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Unlike last spring, anything other than a deep Cup run by the Bruins should be viewed as a disappointment

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Some 18 months ago when the Bruins started training camp preparing for the 2017-18 season, the thought that the team general manager Don Sweeney was attempting to rebuild on the fly had as good a chance of becoming a real threat to win the Stanley Cup was pretty much the equivalent of my hopes of adding to the local...
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NHL’s playoff system further lessens the importance of the regular season for teams like the Bruins and the Maple Leafs

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer If Saturday afternoon’s sleepwalking 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers at TD Garden didn’t speak to the wariness of the Bruins who are playing out the string – with a six-point advantage over the Toronto Maple Leafs for home-ice advantage with only four games left to play in the regular season – I’m not sure what can. Head coach Bruce...
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Barring injuries, Bruins fans should expect nothing less than a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals this spring

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Following their drubbing of a punchless Panthers team in Sunrise Florida on Saturday night, the Bruins punched their ticket to the NHL playoffs with their second consecutive 100-plus point season under head coach Bruce Cassidy. The road win featured the 200th goal from the newly resigned B’s captain Zdeno Chara, who is now guaranteed to celebrate his 43rd birthday in...
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Time to pump the brakes on the Bruins win over the Bolts

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Less than a week removed from the NHL’s trade deadline – after which the Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was pretty much roundly criticized for his inability to add a big name like Mark Stone and Wayne Simmonds to help his team’s previously pathetic secondary scoring – Thursday night’s win by the B’s at the TD Garden...
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