Bruins Rumors & News

  • 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

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

  • Edmonton Oilers sign ‘Monster’ Jonas Gustavsson

    Sportsnet "The Monster is heading west. Jonas Gustavsson has signed a one-year, $800,000 pact with the Edmonton Oilers to back up Cam Talbot in net." July 01

  • Bruins' Khokhlachev signs with KHL St. Petersburg

    The Score "Alex Khokhlachev is heading back to Russia. The Boston Bruins prospect, who was selected 40th overall at the 2011 NHL Draft, has signed a two-year deal with the KHL club St. Petersburg, the club announced Friday." July 01

  • Bruins sign defenceman Torey Krug to new four-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins have come to terms on a new contract with Torey Krug, the team announced Thursday. It’s a four-year deal for the defenceman worth $21 million, which results in a $5.25-million annual salary cap hit. Krug was set to become a become a restricted free agent on July 1." June 30

  • Bruins Sign Defenseman Torey Krug To Four-Year, $21M Contract Extension

    NESN "Shortly after cutting ties with one member of their defense corps, the Boston Bruins locked up another for the foreseeable future. The Bruins on Thursday re-signed defenseman Torey Krug to a four-year, $21 million contract extension. Krug, who signed a one-year, $3.4 million deal last..." June 30

  • Bruins put Dennis Seidenberg on waivers for buyout

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Bob McKenzie with the bombshell! Dennis Seidenberg has been placed on unconditonal on waivers for the purpose of a buyout. If, like me, you had to google these waivers because the Bruins have never freaking used them, there is a period between June 15-30 when teams can notify the player and league..." June 30

  • Bruins may be getting cold feet on Jacob Trouba offer sheet

    CSN New England "The Bruins are still mulling the idea of a massive offer sheet for Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, but they’re having second, and third thoughts about the bold move according to a league source. While a seven year, $49 million offer sheet could net them the..." June 30

  • Predators speak to free agents Andrew Ladd, Loui Eriksson

    Tennessean "Ahead of the opening of the NHL free agent market Friday, the Predators have expressed interest in and spoken to pending free agent forwards Andrew Ladd and Loui Eriksson, according to agent J.P. Barry. Ladd finished last season with the Blackhawks, scoring eight goals and 12 points in 19..." June 29

  • Why the Boston Bruins should (and shouldn't) sign Steven Stamkos

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "During a conference call after the NHL draft with Boston media, Don Sweeney dropped a subtle bombshell. Today, the Lightning GM responded. The Bruins are rarely huge players at the start of the free agency period -- usually because they've spent or will eventually spend close to the cap...." June 29

  • Bruins preparing offer sheet for Jets D-man Jacob Trouba

    CSN New England "According to a hockey source, Don Sweeney and the Boston Bruins “are preparing an offer sheet” this week for Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba as an aggressive option to land a No. 1 defenseman after trades didn’t pan out at last weekend’s NHL Draft. The Bruins have watched Trouba closely..." June 29

  • Three Bruins set to become unrestricted free agents

    Boston Globe "The Bruins will not qualify Brett Connolly, Landon Ferraro, and Ben Sexton, making them unrestricted free agents as of Friday. The three forwards would have been restricted free agents and under the Bruins’ control had they been qualified by Monday’s deadline. The Bruins have not ruled out..." June 28

  • Bruins High On List Of Favorites To Sign Steven Stamkos

    NESN "The most common assumption is that Steven Stamkos will either re-up with the Tampa Bay Lightning or sign with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs once NHL free agency opens Friday. A former Lightning executive, however, believes Stamkos also might be considering a third team: the Boston Bruins. Brian..." June 27

  • Loui Eriksson in Talks with Six Teams, Bruins Willing to Go Past Four Years

    WEEI Boston "As expected, teams have used the NHL’s free agency interview window to approach winger Loui Eriksson, who spent the last three seasons with the Bruins. As of Sunday evening, six teams had contacted Eriksson’s agent about the player. The Bruins are interested in retaining Eriksson, but have been..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Bruins make BU defenseman Charlie McAvoy their first choice

    Boston Herald "The Bruins did not use their No. 14 pick last night to lure an established defenseman in a trade for the here and now. Instead, they kept the pick and used it on a defenseman for the future. How distant that future is will be up to the player. The B’s chose 6-foot, 199-pound Boston..." June 26

  • Boston picks Ryan Lindgren 49th overall

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Ryan Lindgren was been selected 49th overall by the Boston Bruins earlier today. He was ranked 49th among NA skaters. A product of the USNTDP, he has been described as a defensively minded player. His skating work, smart play, balanced frame, and actual ability when it comes to playing defense...." June 26

  • Bruins pick Cameron Clarke 136th overall

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Bruins seem to like defensemen going into the NCAA. Cameron Clarke is a player who made an interesting choice not three years ago. Starting as a forward, he went to his first major midget tryout as a defenseman, and blew the roof off of the NAHL, ending up a player good enough to be honored..." June 26

  • Bruins pick Oskar Steen 165th overall

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "As with most later round picks, this one is more of a project waiting to happen and hopefully blossom. Here's what you need to know. Oskar Steen has been playing with Farjestad for almost all of his career when he wasn't playing for the swedish national team U20s. Steen's small, but his biggest..." June 26

  • Bruins pick Joona Koppanen 135th overall

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Several rounds pass, and the Bruins draft a LARGE finnish guy 135th overall. Okay, you want more than that, obviously. Joona Koppanen is ranked 27th in NHL central scouting, and was a key part of the Ilves U20 system. Scouts and fans were impressed with his defensive skill and his hockey..." June 26