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The Key Notes, Analytics, from Boston's Preseason Game vs Philly

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Boston Bruins travel to Philadelphia, to play game one of preseason. The Bruins lineup is highlighted by free agent signees Vinni Lettieri and A.J. Greer, while Philly includes the likes of Cam York and Wade Allison. Lines: Forwards: John Beecher, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, A.J. Greer, Joona Koppanen, Jakub Lauko, Vinni Lettieri, Fabian Lysell, Tomas Nosek, Oskar Steen, Jack Studnicka, Eduards Tralmaks, Chris Wagner Defensemen: Jack Ahcan, Connor Carrick, Josiah Didier, Dan Renouf, Kai Wissman, Nick Wolff, Jakub Zboril Goaltenders: Kyle Keyser, Keith Kinkaid Pre-Game Notes : Edward Tralmaks was scheduled to travel to Philly, but was pulled from the travelling squad after suffering a lower-body injury during morning skate Bruins name Keith Kinkaid as starter PP1: Lysell/Beecher/DeBrusk/Foligno/Zboril PP2: Ahcan/Steen/Studnicka/Lettieri/Nosek 1st Period Notes : A lot of scoring opportunities (2 open nets, 1 post) Notable improvement and confidence

NHL Rumors: Lysell Leads B's Prospects Defeat Sens, Demers PTO, Owen Beck, Tyson Foerster

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Lysell Leads B's Prospects Defeat Sens The 2022 Buffalo Sabres have finally started for the Bruins prospects. The B's started the tournament this afternoon against a stacked, highly rated Ottawa Senators team. Key pieces on the Sens prospect team include Tyler Boucher, Ridly Greig, and Jake Sanderson. B's Lines: F: Lauko-Merkulov-Lysell, Toporowski-Beecher-McLaughlin, Hardie-Hall-Poitras, Abate-Schuurman-Humphrey D: Callahan-Wissman, Brunet-Mast, Edward-Berglund G: Bussi, Dyck The Sens got off to an early lead as Shane Pinto snapped a power play goal by Bruins goaltender Brandon Bussi. Although just a bit later, Bruins college signee Marc McLaughlin tied the game up. Later on, Tyler Boucher, Dalyn Wakely, and a second Shane Pinto goal would score for the Senators. Boston responded

NHL Rumors: Bruins Prospect Tournament Roster, Matty Beniers, Rasmus Sandin, Simon Edvinsson

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Bruins Announce Prospect Tournament Roster The Boston Bruins have announced their roster for the upcoming Buffalo Sabres Prospect Tournament at the LECOM Harborcenter. The tournament is set to run for five days. The Bruins prospects will play against the Habs, Devils, Penguins, Senators, and Sabres prospects over the course of the tournament. Highlighting the offensive group is former first-round pick John Beecher. The former U-of-Michigan star signed to become a pro at the end of the prior NCAA season. Beecher is a player that will likely start the season in the AHL. The lengthy forward plays a physical, power forward-like game. 2021 first-round pick Fabian Lysell will also join the Bruins group at the LECOM Harborcenter. Lysell finished last season playing for the Vancouver Giants of the W

Fabian Lysell Likely to Start 2022-23 Season in Providence

Fabian Lysell is currently the top-rated prospect within the Boston Bruins organization. The Bruins, 21st overall selection, during the 2021 NHL Draft, left Sweden to play for the Vancouver Giants last season. With the Giants, Lysell showed similar play and talent to his time playing for Frolunda's J20 and J18 teams. With Vancouver of the WHL, Lysell put up 62 points in 53 games. Lysell played with pace for the Giants, he showed great speed and edge work. Lysell is a player that can be leithal on the rush, pushing the defencemen back and setting up a play for his teammates. Lysell is a player that plays with a lot of confidence, he is a competitor, that shows attitude and fight. The Bruins forward was one of the most dynamic players representing Team Sweden at the WJC. Team Sweden struggled to create offense, although Lysell finished the tournament with a bronze medal, and six points in seven games. With Team Sweden, Lysell smoothly transitioned out of his own zone and often skated

The Plans and Options for Nick Foligno

Nick Foligno is a polarising figure within the Boston Bruins fanbase. The Bruins brought Foligno in as an unrestricted free agent on July 28, 2021. The Bruins signed the veteran to a two-year contract worth $7,600,000. Foligno's completely underperformed for his Bruins team. The 34-year-old is likely declining due to his age and is likely to underperform next season too. Foligno was a fourth-liner for Boston last season, appearing in 64 games and scoring two goals. Yes, just two goals! Foligno did record 66 penalty minutes though, which some may say is positive. That's your call.   Let's be real: you don't sign a free agent an average of $3,800,000 to play eight minutes a night and score two goals in a season. So what are the potential options and plans for Nick Foligno and Boston? Let's start with the most unlikely option, which would be to completely buyout Foligno's contract. This option would save the Bruins $1,866,666 in cap this season, although they wo

Trent Frederic Should NOT be a Bruins Regular this Season

Trent Frederic is an interesting piece in the Bruins organization. Frederic was a former first round pick of the B's during the 2016 NHL Draft. And some may argue that he has yet to live up to the high expectations placed on him when he was selected 29th overall. Frederic is a player that brings physicality into the Bruins lineup. But his physicality comes with other consequences. Penalties! Frederic is a player notorious for getting unnecessary penalties. Does his physical play outweigh his dumb penalties? Definitely not! Frederic was eighth on the team in hits and was fourth on the team in penalty minutes. This led to Frederic being benched and scratched in the midst of the season. One shift for Trent Frederic after the interference penalty. Benched. — Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) May 5, 2022 Offensively, Frederic was not much better. In 60 games last season, he was only able to record eight goals and ten assists. For a former first-round pick, you'd definitely expect be

Fabian Lysell Dominates World Juniors Group Stage

Boston's Fabian Lysell was dominant throughout the group stage of the 2022 IIHF World Juniors Tournament. Lysell, from Gothenburg, Sweden, was selected 21st overall by the Boston Bruins during the 2021 NHL Draft. Lysell has proven to be at control at every single junior level. So it is not a surprise that he is dominating the WJC. This season, playing with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, Lysell put up a team high of 62 points in 53 games. He also produced tremendously in the playoffs, putting up 21 points in just 12 games. The Bruins' pick is playing a top offensive role for Team Sweden. Lysell is playing within the top-six and on the top power play unit for Sweden. It is also to be noted that Team Sweden is very stacked offensively. Lysell plays alongside the 14th overall selection, Isak Rosen.   Lysell has shown his ability to make plays with the puck. He sets up on his one-timer side on the powerplay and utilizes both his shooting and playmaking skills. that is an absolu

Time is only Hurting the Boston Bruins - Bergeron, Marchand, Krejci

The Boston Bruins are in the final stretches with their current team core. This will likely be their final push for the Stanley Cup, with captain Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and potentially even Brad Marchand in the same lineup. The last three members from the 2011 Stanley Cup winners, still playing for Boston. Both Bergeron and Krejci are UFA's by the end of the upcoming season.  The Bruins are one of the oldest teams in the entire NHL. They have been a staple in the playoffs ever since missing out during the 2016-2017 season. The Bruins even made it to the Stanley Cup final during the 2018-2019 season.   It is now or never for the core of the Boston Bruins. Time isn't slowing down, the Bruins are getting older, and like many professional sports, athletes tend to slow down as they age. After the upcoming 2022–23 season, it is likely that Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci may retire. Rumors speculated that Bergeron contemplated retirement this offseason. Bergeron turned 37-