Bruins Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bruins expecting Hayes to step up next season

    CSN New England "With it appearing that Loui Eriksson is all but gone from the Bruins with the July 1 opening of free agency around the corner, B’s general manager Don Sweeney must find a way to replace the second-leading point man from last year’s hockey club. With or without a suitable Eriksson replacement at..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Bruins legend Ray Bourque arrested on DWI charges

    WCVB "Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque has been arrested on DWI charges, Andover police said. Bourque was arrested Friday night, police said. No other information was immediately available. Stay with WCVB and WCVB.com for the latest on this breaking news story." June 25

  • Agent 'surprised' Shattenkirk wasn't traded at draft

    The Score "With rumors linking Kevin Shattenkirk to the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins during the NHL draft, it appeared the St. Louis Blues defenseman would be dealt by Saturday. However, a trade never came to be - much to the surprise of the blue-liner's agent, Jordan Neumann. "Based on the..." June 25

  • Sweeney on Lack of B's Deals: " I Wasn't Trading David Pastrnak"

    CSN New England "A year ago Don Sweeney traded away one of his talented young players for pennies on the dollar when he shipped Dougie Hamilton to Calgary for three draft picks, and it would appear he’s learned from that experience. While the Bruins general manager admitted he was desperately in search of some..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Panthers fielding several trade offers for Kulikov; Bruins interested

    The Score "Dmitry Kulikov may be the odd man out on the Florida Panthers' blue line. With Keith Yandle officially locked up on a long-term deal and Aaron Ekblad reportedly nearing one of his own, several teams are reportedly calling to see if Kulikov could be had in a trade. The Boston Bruins are..." June 24

  • Bruins will take one last shot at signing Eriksson: 'It may not happen'

    The Score "The Boston Bruins and Loui Eriksson are reportedly at an impasse with respect to a contract extension, but the club will take one more shot at signing the winger before he hits free agency, general manager Don Sweeney said Thursday. The length of the deal is apparently what's holding..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • Oilers, Bruins Calling About Kevin Shattenkirk

    The Hockey Writers "With summer trade season fully underway, it’s not surprising that two of the teams with the biggest defensive gaps — the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins — are reported to have made calls to the St. Louis Blues about defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun told TSN 1040 that both..." June 21

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Bruins Deal With Changing Market as they Seek to Acquire Defense Help

    CSN New England "They're not quite in desperate straits just yet, but the Bruins' search for a viable top-4 “transitional defenseman” hasn't gotten off to a great start. It began last week, when Avalanche president Joe Sakic said flatly that, despite rumors to the contrary, defenseman Tyson Barrie will be with..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Bruins may be interested in trading for Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov

    CSN New England "With the Arizona Coyotes shipping out a fifth round pick to the Dallas Stars for the right to negotiate with impending free agent defenseman Alex Goligoski, the Game of NHL Thrones: Defensemen Edition has begun. The Boston Bruins would have been, and could still be, a potential suitor for..." June 18

  • Loui Eriksson waiting on new contract offer from Bruins

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins and Loui Eriksson continue to negotiate a new contract for the pending unrestricted free agent winger. Agent J.P. Barry of CAA Sports, who represents Eriksson, says he has been waiting to receive a fresh contract offer from GM Don Sweeney. According to ESPN hockey writer..." June 17

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Bruins Ink Peter Cehlarik to ELC

    The Hockey Writers "The Boston Bruins have signed 2013 3rd round draft pick (90th overall) Peter Cehlarik to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to multiple sources. The deal will carry an AAV of $742,500 after a $650,000 salary and $278,000 bonuses (performance and signing combined). The 6-foot-2 Slovak..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • Bruins looking to improve defense through trades

    The Hockey News "With the NHL draft and free agency fast approaching, speculation persists in the Boston media over what Bruins GM Don Sweeney will do to bolster his D-corps. CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports free agency isn’t Sweeney’s preferred route this summer. However, he points out that puck-moving..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Bruins Know What Need To Be Done, But Can They Do It?

    CSN New England "Like all of us on the outside of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has his observations about the teams that made it to the end. The Pittsburgh Penguins were, like the B's, on a course set for the mediocre middle until they made a bold coaching change, called up a..." June 07