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  1. McDonald's ballot for NHL awards

    Joe McDonald

    As a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, I have the honor to vote on certain NHL awards. Here is the ballot I filed at the end of the 2013-2014 regular season (award winner in bold): HART TROPHY 1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Five reasons Bruins will win the Cup

    Joe McDonald

    The Boston Bruins finished the 2013-04 regular season as the best team in the NHL. They're a proven Stanley Cup contender and there are many reasons why they will win their second Cup championship in a four-year span. Here are the top five rea...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  3. Bruins give Habs something to think about

    Joe McDonald

    MONTREAL -- A season is not won or lost at the NHL's trade deadline. It's a general manager's job to improve his team, especially if that team is a Stanley Cup contender. The Boston Bruins have become a perennial Cup contender, so when GM Pet...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. B's want to keep rolling into Olympic break

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Less than a month ago, the Boston Bruins were dealing with one of their normal seasonal funks. There were 11 games remaining before the Olympic break, many of them against some formidable opponents. So Bruins coach Claude Juli...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  5. Return of Shawn Thornton from suspension will be 'huge' for Bosto...

    Joe McDonald

    After serving the final game of his 15-game suspension, Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton is eligible to return to the lineup against the San Jose Sharks Saturday night at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  6. Top 5 Bruins moments of 2013

    Joe McDonald

    Despite a 48-game, lockout-shortened season, the Boston Bruins accomplished quite a bit during 2013. The labor dispute between the NHL and the players' association ended in January and games began on Jan. 19. It didn't take long to notice, e...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  7. Some Christmas wishes for Bruins

    Joe McDonald

    In the spirit of the Christmas season, the Boston Bruins could use some added holiday cheer. The team has been dealt a lot of adversity this season, but has been able to maintain a level of success. After a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  8. Shawn Thornton of Boston Bruins appeals 15-game suspension

    Joe McDonald

    Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has appealed his current 15-game suspension for attacking and injuring Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7, agent Anton Thun told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  9. Cruising B's look to avoid the usual skid

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Boston Bruins enter the month of December with an impressive 18-7-2 record (38 points) for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. At the start of the season, the reigning conference champions set a goal to be in this spo...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  10. Bruins' OT win not all that satisfying

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- You can always count on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to be honest. No matter the outcome of any game, he'll give it to you straight. That was the case again after Boston defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  11. Bylsma: Krug getting Olympic attention

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Pittsburgh Penguins and Team USA head coach Dan Bylsma on Monday gave Bruins defenseman Torey Krug a strong endorsement for a possible spot on the men's hockey roster for the upcoming Winter Olympics. With the Penguins in town to fa...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  12. Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs renew rivalry in first meeting...

    Joe McDonald

    The B's and Leafs meet for the first time since Boston's Game 7 stunner.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  13. B's focused on raising their own banner

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The 2012-2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks raised their banner to the rafters at United Center on Tuesday night in a pregame ceremony that featured all the pomp and circumstance that comes with winning a title. The Blackhawks...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  14. Iginla, Eriksson fitting in with Bruins

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have been a close group for the last few seasons, and it didn't take long for newcomers Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson to fit in. The Bruins acquired Eriksson, along with prospects Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and J...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  15. Julien on new season, new mix of players

    Joe McDonald

    BOLTON, Mass. -- Some notes from Bruins coach Claude Julien prior to the team's annual golf tournament Monday morning: * During the organization's rookie development camp in July, Julien addressed many of the changes made by general manager Peter...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  16. Boston Bruins finally get their guy in Jarome Iginla

    Joe McDonald

    Trade snafu aside, the respect between Jarome Iginla and the B's never waned.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2013