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Poke the Bear

167 EpisodesProduced by Conor RyanWebsite's Bruins reporter Conor Ryan offers up weekly thoughts, opinions and analysis on all things surrounding the Black and Gold in “Poke The Bear” — a new podcast centered on the Original Six club. Each week, Conor and a number of guests offer in-depth breakdowns on the latest news surrounding… read more


Welcome to Poke the Bear with Conor Ryan

Conor Ryan was born and raised in South Boston and has served as the Boston Bruins beat writer at for two seasons now. 

After graduating from Boston Latin Academy in Roxbury back in 2011, Conor made the arduous three-mile move to Boston University to continue his education. While at BU, Conor served as a beat reporter at The Daily Free Press — BU’s student-run newspaper — for three years. He also held multiple internships at and BostInno during his time in college. During his senior year, Conor managed a staff of 20 writers as sports editor of the “FreeP” while covering the 2014-15 BU men’s hockey team during its run to a national championship game. (Please - no need to mention Providence College).

Right after graduating from college, Conor spent the summer of 2015 interning for the Cape Cod Times, serving as the primary beat reporter for the Cape Cod Baseball League. He then served as a Hockey East reporter for SB Nation and Vox Media before joining in the fall of 2015. Over the next three years, Conor covered the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins for MassLive, while eventually serving as the primary Boston Bruins beat reporter for the past two seasons. Conor joined BSJ in the fall of 2018 — adding his own brand of insight, analysis and humor into the Bruins beat for two full seasons now. 

Topics: NHL, Boston Bruins, Stanley Cup Playoffs

Available for download on iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher. 

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