Hockey news a-Bruin’ for October 1st 2013.


Hockey’s finally here everyone! After a lockout, a compressed season, and a heartbreak in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Boston Bruins will be skating on home ice in order to again win the Eastern Conference and bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston. While we wait for our own bliss to arrive, here’s a look of what’s going on around the NHL.

Sep 26, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Boston Bruins forward

Patrice Bergeron

(37) is congratulated by teammate

Brad Marchand

(63), defenseman Kevan Miller (86), and defenseman

Torey Krug

(47) after scoring a Boston Bruins goal during the first period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Kessel would like to be paid eight million dollars next year. As soon as you stop laughing, you’ll read this article from Puck Daddy, and realize this lumber swinging joker is SERIOUS.

Hybrid Icing has been approved by the NHL players union. So, if you didn’t like it in the preseason, get ready to hunker down and loathe it during the 2013-14 season.

With the final roster for the Boston Bruins resolved, it was time to take the Bruins, old and new up for some ‘Bruins bonding’ time in Vermont. Joe Haggery (@HackswithHaggs) from talks about where the Bruins went, and what they’ll be doing to help them get to know each other in time for the start of the regular season.

Las Vegas is chiming in again with the latest series of odds for each NHL team to win the Stanley Cup this year. This time around, the Bruins have slipped a little. They are listed as 9-1 odds of winning it all and bringing the Stanley Cup back to Boston. Want to see who the favorite is?

A lot of people have predicted that the Boston Bruins will likely win the Atlantic Division this year. The retooled Bruins line should be able to handle any sort of firepower Detroit or the healthy Ottawa Senators can throw at them. Here’s a preview of what’s cooking in the division.

Here’s a quick look at all the NHL games that will be televised in the next few days, courtesy of our sister station Too Many Men on the Site.