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  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Bruins’ Torey Krug ‘Ready To Do My Job’ After Summer Of Trade Rumors

    NESN "It’s been quite the offseason for Torey Krug. The Boston Bruins defenseman spent the summer rehabbing a broken ankle, but made progress Monday when he took part in non-contact drills at Warrior Ice Arena. But aside from the injury, the 27-year-old also was the subject..." September 18

  • Danton Heinen Hopeful To Be Top-Six Winger, Make Impact For Bruins

    NESN "It hasn’t been the easiest road to the NHL for Danton Heinen, but he’s ready to prove he belongs in the top-six. The Bruins winger began the 2017-18 season in Providence (AHL), but after being recalled to Boston, he remained with the team and became an important piece of..." September 17

  • Torey Krug said he 'laughed' about trade rumors involving him this summer

    NBC Sports Boston "With the trade of Adam McQuaid at the beginning of this week, the likelihood is that the Bruins are done trading defensemen now that the surplus of eight NHL guys has been subtracted by one player. So it doesn’t seem likely at all that Torey Krug is going to get moved after his..." September 16

  • Ridiculous the Bruins had to cancel practice on 1st day in China

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Bruins knew that going to China for a couple of preseason games this month was going to present a unique set of challenges given the travel and time zone change involved. But what happened with the B’s on Thursday on their first day in a nearly two-week trip to China..." September 14

  • Bruins forward David Backes takes new approach to conditioning

    Boston Herald "If there’s any Bruins player who misses the physical, old-style NHL, it is David Backes. During his long tenure in St. Louis, the former Blues captain thrived in the in-your-face, grinding kind of hockey that has given way to a more speed-based product. But Backes is not so..." September 13

  • Breaking up is hard to do, but could it help Bruins' offense?

    NBC Sports Boston "In what could be a season-long search for an answer to the question, the Bruins kick off training camp with a decision on their hands about their top forward line that was the NHL’s best pretty much all last season. Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak formed the..." September 12

  • Tough to watch McQuaid go, but trade was smart move for Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "Adam McQuaid is a great teammate. He's an intimidating and fierce fighter who inspires fear in opponents, and conversely is one of the nicest hockey players you’d ever want to meet. He blocks shots fearlessly and stands up without hesitation for his teammates..." September 11

  • Bruins Trade Adam McQuaid To Rangers, Receive Picks And Steven Kampfer In Return

    CBS Boston "Adam McQuaid’s Boston Bruins career is over. The veteran defenseman was traded to the Rangers on Tuesday. The Bruins will receive defenseman Steven Kampfer — who spent parts of two seasons with Boston in 2010 and 2011 — as well as a fourth-round pick and a..." September 11

  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney has tough job as training camp goes global

    Boston Herald "With a handful of their China-bound prospects sitting in the stands, the Bruins finished up the Prospects Challenge with a 6-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils. General manager Don Sweeney was overall pleased with the way his young players competed and performed. Still, nothing..." September 11

  • Boston Bruins Sign Lee Stempniak, Daniel Winnik To Professional Tryouts

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins need extra bodies in camp given their commitment to play some exhibition games in China, and today announced several changes to their preseason roster. Those changes included two veteran forwards, Lee Stempniak and Daniel Winnik, who will attend Bruins camp..." September 10

  • Krejci won't play for Bruins at China Games "David Krejci will not play for the Boston Bruins in the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games because of a visa issue, general manager Don Sweeney said Monday. The 32-year-old forward joins center Patrice Bergeron, and defensemen Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara, who will miss the preseason games..." September 10

  • McAvoy bracing for unique experience with Bruins at NHL China Games "Charlie McAvoy is eager to fly halfway across the world with most of his Boston Bruins teammates for the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games. But the 20-year-old defenseman has no clue what to expect and no real concept of the culture shock he's about to..." September 09

  • Zdeno Chara motivated to play beyond one-year extension

    Yardbarker "Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara enters his 13th season with the Boston Bruins and his 21st in the NHL. At age 41, many thought that the defenseman could be close to the end, especially after he signed just a one-year extension ($5M AAV plus $1.75M in incentives) back in March for this..." September 09

  • NHL clock beginning to tick on B's 2015 first-rounders Senyshyn and Zboril

    NBC Sports Boston "There’s no denying that pressure is starting to mount for Bruins prospects Zach Senyshyn and Jakub Zboril. Two of the NHL-record three consecutive draft picks taken in the middle of the 2015 first round, Senyshyn and Zboril both have extreme outside shots at winning an NHL..." September 07

  • Trio of kid centers eye job with Bruins

    Boston Herald "Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Trent Frederic and Jack Studnicka are all staring at the opportunity of their lives. It’s up for one of them to seize it. The three centermen are vying for the third line job and it’s clear they’re all going to get a long look from..." September 07

  • Danton Heinen Knows He Can Play On Bruins’ First Line If Given Chance

    NESN "One of the biggest questions heading into the 2018-19 Bruins season is if Boston’s top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak will be separated. The three made up one of the most dominant first lines in the NHL last season, with all three players scoring at..." September 07

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Tavares pursuit may not be last time tensions rise between Bruins, Krejci

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sports often inspire a callous “what have you done for me lately?” attitude toward players, something that must cut deeper for players who’ve been with one team for a long time. With that in mind, it’s not shocking that David Krejci admitted that it hurt when..." September 06

  • B's not expecting the same rookie wave this season as last year

    NBC Sports Boston "Even with a massive wave of rookies that hit the NHL roster last season, the Boston Bruins have no shortage of talented youngsters this time around as well. Former first-round picks like Zach Senyshyn and Jakub Zboril are still waiting to make their NHL breakthrough after getting..." September 06

  • Identity of David Pastrnak’s center key issue for Bruins as preseason looms

    Boston Herald "David Pastrnak has scored 69 goals over the last two years. In 2017-18, he built on his 80-point season by proving he could do it in the playoffs, too, registering six goals and 14 assists in 12 games. The 22-year-old is a blossoming superstar who possesses all the flair that comes along with..." September 06

  • Tavares chase was a fun ride for most, but not for David Krejci

    NBC Sports Boston "It was a pretty great offseason for David Krejci, as they usually are for NHL players. There was plenty of golf, travel and family time, and the Bruins playmaking center is expecting a baby right around the time of the Winter Classic. But it wasn’t all rainbows, sunshine and..." September 05

  • Bruins’ David Krejci Won’t Speculate On Free-Agent Rick Nash’s Future

    NESN "With training camp less than a week away, there’s still no clear answer as to what Rick Nash’s NHL future holds. The winger, who most recently played for the Boston Bruins, was sidelined with a concussion for the final 12 games of the regular season before returning..." September 05

  • Bruins Invite Mark Fayne To Training Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With training camps set to begin soon, plenty of teams are going to be bringing in players to fill out spots for the preseason.  The Bruins released their training camp rosters today and veteran defender Mark Fayne is among their list of invites. Fayne spent last season in the..." September 04

  • Chara, Krug among Bruins who won't travel to China for preseason games

    The Score "The list of Boston Bruins players not heading overseas for their preseason games in China continues to grow, with action set to begin in just over a week. During the Boston Bruins Foundation Golf Tournament on Tuesday, head coach Bruce Cassidy announced that Noel Acciari, Zdeno Chara,..." September 04

  • Bruins may not consider a reunion with Tyler Seguin

    Boston Herald "Clearly, Tyler Seguin is disappointed he has not been signed to a long-term, megabucks deal. Meeting with reporters in Toronto last week, Seguin said it again and again. Disappointing is understandable. What it isn’t is surprising. That next step up Seguin is set to take in the..." September 02

  • Bergeron not going to China, hoping to play in season opener

    The Score "Patrice Bergeron isn't going to see the Great Wall, but he's aiming to be in the lineup this fall. The Boston Bruins star center will not travel with the club to China for a pair of preseason games against the Calgary Flames, he told reporters including's Amalie..." September 01

  • John Moore Ready To Compete, Earn Starting Role For Bruins This Season

    NESN "John Moore knows just because he signed a five-year deal with the Bruins doesn’t automatically make him a starter for Boston. Moore averaged just over 20 minutes of ice time with the New Jersey Devils in the 2017-18 NHL season, and even though he’s happy with the length of..." August 31

  • Rick Nash re-signing with the Bruins seems unlikely. What now?

    WEEI Boston "There's two weeks left until training camp, and Bruins free agent Rick Nash still hasn’t officially announced anything about his future in the NHL.  He asked teams to give him some space when he forewent the July 1 signing period, so we don’t know all..." August 30

  • Bruins’ Carlo looks to kick injuries, make immediate impact

    Boston Herald "When it comes to those little nagging injuries that can weigh a player down though the course of the season, Brandon Carlo has been lucky. He played in 82 regular season games in his rookie season and 76 last season. But when he has gotten hurt, the young Bruin defenseman has shown..." August 30

  • Rask: Addition of Halak 'not going to change my mindset'

    NBC Sports Boston "Tuukka Rask might be facing the stiffest competition of his career as an established No. 1 goaltender with Jaroslav Halak in Boston to serve as his backup, but the Finnish netminder doesn’t plan on changing his approach this season. In fact, Rask is embracing the competition..." August 29

  • Ryan Donato ‘can’t wait’ for Bruins rookie camp

    Boston Herald "Ryan Donato is a Harvard guy, through and through. But even he would have to admit that there is something special about the Boston College-Boston University hockey rivalry. So when he got a call from one of his former coaches, Andrew Orpik — an organizer for the Commonwealth..." August 27

  • Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Could Play ‘Four Or Five More Years,’ Bruce Cassidy Says

    NESN "Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has been a pillar of strength on the team’s blue line since he signed with the club as a free agent in 2006, and his coach doesn’t see the 6-foot-9 defenseman leaving the game anytime soon. “Zee’s got a lot of hockey left in..." August 21

  • Tuukka Rask ready to compete as new season looms

    Boston Herald "Tuukka Rask is 31 years old and entering his 10th full season as an NHL goalie. At this stage, not much fazes him. So when he chatted with a few reporters at Shawn Thornton’s annual Putts and Punches golf tournament at Ferncroft Country Club yesterday, he certainly didn’t..." August 21

  • Bruins Expect Bergeron, Krug, And Carlo To Be Ready For Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "By the time the Boston Bruins exited the postseason in early May after a Game Five loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference semifinals, they were in rough shape. Defensemen Brandon Carlo and Torey Krug had both already been lost to broken ankles, David..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Backes counting on better health, luck for himself, Bruins "David Backes expects things to be quite different for himself and the Boston Bruins this season. "We had a lot of freak injuries, a lot of missed time that was kind of one-off type instances," the 34-year-old forward said Wednesday between games at Da Beauty League, a 4-on-4..." August 18

  • Bryan Berard Suing NHL for Not Protecting Him from Brain Injuries During Career

    Bleacher Report "Former hockey star Bryan Berard has filed a lawsuit against the NHL for failing to protect him from brain injuries during his career, according to TMZ Sports. "The time has come for the NHL to not only care for those former players on whose backs and..." August 17

  • Is Zdeno Chara still the best defenseman on the Bruins?

    WEEI Boston "The NHL Network came out with its list of Top 20 active defensemen over the weekend. If we told you two Bruins d-men made the list, who would you choose? If your answer is Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy, you'll approve of the list. If you're wondering where Zdeno..." August 15

  • Paul Postma Signs In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s about that time in the NHL offseason that veteran players start looking for opportunities overseas, and Paul Postma is just the latest to latch on with another club. The 29-year old defenseman has signed a one-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of the..." August 15

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Bruins' Brandon Carlo preparing for return to team after broken fibula

    Yardbarker "The Boston Bruins dealt with numerous injuries over the course of the 2017-18 season, but that didn’t stop the team from getting into the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. One injury that truly crippled the team was the loss of defenseman Brandon Carlo right at the end..." August 12

  • Gionta, NHL free agent, prepared to walk away with no regrets "If Brian Gionta has played his last NHL game, he'll hang up his skates without a regret. Gionta will know that he and his family are richer for the athletic and life experience of his career, the forward having been a fine leader and shown great durability in a physically..." August 12

  • Is Charlie McAvoy the Next Erik Karlsson?

    The Hockey Writers "Charlie McAvoy is likely the next great Boston Bruins defenseman, but he could be much more than that. The 14th overall draft pick of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft is about to embark on his sophomore season in the NHL following an impressive rookie campaign. The 20-year-old played..." August 08

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Bruins Interested In Signing Marcel Noebels

    Boston Globe "The Bruins have interest in signing German forward Marcel Noebels, agent Allain Roy acknowledged to Matt Porter of the Boston Globe.  However, despite a report out of Germany earlier this week suggesting that a deal is done, that is not the case as Roy stated that they are in discussions..." August 04

  • Bruins to retire Rick Middleton’s No. 16

    Boston Globe "The Bruins announced on Tuesday afternoon that they will honor Rick Middleton by retiring his No. 16 prior to the game against the Islanders on Nov. 29. “It was a great honor to call Rick today and let him know that he will join the group of retired numbers in the TD Garden..." July 31

  • Jarome Iginla returning to Calgary to retire from NHL after 20 seasons

    Calgary Sun "Former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla is retiring from the National Hockey League after 20 seasons. The team announced the news Wednesday and said Iginla will speak to media in Calgary on Monday. Iginla, who is from St. Albert, was acquired by the Flames in December..." July 25

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18