Analysis

December 5, 2013
Bruins Report Card: Forwards
Here’s the second half of our Bruins report card, which looks back on the first third of the season for the Black and Gold’s wingers and centers.

December 2, 2013
Bruins Report Card: Goaltenders and defensemen
We're going the trimester route and grading the Bruins' performances through the first third of the 2013-14 NHL season.

October 1, 2013
Great Debate: Predicting the NHL's 2013-14 award winners
The NEHJ staff takes a stab at who will bring home the hardware at the end of the National Hockey League's upcoming campaign.

September 26, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Dennis Seidenberg
Mike Miccoli takes a look at what's in store this season for Dennis Seidenberg, the Bruins' oft-reliable, German rearguard.

September 23, 2013
Great Debate: Who will be the Bruins leading goal scorer?
The NEHJ staff debates which member of the Black and Gold will finish 2013-14 with the most tallies.

September 21, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Torey Krug
A scoring sensation during the 2013 playoffs, expectations are high for Torey Krug in his first full NHL season.

September 20, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Adam McQuaid
Adam McQuaid overcame a life-threatening blood clot to have a strong 2013 season. Now, with everything back to normal, what's next?

September 17, 2013
Great Debate: Who will be odd man out on 'D' for Bruins?
Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug are battling for two open spots on Boston's blue line. NEHJ debates who will land the gigs.

September 16, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Tuukka Rask
Our series of player previews continues with a look at Boston's No. 1 netminder.

September 16, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Milan Lucic
Which Milan Lucic will show up this year - the one that struggled through the 2013 regular season, or the one that was a playoff difference-maker?

September 14, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Brad Marchand
Brad Marchand's numbers have improved across the board in each of his first three full NHL seasons. What's in store in year four?

September 13, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Gregory Campbell
Our series of player previews continues today with a look at Boston's fourth-line center, Gregory Campbell.

September 12, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Dougie Hamilton
Could Dougie Hamilton possibly find himself outside of Boston's top six on the blue line?

September 10, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Johnny Boychuk
After a sensational performance during the playoffs, Ben Woodward expects Johnny Boychuk to have a career year this season.

September 9, 2013
Behind the B: Episode 1 review
The debut of the Bruins' new behind-the-scenes series aired Monday night. Here are Jesse Connolly's thoughts on the first episode.

September 9, 2013
Great Debate: The sanctity of jersey numbers
The NEHJ staff debates whether or not jersey numbers should be put right back into circulation when a player leaves.

September 5, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Zdeno Chara
Was Zdeno Chara's unraveling during the finals a sign of things to come? Jesse Connolly previews the Bruins captain's season.

September 4, 2013
2013-14 Bruins Player Preview: Daniel Paille
Mike Miccoli takes a look back at last season and what's in store in 2013-14 for Boston's Daniel Paille.

September 3, 2013
Great Debate: Free agents surprisingly still available
The NEHJ staff debates which NHL free agent they're most surprised is still out there waiting for a deal.

August 25, 2013
Great Debate: Who will be B's backup goalie opening night?
The NEHJ staff debates who should serve as the Bruins' No. 2 netminder behind Tuukka Rask in 2013-14.

August 16, 2013
Great Debate: Toughest team for Bruins to beat in Atlantic?
The NEHJ staff debates which team is the biggest threat to beat the Bruins out for the Atlantic Division title in 2013-14.

August 9, 2013
Great Debate: Who should fill B's alternate captain vacancy?
The B’s have a decision to make when it comes to their appointed leaders. NEHJ debates who should earn the 'A' with Andy Ference gone.

July 13, 2013
Will Bergeron finish career as the greatest lifelong Bruin?
After inking a new eight-year deal, Patrice Bergeron has set himself up to be a Bruin for his entire NHL career. Will he be the club's greatest lifer?

June 15, 2013
If 'safe is death,' Bruins should turn to Soderberg, not Caron
Jesse Connolly explains why he thinks the B's should "unleash the Swede" if Nathan Horton is out of the lineup for Game 2 against Chicago.

June 11, 2013
It's no wonder 2013 feels a lot like 2011 for Bruins fans
Jesse Connolly takes a look at the striking number of similarities between the B's Cup run in 2011 and their current quest for another championship.

April 30, 2013
Late-season slumps doom Stanley Cup hopes
Jesse Connolly takes a look back at the last 25 Cup winners and shares numbers that prove it's a bad idea to back into the postseason.

January 15, 2013
Ugly loss to Providence not the end of the world for B's
While the Bruins were anything but sharp in a 7-5 loss against their farm on Tuesday, their poor play is hardly a reason to be overly concerned just yet.

July 26, 2012
If plan is to return to NHL, Thomas needs to shut his mouth
With each zany, offensive Facebook post, Tim Thomas is further diminishing his chances of returning to the National Hockey League.

June 11, 2012
Analyzing the new multi-year deals for Campbell, Kelly
Bruins beat writer Jesse Connolly weighs in on the new contracts for centers Greg Campbell and Chris Kelly.

June 4, 2012
Free agent focus: Benoit Pouliot
Benoit Pouliot was certainly streaky last season, but he gave the Bruins great value with 16 goals. Is that enough to earn a new deal?

May 6, 2012
The Julien Effect: Examining the success of former Bruins
There's no denying that Claude Julien's system has made the B's a winning club, but has it kept certain players from reaching their full offensive potential?

May 3, 2012
The 50 most interesting stats from the '11-12 Bruins season
Beat writer Jesse Connolly has put together his list of the 50 most interesting stats to come from the Black and Gold's 2011-12 campaign.

April 27, 2012
Why I still like Tim Thomas in 2,300 words
With Tim Thomas' name still being dragged through the mud, beat writer Jesse Connolly shares why he's still a big fan of the B's quirky netminder.

April 11, 2012
Bruins Report Card: Final grades for forwards
Bruins beat writer Jesse Connolly wraps up his report card with final grades for all of Boston's forwards.

April 10, 2012
Bruins Report Card: Final grades for d-men, goalies, staff
With the regular season wrapped up, Jesse Connolly gives his final grades for the B's defensemen, goalies, coach and GM for the 2011-12 campaign.

March 24, 2012
Game 1,000 yet another feather Bruins' Chara can add to cap
In honor of Zdeno Chara playing in the 1,000th game of his NHL career tonight, this edition of The Numbers Game is dedicated to the behemoth defenseman.

March 5, 2012
The Numbers Game: Blocked shots bogging down offenses
The number of blocked shots are rising year after year, while goal totals are back near pre-lockout levels. Do the two go hand-in-hand?

February 6, 2012
The Numbers Game: B's on pace to best last year's numbers
Despite their recent struggles, the Bruins are still on pace to improve in a wide array of statistical areas from last year.