There was a different feeling in the air before the Bruins’ last game. Claude Julien was on the chopping block and it seemed to be a certain thing that he’d be gone. In fact, I was prepared to write a whole thing about his being fired and what that meant for today’s game and all […]


49. Blackhawks At Bruins: Looking For Optimism? Keep Looking

Really, what is left to say at this point?  The effort against the Islanders was inexcusable.  The loss against Detroit after having two 3 goal leads was worse.  I’ve heard excuses ranging from schedule, to coaching, to talent, to effort and so on.  The truth probably lays somewhere in the middle of all that: -The Bruins […]


That Was Highly Unnecessary. BRUINS LOSE.

I feel I have done a decent enough job this season of keeping my cool. I’ve been calm when I could have ranted for days. I have been silly when I could have raged against all the machines. But the state of this team tonight was a clusterfuck of sheer stupidity and nonsense and I […]


DOY’s ‘The Optional Skate’ Episode 15: Possession Matters!

Recorded January 11, 2017.  Episode 15 is here and we’re spending a large chunk of it talking about scoring goals! The Bruins scoring woes have seemingly ended! The Bruins, the best possession team in the NHL, have scored 3+ goals for multiple games in a row and it seems the law of averages is finally […]


48. Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings. Something’s Gotta Give.

The games are starting to pile up for the Bruins and the games in hand are becoming more and more worrisome when you look at teams like Toronto (5 games in hand, 1 point behind Boston) and Ottawa (5 games in hand, 1 point behind Boston). There are “must win” games on the schedule every […]


Why The Boston Bruins Shouldn’t Trade For Gabriel Landeskog

I can’t fucking believe I have to write this. I feel like this should be an easy thing that Bruins fans look at and say “No, no thank you.” and move on with the rest of their hot takes, but here we are. Last night, Adrian Dater tweeted that Brandon Carlo was back in play […]


47: Islanders @ Bruins. For Shame, Garth Snow.

Remember last year when the Islanders won a playoff series for the first time since Kurt Cobain was still alive? Then Garth Snow tried to replace Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen with Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera, brought in 87-year-old P.A. Parenteau (waiving him before playing a single game), and signed Cal Clutterbuck to a […]


Not So Sunny Now Is It, Philadelphia? BRUINS WIN!!!

Someone needs to send social services to check on the Flyers because they’ve just been straight up abused by the Bruins this afternoon. Final score? 6-3. Yes, you read that right. The Bruins managed to score 6 goals this game. I really like this trend of them scoring more than two goals in a game […]


-Bruins lost a close one to a decent Nashville team. Can’t really be mad about that. But most of my thoughts about the game, good or bad, go out the window considering Rask might be hurt. Roman Josi, a very fine player, sent a rocket of a shot at Rask and Rask had to leave […]


45: Bruins @ Predators. Nashville Pushy.

I honestly have no idea how to explain the playoff picture in the East right now. This whole bye week nonsense has me feeling like a Russian mattress, only I’m more pissed off than pissed on. On pure points alone, the Bruins appear to have a semi-comfortable hold on the 2nd spot in the Atlantic. […]

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Despite the Blues making a comeback attempt, the Bruins managed to win the game tonight 5-3. The Bruins actually started really well which is a surprise because a majority of their recent starts have been similar to watching turtles meander through peanut butter. Three of their 5 goals came within the first period and they […]


44. Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues. The Roadie Continues.

44. Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues. The Roadie Continues The Bruins road trip continues as they head to St. Louis to take on the Blues. Normally road trips are a pain in the ass for teams but this Bruins teams seems to love playing away from the Garden. They’re currently 12-7-5 on the road […]


A Point Is Still A Point. Bruins Lose (In OT)!

Before we go into the recap, look at the standings: Last week I wrote that the Bruins were having some incredibly bad luck when it came to putting the puck in the net. I sited their possession numbers and informed everyone how they were the best possession team in the NHL and that they would […]