Bruins Rumors & News

  • Loui Eriksson, Torey Krug’s Pending Free Agency Is Top Of Bruins’ Mind

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have several decisions to make on players who will be eligible for unrestricted and restricted free agency before July 1, and general manager Don Sweeney provided updates on a few of them Wednesday. The most important decision involves veteran winger Loui Eriksson, who will be a..." May 25

  • Bruins will be ‘aggressive’ in pursuit of puck-mover

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins are going to be aggressive in their pursuit of a “transitional” defenseman this offseason. GM Don Sweeney understands it won’t be easy, given all the other teams that will be looking for the exact same thing, but he plans to pursue a puck-mover “either through free agency or..." May 25

  • Bruins sign Kevan Miller to 4-year, $10M extension

    The Score "The Boston Bruins and defenseman Kevan Miller have agreed to a four-year, $10-million contract extension, general manager Don Sweeney announced Tuesday. In his first full NHL campaign, the 28-year-old set career highs in goals (five), assists (13), and games played (71). The stay-at-home..." May 24

  • Bruins add Jay Pandolfo, Bruce Cassidy to coaching staff

    The Score "Claude Julien will share his bench with some new faces next season. Former NHLers Jay Pandolfo and Bruce Cassidy joined the Boston Bruins' coaching staff as assistants, the team announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, Joe Sacco and Bob Essensa will remain as assistants. Doug Houda (now with the..." May 24

  • Dennis Seidenberg plans to be with Bruins next season

    Boston Herald "Dennis Seidenberg is not only one of the more affable Bruins, he’s also very aware of what is being written and said. When asked last night if he had any more clarity on his situation with the B’s, the defenseman didn’t miss a beat. “I’m getting bought out and I’m done playing hockey,”..." May 24

  • Bruins could have Chiarelli compensation pushed back another year

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Earlier today, OilersNation was alerted to a potential loophole in the original compensation for hired coaches and management, and the Bruins are one of the five teams waiting to receive either a second or a third round pick. Here is a list of executives hired, and teams that hired them during the..." May 21

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • After one season with the Bruins, Kemppainen signs in KHL

    CSN New England "Finnish center Joonas Kemppainen is one-and-done as a member of the Bruins. His agent, J.P. Barry, confirmed to that his client has signed a one-year deal with KHL team Sibiu Novosibirsk for the upcoming season. Kemppainen, 28, signed a one-year deal with the Bruins last summer as Don..." May 15

  • Former Penguins star Kevin Stevens faces drug charges

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Kevin Stevens, a core member of the Penguins' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992, was charged in federal court Thursday in Massachusetts with conspiring to sell oxycodone, the Boston Globe reported. The Globe reported that court records say Stevens, who has a history of battling..." May 13

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Brad Marchand Injured At World Championship, Nature Of Injury Unknown

    NESN "The Boston Bruins might need to add another name to the offseason injury watch list. Bruins forward Brad Marchand, playing for Canada at the IIHF World Championships, left Monday’s game against Belarus with an apparent injury. TSN’s Darren Dreger noted Marchand had a short shift at one point..." May 09

  • Malcolm Subban eyes return to Bruins

    Boston Herald "The long-term plan for Malcolm Subban appeared to be paying dividends. The Bruins’ 2012 first-round draft pick (24th overall) had a couple of OK seasons in Providence, but after a disturbingly slow start to 2015-16, it looked like the goaltender had turned the corner during the winter. Or at..." May 08

  • Alex Khokhlachev Planning To Leave Bruins, Return To Russia

    NESN "Khokhlachev’s agent, Alexei Dementiev, told CBS Boston’s Matt Kalman his client plans to leave the Bruins this offseason and sign with SKA St. Petersburgh of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. “It looks like that’s the only option,” Dementiev said. “… Alexander did not really get a chance for..." May 07

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Beleskey, Krejci and Krug Undergo Successful Surgeries "The Boston Bruins announced today, May 3, that forward Matt Beleskey (left hand), forward David Krejci (left hip) and defenseman Torey Krug (right shoulder) have all undergone successful surgeries and are expected to make full recoveries. Beleskey’s surgery on his left hand was performed by..." May 03

  • Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar named Lady Byng finalists "Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar might need to find some extra room in his trophy case. Kopitar was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of..." April 30

  • Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Kesler, Anze Kopitar named Selke finalists

    SB Nation "A couple of familiar NHL names have been named finalists for the 2016 Selke Trophy. On Thursday night, the NHL announced that Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar are the nominees for the 2015-16 season. The Selke is..." April 29

  • Bruins have 1 percent chance at top pick

    Boston Herald "With a sizable gap in age between their prospects and core players, the Bruins appear destined for at least another year of mediocrity with no guarantee that the two train cars ever get hitched. However, there’s a 1 percent chance that the B’s soft rebuild gets fast-tracked. The Bruins are..." April 29

  • One last look at a disappointing Bruins season

    Boston Globe "All the Black-and-Gold principals are now accounted for following Wednesday’s postmortem at TD Garden involving owner Jeremy Jacobs, CEO Charlie Jacobs, and president Cam Neely. Six days earlier, general manager Don Sweeney and coach Claude Julien dissected the season and forecast what is to..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Bruins sign goalie Daniel Vladar to entry-level contract

    Boston Globe "The Bruins signed goalie Daniel Vladar to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday. Vladar was the team’s third-round pick in 2015. Vladar played for the USHL’s Chicago Steel in 2014-15. The 6-foot-6-inch, 185-pound Vladar went 12-12-4 with a 2.31 goals-against average and a .920 save..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • One-year contract in Boston ‘would be ideal,’ says Connolly

    Boston Herald "When a player is taken in the first round of the entry draft, all parties involved hope that it is the birth of a star. That, of course, is not always the case. For every Logan Couture, there is a Zach Hamill. But that doesn’t mean it has to be stardom or bust for everyone taken in the first..." April 25

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Cam Neely finding that goals are now much harder to achieve

    Boston Globe "Cam Neely scored 395 goals in his NHL career. The right wing affected a game’s outcome by wreaking havoc like an act of God. He tied a ribbon on his 726-game career with a plaque and a speech at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Being great at hockey came naturally to Neely. He cannot help but view the..." April 21

  • Cam Neely says Bruins’ failure is ‘hard for me to understand’

    Boston Globe "The Bruins of 2015-16 could have been more, probably should have been more, and had enough talent to make it to the playoffs, in the opinion of team president Cam Neely. Nearly two weeks after seeing his club fail to qualify for the postseason for a second straight year, Neely on Wednesday..." April 21

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Bruins prospect Lauzon in stable condition after being cut in neck

    Sportsnet "Rouyn-Noranda Huskies defenceman Jeremy Lauzon left Friday night’s second-round playoff game against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada after being cut in the neck by a skate. The 18-year-old suffered the injury after a collision behind the Huskies net during the first period. Lauzon was rushed..." April 16

  • David Pastrnak’s revelation powerful

    Boston Herald "On the surface, at least, it appeared that David Pastrnak caught an unfortunate break in suffering a fractured foot when he was struck by a Joe Morrow shot Oct. 27. But it just might have been the break of his career. After his rookie season of 2014-15, Pastrnak went home to the Czech..." April 14

  • Bruins coach Julien will 'absolutely' return next season

    TSN "Claude Julien will return as head coach of the Boston Bruins next season. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, alongside Julien, held a news conference Thursday to make the announcement." April 14

  • The Bruins are keeping Claude Julien, and it's the right move

    CBS Sports "Even though they missed the playoffs for a second consecutive year thanks in large part to another late-season collapse, the Boston Bruins will not be making a coaching change and will "absolutely" be bringing Claude Julien back next season. Not only is this the right move for the Bruins, it is..." April 14

  • Khokhlachev's Agent Blames Julien for Blocking Client's Path With Bruins

    CSN New England "With Claude Julien’s job in jeopardy, others are starting to take shots at the highly successful Bruins head coach. According to a report by Sport-Express hockey writer Igor Eronko, Alex Khokhlachev's agent is blaming Julien for “not giving his client a chance” at the NHL level, and further..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Bruins sign Denver leading scorer Heinen to entry-level deal

    The Score "The Boston Bruins added another college star Monday, announcing the signing of Denver Pioneers forward Danton Heinen to a three-year, entry-level contract beginning next season. A fourth-round pick of the Bruins in 2014, Heinen led the Pioneers to the NCAA Frozen Four with a team-best 20 goals..." April 11

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  • Bruins face tough choices

    Boston Herald "On Day One of this bitter hockey offseason in Boston, the Bruins’ brass remained bunkered as it tries to formulate answers for how things went so wrong down the stretch. A day or two for decompression and reflection is not unusual, and probably needed in this case. Club president Cam Neely,..." April 11

  • If the Bruins are smart, they will not fire coach Claude Julien

    CBS Sports "For the second year in a row the Boston Bruins are going to miss the playoffs by only a couple of points. For the second year in a row they have a late-season collapse to blame for it. The latest collapse was finalized on Saturday afternoon with a dreadful 6-1 loss at home to the Ottawa Senators..." April 10

  • Haggerty: The time has come for big, sweeping changes for Bruins

    CSN New England "Nobody is going to accuse the Bruins of acting irrationally or impulsively when the guillotine chops down on members of the Original Six organization in the next days, weeks, and months. Bruins ownership has spent plenty of capital on this team over the last two years and done everything under..." April 10

  • Chara baffled by Bruins' big-game letdowns: 'I wish I had an explanation'

    The Score "An emotional Zdeno Chara was left searching for answers after his Boston Bruins were eliminated from postseason contention. The captain was asked why his club was so prone to big-game letdowns this season, the biggest of which came in a 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. "I wish I..." April 09

  • Bruins embarrassed by Senators with playoffs on line

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Sometimes, it really might be dangerous to schedule a promotion on the ice after a game. The Boston Bruins ran into one of those times on Saturday. On Fan Appreciation Day, the Bruins continued their "shirts off their backs" promotion, rewarding TD Garden faithful who had won..." April 09

  • Bruins without goalie Tuukka Rask (illness) for regular-season finale

    ESPN "The Boston Bruins will play their most important game of the 2015-16 season Saturday without No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask, who will be sidelined with an illness. Win or lose in the regular-season finale against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden, the Bruins need help to earn a postseason berth." April 09

  • ‘We’re not handing anything to them’: Sens hope to ruin Bruins playoff hopes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators aren’t going to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Not a single Canadian team is, but that’s old news. They do, however, have the chance to ruin the playoff hopes of the Boston Bruins in their regular season finale on Saturday. And the Senators are hoping to play that role of..." April 09

  • Bruins' Julien: 'All we can do is cross our fingers and hope for a miracle'

    The Score "The Boston Bruins will no doubt be scoreboard watching this weekend. With a devastating 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators, the Bruins missed their chance to clinch a spot in the postseason and will now turn their eyes to the Philadelphia Flyers with the hope the team will stumble in their quest..." April 09

  • Apparent Red Wings fan arrested after throwing octopus on Bruins' ice

    Boston Globe "A Detroit Red Wings fan was arrested at TD Garden Thursday night after he tossed an octopus onto the ice during the third period of the Bruins game. According to a police report, Jeffrey Farrugia, 32, was charged with disturbing a public assembly, a misdemeanor. An officer on detail at TD..." April 09

  • Beleskey to Bruins fans: 'Don't come to the game if you're expecting a letdown'

    CSN New England "The Bruins have been inconsistent all season and somewhere between mediocre and bad most nights on home ice at TD Garden, where a win Thursday night pulled them to 17-17-6 for the season. So, one shouldn’t be shocked if there’s a faction of the Bruins fan base – and perhaps even a big faction –..." April 08

  • Bruins beat Wings, stay in thick of playoff chase

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins answered the bell and then some Thursday night, moving a step closer to reaching the Stanley Cup playoffs. They haven't clinched anything yet, but the picture is much brighter after they followed two consecutive losses with an impressive 5-2 victory over the..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06