2012

» Vesey, Grzelcyk come 'full circle' with Team USA in Ufa Fifteen years ago, they skated together on their first organized hockey team. Now, Jim Vesey and Matt Grzelcyk are on the Team USA final roster preparing to compete in the 2013 World Junior Championship.

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Oleksiak making an impact Even though it didn’t show up in the box score, former Northeastern d-man Jamie Oleksiak played another effective game for the Texas Stars.

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Walker, Monsters down Texas The Stars gave their fans a barnburner of a hockey game Saturday, but Connecticut native Luke Walker and Lake Erie earned a 5-4 shootout win.

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Aucoin leading way for Marlies Veteran Keith Aucoin (Chelmsford, Mass.) just turned 34 and is getting long in the tooth, but he remains a productive AHL player

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Nyquist has big night Kirk Luedeke offers up his Texas take, focusing on the New England connections in Saturday's game between the Stars and Griffins.

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Pock's veteran presence felt NEHJ's Kirk Luedeke offers up his Texas take, focusing on the New England connections from Sunday's AHL tilt between the Stars and Monsters.

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» Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 10-1 Kirk Luedeke's countdown concludes, as he unveils the top ten prospects in the Bruins' system today.

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» Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 20-11 Kirk Luedeke's countdown of the Bruins' top 30 prospects continues.

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» Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 30-21 With the NHL Draft, development camp and most signings now done, it's time to re-rank the Boston Bruins prospects for the 2012-13 season.

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» B's buddies Spooner, Knight aim to achieve NHL dream Close friends Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight have contrasting styles, but both share the same goal: reaching the NHL with the Bruins.

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» Defense doesn't rest: Grzelcyk, Trotman prepping for season Summer preparations for the 2012-13 campaign are in high gear for Bruins prospects Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) and Zach Trotman.

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» Grading the Bruins' 2012 draft With the 2012 NHL Draft in the books, it’s time to grade the B's efforts and do some quick analysis on what the future might hold for the newest players in the system.

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» B's add to depth, but draftees won't make immediate impact The Bruins selected a wide array of players at this year's draft, but none who appear to be options for the team for at least three years or more.

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» Twelve New Englanders selected at NHL Draft New England was well-represented at this year's draft, as a dozen of the region's natives were selected.

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» Bruins grab goalie Malcolm Subban, fuel rivalry with Habs The B's selected netminder Malcolm Subban -- the younger brother of Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban -- in the first round of the NHL draft.

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» Bruins may stand pat with 24th pick Peter Chiarelli said there was a 20 percent chance the Bruins might be able to move up, but it looks like they'll be sticking with the 24th pick in the first round.

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» 2012 NHL Draft: Later options for the Bruins With only five total draft picks, the Bruins will have to find value later on in a pool that has decidedly mixed reviews in terms of depth and quality.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Brendan Gaunce, Stefan Matteau If the Bruins are looking for more power at the forward position in the first round, Brendan Gaunce and Stefan Matteau are legitimate options.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Jordan Schmaltz For teams in need of a mobile, puck-moving defenseman at a bargain rate, the Green Bay Gamblers' Jordan Schmaltz could fit the bill.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Oscar Dansk The B's haven't had great luck with goalies in the first round, but could the team roll the dice on Swedish netminder Oscar Dansk at this year's draft?

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Lukas Sutter When it comes to bloodlines and the 2012 NHL Draft, names don’t come with much more recognition than that of Saskatoon center Lukas Sutter.

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» From NEHJ: Vesey tops deep class of regional prospects Coming off of what was one of the thinnest New England-area draft crops in recent memory a year ago, the 2012 class boasts solid depth.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Ludvig Byström and Pontus Åberg It's been 12 years since the Bruins took a Swedish player in the first round. One of Ludvig Byström or Pontus Åberg may change that.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Derrick Pouliot Portland Winterhawks blueliner Derrick Pouliot is yet another player in what is a strong class of defensemen in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Tanner Pearson If NHL clubs are looking for a late-bloomer who could pay immediate dividends, Barrie Colts forward Tanner Pearson just might be their guy.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Nic Kerdiles An element of unpredictability is why draft rankings are split over U.S. NTDP forward Nic Kerdiles, who came into the year as a surefire first-rounder.

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» Combine rumor: Are the B's looking to trade up at the draft? It may take some maneuvering on the draft board to get things done for Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Phil Di Giuseppe If behind-the-scenes talk among scouts is true, University of Michigan winger Phil Di Giuseppe should be a first-round pick at this year's draft.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Matt Finn There aren’t many players who elevated their stock more than Guelph Storm defenseman Matt Finn for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Brady Skjei If you’re of the belief that the Bruins need to add defensive depth, then Brady Skjei could be in the club’s wheelhouse for the 2012 NHL Draft.

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» B's prospect Khokhlachev weighs options for KHL Bruins 2011 second-round draft pick Alexander Khokhlachev may be making a return to the Motherland next season if reports out of Windsor are true.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Dalton Thrower If NHL teams are looking to add smarts, toughness and character, Saskatoon d-man Dalton Thrower could one of the better options at the 2012 draft.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Scott Kosmachuk Reviews may be mixed on Guelph's Scott Kosmachuk, but the hard-nosed, high-scoring forward has plenty of attributes the Bruins covet.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Mark Jankowski Sometimes, it pays to fly under the radar. Just ask Providence College recruit and 2012 NHL Entry Draft riser Mark Jankowski.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Scott Laughton Oshawa Generals center Scott Laughton is living proof that you can overcome a tough start with a strong finish.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Matt Grzelcyk Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) is one of the best 2012 NHL Entry Draft prospects no one is talking about.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Robbie Baillargeon His Twitter handle is "MysteryMan93" but Indiana Ice forward Robbie Baillargeon (Enfield, Conn.) is a mystery no more to NHL draft watchers.

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» With injury woes behind him, scouts still crazy for Koekkoek Peterborough Petes d-man Slater Koekkoek hasn't played hockey since November, but his stock isn't expected to take a big hit at the 2012 NHL Draft.

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» 2011-12 Boston Bruins prospects roundup Kirk Luedeke offers a final roundup of the B's prospects, featuring his top 15 players in the pipeline and NEHJ's 2012 Bruins Prospect Awards.

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» Could Bruins add power with Whalers' Wilson? With NHL teams on the lookout for the next legitimate power forward in the mold of Milan Lucic, it comes as no surprise that Plymouth Whalers winger Tom Wilson tops the list when it comes to 2012 draft eligibles who best resemble Boston’s bruiser.

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» The story behind the Boston Bruins challenge coin Creator of the "jacket" and "chain" traditions, B's d-man Andrew Ference established a new team-bonding item this season: the challenge coin.

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» B's Lucic tunes out distractions Boston Bruins power winger Milan Lucic is no stranger to playoff controversy, having gone through what Nicklas Backstrom is dealing with.

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» Bruins look to take commanding lead back to Boston The B's have a chance to take a big lead in their best-of-seven series against the Capitals when the teams meet up for Game 4 Thursday.

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» Bruins never panicked, found way to win see-saw affair In a back-and-forth game that seemed destined for overtime, the Bruins knew what they had to do to win. Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara helped make it happen.

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» Krejci confident line will have bigger impact in Game 3 Bruins center David Krejci expects the struggles of he and linemates Rich Peverley and Milan Lucic to come to an end soon.

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» Prospect roundup: Florek gives P-Bruins a boost Former Northern Michigan University captain Justin Florek had an immediate impact for Providence after inking an entry-level deal with the B's.

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» Bruins sign Michigan State's Krug The B's continued their work on adding organizational depth, reportedly agreeing to terms with Michigan State University standout offensive defenseman Torey Krug.

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» Bruins ink Lake Superior star defenseman Trotman Although an official announcement is still pending, the Boston Bruins have signed Lake Superior State's Zach Trotman to a three-year entry level contract.

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» Prospect roundup: Camper's sixth sense keying success Kirk Luedeke catches you up on all the Bruins prospects, including recent call-up Carter Camper.

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» Boston Bruins prospect roundup Kirk Luedeke catches you up on all the Bruins prospects across NCAA hockey, the CHL and beyond.

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» Starting Schneider a pragmatic, not sentimental choice Ever since Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault named backup Cory Schneider (Marblehead, Mass.) his starter for the long-anticipated first match between the 2011 Stanley Cup finalists, there has been no shortage of people chalking up the choice to Schneider’s Boston roots. Wrong. Try again.

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» December Bruins Prospect of the Month: Alexander Khokhlachev It has been a solid run for Boston Bruins prospects in the OHL during the 2011-12 season. For the third consecutive month, a player out of Ontario major junior in the CHL has captured New England Hockey Journal Prospect of the Month honors. December’s top prospect for the B’s is Windsor Spitfires center Alexander Khokhlachev.

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» Report: B’s prospect Spooner to Sarnia Sting The New England Hockey Journal has learned from a source that the rumored trade sending center Ryan Spooner to the OHL’s Sarnia Sting is a reality. The trade has been agreed upon by all parties, however, the official announcement is still pending.

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» 2012 NHL Entry Draft Watchlist: Got D? The 2012 NHL Entry Draft is shaping up to be one of the strongest classes for defensemen in history, and that does not even take into account several sterling forwards expected to be at the top of it all next June.

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