Bruins Rumors & News

  • 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 "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 "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 "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 "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"

  • Bolts top Boston to end season, will face Detroit as playoffs start

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning open the playoffs next week. But in the final regular season game of the year, Tampa Bay got an early jump on a taste of the second season. The Lightning closed out the schedule on a high note, picking up a 3-2 shootout victory against Boston in front of an announced sellout..." April 12

  • Bergeron on elimination: 'It should have never come to this'

    CSN New England "For a group of players that had been a part of the Stanley Cup playoffs in every season under Claude Julien, the reality of Saturday night’s conclusion was swift and stunning. The Bruins knew they wouldn’t qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2007, and most players realized it when..." April 12

  • Chiarelli: 'Everybody's to blame, myself included'

    CSN New England "Peter Chiarelli didn’t want to turn his Friday chat with the Bruins media at the Tampa Hilton’s Esplanade Room into a “postmortem” while his team is still mathematically alive for the postseason, but that was pretty much impossible to avoid given the circumstances. The Bruins could still make..." April 12

  • Panthers avenge loss to Bruins in 4-2 victory to hurt Boston's playoff chances

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This one was about payback. All season long the Panthers have been chasing the Bruins for a wild-card berth, but were unable to do so after a heart-stomping 3-2 loss in Boston 10 days ago. While the Panthers were officially eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs after Saturday's loss to the..." April 10

  • Have Bruins players tuned out Claude Julien?

    CSN New England "Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien is wrapping up his eighth season behind the bench for the Black and Gold. Michael Felger's frustration with Julien is well documented, and on Cross Check he wondered if the team has tuned out their coach all season long. "I think after a while your message..." April 10

  • Caps play spoiler against the Bruins

    CSN Washington "Looking back, the Capitals’ 3-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins Wednesday night was stunning when you consider just how much those two points meant to the Bruins and their playoff hopes. Unless of course, you are a member of the Capitals. “They are a desperate team and in the first period we..." April 09

  • Rangers rest key players, giving Bruins no help

    CSN New England "The Bruins weren’t expecting any help from other Eastern Conference teams in their hunt for a playoff spot and they are certainly not getting any. While the B’s are readying for a must win against a Florida Panthers team they effectively eliminated from playoff contention last week, the Ottawa..." April 09

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Sabres, Coyotes may seek Savard's contract from Bruins

    Nichols on Hockey "“One of the things they’re looking at is trading Marc Savard. Now, for those of you who are unfamiliar, Marc Savard is never going to play again, unfortunately. He has a concussion issue. However, he has two years left on his contract. The cap hit is just over $4 million. I think it’s $4.07..." April 07

  • Bruins' Chara back at practice, expected to play Wednesday vs. Capitals

    The Score "The Boston Bruins expect to have their top defenseman back for the home stretch. Zdeno Chara was back on the ice Tuesday and is expected to suit up for the team's next game Wednesday against the Washington Capitals, head coach Claude Julien has announced." April 07

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Dougie Hamilton not traveling on the road trip, per Julien

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Claude Julien said Zdeno Chara is "day-to-day" after missing practice on Monday. Was related to shot he took to left foot on Saturday

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Bruins hope to get Marchand going vs. Maple Leafs "Although the Boston Bruins have won four in a row, they aren't clicking on all cylinders just yet. For instance, it's been 13 games since their leading goal scorer Brad Marchand found the back of the net. Marchand, who has 22 goals, will try to end his slump against the Toronto Maple Leafs at..." April 04

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Swift Current Bronco captain Colby Cave, an undrafted UFA, has signed a three-year entry level contract with BOS.

  • Zach Trotman appears to be real keeper

    Boston Herald "Even before he rescued the Bruins by scoring his first NHL goal to break a 2-2 tie in the third period Thursday night in Detroit, defenseman Zach Trotman was exceeding expectations that were set when he was recalled to replace the injured Dougie Hamilton on March 22. Trotman has averaged about..." April 04

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    Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin

    The emergency is over. Bruins send Joe Morrow back to Providence.

  • Bruins rally for big 3-2 win over Red Wings

    Boston Herald "For the second game in a row, the Bruins worked their newfound third-period magic to erase a deficit, deliver a late game-winner and rob a close playoff competitor of any points. And that winner came from one of the most unlikely sources. Rookie defenseman Zach Trotman walked down from the..." April 03

  • Joe Morrow thrives in up-and-down year

    Boston Herald "Whether Joe Morrow played last night against the Red Wings or not, he was getting an all expenses-paid round trip to Detroit. That doesn’t sound all that glamorous, but it’s not bad compared to his alternative — a 12-hour trip to St. John’s, Newfoundland with the Providence Bruins. “Yeah, but I..." April 03

  • Olynyk spills beans about Bruins' Hamilton's broken ribs

    CSN New England "Kelly Olynyk may be getting some angry stares from the guys down the hall. Not the visiting team - but the Boston Bruins. Olynyk, who played through a badly bruised left eye, accidentally spilled the beans Wednesday night after the Celtics' 100-87 win over the Pacers: Dougie Hamilton is..." April 02

  • Bruins defeat Panthers on late Lucic score, 3-2

    CSN New England "The Bruins and Florida Panthers both described it as a Game 7 setting prior to Tuesday night’s tilt, and it ended up living up to that level of intensity and effort. Milan Lucic scored late in the third period when he carried a puck inside the blue line through the entire Florida defense, and..." April 01

  • Connolly practices, could play on Thursday "It appears Brett Connolly could make his much-anticipated debut for the Boston Bruins on Thursday in Detroit. After the team’s practice Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena, Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters he hasn’t made a decision, but wouldn’t rule against playing Connolly against the Red..." April 01

  • Julien on Panthers game: 'Almost like a Game 7 tonight'

    CSN New England "The Bruins jumped back on the ice Tuesday morning after an off-day on Monday, and now get ready for another game with heavy playoff implications as they get ready to host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. The B’s went through a full morning skate with Daniel Paille and Brett Connolly as the extra..." March 31