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  • Dream Gap Tour aims to pave way for sustainable women’s hockey league

    TSN "When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League shuttered last spring, the move united 200 female hockey players in a common goal – to build a better, more sustainable future for their sport for the next generation of girls.   It was that dream that spawned the aptly..." September 20

  • 5 head coaches on the hot seat entering this season

    The Score "There's no shortage of bench bosses who will begin 2019-20 feeling the heat. Whether they guide a team on the rise that hasn't gone deep enough, a franchise that's stuck in the mud, or a historically great regular-season club that hasn't achieved Stanley Cup glory,..." September 19

  • 5 best goaltending duos in the NHL

    The Score "Load management has become one of the hottest topics in the modern NHL, with teams looking for new ways to gain an advantage during the regular-season slog. In 2018-19, we saw more teams shift toward a platoon between the pipes, and the need for multiple netminders who can handle a..." September 18

  • Don Sweeney expecting 'to have conversations' with Torey Krug on extension

    NBC Sports Boston "With the Bruins now having cost certainty with Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo in the last couple of days, the expectation is that they will be moving on to extending the players entering the final year of their contracts with the Black and Gold. One of the top names on that list of..." September 18

  • NHL Releases Detailed Rule Changes For 2019-20

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL’s Public Relations team has released a video updating all of the rule changes for the upcoming season, agreed upon earlier this year. The five-minute video goes in-depth on each change, noting that the focus was on expanded video review, promoting player safety and..." September 18

  • Fantasy: 6 players with long-term value to target for keeper leagues

    The Score "The following players likely won't be fantasy relevant for the 2019-20 season, but could become incredibly valuable in keeper leagues down the road. These NHLers will need to be designated as not active, so be sure to check your league's settings before drafting any of..." September 17

  • Bruins Sign Brandon Carlo To Two-Year Contract

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins have locked up another young blue liner, signing defenseman Brandon Carlo to a two-year contract. Carlo, who was a restricted free agent this summer, will carry an annual cap hit of $2.85 million, the team announced early Tuesday morning. " September 17

  • Kevan Miller Confirmed To Miss Start Of Season

    NBC Sports Boston "The good news is that the Bruins have Charlie McAvoy back in the fold after he signed a three-year contract on Sunday morning. The bad news is that the B’s also confirmed today that a second player won’t be ready to go on opening night as Kevan Miller (fractured..." September 16

  • David Backes plans on going 'balls to the wall' to hold on to NHL spot with Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "David Backes enters into Bruins training camp this season with the highest level of uncertainty since he signed on with the Black and Gold more than three years ago. The 35-year-old produced career lows with his seven goals and 20 points in 70 games and then was a healthy scratch for..." September 16

  • NHLPA declines option, CBA extends to 2022

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players' Association has declined their option to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, which will now remain in effect through the 2021-2022 season. The NHL declined their option to re-open the CBA in August, leaving the the..." September 16

  • Bruins get another major bargain with Charlie McAvoy contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over and over again, the Boston Bruins find ways to sign core players at stunning discounts. They pulled off another steal with budding star defenseman Charlie McAvoy on Sunday. Remarkably, they signed McAvoy for slightly less than what the Blue Jackets gave Zach..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 3 risky players to gamble on

    The Score "Every year, there are players fantasy owners avoid for one reason or another. Injury concerns, inconsistency, and adjusting to a new team can all turn a once-dependable name into anything but. Despite those factors, there are always a few players with particularly uncertain futures..." September 16

  • Report: Charlie McAvoy signs deal with Bruins

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, Charlie McAvoy and the Boston Bruins have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with a $4.9 million AAV.  Won’t be too surprised if RFA D Charlie McAvoy reports to..." September 15

  • Fantasy: 4 goalies who could become studs

    The Score "Among all the positions in hockey, there's no question goaltenders take the longest to realize their potential. With so much uncertainty in the crease, it can be tricky to land two proven netminders come fantasy draft day. Sometimes an increase in opportunity or a change of..." September 15

  • Zdeno Chara says he expects to play in Bruins season opener "Zdeno Chara said he is confident he'll be ready for the start of the regular season and optimistic the Boston Bruins will soon agree to terms with unsigned restricted free agent defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo. The Bruins captain had surgeries on his jaw..." September 14

  • Joakim Nordstrom (foot) makes his on-ice camp debut for the Bruins

    NBC Sports "BRIGHTON, Mass – The Bruins added some healthy bodies to their training camp group on Saturday as both Joakim Nordstrom and Trent Frederic (lower body) were added to the mix in Group A that practiced in the morning at Warrior Ice Arena. Nordstrom fractured his foot at the end of..." September 14

  • NHLPA’s Decision To Re-Open CBA Will Be Announced Monday

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the NHL announced that they have formally declined using their opt-out clause to re-0pen the current CBA early, the NHLPA has until Sept. 15th to make their decision on whether they want to opt-out of the current agreement after the 2019-20 season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman..." September 14

  • Fantasy: 5 bounce-back candidates

    The Score "The following five players disappointed last season but are primed to bounce back in 2019-20: William Nylander, C/RW, Maple Leafs Nylander never got comfortable last season. He was mired in a contract holdout well into the campaign, ultimately signing minutes before the..." September 13

  • What does Zach Werenski’s contract mean for Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy?

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "There’s been little movement on the contract fronts for Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo, as they remain two of many restricted free agents who have yet to sign new deals. That RFA group shrunk by one on Monday, as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski signed a..." September 11

  • Bruins Sign Bruce Cassidy To Multi-Year Contract Extension

    CBS Boston "Bruce Cassidy will be behind the Bruins bench for the foreseeable future. Boston has signed their head coach to a multi-year contract, the team announced Thursday morning. Cassidy owns a 117-52-22 record in 191 career games with Boston, good for the fourth-best winning percentage..." September 11

  • Fantasy: 3 aging players you can still bank on

    The Score "Age should always be a concern in fantasy, but it shouldn't deter owners from drafting certain players altogether. While most veterans experience a natural decline in production after playing for a decade or so, some remain effective well into their 30s for a variety of reasons...." September 11

  • Women officials thrilled by NHL experience "Four women officials had the career opportunity of a lifetime at NHL prospect tournaments this week, and each loved every second of it.  "It's more than I could have ever imagined," said Kirsten Welsh, a first-year official. "Incredible and a dream come..." September 11

  • Bruins defense to be tested at training camp "The Boston Bruins defensive depth will be tested from the start of training camp. John Moore had shoulder surgery in June with a projected recovery time of 4-6 months; Kevan Miller had two knee surgeries at the end of the regular season and is unlikely to be available for the start of..." September 10

  • Fantasy: 5 rookies who can make an impact in 2019-20

    The Score "It's difficult to break into the NHL and contribute right away. Most players need a year or two of experience before beginning to produce consistently, though a select few make an immediate impact. Here are some rookies who will be fantasy difference-makers in their first NHL..." September 10

  • John Moore could miss start of Bruins season

    Pro Hockey Talk "There are plenty of question marks surrounding the future of the Boston Bruins defense. When will restricted free agents Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy re-sign with the team? Will Torey Krug sign a long-term extension with the team? One thing we do know is that John Moore won’t be able..." September 09

  • KHL To Implement Salary Cap Floor

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The KHL’s Board of Governors was busy this weekend, discussing and ultimately deciding on a number of major issues. The league approved the use of “smart puck” tracking technology, distributed television revenue to each team, and formally open up investigations into both..." September 09

  • Patrice Bergeron says he'll 'definitely' be ready for start of season with Bruins "Patrice Bergeron expects to be in the lineup when the Boston Bruins begin the regular season, although he could be limited at the start of training camp because of a groin injury. "I'm feeling good, I'm feeling positive, I'll be ready definitely for the start of the..." September 09

  • Fantasy: 4 bust candidates who won't meet expectations

    The Score "You shouldn't completely avoid the following players in fantasy hockey this season, but they're unlikely to meet expectations relative to how high you'll have to draft them. Morgan Rielly, D, Maple Leafs Rielly finished third among NHL defensemen with 72 points..." September 09

  • Urho Vaakanainen, Jack Studnicka, Travis Frederic turning heads for Bruins "Urho Vaakanainen, Jack Studnicka and Trent Frederic said they anticipate an even better future for the Boston Bruins after what they saw last season. Vaakanainen (6-foot-1, 185 pounds), a left-handed defenseman, and centers Studnicka (6-1, 171) and Frederic (6-2, 203) are..." September 08

  • Jeremy Jacobs Passes Bruins Ownership To His Children

    CBS Boston "There’s a change in ownership for the Boston Bruins. Sort of. The Boston Globe reported Friday that longtime Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has passed the ownership of the team down to his six children. “I have given it to my kids,” Jacobs told the..." September 08

  • Who can challenge Alex Ovechkin for NHL’s goal crown this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Ovechkin has been the NHL’s most dominant goal-scorer from the moment he entered the league and has a chance to finish his career as the league’s all-time goal-scoring leader. Even if he doesn’t eclipse Wayne Gretzky’s mark of 894, there were still be an argument to..." September 08

  • Zdeno Chara says he may not be ready for Bruins opener

    Boston Globe "After having surgery in June on his jaw and elbow, Zdeno Chara said he may not be in the lineup for Game 1 of his 22nd NHL season. “I’m not sure,” the Bruins captain said Friday, speaking after a preseason skate at Warrior Ice Arena. “I think I should..." September 08

  • In NHL first, 4 women selected to officiate prospect games

    CBC "The NHL for the first time selected four female officials to work on the ice at prospect tournaments held this weekend. Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke were selected as referees, while Kirsten Welsh and Kendall Hanley will work as linesmen, the league announced Friday. The four..." September 07

  • Why the NHL's 'no soap operas' ad totally misses the point

    USA Today "Sometimes, the NHL makes good ads. Take a look, for example, at some of their Stanley Cup hype spots and feel the chills run down your spine. Those are legitimately stirring spots that naturally draw viewers to the game. Not as successful are a current spate of digital ads the NHL is running to..." September 06

  • NHL Rumors: Torey Krug Candidly Discusses Bruins Future With Free Agency Looming

    NESN "The focus right now for the Boston Bruins is Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo, but they soon will have to turn their attention to Torey Krug. Krug, Boston’s star offensive defenseman, is set to hit free agency next offseason. And if you look at what comparable defensemen..." September 05

  • Fantasy: 4 players who will excel with their new team

    The Score "The 2019-20 fantasy hockey season is fast approaching, and after a summer filled with roster moves throughout the NHL, it's important to keep tabs on all the new faces in new places as you gear up for your draft. With that in mind, here are four players set to excel on their new..." September 05

  • NHLPA weighing risks of poking the bear

    TSN "To poke or not poke the bear: that is the question staring down the NHL Players’ Association as they convene here for a meeting on Wednesday evening. In this case, that bear is commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL’s Board of Governors. The NHLPA has until Sept...." September 05

  • A way-too-early look at the NHL's 2020 RFA panic

    ESPN "This summer, the NHL was split into two camps when it came to restricted free agents and their unsigned contracts covered in nervous droplets of flop sweat from general managers: Those who believed this was the new normal, and those who believed this offseason was an anomaly. I've..." September 05

  • Donald Fehr: NHLPA hasn't discussed extending deadline for CBA decision

    The Score "Donald Fehr says it's essentially status quo after the NHLPA met Wednesday night in Chicago, and the notion of postponing the union's opt-out deadline hasn't been broached, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. The NHLPA's executive director said no decisions were..." September 05

  • David Krejci, Bruins ready to put last season behind them "David Krejci and the Boston Bruins fell one game short of winning the Stanley Cup last season, losing to the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Final, but the forward said he doesn't believe it'll help to reflect on the past as they try to get over the hump this time..." September 04

  • Sidney Crosby tops list of best-selling jerseys from last season

    The Score "One can debate whether Sidney Crosby is still the NHL's best player, but judging by jersey sales, he's still the most popular. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain topped the list of the league's most purchased sweaters from 2018-19 after finishing second to Toronto Maple Leafs..." September 04

  • Jason Pominville and other bargain bin NHL free agents to consider

    Pro Hockey Talk "With training camps nearing, it’s not surprising that you won’t find a ton of great NHL-ready options in free agency as of Sept. 3. That’s especially true once you start crossing certain names off of the list with the help of context. Jake Gardiner’s either..." September 04

  • Gary Bettman elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the driving force behind the League's financial stability and growth since taking office 26 years ago, is among five people who will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12, it was announced Wednesday. Former NHL players and Stanley..." September 04

  • Agent: David Backes ‘healthy and ready to go’ when Bruins open camp

    WEEI Boston "Put those rumors about Bruins forward David Backes not being ready for the start of training camp because of an injury to rest. Wade Arnott, the agent for Backes, says they’re not true. “Inaccurate reports – he is healthy and ready to go start of..." September 04

  • Could injuries be the Bruins' saving salary cap grace this fall?

    NBC Sports Boston "It’s been assumed by most that the Bruins are going to need to make a salary cap relief-related trade once they’re able to sign restricted free agents, Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy, over the next month or so. But that might not be the harsh reality based on..." September 03

  • Jack Studnicka ready to compete for spot with Bruins

    Boston Herald "If Jack Studnicka is not the Bruins’ top prospect, the lanky center from the Ontario Hockey League is among the top two or three players in the pipeline. The process of graduating from prospect to contributor starts Friday when the B’s rookies open their three-game Prospects..." September 03

  • Alex Petrovic is taking the tough tryout route with Boston Bruins

    Edmonton Sun "Alex Petrovic isn’t yet at the intersection of Broken Dreams and One Last Chance. He is only 27 but he is driving to Boston with his pregnant wife and dog for a tryout with the Bruins, not knowing if it’s a long way to go to hear we’re “going in a different..." August 31

  • Top 25 NHL goaltenders in 2019-20: Ranking the best in the league, from Price to Lundqvist

    Sporting News "The age-old debate when it comes to any sport, any league, any team: who are the best of the best? With the NHL's preseason on the horizon, let's takes a look at the top 25 players at each position right now: forward, defense and goalie. This list takes into account both..." August 30

  • Bruins Debunked: Torey Krug trade rumors this summer are just that

    NBC Sports Boston "In a series of “Debunked” articles, we’ll take a look at some of the hot and heavy Bruins rumors from this summer and just how much truth there is, or isn’t, to the grist in the rumor mill. Of all the trade scenarios out there this offseason for the Bruins, the..." August 30

  • NHL Formally Declines CBA Opt-Out Clause

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has notified the NHLPA that they will not be using their opt-out clause to terminate the current CBA early according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The agreement currently runs until September, 2022 but both sides had the ability to end it two years early. The NHL has decided..." August 30