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The Boston Bruins now expect to win when they prepare for games.

Local college prospects sign with their NHL clubs.

Chris Nilan shows his true colors in a classless tweet calling out Jonathan Drouin.

Boston Bruins

As my partner-in-scribe, Joe Haggerty wrote, there was a point this season where the 2021-22 Boston Bruins looked like a one and out team for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but now they’re the hottest team in the NHL and expect to win every night.

Erik Haula, Taylor Hall and Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist in a dominating Boston Bruins win over the Islanders Saturday.

Want to be in a Boston Bruins-themed commercial? Boston Casting is hiring Bruins fans to participate in their next project.

National Hockey Now

NYI: Brock Nelson was the only positive storyline for the New York Islanders to come from the 6-3 loss to the Boston Bruins.

Florida: The Florida Panthers are using their Canadian road trip to get acquainted with their new teammates.

Colorado: Our man in Denver, Adrian Dater, spoke to former Colorado Avalanche head coach Marc Crawford and former Detroit Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman on the anniversary of the famous 1997 brawl between the Wings and Av’s.

Vegas: Maybe that Evgenii Dadonov trade getting voided wasn’t such a bad thing for the Vegas Golden Knights?

Canada Hockey Now

Montreal: Is Montreal Canadiens winger Jonathan Drouin’s season over?

Calgary: The Calgary Flames Dolly Partoned the Edmonton Oilers in the latest episode of the Battle of Alberta.

Vancouver: Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller should be called ‘Money Miller’ because he is money every game.


The Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs will renew their rivalry on Tuesday night at TD Garden. Will Leafs forward William Nylander be in the lineup? One thing is for sure, he’s in head coach Sheldon Keefe’s doghouse right now after another lackluster performance in a 4-2 loss to the Canadiens Saturday.

Speaking of the Leafs, prior to their loss to the Habs in Montreal, they signed now-former Harvard forward Nicholas Abruzzese to a two-year, entry-level contract for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. The average annual value of the contract is $850,000.

The Ottawa Senators have signed defenseman Jake Sanderson to an entry-level contract. The Sens drafted the son of former NHLer Geoff Sanderson with the fifth overall pick at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.


Hall of fame puck scribe Larry Brooks takes New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello to task for not selling at the NHL Trade Deadline last week.

Finally, just an absolute classless and hypocritical tweet by former Montreal Canadiens and Bruins enforcer Chris Nilan on Sunday morning. Nilan called out Drouin for being injured again and urged him to ‘just stay home’ so he won’t get injured. Drouin has been limited to just 34 games this season due to a nagging wrist injury and this was after he missed the Canadiens’ run to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final due to mental health issues.

Nilan has presented himself as an advocate for anti-bullying and mental health awareness after he himself battled his own demons and substance abuse.





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