Bruins Rumors & News

  • B’s ink prospects Fitzgerald, Johansson to entry-level deals

    Pro Hockey Talk "Boston has brought a pair of talented youngsters into the fold. Forward Ryan Fitzgerald, who just wrapped his senior season at Boston College, and defenseman Emil Johansson — who spent this year playing in the Swedish Hockey League — have signed their entry-level deals and will begin playing..." March 24

  • Lightning rally multiple times to dump Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- They lost their best player way back in November. They were sellers at the trade deadline. Injuries have meant they don't have a single player who has played in all 72 games. But the Tampa Bay Lightning, given up for dead more than once during this season, are still alive in the..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Brad Marchand is a bona fide NHL superstar and it’s time to realize that

    Yardbarker "Pest. Diver. Fake tough guy. All those words — and I’ve chosen the nice ones — have been used to describe the polarizing play of Brad Marchand by non-Boston Bruins fans. But, one descriptor isn’t being thrown around nearly enough representing Marchand’s ability: superstar. By and large,..." March 23

  • Torey Krug: Bruins won't fall out of playoff picture "There is at least one consolation for Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy: When he wakes up on Wednesday, a breather for the Bruins after back-to-back games and back-to-back losses, his team will still be in contention for a Stanley Cup Playoff berth. "I don't think I'm going to wake up tomorrow..." March 22

  • Senators get important win in Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A weekend failure in a home-and-home series with the Montreal Canadiens made Tuesday night's game in Boston even bigger for the Ottawa Senators. Given a day away from the rink on Monday, the Senators came through. "We were struggling coming in and we wanted to kind of right..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Maple Leafs complete season sweep of Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Boston Bruins had a chance to move five points ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night as teams jockey for playoff spots and seedings. Instead, the Maple Leafs scored on a power-play goal from Tyler Bozak at 18:03 of the third period, and they went on to defeat the..." March 20

  • Bruins’ Marchand would be stung by potential Olympics exclusion

    Sportsnet "Imagine spending a lifetime working towards the height of your profession, only to be told that one of the biggest perks of the position is gone. Now imagine being Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand right now – among the NHL leaders in goals (37) and points (79), the newly minted NHL first star..." March 20

  • Marchand, Crosby, Elliott named NHL's 3 stars of the week "Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Calgary Flames goaltender Brian Elliott have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 19. FIRST STAR - BRAD MARCHAND, LW, BOSTON BRUINS Marchand led the NHL with 5-4-9 in three games -..." March 20

  • Brad Marchand on Hart Trophy buzz: 'I'm not even paying attention to any of it'

    CSN New England "While Brad Marchand might be gaining a great deal of momentum in the Hart Trophy conversation, the Bruins Little Ball of Hart isn’t going to let it enter into his thinking in the heat of a playoff race. Marchand is second in the NHL for the overall scoring lead just a point (79) behind Connor..." March 20

  • Mike Babcock blames himself for Brad Marchand’s superstar transformation

    Sportsnet "If Mike Babcock could turn back time, he’d do things differently. For the Toronto Maple Leafs coach may have inadvertently created a roadblock for his team while wearing another hat with Team Canada. The decision to put Brad Marchand on the top line with Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron..." March 19

  • Oilers erupt for 7 to beat Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers erupted for seven goals for the second straight game Thursday, pounding the Boston Bruins 7-4 two days after lighting up the Dallas Stars 7-1. It's the first time the Oilers scored seven or more goals in back-to-back home games since December 1988..." March 17

  • Backes leads Bruins to win in Calgary

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- A heart-and-soul effort by David Backes helped the Boston Bruins extend their winning streak to four games in a row. After crashing hard into the boards late in the first period, Backes returned in the second to score the game-winning goal as the Bruins beat the Calgary..." March 16

  • Marchand's big night leads Bruins past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Brad Marchand lived up to his villain's role in Vancouver on Monday night. Marchand, who is loathed on the West Coast for helping the Bruins beat the Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, scored three goals, including the winner, and assisted on another as..." March 14

  • Can Brad Marchand win the goal-scoring title? He's in position to do it

    Boston Herald "There are 13 games left on the Bruins schedule and Brad Marchand is in uncharted territory. The B's winger netted a hat trick in a 6-3 win over Vancouver last night and is now tied for most goals in the NHL. The last Bruin to lead the league in goals scored? Phil Esposito, when he potted 61..." March 14

  • Ryan Spooner skates, but still won’t play tonight in Vancouver

    Boston Herald "There was a familiar face on the ice when the Bruins skated here yesterday. Ryan Spooner, who hasn’t played since last Monday because of a concussion, took part in the team’s practice at Rogers Arena, which was a welcomed sign as the Bruins continue to try to lock down an Eastern Conference..." March 13

  • Stafford's late goal sends Bruins past Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON -- The adage is as old as the game itself. "Throw the puck at the net and anything can happen." "Ninety-nine out of 100 it's not going to go in," Drew Stafford said after his seemingly harmless shot from the right boards deflected off..." March 11

  • Cehlarik on 'learning curve,' may return to Bruins lineup

    CSN New England "After going through his first 10 NHL games without a goal despite skating with David Krejci, Bruins rookie Peter Cehlarik found himself a healthy scratch in the last win over Detroit in favor of Drew Stafford. The newly acquired veteran scored a goal and had a multi-point game skating on Krejci’s..." March 11

  • Schaller, Spooner both out Saturday vs. Flyers

    CSN New England "Both Tim Schaller (lower body) and Ryan Spooner (concussion) were missing from a rare Bruins' TD Garden on-ice practice Friday morning and have been ruled out from playing Saturday afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers. Bruce Cassidy said there’s a chance Spooner could also be out for the..." March 10

  • Bruins crush Red Wings 6-1

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- After losing an important game in Ottawa on Monday, the Bruins needed to come out strong and get the jump on the fading and tired Detroit Red Wings. They did just that. "It was a tough game in Ottawa. We wanted to respond well. We did that," David Krejci said after his first..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Senators ride fast start to win over Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- -- The Ottawa Senators started a three-game homestand by struggling to defeat the NHL's last-place team, then concluded it with a pair of impressive wins over Eastern Conference contenders. The Senators' most recent victory was Monday night's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins at..." March 06

  • Stafford helps Bruins defeat Devils

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Drew Stafford had a goal taken away, but that was not about to ruin his first night with his new team. "Couldn't have asked for much more than that ... a big win with the boys," Stafford said after setting up Ryan Spooner's winner with 11:42 left to help the Boston Bruins to a 3-2..." March 04

  • Rangers' Lundqvist celebrates 35th birthday with victory

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- There are times in the NHL when your goaltender has to steal a game for you. Thursday night, Henrik Lundqvist did that for the New York Rangers. On his 35th birthday. "All I wanted today was to win, to be honest with you," Lundqvist said after making 32 saves to carry the..." March 02

  • Jets trade Drew Stafford to Bruins in exchange for pick

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have traded Drew Stafford to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick." March 01

  • Bruins continue mastery of Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Bruce Cassidy is still the interim coach of the Boston Bruins, but it could be just a matter of time before the "interim" part of his title is removed. Cassidy's Bruins are 7-1 since he took over for the fired Claude Julien, cruising to a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in the..." February 28

  • Bergeron, Marchand propel Bruins past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Boston Bruins wanted to finish their four-game road trip with another victory, and thanks to three-point performances from both Patrice Bergeron, who had two goals and an assist, and Brad Marchand (goal, two assists), the Bruins recorded a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday..." February 26

  • Bruins continue to roll under Cassidy with win in L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Boston Bruins continue to ride the feel-good wave of a midseason coaching change that appears to have salvaged the season. With a new voice in the room guiding them, they gained two points with a performance from an unexpected source against a team whose postseason hopes are..." February 24

  • Rakell's late tiebreaker pushes Ducks past Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell's first multi-goal game in nearly 10 weeks enabled the Anaheim Ducks to defeat the NHL's hottest team. Rakell's second goal with 2:34 to play broke a tie and led the Ducks to a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at the Honda Center. The..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney sits and watches how coaching change affects team’s play

    Boston Herald "With his team 4-0-0 since firing Claude Julien and promoting assistant Bruce Cassidy, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney likes what he has seen so far as his club tries to salvage an up-and-down campaign and get into the playoffs. Sweeney and his staff continue to evaluate players’ responses to..." February 22

  • Marchand keeps Bruins unbeaten under Cassidy

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With all the talk of teams coming out of their five-day break struggling the first game back, the Boston Bruins managed just fine on Sunday. Brad Marchand scored a breakaway goal 2:36 into overtime as Bruins sent the San Jose Sharks into their five-day break with a 2-1..." February 20

  • Is Beleskey on the outs in Boston?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a tough second season in Boston for Matt Beleskey. Beleskey, signed to a five-year, $19 million deal two summers ago, has just two goals through 33 games this season and, on Sunday, was back in the press box as a healthy scratch for the Bruins’ 2-1 OT win over San Jose. He’d..." February 20

  • Cam Neely: Bruins ‘Not Giving Up On’ Pursuit Of Playoff Spot In East

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have a new coach for the first time in a decade, but that won’t change the team’s goal for this season: make the Stanley Cup playoffs. After Claude Julien was fired Tuesday, interim head coach Bruce Cassidy now is tasked with ending Boston’s two-season playoff drought...." February 14

  • Rask, Bruins shut out Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The NHL's newly added bye week is coming at the worst possible time for the suddenly hot Bruins. Boston hits the five days of not being allowed on the ice just as the Bruins have responded to a coaching change by sweeping a three-game homestand, capped by a 4-0 victory over the..." February 12

  • Why the Bruins should be careful about trading Brandon Carlo

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins have already made one big move with an eye to saving their season, that being the decision to axe coach Claude Julien earlier this week. If the B’s drop another bomb – say a sizable trade deadline acquisition aimed at improving the team’s playoff hopes – you can bet Black and..." February 12

  • Bruins win second straight under Cassidy

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- David Pastrnak was glad to have a chance to be out on the ice in the closing minutes of a tie game on Saturday. Pastrnak took a long pass from David Krejci, went 1-on-1 with defenseman Christopher Tanev, stopped, drew the puck back and beat Ryan Miller with his 25th goal of the..." February 11

  • Sharks-Bruins game will go on in Boston, despite blizzard

    Sportsnet "There is a big winter storm blowing through Boston this evening, but the Sharks-Bruins game will go on as scheduled. Weather reports indicate that 12-18 inches of snow could fall on the city through Thursday and schools have already been cancelled on Friday. The game is scheduled to start at..." February 09

  • Bruins rout Sharks in first game without Julien

    The Sports Xchange "Bruce Cassidy made one lineup change after taking over for the fired Claude Julien behind the Boston bench Thursday and the move paid quick dividends. The Bruins interim coach, the first coach other than Julien this franchise has played for in almost 10 years, moved slumping David Backes up..." February 09

  • Julien thanks Bruins in post-firing statement

    TSN "Claude Julien released a statement on Thursday to thank the Boston Bruins organization and the team's fans for his 10-year tenure with the club. Julien was fired on Tuesday in the midst of his 10th season with the team. The statement read as follows, per the Boston Globe: "I would like..." February 09

  • Will Brad Marchand Ever Cut the Pest Game

    Sportsnet "In the minds of Canadian hockey fans, the name Brad Marchand is never going to be affixed to a number in the fashion of Crosby 2010, Lemieux ’87 or Henderson ’72. The 2016 World Cup, entertaining as it was, just didn’t carry the same gravitas of past international gatherings. Still, a last-minute,..." February 08

  • Bruce Cassidy Likes to Push the Pace "These days, speed kills in the National Hockey League. Having a lineup laced with skaters who can rapidly zoom up and down the ice is critical. It is a departure from previous eras, during which a heavy dose of physicality and power were the norm. Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy is..." February 08

  • Bruins Recall Anton Khudobin; Assign Zane McIntyre "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 8, that the team has recalled goaltender Anton Khudobin from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sweeney also announced that the team has assigned goaltender Zane McIntyre to Providence. Khudobin, 30, has..." February 08

  • What’s next for Claude Julien?

    Pro Hockey Talk "As we wait to hear from Boston brass on the firing of head coach Claude Julien — GM Don Sweeney will meet with the media later this morning, smack in the middle of the Patriots’ Super Bowl parade — we should turn our focus to the recently departed. What’s next for Julien? The well-regarded..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • Bruins Fire Claude Julien Of Coaching Duties

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins are making a change on their bench. The Bruins have fired Claude Julien, the winningest coach in franchise history, the team announce on Tuesday. Assistant coach Bruce Cassidy will take over the team on an interim basis. The team will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m...." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Maple Leafs slip past Bruins 6-5

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The young Toronto Maple Leafs reached a bit of a crossroad at TD Garden on Saturday night. After blowing an early three-goal lead and late one-goal edge and facing what could have been a fourth straight loss, Mike Babcock's team found a way to win -- and may well have found a key..." February 04