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The Patriots And Bruins Have Been Mortgaging Today For A Distant Tomorrow

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Back in July, if I told you the Patriots would trade Logan Mankins (for a tight end the Pats don’t throw to), their best offensive lineman and the Bruins would trade Johnny Boychuk (for some 2nd round picks in ’15 & ’16), a top three defenseman, you would think I was smoking an illegal substance. Well it looks like Bill Belichick and Peter Chiarelli have been smoking the whacky tobacky. These two trades were made planning for tomorrow instead of trying to win today.

Both Logan Mankins and Johnny Boychuk probably would not be wearing the Flying Elvis or Spoked B come 2015, but why not try to win now with an aging Tom Brady and Zdeno Chara? It now seems that the championship windows of both of these franchises may be closing quicker than their fans would want to admit or stomach. The Patriots may have a disgruntled Tom Brady on their hands and the Bruins have their “core” intact (minus Boychuk now) but the rest of the supporting cast is not good enough to compete with the iron of the NHL.

Mankins and Boychuk are just two of many bewildering and dumbfounding moves made by “the Hoodie” and PC. Here is a quick list of the head scratchers of both teams:

Patriots

  •  Allowing Wes Welker to walk
  •  Allowing Danny Woodhead to walk
  •  Signing Danny “They won’t throw to me” Amendola
  •  Undervaluing Emmanuel Sanders
  • Leaving Aaron Dobson inactive for 3 out of 4 games
  • Cutting Kenbrell Thompkins (who Brady actually TRUSTS)

These moves have left Tom Brady with no one to throw to outside Julian Edelman and a half powered Rob Gronkowski. This is of course if he has any time to throw with the turnstile of an offensive in front of him. Instead of surrounding a future Hall of famer with an arsenal of weapons (hello Peyton Manning), Brady is given the scraps from the bargain bin.

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State Of The Bruins’ D Following Johnny Boychuk Trade

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Adam McQuaid could see an increased role on the Bruins now that Johnny Boychuk has been dealt.

On Saturday afternoon, the Bruins pulled the trigger on what many thought would have come sooner than it did. They traded 30-year-old defenseman, Johnny Boychuk, to the Islanders in exchange for three draft picks. Although the shakeup on the blue line has come less than a week before the regular-season opener on Wednesday, the B’s are not in a terrible position when it comes to filling the hole left by one of their top players and biggest leaders.



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They have young defensemen with NHL skills, size and experience who could slide in and fill the void. The likes of Torey Krug, Kevan Miller and Matt Bartkowski may all see increased responsibility with the Black and Gold.

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Behold The Bobby Orr Postage Stamp (PHOTO)

Yes, finally there is a Bobby Orr postage stamp

Bobby Orr Postage Stamp

 Unfortunately, for us Bruins fans in the United States, it’s only available in Canada. Orr joins 5 other Hall of Fame blue liners, Tim Horton, Pierre Pilote, Red Kelly, Doug Harvey and Harry Howell on the Canadian stamps.

Damn that is beautiful, now how the hell do I get one!

Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Boston Bruins Reddit!

The Awesome Jeffy Poo Gets You Fired Up For Bruins Hockey! (VIDEO)

Awesome Jeffy Poo

Who is the Awesome Jeffy Poo you ask? He is a passionate Bruins fan with some SWEET Black & Gold gloves.

The Gloves DON’T LIE people!

He is about to get you fired up for another season of Boston Bruins hockey!

Are you ready?!?!

Seriously, I have no f’n idea what that was. He is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan too, so that might explain it.

I really don’t know what is going on at all, perhaps he just likes the colors Black & Gold?

Well thanks Awesome Jeffy Poo….I am fired up for Bruins hockey now…..I think…..

What Is Better Than The Bruins & Donuts? Well This….(PHOTO)

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In New England, you can’t much better than the Bruins & donuts. Well in this case, you can.

This has to be the most tastiest and most fattening Bruins Spoked B ever.

And it’s GLORIOUS!

Great job Union Square Donuts!

B’s Beat: Four Questions Heading Into Bruins Training Camp

Bruins Training Camp

Rejoice Bruins’ fans, the hockey season is almost upon us! The B’s opened up training camp yesterday and I am faithfully here to provide you with four important questions to keep track of throughout camp.

When are the Bruins going to re-sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith?



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Ah the big one. Before I begin I should probably get this out of the way first: The B’s are not going to trade either one of them, it isn’t going to happen. Don’t believe me? Here is a quote from General Manager Peter Chiarelli during last night’s state of the Bruins meeting with season ticket holders:

“My intention is to have these players playing for the Bruins, and they’re not going anywhere, so I can tell you that and it’s just a matter of working through these things.”

Now it is easy to say that we have heard this type of lip service, but I believe him. Krug and Smith don’t have any leverage. They can’t sign anywhere else, and holding out is honestly hurting themselves as they will lack the necessary preparation for the upcoming season. The B’s obviously want them under contract, but don’t necessarily have the cap space to do so right this second. These two are going to be in the black and gold this season and many others after that. It’s just a matter of making a trade to clear some space to sign them, which leads me to my next question…

Who are the Bruins going to trade to clear some cap space?

Before you start screaming at your computer “Chris Kelly, Adam McQuaid, Jordan Caron, and Matt Bartkowski!”, remember that these aren’t hot trade chips that every team is clamoring for. Both Chris Kelly and Adam McQuaid are coming off of substantial injuries and are going to need to prove that they can still play to build up their trade value again. Caron is literally a throw in to any trade the B’s make, I believe he can be a serviceable bottom six forward given a fresh start somewhere, but he’s done in Boston. We know, he knows it, and potential trade partners know it.

Bartkowski is a worthy trade chip, but his value might be limited due to his pretty terrible playoff performance last season. I believe he is on the outs in Boston and the B’s are looking for the best possible options before pulling the trigger, even if it means some important young players are without new deals. The other possibility is Johnny Boychuk who could simultaneously give the team its biggest cap relief, and garner the best return. However it appears as if it is a last resort, as it seems as if the team wants to retain him for one last run. This situation will be resolved soon, so stay tuned.

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