Bruins Rumors & News

  • Peter Mueller seeks a ‘new beginning’

    Boston Herald "It’s been a while since Peter Mueller played in the NHL, but he has one familiar face in Bruins training camp. Assistant Joe Sacco was the coach of the Colorado Avalanche when Mueller, now on a tryout with the B’s, played in Denver from 2010-12. Because of concussion symptoms, Mueller was..." September 24

  • Bruins' Vatrano out 3 months with foot injury

    Boston Herald "The Bruins have hit their first major bump in the road of the 2016-17 season. Frank Vatrano, who was expected to push for a top-6 wing role after a strong rookie season in Providence and Boston, will be out three months after suffering torn ligaments in his left foot while running during..." September 24

  • Bruins’ plan of attack is to think fast

    Boston Globe "Long constructed to be hard on pucks, heavy along the boards, and billy-goat ornery when necessary, the Bruins opened training camp Thursday with a change in message and purpose for the 2016-17 NHL season. Just as they have taken the Spoked-B logo off the floor of their Warrior Ice Arena..." September 23

  • Krug, Krejci cleared to participate in Bruins camp "When on-ice sessions begin Friday morning for Boston Bruins Training Camp presented by AT&T, Torey Krug and David Krejci will be taking part. "Both are fully good to go, to be integrated into practice doing drills," General Manager Don Sweeney told media on Thursday, when training camp opened..." September 23

  • Brad Marchand jokes that the best way to stop North America is to 'spear everyone'

    Fox Sports "To much of the NHL, Brad Marchand is known as a talented player who also happens to be a total pest on the ice. That reputation was earned through the veteran Bruins forward's penchant for questionable hits, dirty tactics and a whole lot of trash talk. So when the 28-year-old winger, who's..." September 22

  • Defenseman Joe Morrow aims to seize opportunity with Boston Bruins

    CSN New England "To say this is a big season for Joe Morrow would be an understatement. The former first-round pick is entering his fourth season with the Bruins organization and is, perhaps unbelievably, the final player still with Boston who was involved in the Tyler Seguin trade. Morrow, 23, had his best..." September 21

  • Marchand proving to be ideal Crosby linemate

    ABC News "Skating with Brad Marchand over the summer made Sidney Crosby realize how much he would love to have him on his wing. Coach Mike Babcock had the same idea and made that happen at the start of Canada's World Cup of Hockey training camp. Marchand, Crosby and Patrice Bergeron clicked right away..." September 20

  • Bruins Searching for Answers on Defense

    CSN New England "The Bruins have the salary cap space and they still have the interest in nabbing a puck-moving defenseman they can install into their top-four group on the back end. Both of these things have been true for the past 15 months after trading Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames, and for the past..." September 19

  • Rob O’Gara’s prospects look good with Bruins

    Boston Herald "Watching the Bruins prospects skate the last two days, the most impressive aspect of the group, easily, is the defensemen. It’s not unreasonable to project a half-dozen as NHLers of the future — some, maybe, the immediate future. “There is some definite mobility back there,” Providence Bruins..." September 18

  • Linus Arnesson To Miss Camp With Upper Body Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to a release from the Boston Bruins Sunday morning, prospect Linus Arnesson has suffered an upper-body injury, and will miss all of rookie camp. Arnesson is coming off shoulder surgery in the spring. The 21-year old is a former second-round pick of the Bruins from 2013, and played all..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Julien has Bruins practices mapped out 'down to minute' in absence

    CSN New England "With five key players and a head coach currently away for the World Cup of Hockey, the Boston Bruins group that teed off on Monday at the International for the Boston Bruins Foundation certainly felt like less than whole. Claude Julien has routinely met with reporters at the annual golf tournament..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Following buyout, Dennis Seidenberg chasing NHL contract

    Boston Globe "Life progresses around Dennis Seidenberg. The defenseman’s family has settled into its rhythms of school and fall life in Boston, his former city of employment. His ex-teammates are under contract and either competing at the World Cup of Hockey (Zdeno Chara is a fellow Team Europe defenseman)..." September 12

  • Bruins hoping to reach extension with Marchand before regular season

    CSN New England "Brad Marchand scored 37 goals in a career year for the Black and Gold last season, and he spent Friday night skating far away from Boston on a dominant World Cup line for Team Canada with Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby. Both of those things have added to the 28-year-old’s value as he heads..." September 10

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Backes opines on Kaepernick's protests, will always salute U.S. flag

    USA Today "On a day when U.S. President Barack Obama said it was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s constitutional right to not stand during the national anthem, John Tortorella talked about it being an “honor” to be America’s coach at the World Cup of Hockey. “It is hockey, but I also..." September 06

  • Bruins' Senyshyn gets appendectomy, will be ready for training camp

    Boston Herald "Zach Senyshyn can't seem to catch a break. Senyshyn, the Bruins' 15th overall selection in the 2015 draft, underwent a successful appendectomy Sunday, the team announced today. Senyshyn will not participate in the Bruins' Sept. 15 rookie camp, but he will report to the team's main training camp..." September 05

  • Marchand not getting caught up in contract, but Bruins should be

    CSN New England "Brad Marchand has proven in the past that he’s a mentally tough competitor in the unforgiving world of the NHL. He’s become an elite forward despite being undersized at 5-foot-9, 183 pounds. He routinely wins the mental battle against opponents that he goads into costly mistakes and he’s..." September 03

  • David Krejci sitting out for World Cup of Hockey

    Today's Slapshot "Last season, Boston Bruins top six center David Krejci put up 17 goals and 63 points through just 72 regular season games played for the Atlantic Division club. After the team’s year was cut short before the postseason, though, the forward underwent hip surgery – and while he’s recovering from..." September 02

  • Bruins' Marchand focusing on World Cup, not next contract

    Boston Herald "Brad Marchand is about to take part in the biggest international tournament of his career, and he wanted all inquiring minds to know his sole focus is Team Canada and the World Cup of Hockey. The little business of his ongoing contract extension talks with the Bruins, an extension that hasn’t..." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Dominic Moore joins Boston Bruins

    Today's Slapshot "Veteran forward Dominic Moore put up six goals and 15 points in 80 regular season games for the New York Rangers last season. As a bottom six forward, he’s remained serviceable – if not necessarily the most offensively productive – over the last few seasons, but failed to earn a new contract..." August 30

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Bruins pulled out all the stops for Vesey, to no avail

    The Score "The Boston Bruins wanted to keep Jimmy Vesey at home, and they tried. Hard. Born in North Reading, Mass., only 40 minutes north of Boston, and a Harvard product, Vesey clearly has ties to the area. In the end, though, he chose to sign with the New York Rangers, agreeing to a two-year deal in..." August 20

  • Bruins' Beleskey unimpressed with Vesey: 'Bad decision, fella'

    The Score "Jimmy Vesey appears to have fanned the flames of the Boston-New York sports rivalry. Upon choosing the Rangers over his hometown Bruins after extensive meetings and deliberations, Vesey promptly caught a gibe from Boston forward Matt Beleskey, who signed with Boston as a free agent last summer." August 20

  • Vesey's met with all teams on his list, will discuss options Thursday

    The Score "The clock is ticking, Jimmy. As the hockey world patiently awaits what will prove to be a very drawn-out decision by Jimmy Vesey, ESPN's Joe McDonald reports that the 23-year-old Harvard product has met with all the teams on his short list." August 18

  • Blackhawks, Rangers, Bruins on Vesey's Wednesday schedule

    The Score "The Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes will continue in earnest Wednesday with a trio of meetings. The college standout and his agents are expected to meet with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, and Boston Bruins, according to Mark Divver of The Providence Journal. The Bruins, who will..." August 17

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Sidney Crosby Loves Brad Marchand On Team Canada

    Causeway Crowd "Sidney Crosby was recently interviewed on the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Crosby will likely captain Team Canada as they take on some of the best NHL players on the planet. Team Canada’s roster have been tweaked a few times since the roster first came out, and when asked which player Crosby is..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • NHL hot for Jimmy Vesey, and Harvard star is narrowing list for Monday

    Boston Herald "Decision day fast approaches for former Harvard star Jimmy Vesey, who next week will make one NHL club very happy. As of midnight Monday, the high-scoring left winger will become an unrestricted free agent, and, probably, the richest member of the Harvard Class of ’16. Likely all 30 NHL..." August 11

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Where Jimmy Vesey ends up adds to summer intrigue

    North Jersey "Yet it’s also a month of great anticipation. The players will start filtering back to their respective teams’ training facilities to begin skating informally — some are already there – before training camps open next month, both for the league’s 30 teams and the eight squads participating in the..." August 09

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Jimmy Vesey becomes a free agent next week

    Die By The Blade "The story of the summer for Buffalo Sabres fans (and Bruins fans, and Leafs fans, and Blackhawks fans, and...) has been where impending free agent Jimmy Vesey will sign when he becomes a free agent on August 15th, one week from today. The Sabres, who traded a third round pick to the Nashville..." August 08

  • These Massachusetts natives could fill Bruins’ scouting vacancy

    Boston Globe "Since May 20, 2015, Don Sweeney’s hires include a development coach (Jamie Langenbrunner), assistant coach (Bruce Cassidy), Providence coach and assistants (Kevin Dean, Jay Leach, Trent Whitfield), director of legal affairs for hockey operations (Evan Gold), director of sports performance and..." August 08

  • David Krejci reportedly warned against World Cup participation

    Today's Slapshot "In early May, the Boston Bruins reported that forward David Krejci had undergone successful hip surgery following his 2015-16 campaign. With an estimated recovery time of around five months at the time of the surgery, his World Cup participation was already in question. Now, though, it sounds..." August 07

  • Bruins add Leach, Whitfield to AHL coaching staff

    Pro Hockey Talk "Boston has added a pair of coaches to Kevin Dean’s staff in AHL Providence. From the club: The Bruins have hired Jay Leach and Trent Whitfield as assistant coaches of the Providence Bruins. Leach and Whitfield will serve on the coaching staff of head coach Kevin Dean, who was named to his..." August 05

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Is Marchand worth the money he’s reportedly asking for?

    Yardbarker "After Steven Stamkos decided against taking his talents to the open market, it put a real damper on the offseason. Most hockey fans were hoping that Stamkos would try and leverage other teams to have them all fight for his services. This next offseason we may see a similar arms race for a less..." July 28

  • Bergeron, Marchand sold Backes on Boston "When David Backes was in college, he wanted an animal or two to have around the house and keep him company. But as a seemingly young and maturing student, taking on such an important responsibility was not quite feasible. Backes, instead, decided the next best thing would be to volunteer at the..." July 28

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Shattenkirk for Krejci trade rumor still floating around

    Puck Drunk Love "Kevin Shattenkirk was supposed to be traded prior to the 2016 NHL Draft. Despite dozens of rumors, a trade never developed. Shattenkirk has remained with the Blues, watching the team deal away Brian Elliott while failing to sign David Backes and Troy Brouwer. Shattenkirk and his agent admitted..." July 27

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Bruins GM confirms early contract extension talks with Marchand

    The Score "Don Sweeney is indeed in talks with Brad Marchand in regards to a contract extension. A report surfaced Friday that the Boston Bruins general manager had been in touch with Marchand and his representatives, and Sweeney himself confirmed he's looking to re-sign Marchand before the winger becomes..." July 17

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