Author: @sourcefrias

Middleton’s Number 16 is Headed to the Garden Rafters

Nifty’s #16 Is Being Retired Bruins fans and media have been wondering who would be the next Bruins player to have his number retired. On July 31st, Bruins President Cam Neely made the call to Richard D. Middleton to announce he would be the next to have that honor. How Middleton Stacks up in Bruins History The right-winger played 12 seasons for Boston, scoring 402 goals with 496 assists for 898 points. He had five straight seasons with at least 40 goals. He is currently fourth on the Bruins’ all-time scoring list, behind Bourque, Bucyk and Esposito. Middleton’s #16 is...

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Juventus Beat MLS All-Stars

Italian Champions Juventus beat the best of MLS in a shoot-out. Before a crowd of 72,317 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Juventus was victorious 5-3 in the shoot-out after the game ended 1-1 in regulation. Andrea Favilli of Juventus began the scoring in the 21st minute, heading in a cross by Matheus Pereira. The MLS All-Stars then evened the game in the 26th minute when Josef Martinez the MLS’s leading scorer and game MVP beat Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny to make it 1-1. It was the second straight year that the MLS All-Star Game ended in a 1-1 draw and had...

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2018 BOURQUE GOLF – Celebrity Tournament

Here is your chance to golf with Ray Bourque and other Boston sports greats.  Bourque Golf is a celebrity golf tournament hosted by NHL Hall of Famer Ray Bourque. The event is held every year to help the Bourque Family Foundation raise money for charitable and educational endeavors, spanning all different organizations, people, and communities. Participants at the tournament are treated to an entire day of golf with celebrity hosts, food, and auctions. Bourque Golf 2018 Bourque hosts his celebrity golf tournament in conjunction with the Celebrities for Charity Foundation. This year’s event on August 30th at The Golf Club of New...

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World Cup Quarterfinals Preview and Predictions

There are only eight teams left as the battle for world supremacy continues. Will we see two teams in the final that no expects like Russia and Belgium, or will it be two powerhouses like England and Brazil? Here are the matchups and my choices of who advances to the semifinals. France vs. Uruguay Both teams are playing strong at the right time. However, Uruguay’s Cavani isn’t at 100%, and that could be a factor in their game plan. Meanwhile, France is a very focused team and with everyone rallying around Mbappe, anything but a championship will be a failure. Verdict: France will get...

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Recapping the World Cup Round of 16

This World Cup has been nothing but surprises and the Round of 16 games were no different. The road ended abruptly for both Ronaldo and Messi fans. The team many expected to win it all were ousted by the host nation. There some familiar names still remaining, as well as others who are battling to win it for the first time. Let’s Break it Down France vs Argentina In one of the most entertaining games so far of the tournament, France prevailed after taking an early lead. Even after Argentina fought back to take a 2-1 lead, Mbappe took...

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Bruins Attack Free Agency Day in the NHL

The Bruins have lost out on the Tavares sweepstakes, as he decided to fulfill a childhood dream of playing for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs on Canada Day. Let’s take a look at the moves that Boston has made in this chaotic first day of NHL’s free agency period. PLAYERS ON THE MOVE  Anton Khudobin Dobby was looking to get a raise, but the Bruins’ brass decided they wanted someone with more experience. He has now signed on with the Dallas Stars. Riley Nash He was a factor in the Bruins success last season, being a solid option in...

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WORLD CUP – Knockout Stage Preview and Predictions

                    Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and Kane big names in Europe-South America who dominate the big stage. Of the 20 previous World Cups, Europe has lifted the trophy 11 times and South America nine. The world awaits, as they dream of a Ronaldo-Messi matchup and will Spain and Brazil dominate as they have before? France and Uruguay have had a good tournament but both Portugal and Argentina have struggled to get in gear. Spain and host team Russia both have shown signs of brilliance, as Croatia and Denmark have also had a...

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BRUINS SCHEDULE: Important Games to Highlight

  When the NHL schedule was announced, it was an exciting time for fans and teams alike to make sure dates were circled and highlighted. The TD Garden ice is ready and it’s getting close to hockey time in Boston. Here are some important games on the schedule.  Oct. 3 at Washington The Bruins open the NHL season as opponents against defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Washington Capitals, as their banner gets raised to the rafters. Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa The Bruins for the first time have their regular season opener as a matinee game on Columbus Day. Oct. 27 vs....

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Boston Bruins 2018 Development Camp

The Bruins Development Camp is here, and it’s only a matter of time before the veterans show up for some preseason games. The Bruins’ preseason will begin to take shape. Their Rookie Camp will run from Tuesday, June 26 – Friday, June 29 at Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Massachusetts. This year’s Development Camp roster features 29 players, including 16 forwards, ten defensemen, and three goaltenders. The roster includes 18 players within the Bruins organization and 11 players who will attend on an invite basis. Forwards: Martin Bakos, Stephen Baylis, Jack Becker, Henry Bowlby, Mitchell Fossier, Curtis Hall, Joona Koppanen,...

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Charlie McAvoy – Next Bruins Superstar

Charlie McAvoy is looking like the next Bruins superstar and foundation defenseman. We can go all the way back to the 70s to see the all the great defensemen the Bruins enjoyed. Orr , Bourque and Chara. We were able to experience one of the greatest, if not the greatest player of all time, in Bobby Orr. He won the Norris Trophy as best defenseman eight times and won the Stanley Cup twice during the 70s era. Orr then passed it on to Brad Park, who was just keeping the seat warm for Ray Bourque, the true leader of the blue...

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2018 NHL Award Winners

The NHL Awards celebrated its ninth season in Las Vegas this summer. Here are the players that brought home some hardware. The Bruins were represented by Head Coach Bruce Cassidy and Patrice Bergeron. The most emotional and memorable part of the night was when the Humboldt Broncos reunited on stage to give the Willie O’Ree Award to their head coach, who did not survive the crash. Hart Trophy — League MVP. Taylor Hall beat out Anze Kopitar and Nathan MacKinnon for this award. Vezina Trophy — Best Goaltender. Pekka Rinne was awarded the trophy over Connor Hellebuyck and Andrei...

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Stanley Cup Final – Game 5 Recap

The Washington Capitals Won the Stanley Cup After 44 seasons, the Capitals are finally the best team in hockey. Game 5 last night was deadlocked until the third period. Eller scored late to give the Caps a 4-3 win to win the series 4-1. It was the Capitals’ fourth consecutive victory over the Golden Knights, whose incredible inaugural season finally ended in the desert in the Stanley Cup Final. Vegas pulled the goalie in the final two minutes, but could not muster any pressure on Holtby. The Golden Knights may not have won the Stanley Cup, but their inaugural...

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Stanley Cup Final – Game 4 Recap

Washington Is Rolling and Vegas Is Crumbling as the Caps Win 6-2. The Washington Capitals are now one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history. However, they still must pass their biggest test to date to finally put away past failures. The Golden Knights played desperately and outchanced the Capitals by a wide margin. However, they missed a glorious chance after Neal hit the post on a wide open net, and the momentum seemed to change from that point on. Washington survived the onslaught and were finally able to score and led...

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Stanley Cup Final – Game 3 Recap

Capitals Flying High Over Knights, Leading 2-1 in Stanley Cup Final Washington Capitals Beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Saturday Night For the first time since 1998 the Capitals hosted a Stanley Cup game, and their stars Ovechkin and Kuznetsov didn’t disappoint. The game was Washington’s first ever win on home ice during a Stanley Cup Final. Kuznetsov was a game-time decision, but he looked fine and after scoring. He even did his bird-flapping celebration as Ovechkin screamed on the bench. Kuznetsov now leads all players with 27 points in the NHL playoffs. Holtby stopped 21 of the...

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