Bruins Rumors & News

  • 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 "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 "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

  • Beleskey out to prove last season was no fluke

    CSN New England "Most NHL forwards have fulfilled their potential by age 27. Matt Beleskey is hoping that he’s an exception to that rule. Beleskey had what some would call a “contract year” with the Anaheim Ducks in 2014-15, scoring 22 goals in the regular season and then popping in another eight during an..." July 08

  • Bruins making a powerful roster overhaul

    CSN New England "Since Cam Neely and Don Sweeney began putting their imprint on the Bruins two months ago, one thing's been unmistakable: The B's are replacing the softer side of their roster with gritty, hard-working players who qualify as “difficult to line up against". The one glaring exception, of course,..." July 08

  • Top 14 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 up...." July 07

  • Bruins sign Jimmy Hayes to 3-year, $6.9 million contract

    CBS Sports "The Boston Bruins have spent the first weeks of the offseason reshaping their roster and working to fix their salary cap situation. One of the issues that still remained for the team was working out a new contract for restricted free agent Jimmy Hayes after he was acquired in a trade with the..." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Bruins needed culture shock

    Boston Herald "Through all of Don Sweeney’s mad wheeling and dealing over the last 10 days, the rookie general manger changed the Bruins roster considerably, though he could not change the underlying truth: The B’s are still no one’s idea of a Stanley Cup favorite. But that’s OK. With Sweeney’s work on..." July 05

  • Bruins Sign Defenseman Chris Breen To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

    NESN "The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Chris Breen to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level on Thursday. Breen played the entire 2014-15 season with the AHL’s Providence Bruins. He tallied 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 52 games. " July 03

  • Bruins sign Jeremy Smith to a one-year deal

    CSN New England "Jeremy Smith was one of several Group VI free agents in the Bruins organization that ending up being set free from the organization at noontime on Wednesday. One of those players, David Warsofsky, left the Bruins organization to sign a one year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins for a better..." July 02

  • Joining Bruins 'dream come true' for local kid Hayes

    CSN New England "It’s kind of cliché to say it’s a dream come true for a hometown kid to play for the team he grew up worshiping, but that’s exactly where Dorchester native Jimmy Hayes finds himself after getting traded to the Bruins. The 6-foot-6, 221-pound Hayes, 25, grew up living and dying with the Bruins..." July 02

  • Bruins Sign Left Winger Matt Beleskey To Five-Year, $19 Million Contract

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have added a top-nine winger to their roster on the first day of NHL free agency. The B’s have signed unrestricted free agent left winger Matt Beleskey to a 5-year, $19 million contract ($3.8 million salary cap hit) on Wednesday. The 27-year-old veteran is coming off the..." July 02

  • Panthers pick up Reilly Smith from Bruins, deal Jimmy Hayes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The only noise coming out of BB&T Center on the opening day of free agency Wednesday was a roller-hockey game played below where the ice used to be. Until business hours ended. That’s when Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon swung into action. While he chose not to overpay in a weak free..." July 02

  • Campbell signs two-year contract with Blue Jackets "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Gregory Campbell to a two-year contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Campbell, 31, has registered 68 goals and 108 assists for 176 points and 618 penalty minutes in 721 career..." July 02

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    Left Wing Lock @Left_Wing_Lock

    Ryan Spooner: has signed a 2-year deal with AAV of $950,000 #Bruins

  • Canucks sign Matt Bartkowski to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "A day after dealing Kevin Bieksa, the Vancouver Canucks added depth on the blue line, signing defenceman Matt Bartkowski to a one-year deal. Bartkowski, 27, recorded four assists with 37 penalty minutes in 47 games with Boston last season." July 01

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Another source says Bruins are interested in #Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell. Hawks would have to retain some salary in a deal there.

  • Bruins' summer still a disaster, no matter what

    Sporting News "We're about to see how good Bruins fans and Boston media are at compartmentalizing. On Tuesday, the team flipped goalie Martin Jones, acquired as part of the initial Milan Lucic trade, to the San Jose Sharks. Let's recap. 1. Both Lucic-related trades were good. First, GM Don Sweeney turned one..." June 30

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Sharks give up a 2016 first-round draft pick plus unsigned prospect Sean Kuraly for Martin Jones

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Source says Martin Jones has been traded to San Jose. Could there be more to it? Details to follow.

  • Flames lock up Hamilton to long-term deal

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have locked up defenceman Dougie Hamilton to a six-year deal worth $34.5 million. Hamilton’s annual cap hit will be an affordable $5.75 million, making him the highest-paid player on the Flames. Hamilton was acquired in a trade with the Boston Bruins last week in exchange..." June 30

  • Bruins acquire a first round draft pick in the 2016 Draft and Sean Kuraly from the Sharks for Martin Jones "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 30, that the Bruins have acquired a first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and forward Sean Kuraly from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones. Kuraly, 22, skated in all 40 games for Miami University..." June 30

  • Bruins are talking to teams about Savard, but not Rask

    Pro Hockey Talk "Don’t be surprised if Marc Savard‘s contract is traded, a la Chris Pronger to Arizona. Bruins GM Don Sweeney confirmed today that he’s spoken to a few teams about a transaction that would clear Savard’s $4 million cap hit (through 2016-17) off Boston’s books, and put it on a team that could..." June 30

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Another source says Bruins are interested in #Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell. Hawks would have to retain some salary in a deal there.

  • Ex-Bruin teammate comes to Hamilton's defense

    CSN New England "It would appear that reports of former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton being an “uppity kid” have been highly exaggerated. A Bruins player reached out to early Tuesday after reading an anonymous quote over the weekend that Hamilton “was not well-liked” in the B’s dressing..." June 30

  • Max Talbot uses Twitter to deny requesting a trade

    CSN New England "You may have completely missed this given there are a number of bigger issues sitting on the table for the Boston Bruins right now, but Max Talbot took to Twitter on Monday night to deny that he’d ever demanded a trade out of Boston. In the aftermath of the Bruins sending a 2017 third round..." June 30

  • B's extend qualifying offers to three

    CSN New England "Bruins GM Don Sweeney cleared up the qualifying offer situation for the Boston Bruins. The B’s front office had until the end of business on Monday to send qualifying offers in order to retain the rights to their restricted free agents, and they did so by extending qualifiers to goalie Martin..." June 30