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BHN Daily: Bruins’ Third Line May Hit NHL Trade Market This Summer



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So far, a strong argument could be made that the Boston Bruins have reaped the benefits of their NHL Trade Deadline acquisitions more than any other NHL team but will those trades force Bruins General manager Don Sweeney to trade one or more of the forwards currently playing on the third line?

Did the Boston Bruins simply hit the proverbial wall again in their 6-4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres Thursday?

Former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is slowly reentering the hockey world after recovering from a traumatic brain injury near the end of his storied NHL career.

That and more in the Boston Hockey Now Daily!


The additions of forwards Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar as well as defenseman Mike Reilly before the NHL Trade Deadline appeared to rejuvenate a stagnant offense for the Bruins who went on a six-game win streak after those players arrived. However, the Bruins may pay a bigger price than they did before the NHL Trade Deadline and be forced to move one or more of Jake DeBrusk, Charlie Coyle, and Nick Ritchie in the offseason. (Boston Hockey Now)

My partner-in-crime, Joe Haggerty, wonders if the Bruins are once again hitting that proverbial wall after going 6-1-0 since the April 12 NHL Trade Deadline. (Boston Hockey Now)

Can the Bruins get back on track in Pittsburgh today in the first of two crucial games against the Penguins? (Boston Hockey Now)

The head of National Hockey Now and Pittsburgh Hockey Now, Dan Kingerski, thinks the Bruins will do just that. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)



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2011 Stanley Cup Champion, Conn Smythe, and Vezina winner Tim Thomas is slowly re-entering the hockey world via an NFT commemorating the Bruins Stanley Cup win ten years ago. Again, a difficult and deeper look into what Thomas went through after his career ended seven years ago. (The Athletic)

Former Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara racked another milestone Saturday night in the arena it all began for him in the NHL. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

Another of Thomas’ former Bruins teammates and former B’s defenseman Mark Stuart is entering the coaching ranks. (Boston Hockey Now)

Another former Bruin is trying to get his team into playoff mode. (TSN)

FOBHN (Friend of Boston Hockey Now) Don Brennan takes a deeper look into a blockbuster trade that got in just before the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline. (Ottawa Sun)

Finally, Happy 81st birthday to actor Al Pacino!


With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, 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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