Zdeno Chara

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Ty Anderson
January 01, 2018 - 6:14 am
Happy New Year’s Day. Also known as Happy Making Promises You’re Gonna Break Day. Did you already burn your resolution to the ground with some 2 a.m. fast food or drinking? The gym is probably open today, but who has the time? And trying to do legitimately anything in this weather? Waste. Of...
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Ty Anderson
October 14, 2017 - 11:48 pm
When the ship is going off course, you look to the captain to steer it back on track. And though the Bruins are an 82-game vessel and their journey is not even close to done, it was clear that something needed to change for this youth-heavy squad after two straight losses, a sleepy start to their...
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Ty Anderson
September 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm
Even at 40, Zdeno Chara has shown no signs of slowing down. Nor does he want to. Entering the final year of his current contract, which will pay him an insanely affordable $4 million, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney admitted that the team remains in discussions centered around extending the 6-...
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Ty Anderson
August 28, 2017 - 4:10 pm
Charlie McAvoy opened more than a few eyes when he made the jump from the NCAA to the AHL and then to the NHL Stanley Cup in a matter of just a few weeks last April. In six postseason tilts, the 19-year-old McAvoy led all B’s defenders with three assists, and finished with the second-highest time...
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Ty Anderson
August 02, 2017 - 1:15 pm
For a team that iced an almost unfathomable 10 defensemen in their first-round series loss to the Senators, the Bruins somehow seem awfully satisfied and strangely comfortable with an offseason that’s come with the loss of three defensemen -- one to Vegas expansion and two to free agency -- and the...
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The Penguins winning the Stanley Cup confirms that Claude Julien is a bad coach, or something. (Jean-Yves Ahern/USA Today Sports)
DJ Bean
June 13, 2016 - 8:56 am
Here is a vast overview of where the Bruins stand entering the offseason. It includes their cap situation, their trade chips and how they're best-suited to fill areas of need. This is a Dumb Takes edition of that. As we did entering the Stanley Cup Final , this is an estimation of the less-than-...
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Zdeno Chara
DJ Bean
April 06, 2016 - 9:53 am
WILMINGTON -- The Bruins have had many moments over the last decade in which their leaders have found various ways to get whatever they could from their teammates. Back in 2011, Shawn Thornton decorated the Bruins' dressing room with old pictures of Bruins Stanley Cup moments and Mark Recchi...
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Zdeno Chara
DJ Bean
February 09, 2016 - 5:23 pm
The Bruins allowed 57 shots on goal -- the most they've given up in a game since 1965 -- in an ugly 9-2 loss to the Kings Tuesday . After the game, the team hardly sounded like a group pushing for the second spot in the Atlantic Division and more like a fledgling team chasing the prowess it had in...
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Ryan Spooner
Ken Laird
January 26, 2016 - 9:15 pm
The Bruins' final game before the All-Star break didn't go their way, a 6-2 loss to Anaheim that dropped the B's home record to a lousy 11-13-2. However, the players in the Boston dressing room seemed content with their lot in life as they packed up for a week's furlough, a 26-18-5 season mark in...
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