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 […]


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 […]


Bruins Place Anton Khudobin On Waivers.

While nothing has been stated by the Bruins yet, Chris Johnston tweeted this out moments ago: In the newest episode of ‘The Optional Skate’, we spoke about the Bruins issues with the back-up goaltending and how a change needed to be made. Clearly the Bruins were listening. If Khudobin is claimed, it would make an […]

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his NHL hockey game-winning goal with teammate Patrice Bergeron (37) during the overtime session against the  Buffalo Sabres Thursday, Oct., 30, 2014, in  Buffalo , N.Y. Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

A Look At Boston’s Offensive Troubles

The Boston Bruins have done a complete 180° from the team we watched in 2015-2016. Last season, the Bruins scored at will but had troubles keeping pucks out of their own net (and zone, it isn’t all just a goaltending problem). This year, the Bruins are doing an admirable job of keeping the puck out […]


The Optional Skate EP 14: The Little Birds of Boston

Welcome to The Optional Skate EP 14: The Little Birds of Boston! Greg, Jon and Robb are back to talk about the Bruins goaltending woes. Wait, what? YES! The Bruins are getting horrible contributions from their backup goaltending. Anton Khudobin is 1-5-1 with a 3.06 GAA and a .918 SV%. Speaking of horrible contributions: Twitter! The […]


Preview 37: Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets. That Fucking Cannon.

What a real kick in the teeth when coming back from your mandated holiday break. Instead of coming back to a broken spoke like Colorado or the Islanders, the Bruins have to fly out to Columbus and take on a god damn wagon. The Blue Jackets are the hottest team in the NHL right now. […]


Deck The Garden. BRUINS LOSE.

Deck the Garden with the Bruins, Fa la la la la la la la! McQuaid’s out there, please don’t ruin, Fa la la la la la la la! Praise to Bobby, we have Bergy, Fa la la la la la la la! Shoot it often, score real early, Fa la la la la la la la! Holy shit, Marchand’s amazing, Fa […]


The Optional Skate EP 13: Talking Carolina Hurricanes with Section 328’s Derek Roessler

Welcome back to “The Optional Skate”! We are sitting down with Section 328’s Derek Roessler to talk about the Carolina Hurricanes and how they stack up against the Boston Bruins in our ‘Marquee Matchup’. Pez also goes on a Noah Hanifin love session because he’s a position queen and loves himself some defensemen. We also […]


31. Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins. Defend The Wall.

The wall being Tuukka Rask. The Bruins are going to have to be at their very best when it comes to playing defense tonight. The Pittsburgh Penguins are the hottest team in the NHL at this point in the season – no ifs, ands or buts about it. Check this out: That’s absurd. The Penguins […]


No Suspension For Torey Krug.

Torey Krug hit Andrew Shaw so hard that Krug is going to smell like boiled hot dogs for a week. The hit has raised the ire of Canadiens fans and some of hockeytwitter in general. There was no penalty on the play but Alexei Emelin felt the need to get involved. Despite all of that, […]


Bruins Taking So Many L’s, You’d Think They Were Tomi Lahren’s Twitter.

Author’s Note: This recap is salty as fuck. If you can’t handle copious amounts of salt, rage gifs, call-outs and being mean to Bruins players – please move on. Actually, I’m not that mean to them. But I am frustrated. So deal.  I can’t wait for the fucking hate mail to roll in after that […]