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Boston Bruins Recap: Bruins Get Screwed By Video Review Once Again



Bruin Continue to not win a home

Last night the Boston Bruins loss to the Ottawa Senators 1-0. Boston scored in the second but the Sens coach used his challenge it was determined that the play was offsides. Video review is ruining the game.

First Two Periods

There were no goal scored in the first 40 minutes of the game. Each team had plenty of chances including the Bruins goal-no-goal play. Brad Marchand had a great chance early on where he tried to slide the puck five-hole on the backhand but Craig Anderson steered it away. A little bit later Marshy had another great breakaway chance. I think Anderson knew he was going back hand because he sprawled out and was able to make the save. All Marshy had to do was flip the puck over Anderson and boom up 1-0. For some reason Marchand just shot it right into Anderson, maybe he was surprised at what Anderson did. That is still not an excuse for a player who scored nearly 40 goals in the regular season.

Then in the second the Bruins scored or so we all thought. Then the Sens coach used his challenge to challenge offsides. Noel Acciari was able to tip in a shot from Charlie McAvoy for the goal. Here in the video we can see that the play is offsides. The only problem I have is that the goal came 20 seconds after the missed offsides. Here are my issues with this challenge of the offsides:

  1. It takes way to long, If I can figure it out at home in 10 seconds then why can Toronto do the same. They have access to more angles than I do. So I would say put a time limit on the review.
  2. The offsides did not lead directly to a goal. If you ask me it should only be challenged if the offside is missed then bam a few seconds later the goal happens. If the goal happens 20 seconds later than that means the Senators had all that time to clear the zone but they just failed.
  3. The review is flawed. Offsides should not be review able. I agree with having a review but we have seen that it is extremely flawed. The human factor is what makes the game what it is. I like the human factor, it adds an element to the game.  The video review needs to be reviewed itself.

Third Period

In every playoff series there is always a guy that get hot and Bobby Ryan is that guy for the Senators. His goal gave the Sens the lead. Also Erik Karlsson made a perfect pass to Ryan for his easy goal. The Bruins then had a great chance to tie the game with a minute left but the Hockey God’s said no to Marshy.

Up Next:

The Bruin will go back to Ottawa and play game 5 on Friday. Also the Bruins have been down 3-1 in a series 22 times and have come back zero times. Hopefully they can change that.


Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Bruins Want To Sign Pastrnak Long-Term



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Boston Bruins Want To Sign David Pastrnak Long-Term According To Team Ownership

The David Pastrnak news continues to swirl around. On Monday we had the ex-NHL gm throwing out a trade rumor, on Tuesday Don Sweeney shot it down. And now on Wednesday, Boston Bruins owner Charlie Jacobs declares the team wants a long-term contract extension.

“There certainly was no intention to trade David,” Jacobs said during an in-studio visit to Fenway Park as part of the 2017 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. “Our intent is to sign David to a long-term extension.”

As for the Brian Lawton rumor, Jacobs wants to know who his source is.

“I think by virtue of it being the middle of August, some of the writers may feel compelled and come up with something interesting to sell a paper perhaps,” Jacobs offered, “I wanted to ask Brian Lawton who his source was, but I’m not sure he’d give it up.”

Jacobs said there has been no discussions with other teams regarding a Pastrnak trade and continue to publicly state they want a long-term deal.

“We certainly haven’t had any discussions with any other teams about trading David,” Jacobs said. “The only discussions that we’ve had are between David and David’s agent, and frankly conveying just what I shared with you, that our intention is to sign him to a long-term deal.

As for term, the Boston Bruins are thinking 6+ years.

“When I say long term, six or more years, that’s on our radar.”

As for my opinion. I believe the team is still trying to knock out a long-term contract with the young forward. There isn’t alot of trades I would consider. If you move on from him for a forward, that wouldn’t make sense. If you could land a young top of the league defensemen, then I am listening.

A player like Drew Doughty who is in the prime of his career would be a trade I would entertain if I was the Bruins. But I am not sure that type of yield will be out there for Pastrnak. I think one of the biggest issues right now is Pastrnak is asking for an much higher value than the Bruins are comfortable with.

I continue to expect a deal to be signed, sealed, and delivered right at the start of training camp next month.

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Boston Bruins Talk: Sweeney Confirms No Pastrnak Trade, Broadcast Shakeup



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Boston Bruins Talk: Sweeney Confirms No Pastrnak Trade, Broadcast Shakeup

Despite the NHL season being over a month away, there has been a lot of Boston Bruins chatter going on this Tuesday.

On Monday an ex-NHL GM hinted on Twitter that the Bruins might trade restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak. In an email to the Boston Globe, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney strongly denied the rumor with no Pastrnak trade even being considered.

On Pastrnak’s side of things, his agent J.P. Barry believes the dialogue between the two sides has been excellent.

“We will continue to negotiate — we still have lots of time,” Barry said to the Globe. “David prefers to sign a longer term deal with the Bruins.. The negotiations between myself and Don have been very open and both sides understand each other’s positions. Hopefully we can agree on an overall structure that is amenable to both sides in the next month.”

It is worth noting that the Bruins have had a fair amount of dealing with Barry who represents former Boston Bruins players Loui Eriksson and Dougie Hamilton. As I stated yesterday, a potential deal with Pastrnak should be signed around training camp.

Shakeup On The Boston Bruins Broadcasts

On Monday afternoon, NESN announced the hiring of Alex Kraemer as the team’s new rinkside reporter. The previous rinkside reporter, Sarah Nicole Davis, left the network earlier this season after being in the role since 2014.

Kraemer has served as an in-stadium host for the New York City FC of MLS. But don’t worry Boston Bruins fans, she has NHL experience as well. Kraemer has worked as an in-arena host for the Philadelphia Flyers for the past two seasons.

The NESN change-up isn’t the only major broadcast news though for the Boston Bruins. The other news is a shakeup on the radio side of things. Long-time play-by-play man, Dave Goucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub is moving on after 17 years having called Bruins games since 2000.

Goucher’s most memorable call for many is his 2011 Stanley Cup call where he said “Cue the duck boats” celebrating the clubs first championship since 1972.

New Boston Bruins Show

In different new, Trifecta Network announced the name for it’s new Boston Bruins show. It will be called The 7th Floor and will launch sometime next week.

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Former NHL GM Says Pastrnak Could Be Traded



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Boston Bruins Talk: Former NHL GM Says Pastrnak Could Be Traded

The Boston Bruins have yet to resign restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak. This unsigned player has caused quite the stir in the Boston hockey community. Many have speculated the sides are very far apart.

But on Monday a former NHL GM and current NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton suggested on Twitter that the Bruins could be trading Pastrnak due to their current contract issues with the 21-year-old forward.

The analyst also happened to misspell Pastrnak, so there’s that too.

But in all honesty, Lawton isn’t tapped into the Boston Bruins hockey scene. In reality he isn’t that tapped into the NHL in general. But there is of course a real possibility that Pastrnak is traded.

The young forward notched 34 goals last season and should be commanding top dollar. The Bruins have $10 million in cap space to play with, plenty to get a deal with Pastrnak done. Nothing to this point suggests the two sides are having issues communicating and no one has suggested a trade is immanent.

The Boston Bruins had Pastrnak represent them on their China trip last month, nothing seemed wrong with the two sides during its duration. Twitter accounts can literally Tweet out anything. While this is a possibility, it doesn’t seem likely at the moment.

Look for a Pastrnak deal to be done right around the opening of training camp.

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