Bruins Rumors & News

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Was wondering if TB might look at FA Jonas Gustavsson, but hearing he will go to BOS camp on a tryout.

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • NHL Rumors: Patrick Kane to Boston Bruins

    The Hockey Press "Trade Report: About a month ago, news broke out that Patrick Kane was apart of a police investigation. Since then he has taken a lot of heat from the media/fans. EA Sports took him off the NHL 16 cover, and the London Knight changed their training camp team name from "Team Kane" to something..." September 02

  • Bergeron looks for more consistency from Bruins

    CSN New England "Patrice Bergeron has been the picture of consistency with the Bruins in his 12 years in Boston. The two-time Selke Trophy winner gives maximum effort at both ends of the ice, plays a smart, detail-oriented game and always makes those around him better each time he hops onto the ice. It’s not..." September 02

  • Trade rumors add fuel to Dennis Seidenberg's fire

    Boston Herald "Dennis Seidenberg heard his name bandied about in trade speculation and didn’t like it. The Bruins defenseman wasn’t bothered by the speculation. He seemed upset about his own play that precipitated the talk in the first place. Seidenberg knew a deal was not happening because he has a full..." September 02

  • Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Not Worried About Heavy Workload

    NESN "The Boston Bruins were plagued by inconsistency, injuries and disappointing performances from a few veteran players last season, and it cost them a spot in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. If not for the solid performance of No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask, the B’s likely would have been out of..." September 02

  • Marchand rehabbing from offseason elbow surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brad Marchand won’t be playing through an elbow injury in 2015-16 like he was last season, but before he can move past it he needs to complete his rehab process. Fortunately he’s upbeat about his recovery from his offseason surgery. “It just started feeling better around the start of August,”..." September 01

  • Lucic jokes about running through Rask ‘like I did (to) another goalie’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Milan Lucic won’t get a chance to play against his former teammates in Boston until Feb. 9, but when that game finally happens, it should be a fun one to watch. If Lucic ends up delivering a big hit in that game, it will get plenty of attention. The question is who would be the player unlucky..." September 01

  • Nine Bruins on hand at 1st captain's practice

    CSN New England "It’s officially the end of the summer. The Bruins convened for their first unofficial captain’s practice on Monday morning at Ristuccia Arena, and the attendance included many of the “A” list players from the Black and Gold roster. Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron ran the practice as the two..." August 31

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • VIDEO: Bruins' Talbot talks to unsuspecting Canadiens fans, gets called 'disgrace'

    The Score "Boston Bruins forward Max Talbot found out first-hand that despite his Quebec roots, supporters of the Montreal Canadiens aren't exactly his biggest fans. Talbot interviewed Canadiens fans on the streets of Montreal, and many didn't realize they were speaking to the man himself. Here are the..." August 24

  • Seguin used Boston criticism as 'motivation' after trade

    CSN New England "Tyler Seguin is heading into his third NHL season since being dealt away from the Boston Bruins, and has become an offensive superstar and potential Hart Trophy candidate while blossoming into one of the league’s best players for the Dallas Stars. But it’s still pretty clear his end with the..." August 20

  • Five defensemen that could still interest Bruins

    Boston Herald "With the Bruins still in need of another NHL-caliber defenseman, here are five unrestricted free agents that have yet to find a landing spot: 5. Anton Volchenkov When Don Sweeney was introduced as the new Bruins general manager, he immediately spoke to the culture and identity he wanted to..." August 20

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Bruins owner wants to write off Bruins meals as tax deductions

    Puck Drunk Love "Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has the reputation of being … well, frugal. From going from charter flights to commercial, to making their non-playing employees pay the taxes on their 2011 Stanley Cup rings, the comparison to C. Montgomery Burns seems apt. This comparison will evolve further as Jacobs..." August 19

  • Shawn Thornton mistaken for WWE's John Cena

    CSN New England "Ever look at former Bruin Shawn Thornton and think, "Wow, that guy looks like WWE superstar John Cena!" We didn't think so. But one concertgoer at a recent Zac Brown Band show at Fenway Park saw Thornton and visions of Cena popped right into his head. Watch the video above to see both Fred..." August 18

  • Beleskey wants to get started: ‘I could end the summer right now’

    NHL.com "If it were up to Matt Beleskey, the 2015-16 season would start right now. Enough with the training. Enough with the solo workouts. He’s ready to get to Boston, meet his new teammates and coaches, and get going on another run at the Stanley Cup. “I could end the summer right now and start..." August 18

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Bruins owner Jacobs wins Lester Patrick Award

    CSN New England "Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has officially been recognized by the NHL for his contributions to hockey after being awarded the 2015 Lester Patrick Trophy, along with legendary Rangers and Kings scout, Bob Crocker. Owner of the Bruins and chairman of Delaware North for more than 40 years, Jacobs..." August 13

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Bruins' Rask rolls with changes

    Boston Herald "The last time we spoke to goalie Tuukka Rask, Peter Chiarelli was still the general manager of the Bruins, the team possessed one of the NHL’s top young defensemen in Dougie Hamilton and it had a player who boasted a unique combination of skill and toughness in winger Milan Lucic. Things have..." August 11

  • Defensive adjustments will be in order for Bruins to go on attack

    Boston Globe "For eight seasons, through personnel changes, adjustments, and trial and error, Claude Julien’s defensive system became one with the Bruins’ identity. The proof is in the results: 2.45 goals against per game in 2014-15 (No. 8 in the NHL), 2.08 in 2013-14 (No. 2), 2.21 in 2012-13 (No. 3), 2.43 in..." August 09

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Bruins owner: Chiarelli fired because of an unwillingness to turn over the roster

    CSN New England "Less than a year ago, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs declared Peter Chiarelli “one of the best in the business” amid a successful run as general manager of his Original Six franchise. But nine month later Jacobs admitted things changed quickly with Chiarelli fired back in April amid salary cap issues..." July 30

  • Don Sweeney confirms Bruins in talks with free-agent defenseman Cody Franson

    The Score "As the Boston Bruins look forward to hosting the Winter Classic, the team's 2015-16 roster may not yet be set. While attending a press conference at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was asked whether he is indeed in talks with free-agent defenseman Cody Franson,..." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Hockey News doesn't like B's playoff chances

    CSN New England "Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading on a Wednesday during the S-L-O-W period for the NHL. -- In a regretful ending to her brilliant hockey career, Amanda (sister of Phil) Kessel’s playing days appear to be over due to concussions. -- The Hockey News picks..." July 22

  • Rinaldo: I don't plan on taking stupid penalties

    CSN New England "When the Bruins acquired Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2017 third-round pick, it was somewhat of a head-scratcher that didn't exactly seem to sit too well with Bruins fans. After all, Rinaldo is a player who last season was suspended for more games (eight) than points scored..." July 22

  • B’s among five or six teams in on Franson, who’s ‘sick of doing one-year deals’

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the biggest fish left in free agency says more than a few lines have been cast his way. Cody Franson, the 27-year-old UFA defenseman that’s still yet to sign, says he’s been speaking with five or six teams about possibly signing — a group that includes the Boston Bruins. “With the..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Bruins first-rounder Senyshyn dominates camp Friday

    CSN New England "While it doesn’t mean he’s going to develop into a star player quite yet, it seems pretty safe to say people understand a little more clearly now what the fascination was between the Boston Bruins and first-round pick Zach Senyshyn. The 15th overall pick in the first round was viewed as..." July 19

  • Bruins GM willing to add free agent defenseman

    NHL.com "The Boston Bruins are looking to add a free agent defenseman, general manager Don Sweeney said Friday. The Bruins have traded Dougie Hamilton and Johnny Boychuk the past two offseasons, and signed Matt Irwin this summer. "There are a couple free agents that we still have conversations with..." July 19

  • Hamilton: 'Thought I was going to be a Bruin for life'

    CSNEE "Dougie Hamilton was introduced at a “holding the new jersey photo op” press conference in Calgary on Friday, along with free agent signee Michael Frolik, and the 22-year-old defenseman finally expanded a bit on his thoughts about leaving the Bruins in a stunning NHL Draft weekend trade. The..." July 18

  • Confident Cam Neely: Bruins 'can be a playoff team'

    Boston Herald "As a player who was the prototype for the NHL power forward, Cam Neely didn’t lose too many fights. However, as the perceived leader of the Bruins organization, Neely and new general manager Don Sweeney have taken some beatings in recent weeks. “It was kind of an up-and-down few weeks for..." July 18

  • Bruins Draft Pick Ryan Donato ‘Can’t Wait’ For Freshman Season At Harvard

    NESN "Ryan Donato is taking his talents to Harvard for the 2015-16 season, where he’ll play for his Dad, Ted, as a freshman. The 19-year-old forward, who was selected by the Bruins in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft, said he “can’t wait” to step on the ice in a Crimson uniform. “Next..." July 16

  • Kuraly pickup could pay off soon for B's

    ESPN "The Boston Bruins had three first-round selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft last month. Those picks were: defenseman Jakub Zboril (No. 13 overall), forward Jake DeBrusk (No. 14) and forward Zachary Senyshyn (No. 15). Realistically, all three are at least three to four years away from having an..." July 15

  • B's Sign Defenseman Jakub Zboril To An Entry-Level Contract

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 15, the club has signed defenseman Jakub Zboril to an entry-level contract. Zboril, 18, is a native of Brno, Czech Republic, and played last season in Saint John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He finished third..." July 15

  • Picard: B's will 'regret not playing hardball' with Hamilton

    CSN New England "The Boston Bruins have been active this offseason, dealing Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic as well as acquiring Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes. But Danny Picard knows the B's still have quite a bit of work to do before the puck drops on opening night. "They have major issues on the defensive..." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Franson best of available free agents who may interest B's

    CSN New England "With the first and second waves of free agency complete, there are still a number of solid, useful players of value without contracts who are available. Clearly the name at the top of the list is right-handed defenseman Cody Franson, who was among the best available D-men on July 1 before some of..." July 14

  • Milan Lucic 'couldn't be happier' for fresh start with Kings

    USA Today "Stepping in front of the Los Angeles media for the first time since being traded by the Boston Bruins in June, left winger Milan Lucic appeared at ease. Flanked by Kings executives and holding up his new black and silver No. 17 jersey at the team's practice facility Saturday, Lucic's smile was..." July 13

  • Milan Lucic thanks Bruins organization, fans in newspaper ad

    CBS Sports "It's been about two weeks since Milan Lucic was traded from the Boston Bruins to the Los Angeles Kings, as part of a shocking day for the Bruins organization. Lucic had just one year remaining on his deal, but it was still a surprise when one of the players from the team's 2011 Stanley Cup core..." July 11

  • B's sign former Sharks d-man Matt Irwin

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins have added some depth on defense, in the form of Matt Irwin. Irwin, 27, signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Bruins on Friday, the club announced. He arrives in Boston having played 53 games for the Sharks last year, racking up an impressive eight goals — trailing only..." July 10

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

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