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BHN Daily: Can Boston Bruins And Rangers Reignite Their Rivalry?

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Can the condensed schedule and realigned divisions reignite the Boston Bruins-New York Rangers rivalry?

Look out NHL! The Bruins are getting healthier.

How much cap space do the Boston Bruins have right now and how the hell do we figure that out?

That and more in the latest BHN Daily!

 

There was a time when the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins were bitter rivals and former Bruins and Rangers defenseman Brad Park was able to experience both sides of that rivalry. As Park notes to FOBHN Dave Stubbs though, even with the two teams set to kick off eight games against each other with their first tilt of the season Wednesday, it will be difficult to muster up the hate again. (NHL)

The Boston Bruins are getting healthy as they will get two key players back for tomorrow night’s battle with the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. (Boston Hockey Now)

As if the NHL salary cap and CBA wasn’t difficult enough for the not so good at math folks like yours truly, now with a 56-game season and the taxi squad I feel like I’m back in school trying to pass Calculus class again. Thankfully, FOBHN Dominic Tiano recently did a great job of breaking things down and provided some good news on the Boston Bruins’ cap situation. (Scouting Post)

The Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals game slated for 6 PM tonight was postponed due to COVID protocol Tuesday morning. The Bruins, who already had another game postponed on Monday, could very well be affected by the current COVID outbreak with the Flyers. The last team they played was the Flyers, this past Friday and the B’s are scheduled to play outdoors at Lake Tahoe on February 21. (ESPN)

That rumored Sam Bennett for Tony DeAngelo trade between the New York Rangers and Calgary Flames appears to be on hold and if Bennett clicks with his new linemates in Calgary, the trade may not happen at all. (Sportsnet)

It’s becoming comical how so many continue to overreact every time John Tortorella benches a player in-game! In-game benchings happen every game, with every team and no player should be off-limits because of his star status. Media and fan-driven drama IMHO. Get over it! (ESPN)

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There’s a pretty cool story going on in Montreal as 33-year-old defenseman Jeff Petry is finally reaching his potential and becoming an early Norris Trophy favorite. FOBHN, Eric Engels wrote a great piece on how Petry has gotten over the mental hump and how former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens played a role. (Sportsnet)

Finally, welcome to the National Hockey Now network Ryan Gilbert and Philadelphia Hockey Now! (Philadelphia Hockey Now)

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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