Bruins Rumors & News

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

  • Bruins Sign Colin Miller To Two-Year Contract Worth $1 Million; Sign Joe Morrow To One-Year Contract Worth $800,000

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 13, that the team has signed defenseman Colin Miller to a two-year, one-way contract worth an average annual value of $1 million. Sweeney also announced that the team has signed defenseman Joe Morrow to a one-year, one-way contract..." July 15

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Bruins, Marchand begin contract negotiations

    The Score "General manager Don Sweeney is getting a head start on keeping Brad Marchand in Boston. The Bruins winger is an unrestricted free agent once next season ends, but both sides have begun discussions on a potential contract extension, according to multiple reports. " July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Vesey Leaning Toward Bruins?

    CSN New England "Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while working through development camp just like everybody else. *A good piece by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kirk Luedeke piggy-backing on the Jimmy Vesey interview I did yesterday at the Foxboro Sports Center. Here is the..." July 14

  • Bruins Prospect Jake DeBrusk Had A Horrific Testicular Injury

    Deadspin "Hockey teams are notoriously vague about players’ injuries. They’re usually categorized as “upper-body” or “lower-body,” with scant details beyond that. Boston Bruins draft pick Jake DeBrusk suffered a lower-body injury while playing for the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos on Oct. 30, and today, he..." July 13

  • Bruins' Malcolm Subban out to grab NHL job

    NHL.com "It was back when Malcolm Subban was first starting to speak again, his voice still raspy and ragged, that he thought he would make his plea. What better time, really? He would ask his parents, at the height of their sympathy for him, to allow him to get a car. "That's why I did it," Subban..." July 13

  • Bruins Legend Bobby Orr Believes NHL ‘Has Become More Dangerous’

    NESN "Bobby Orr follows the NHL as closely as anyone these days as an agent for some of the best young players, and he’s concerned with how dangerous the game has become. “I think the center line, with the size of our players and the speed of our players, we’re shooting the puck from the goal line to..." July 13

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Bruins, Sabres look like favorites to land Vesey

    CBS Sports "While July 1 remains the most important day on the offseason calendar, almost every NHL general manager will have a second date circled. That would be August 15, the date Harvard star forward and Hobey Baker Award winner Jimmy Vesey officially becomes an unrestricted free agent. It is at that..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque pleads guilty in drunken-driving case

    Sporting News "Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque pleaded guilty Wednesday in Massachusetts to a drunken-driving charge, NECN.com reported . The former Bruins star, 55, pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned on operating under the influence of alcohol charges after the Mercedes-Benz he was driving rear-ended..." July 06

  • Bruins dangling David Krejci as trade bait in search for defenseman

    The Hockey News "The Boston Bruins search for skilled blueline depth continues in the aftermath of the opening-day NHL free-agent frenzy. CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports the Bruins were “kicking the tires” on free-agent shot-blocker Kris Russell. Haggerty also speculates the Bruins could continue their search..." July 06

  • Bruins' Alex Grant: Signs with Boston

    CBS Sports "Grant signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Bruins on Monday, Kevin Chambers of Station Nation reports." July 05

  • Desjardins knows winger Eriksson is wired the right way

    The Province "Willie Desjardins has seen another side of Loui Eriksson. Aside from a traditional respectful Swedish demeanour off the ice and a fire of desire that burns on it — think Henrik and Daniel Sedin — there’s something about Eriksson that makes Friday’s free-agent acquisition even more valuable to..." July 03

  • Bruins are ‘kicking the tires’ on a Kris Russell deal

    CSN New England "The Bruins are kicking the tires on 29-year-old free agent defenseman Kris Russell as they continue to look for offseason solutions on the blue line, according to a league source. Russell is the biggest name still left on the free agent market for defensemen after the Florida Panthers signed Jason..." July 03

  • David Backes ultimately didn’t return to the Blues because they didn’t agree to a fifth year on his contract

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Within hours of David Backes’ decision to leave the Blues Friday, the team released a video tribute to say “thank you” to the decade-long member of the organization. The minute-long collage opened with the first goal of Backes’ career, a backhander against Los Angeles on Dec. 21, 2006. “It..." July 03

  • Bruins' Backes: My one regret is not winning a Cup with Blues

    The Score "After spending his entire NHL career in one city, now-former Blues captain David Backes is heading to the Boston Bruins after signing a five-year contract on the first day of free agency, but the city of St. Louis remains close to his heart. Attending a St. Louis Cardinals game Friday, Backes..." July 02

  • Bruins sign Liles, Khudobin

    The Score "The Boston Bruins are keeping one of their trade-deadline acquisitions, and bringing back a former backup goaltender. Defenseman John-Michael Liles has signed a one-year contract worth $2 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Bruins have also signed goalie Anton Khudobin..." July 01

  • Capitals sign Connolly to 1-year, $850K deal

    The Score "The Washington Capitals have added even more depth to their forward crop, signing Brett Connolly to a one-year contract worth $850,000, according to TSN's Gord Miller." July 01

  • Lee Stempniak Agrees to Terms with Hurricanes

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Lee Stempniak (STEHMP-nee-ak) on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Stempniak $2.5 million per season. “Lee is a..." July 01

  • Bruins Agree To Five-Year Deal With Free Agent David Backes

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins kicked off NHL free agency with a big move, agreeing to terms with free agent forward David Backes. TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported the news on Twitter as a one-year deal, but the terms were quickly announced as five years and $30 million." July 01

  • Loui Eriksson signs six-year deal with Canucks

    Sportsnet "Veteran winger Loui Eriksson has chosen to sign with the Vancouver Canucks. Eriksson, who turns 31 on July 17, has spent the last three seasons with the Boston Bruins." July 01

  • John-Michael Liles signs with Boston Bruins for another year

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "In a totally surprising move, Uncle Bob just reported that John-Michael Liles is signing with Boston for one year." July 01

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