Bruins Rumors & News

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBSSports.com "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 22

  • Claude Julien is not Bruins' problem

    Boston Herald "In the morning before many Bruins games last season, it was interesting to listen to opposing coaches talk about the challenge of facing the B’s. Typical was Anaheim’s Bruce Boudreau before the teams’ Dec. 1 game: “When you play the Boston Bruins, you’re in for a really tough game, no matter..." May 22

  • B’s sign Finnish forward Kemppainen to one-year, $700K deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Don Sweeney made his first move as Boston’s GM on Thursday, signing veteran Finnish forward Joonas Kemppainen to a one-year, two-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level. Kemppainen, 27, had 11 goals and 32 points for Karpat of the Finnish league this year, then blew up in the playoffs by..." May 21

  • Five priorities for Bruins’ new GM

    Boston Herald "Bruins fans can only hope that from the moment Peter Chiarelli was fired April 15, the B’s remaining front office staff got busy on the myriad tasks and decisions that will shape the 2015-16 roster. Team president Cam Neely said yesterday that meetings about the B’s many key loose ends..." May 21

  • Sounds like Sweeney wasn't on board with Seguin deal

    CSN New England "It sure sounded like Don Sweeney wasn’t on board with the Tyler Seguin trade when the newly minted general manager of the Bruins was presented to the media on Wednesday afternoon at TD Garden. Sweeney, unlike Bruins President Cam Neely, was never caught on camera on their "Behind the B" program..." May 21

  • Coach decision tops priority list for new Bruins GM Don Sweeney

    Boston Globe "Time has been on Don Sweeney’s side. The ex-Bruin, named general manager of his former team on Wednesday, has been busy in his role as assistant GM since Peter Chiarelli’s firing on April 15. Sweeney has been thinking about the most significant decisions he’ll have to make as GM. His..." May 21

  • Neely: Communication 'could have been better' with Chiarelli

    CSN New England "So more than a month later, we’re starting to get to the bottom of some of the reasons behind the dismissal of GM Peter Chiarelli. Following Don Sweeney’s introductory press conference as the eighth general manager of the Boston Bruins, Cam Neely admitted communication with Chiarelli wasn’t..." May 21

  • Neely: B's will receive compensation for Chiarelli

    CSNEE "The Bruins will indeed be receiving compensation for outgoing general manager Peter Chiarelli. Cam Neely disclosed that he has been in touch with the Edmonton Oilers, and that the Bruins will be receiving a draft choice, of Edmonton’s choosing, at some point over the next three years. Per the..." May 20

  • Sweeney vows to return ‘aggressiveness’ to Bruins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Cam Neely spoke last month about the big, bad “identity” of the Boston Bruins, and how getting away from that identity had made them not as “tough to play against as we’d like to be.” And so it was no surprise when new general manager Don Sweeney, flanked by Neely, spoke today about getting..." May 20

  • Bruins Officially Name Don Sweeney General Manager

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have found their next general manager, and he will come from within the organization. The team announced Wednesday that Don Sweeney will be the next GM. Peter Chiarelli was fired from the position April 15. “Don Sweeney stood out amongst an incredibly talented group of..." May 20

  • Seidenberg: 'I want to stay' in Boston

    CSN New England "One would expect the Bruins will be making a final decision on a general manager sooner rather than later with roughly a month until the NHL Draft. But that won’t be the only change for a Black and Gold franchise just beginning to put together the pieces after missing the playoffs for the first..." May 20

  • Sinden assuming "advisory role" in GM search

    CSN New England "It was worth noting back in early January as Charlie Jacobs was dropping the hammer on his underperforming hockey team – his first action as newly minted CEO of the Boston Bruins – that the son of Jeremy Jacobs also made it a point to say he remains in close contact with former B’s..." May 19

  • B's interviewed ex-Caps GM George McPhee

    CSN New England "It’s well-established that Don Sweeney is the favorite to land the vacant general manager position with the Boston Bruins, and that some of the current delay in announcing a new GM could be about waiting to see whether or not New York Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton will be allowed to interview..." May 18

  • Disappointed Zdeno Chara charts course for a healthy return

    Boston Globe "Zdeno Chara is not sure what happened. A switch flipped somewhere, and he went from being regarded as one of the best defensemen in the National Hockey League to an also-ran with too many years on his birth certificate and too many miles on his skates. “That’s what struck me — what’s..." May 18

  • Haggerty: What's the holdup on Bruins naming GM?

    CSN New England "So, another week has gone by with the Bruins in a holding pattern and no official coronation of the next general manager imminent for the Original Six franchise. Outgoing GM Peter Chiarelli was fired exactly a month ago, and in that time was scooped up by the Edmonton Oilers and given a..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • With Svedberg gone, McIntyre could sign in Boston

    Pro Hockey Talk "North Dakota junior Zane McIntyre, this year’s Mike Richter Award winner as the top NCAA goalie, is reportedly contemplating skipping his senior season to turn pro and join the Bruins, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Taken by Boston in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, McIntyre’s..." May 12

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    #Salavat GM confirmed R-Sport they signed #NHLBruins' pending RFA Niklas Svedberg to a 1-year deal #KHL

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • 'Major upset' if Sweeney not named Bruins GM

    CSN New England "With reports swirling that the Bruins are down to four finalists for their open general manager position, let's go over exactly what we do know: -- Ray Shero was a person of interest for the position, but was just named GM of the New Jersey Devils. -- Same goes with ex-Bruin executive Jeff..." May 05

  • Source: Bruins to interview 4 finalists for GM job

    ESPN Boston "The Boston Bruins are moving into their second round of interviews for the organization's vacant general manager's job, according to a league source. The final group consists of four candidates. Among the four finalists is Bruins assistant GM Don Sweeney, according to the source. Former..." May 04

  • Subban flashes his potential in AHL playoff performance

    CSN New England "Malcolm Subban knows he’s still got plenty to prove within the Boston Bruins organization. It would be kind to call his NHL debut this season against the St. Louis Blues safely within the “rough” category after he coughed up goals on each of the first three shots he faced in the second period...." April 29

  • Bruins have reached out to Jeff Gorton for GM role

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to the Boston Herald, the Bruins have contacted the New York Rangers for permission to speak with Jeff Gorton regarding the club’s vacant GM position. Gorton was the Bruins’ assistant GM when the club drafted Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand. He served..." April 27

  • Toronto approached Chiarelli before he took Oilers job

    Pro Hockey Talk "Peter Chiarelli is already at work assessing the Edmonton Oilers depth chart. The newly appointed President of Hockey Operations and GM of the Oilers was reportedly at prospect Leon Draisaitl‘s game with the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night. With Chiarelli on the scouting trip was former GM..." April 26

  • Bruins may gain draft pick from Oilers for Peter Chiarelli

    Boston Herald "Though Peter Chiarelli is now installed as the new hockey czar of the Edmonton Oilers, there is still a question of compensation due the Bruins because Chiarelli had three years left on his deal. According to the league, the standard comp would be a second-round pick in one of the next three..." April 26

  • Edmonton Oilers to hire former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli

    Edmonton Journal "Earlier today Boston Bruins insider Joe Haggerty wrote: “All indications are that the Oil are poised to hire Chiarelli, and the Bruins will not seek compensation for their fired GM beyond being able to escape the contracted big dough they still owe him.” My take When Daryl Katz bought the..." April 24

  • Longtime NHL d-man Jiri Slegr calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman blueliner Jiri Slegr, who appeared in over 600 NHL contests with six different organizations, announced his retirement from professional hockey after a final season with HC Litvinov of the Czech League. Slegr, 43, broke into the NHL with Vancouver during the 1992-93 season and went..." April 24

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons

    CBSSports.com "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 24

  • Julien sounds like his Bruins days are numbered

    CSN New England "Claude Julien was all dressed in black as he was spotted walking around the outside of TD Garden on Thursday morning just minutes after one of his best players, Patrice Bergeron, had finished speaking to the media inside the Bruins dressing room. He was walking from the B’s security office to..." April 24

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons

    CBSSports.com "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadlephia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 23

  • Broken B's: Bruin players are in Julien's corner

    CSN New England "There may have been contention between Claude Julien and his bosses as last season unfolded, but it didn't appear to be a rift between the coach and his players. There's little evidence to support theories that the Bruins “tuned out” Julien, and he doesn't believe that to be the case. “I..." April 22

  • Lucic a trade chip in search for more offense?

    CSNEE "The Bruins will be on the prowl this summer for players with greater offensive skill than the ones than they now have, and it's possible they may find some trade partners. With Bob Nicholson taking over as CEO of the Edmonton Oilers, it will be interesting to see how the Oil begins plotting out..." April 22

  • Toews, Bergeron, Kopitar finalists for Selke Trophy

    CBSSports.com "The NHL announced the finalists for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy, which is awarded annually to the best defensive forwards in the league. It is a familiar trio of names as all of them were finalists a year ago. Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Los..." April 22

  • Bruins captain Chara has fracture in fibula

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula. He does not need surgery, the Bruins said. He reportedly will not be able to play for Slovakia in the 2015 IIHF World Championship, which begins May 1." April 22

  • Report: Chara (ankle) will skip world championships

    CSN New England "A number of Bruins players are skipping the world championships in Prague next month, and B’s captain Zdeno Chara is one of them with what’s reportedly a fractured ankle. Chara’s injury was suffered at the tail end of the NHL regular season, according to Team Slovakia coach Vladimir..." April 21

  • Free agent Soderberg says Bruins 'my first choice'

    CSN New England "This past season was a big one for Carl Soderberg to show the Bruins exactly what his maximum potential is in the NHL and what his value might be as he prepares for unrestricted free agency. The Big Swede certainly has the kind of size and skill package that could make talent evaluators..." April 21

  • For Islanders and Bruins, it started with Johnny Boychuk

    Newsday "It somehow was fitting that the Islanders clinched a playoff berth thanks to a Bruins loss. Boston's loss before the start of the season was the Islanders' huge gain in the form of the Johnny Boychuk trade. It turned out to be a franchise-changing deal for both sides. The Islanders are where..." April 19

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    Chris Nichols @NicholsOnHockey

    Friedman: If #Bruins make a coaching change, a name that's starting to be heard there a lot is Mike Milbury.

  • Free agent Soderberg says Bruins 'my first choice'

    CSN New England "This past season was a big one for Carl Soderberg to show the Bruins exactly what his maximum potential is in the NHL and what his value might be as he prepares for unrestricted free agency. The Big Swede certainly has the kind of size and skill package that could make talent evaluators..." April 18

  • Cam Neely must now mold Bruins in his vision

    Boston Herald "Bruins president Cam Neely did not reveal his entire vision for how he wants his team to play, or how he wants his new general manager to execute it. But in his press conference with CEO Charlie Jacobs, Neely did give clues for what he thought were some of the team’s baseline problems. And it..." April 18

  • Smith knows he needs to improve after disappointing season

    CSN New England "There’s no avoiding the giant crater that Reilly Smith’s game fell into the second half of last season. The young winger had four goals in the final 33 games of this season and finished with 12 goals and 40 points in a step back from last season’s breakthrough when he notched 20 goals and 50..." April 17

  • Julien status remains unresolved after Chiarelli dismissal

    CSN New England "While Peter Chiarelli learned his fate this week after Charlie Jacobs and Cam Neely finally decided to fire him on Tuesday, Bruins head coach Claude Julien is still up in the air amid the upheaval all around him. Julien and his coaching staff, along with the B’s front office, “will remain in..." April 16

  • Bruins fire GM Peter Chiarelli

    Pro Hockey Talk "Changes were threatened if the Boston Bruins didn’t turn their “unacceptable” season around. And today, we learned they weren’t just empty threats. Peter Chiarelli has been fired as general manager of the Boston Bruins. “We are grateful for Peter’s service to the Bruins organization over the..." April 15

  • McQuaid ‘can’t picture’ not being with Bruins

    CSN New England "The Bruins face a number of decisions with their free agents, and perhaps the toughest will be upcoming unrestricted free agent Adam McQuaid. The B’s already informed Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell on Monday that they wouldn’t be re-signed in Boston, and it’s difficult to see circumstances..." April 14

  • Milan Lucic wants to stay with Bruins, but fate uncertain

    Boston Herald "The case for trading Milan Lucic can be defended on both hockey and financial grounds. For a $6 million player, he has been inconsistent, to the point where two years ago he was even a healthy scratch. He’s going into the final year on his contract looking for a lengthy, lucrative extension —..." April 14

  • Milan Lucic under trade consideration by Bruins

    Boston Globe "The Bruins are proud of Milan Lucic’s career path. Lucic is the standard of how organizations want to build their rosters. He was the Bruins’ second-round pick in 2006. In 2007-08, when he was expected to be the captain of his junior team, Lucic willed himself into the NHL. Since then, Lucic..." April 13

  • Farewell, Merlot: Bruins parting ways with Paille, Campbell

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Merlot Line has officially been put out to vineyard. On Monday, Boston GM Peter Chiarelli announced that UFA forwards Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell — who, along with the already departed Shawn Thornton, once formed the Bruins’ Merlot Line — wouldn’t be re-signed this summer. Paille,..." April 13

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Zdeno Chara said PCL in his left knee is permanently torn, but is something he won't need surgery on. It's stabilized & healed sufficiently

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Julien: "Everybody's pretty down right now. When you don't make the playoffs, as you know, you've failed"