Bruins Rumors & News

  • Latest big NHL deal complicates Bruins-David Pastrnak talks

    Boston Herald "The stunning eight-year contract Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli lavished yesterday on 21-year-old center Leon Draisaitl — paying $8.5 million dollars per season — hardly was overlooked by Bruins restricted free agent winger David Pastrnak. Indeed, Pastrnak has been waiting to..." August 17

  • Why do Bruins struggle handling talented young players?

    Boston Herald "The Bruins are starting to look like the University of Kentucky basketball program: Talented young players come and go in the blink of an eye, honing their skills and then moving on to bigger and better things. For the Kentucky basketball players, “bigger and better things” means the National..." August 16

  • Sweeney: Bruins not trading Pastrnak

    TSN "Don Sweeney has no plans to trade David Pastrnak. The Boston Bruins general manager dismissed speculation from this week that the team could deal the winger, who is a restricted free agent. "Not trading Pastrnak," Sweeney wrote in an email to The Boston Globe on Monday. The Bruins and..." August 15

  • Rask says he'll be ready for Bruins training camp

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask said Monday he'll be ready for training camp after having groin surgery May 9. "I'm 100 percent [certain]," Rask said before teeing off at the Seventh Annual Putts and Punches Golf Tournament to benefit the Shawn Thornton Foundation at Ferncroft Country..." August 14

  • Bruins fill a longtime need with goalie development coach

    CSN New England "It took longer than it probably should have, but the Bruins are finally getting proactive about the development of their young goaltenders. The Bruins hired their first goalie development coach last week when they brought former NHL goalie Mike Dunham into the Black and Gold fold not long after..." August 10

  • At age 40, there is no end in sight for Zdeno Chara

    Boston Globe "He is 40 years old, still directs play at the line, rarely fumbles, remains in exceptional physical shape, and has his sights on playing this year, next year, and forever and a day. No, we’re not talking about Tom Brady and his age-defying, seemingly endless string of successes as QB of..." August 10

  • Pastrnak still waiting to sign with Bruins

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak remains a restricted free agent and doesn't know when he will sign a contract, but that hasn't distracted him from his offseason training program. "I'm just waiting, leaving it all to my agent (J.P. Barry) to communicate with them," Pastrnak, 21, said during..." August 10

  • Ex-Jet Stafford likely to settle for PTO

    TSN "Over a month into free agency, veteran forward Drew Stafford remains unsigned and on the market, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England doesn't expect that to change anytime soon. In a recent mailbag, Haggerty said Stafford and the Boston Bruins, who acquired him at the trade deadline in February,..." August 08

  • Bruins' Backes working hard to keep up in younger, quicker NHL

    Boston Globe "David Backes is in a good place, not just because he feels especially sprightly during summer skating sessions. Off the ice, after experiencing perhaps his most turbulent year, Backes has settled into a rhythm ahead of his second Black-and-Gold season. Backes, back in Brighton for Thursday’s..." August 06

  • How much does Zdeno Chara have left at 40?

    Pro Hockey Talk "By most measures – including the “eye test” – Zdeno Chara has lost a few steps, with last season providing the starkest example. The tricky thing with declining superstars is weighing how you remember them vs. whether or not they remain effective. In the case of the Boston Bruins, the archaic..." August 02

  • Is Ryan Spooner worth it for the Boston Bruins?

    iSportsweb "Offseason in the NHL means re-signing players, trades, new deals, players moving around between the US and Canada to play for one of the thirty-one teams in the league, and, for some unfortunate few, arbitration. The Boston Bruins have been fortunate to avoid arbitration since their hearing with..." August 01

  • Bruins have not made progress on new deal for David Pastrnak

    WEEI Boston "The Bruins have handled just about every possible organizational issue this summer, and still, restricted free agent David Pastrnak remains without a new contract. And they don’t seem to be all that much closer on that new deal. “I’d say we’re at the same point you asked me the last time,”..." August 01

  • Who will step up and give the Bruins some decent backup goaltending?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The past three seasons combined, only one NHL goalie, Washington’s Braden Holtby, has played more minutes and made more saves than Tuukka Rask. In a related story, the Bruins haven’t had a reliable backup for three years running. In 2014-15, it was Niklas Svedberg that lost the trust of..." August 01

  • Bruins appoint Jay Leach as AHL head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins have appointed Jay Leach as head coach of the Providence Bruins. Leach, 37, replaces Kevin Dean, who was promoted earlier this offseason to work alongside Bruce Cassidy in Boston. Leach, a former NHL defenseman who spent most of his pro career in the AHL, was an assistant..." July 31

  • Should the Bruins take a run at Will Butcher?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Assuming he does not sign with the Colorado Avalanche — and it appears as if he will not — 2017 Hobey Baker winner Will Butcher will be a highly sought after target on the open market when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on August 15. His agent has already said he would listen to an offer..." July 30

  • Spooner, Bruins Settle On One-Year, $2.825 Million Deal

    CBS Boston "After an offseason filled with trade rumors, Ryan Spooner could be in Boston to stay for at least one more year. The Bruins and Spooner reportedly agreed to a new one-year, $2.825 million deal on Wednesday, the day of their scheduled arbitration hearing. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman first..." July 26

  • Drew Stafford Could Be This Year’s Kris Versteeg

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last summer, Kris Versteeg didn’t get much action on the free agent market. He was 30, coming off a 38 point season in which he was traded at the deadline—basically a tradition in the NHL at this point—and ended up signing in Switzerland because he couldn’t find a contract around the league. A..." July 25

  • Ryan Spooner seeking $3.85 million in arbitration

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ryan Spooner‘s arbitration hearing with the Boston Bruins is scheduled for Wednesday. And if it goes ahead, it could be a rather contentious one. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Spooner is seeking $3.85 million on a one-year deal, while the B’s are thinking almost half that at $2..." July 24

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Golden Knights owner: Las Vegas already outselling the Penguins, Flyers and Bruins

    CBS Sports "The Vegas Golden Knights haven't taken the ice for a single game yet. But their owner, Bill Foley, says the NHL's latest expansion team is already among the league's best ticket sellers, outdoing iconic franchises like the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins and repeat Stanley Cup champion..." July 18

  • Bruins sign Austin Czarnik to one-year, two-way deal

    Boston Herald "The Bruins have signed forward Austin Czarnik to a one-year, two-way contract worth $675,000, the team announced today. Czarnik scored five goals and had eight assists in 49 games for the Bruins last season. " July 18

  • Bruins Case for Hanging onto Ryan Spooner

    CSN New England "Don Sweeney hasn’t been part of an arbitration hearing since taking over as general manager of the Bruins a couple of years ago, but that may change at the end of this month. Ryan Spooner and the Bruins have an arbitration date set for July 26, according to a source with knowledge of the..." July 17

  • Teens discover owners of TD Garden haven’t followed arena agreement

    Boston Globe "Twenty-four years ago, the owner of the Boston Garden wanted a new arena, and local lawmakers wanted a stream of funding to help build and maintain the city’s recreational facilities, such as hockey rinks. So they reached a deal: As part of winning state approval for a new $160 million..." July 14

  • Goalies of the future? Bruins ink McIntyre, Subban to two-way deals

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins locked up two possible goalies of the future – or at least backup goalies of the future – in handing two-way, two-year contracts to Zane McIntyre (pictured) and Malcolm Subban. The Bruins note that, when at the NHL level, the deals are both worth $650K. At the moment, Anton..." July 14

  • Bruins must sort out Pastrnak deal before deciding on Stafford

    Pro Hockey Talk "Whatever interest the Boston Bruins might have in Drew Stafford, the reality is that they have bigger fish to fry. The Boston Herald reports that Bruins GM Don Sweeney “remains in contact” with Stafford, but they can’t go forward with a veteran addition until after they know where bigger-ticket..." July 11

  • Sweeney: No timetable for Pastrnak extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "At this point in the offseason the biggest order of business for the Boston Bruins is probably coming to terms with their best young offensive player, David Pastrnak, on a new long-term contract. On Sunday general manager Don Sweeney said that he has had talks with Pastrnak’s representatives..." July 09

  • Bruins prospect Frederic seems to be exceeding their original expectations

    Pro Hockey Talk "Projecting draft picks is always an imperfect game, even for the people that are highly paid to do just that. But when the Boston Bruins used a first-round pick in 2016 on Trent Frederic, a player that former director of amateur scouting Keith Gretzky said, “is not going to be a top-two line..." July 08

  • Bruins Talking To Avalanche About Potential Matt Duchene Trade

    CBS Boston "The Bruins stuck to low-risk signings on the first two days of NHL free agency, but they could be trying to acquire a bigger name via trade. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline tweeted on Sunday that the Blue Jackets were talking about a potential trade with the Avalanche involving forward..." July 04

  • Boston Bruins Sign Paul Postma

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have finally entered the free agent frenzy, inking right-handed defenseman Paul Postma to a one-year deal. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that it is a one-way contract worth $725K for the 28-year-old two-way defenseman. The long-time Winnipeg Jet is coming off a career-high in games..." July 01

  • Bruins Sign AHL-MVP Kenny Agostino

    The Hockey Writers "According to Adrian Dater of BSNDenver and Bleacher Report, the Boston Bruins have signed free agent forward Kenny Agostino to a one-year, one-way contract worth $850,000. The 25-year-old Agostino was named the MVP of the AHL last season after leading the league in scoring with an impressive 24..." July 01

  • Bruins have nothing to show for Tyler Seguin trade after Hayes buyout

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins waived Jimmy Hayes Friday with the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract, and in doing so the franchise officially has nothing to show for the trade that sent Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars four years ago. On July 4, 2013, former Bruins general manager Peter..." June 30

  • Several Buyouts Before Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The deadline to buy out players is today, and several teams have taken advantage of the option before free agency starts. The following players have been placed on waivers for the purposes of a buyout: Mike Cammalleri (NJD), Devante Smith-Pelly (NJD), Mark Stuart (WIN), Lance Bouma (CGY), Ryan..." June 30

  • Bruins talking with free agent defenseman Trevor Daley

    Boston Herald "With NHL free agents now allowed to speak with other clubs prior to the market’s opening bell at noon on Saturday, the Bruins have reached out to defenseman Trevor Daley and the sides have had a “positive” dialogue, according to his agent, Rick Curran. The Bruins will have competition for an..." June 28

  • GM Don Sweeney gets back to improving Bruins via trades or free agency

    Boston Herald "The Bruins packed up operations and moved on from the Windy City with a half dozen kids in the system they hope can help three or four years down the road. Now it’s time for general manager Don Sweeney to turn his attention back toward the more pressing issue ­— improving his team for the..." June 26

  • Report: Bruins among several teams interested in Wild's Scandella

    CSN New England "The Bruins missed out on the first flurry of defensemen traded on Friday morning, but they may be in on the second wave of quality D-men expected to be made available around the NHL Draft. The Bruins are one of several teams actively in discussions with the Minnesota Wild about defenseman Marco..." June 23

  • Bergeron wins record-tying 4th Selke Trophy

    Mass Live "Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is widely regarded as one of the top defensive forwards to ever play in the NHL -- a sentiment reinforced yet again Wednesday night in Las Vegas. For the fourth time in his career, Bergeron was singled out as the top defensive forward in the league -- with..." June 22

  • Report: Leafs targeting Colin Miller in expansion draft deal

    CSN New England "There remains some question as to which Boston Bruins player will end up getting selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft in Las Vegas, but the high probability is that it will be a defenseman, either Adam McQuaid or Colin Miller. If Vegas does end up making the pick..." June 21

  • Bruins could make move before Vegas expansion draft

    Boston Herald "The first steps of the long awaited/planned/dreaded expansion draft are finally upon us. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, a trade freeze for the 30 NHL teams goes into effect through the expansion draft, unless they are dealing with the new Vegas Golden Knights. By 5 p.m., the 30 teams must submit their..." June 16

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Bruins sign defenseman Tommy Cross to one-year, two-way contract

    Boston Herald "The Bruins have signed defenseman Tommy Cross to a one-year, two-way contract, general manager Don Sweeney announced this morning. The contract, which runs through the upcoming 2017-18 season, is worth $650,000 at the NHL level. Cross, 27, has been a career AHL player in Providence and has..." June 14

  • Boston Bruins Promote Kevin Dean To NHL Assistant Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have decided to promote from within to fill their NHL assistant coach role, hiring Kevin Dean to join Bruce Cassidy behind the bench next season. Dean had worked with Cassidy for several seasons in the American Hockey League, before taking over as head coach when Cassidy moved to..." June 13

  • Wheels begin to turn on Bruins' summer improvement plan

    CSN New England "With June upon us, now is the time for Don Sweeney and the Bruins to step up the efforts to improve a roster that still has some significant holes. Sure, the B’s were good enough to make the playoffs, and even have a handy alibi of injuries as to why things went wrong for them in the first..." June 08

  • Don Sweeney says he’s open to trading Bruins’ first-round draft pick

    Boston Herald "In Don Sweeney’s two years as the Bruins general manager, he has restocked the club’s prospect pool, in part through deals that have netted him five first-round draft picks and four second-round selections. So with a few holes that must be filled on the NHL roster, it should come as little..." June 03

  • Extension for David Pastrnak not going to come cheap for Bruins

    Fanrag Sports "Four years ago, the Boston Bruins got an absolute steal on the player who’s currently their best offensive weapon. They signed left winger Brad Marchand to a four-year deal worth $4.5 million a year. On average, he was over a 20 goal-per-season player, leading the league in short-handed goals on..." June 02

  • Linus Arnesson: Headed to Sweden

    CBS Sports "Arnesson has signed a multi-year contract with Orebro HK of the SHL, Ty Anderson of WEEI.com reports. After experiencing little success in two-plus years with AHL Providence, Arnesson will try to make more of an impact back in his home country of Sweden. " June 02

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Bruins sign coveted prospect forward Bjork to entry-level deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "After three years at Notre Dame, including impressive sophomore and junior campaigns, Anders Bjork has turned pro. On Tuesday, the Boston Bruins announced they had signed the 20-year-old Bjork to a three-year entry-level contract. The Bruins had been eager — “We’re doing everything we..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

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