oct. 2016. Prior to joining EEI's Bruins beat, Ty covered the Bruins for HockeyBuzz.com as the site's beat writer since 2010, and could also be read in the New England Hockey Journal magazine. A member of the PHWA’s Boston chapter since 2013, Ty can be found at the closest pizza parlor between hockey games and traffic jams.

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It took 27 regular season games and a six-game playoff series, but finally, the ‘interim’ tag has been dropped from Bruce Cassidy’s title and he is now officially the 28th coach in the franchise’s history. It seemed like the obvious move given the team’s success under Cassidy versus their general, did-not-qualify despondency regularly displayed by the club (and even by their best players) in Claude Julien’s 10th season behind the bench. And really, my only question is: Why did this take so long? In his first NHL head coaching gig since 2003, when he was unceremoniously ousted by a Capitals group that straight-up hated him by the end of it (and he was there for just two seasons), Cassidy essentially forced the B’s to make him full-time. First, he was not the disaster that he very well could have been given the state of the roster, which just days before Julien's axing said that they still believed in their coach, and Cassidy's own aforementioned and
04/24/17 12:10 EST
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The Bruins almost overcame a thin lineup that got worse when David Krejci was put back on the shelf for the second time in their first-round series against the Senators. The Bruins almost overcame a litany of straight-up dreadful penalties, including six puck over the glass penalties. They even almost overcame a season’s worth of bad calls and unfortunate bounces while they were at it. But at the end of the day, with the Bruins eliminated in Game 6 at TD Garden on Sunday, what the Bruins failed to overcome was the loss of three-quarters of their top four defensemen. Although the Bruins waited, and got some of them back on the ice at various points over the course of their near two-week postseason war with the Senators, this was a six-game series loss that came without a single playoff game from the club’s No. 2 defenseman Brandon Carlo, and without power-play quarterback Torey Krug. Adam McQuaid, meanwhile, was last seen in the first period of Game 2. The Bruins also lost Colin
04/22/17 03:10 EST
Sean Kuraly. Sean [expletive] Kuraly. [Expletive] Sean [expletive] Kuraly. Those were the first words that appeared to be shouted out by Bruins general manager Don Sweeney following the Kuraly goal that allowed the Bruins to simply survive a must-win, double-overtime affair and stave off elimination against Craig Anderson and the Senators on Friday night in Ottawa. All of Boston probably provided a chorus to Sweeney’s joyous screams, too. For Kuraly, who scored the game-tying goal in the third period and the aforementioned winner for the first goals of his NHL career, the road to trending on Twitter was as unlikely as it was poetic. First, he was a total hunch play from Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy. With the team facing elimination and with Ryan Spooner a non-factor at five-on-five, something needed to give. Given just the number of wings on the Bruins, and established ones at that in Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes, and combined with the number of natural centers playing on
04/21/17 06:19 EST
The Bruins are once again teetering towards the cliff that would spell their demise. If they’re a car, three wheels are hanging off the edge. If they’re a person, they’re hanging on by a single finger. But they are a hockey team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and are currently trailing three games to one in their first round series with the Senators, so they’re one loss away from summer. But the Bruins have been here before. It was when the Bruins were still led by Claude Julien that the club flirted with premature death behind four straight losses in mid-January. The losses were just plain gross, too. They blew a three-goal lead to the Red Wings, they were shutout by the Islanders (the Isles fired their coach the next day), they dropped a late-game decision to the Blackhawks, and were blown out by the Penguins. The Bruins rebounded from that wound with three straight victories. They were character wins, too. It was under interim head coach Bruce Cassidy that the club



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