The Bruins get back on the ice tonight as the regular season begins with a nationally televised game (7:30pm, NBC Sports Network) against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden.
Despite some personnel losses, the Bruins are still considered one of the top teams in the NHL. They’ll look to get back to the Stanley Cup Finals but will face some tough challenges.
Bruins doing their best in salary cap struggle – Fluto Shinzawa looks at how the Bruins were impacted by the salary cap coming into this season.
Bruins hope to follow Blackhawks model en route to Cup – Stephen Harris has the B’s looking to emulate the success of Chicago, who had to cut ties with some players for Cap purposes after their 2010 title, but still won another Cup. in 2013.
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Another local team starts their season tonight, as the Boston Brawlers of the FXFL (Fall Experimental Football League) play their first game tonight against the Omaha Mammoths.
The league consists of four teams – The Brawlers, the Mammoths, the Brooklyn Bolts and the Florida (Miami) Blacktips. The hope is the the league can develop into a developmental or minor league for the NFL, similar to the NBA D-League.
Tonight’s game will be broadcast on NESN Plus at 8:00pm.
The Brawlers roster has several players who have spent some time with the Patriots, including offensive linemen Jon Halapio (6th round pick in 2014) and R.J. Mattes and wide receiver Wilson Van Hooser.